After three seasons as the program's co-head coach, Mercer has named Stephanie DeFeo as the sole holder of the position.
DeFeo had for three seasons served in the co-head coach capacity, along with her brother James, after arriving in Macon following the 2013 campaign. As co-head coach, Stephanie DeFeo helped lead the Bears to nearly one hundred victories in those three seasons.
She holds a .565 career winning percentage, stretched over stints as head coach at East Tennessee State and UNC-Greensboro prior to arriving at Mercer.
Stephanie takes sole control of a program that posted a 23-35 record in 2016 including a 4-14 mark in conference play.