Coaching Staff

Jennifer Fenton Maloney, Head Varsity Coach

Coach Maloney earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from The University of Alabama in 2013, and taught 3rd grade at Abney Elementary, before becoming a Teaching Pathway Teacher at NPHS in 2018. This is her sixth year as Head Coach in the North Paulding softball program.

Coach Maloney graduated from Kennesaw Mountain High School in 2008. After graduation, she went on to play softball for The University of Alabama from 2008-2012. While at Alabama the team earned many accomplishments:

  • University of Alabama – NCAA National Champions – 2012
  • University of Alabama – SEC Regular Season Champions – 2010, 2011, 2012
  • University of Alabama – SEC Tournament Champions – 2011, 2012

While at Alabama she earned many individual accomplishments:

  • SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year – 2012
  • SEC Player of the Week – March 19, 2012
  • Easton Alabama Challenge Tournament MVP – 2010 and 2012
  • First Team All-SEC Softball – 2012
  • SEC All-Tournament Team – 2010, 2011, 2012
  • NCAA Women’s College World Series All-Tournament Team – 2012
  • NFCA – All-South Region – First Team – 2012
  • NFCA – All-South Region – Second Team – 2011
  • NFCA All-American – Third Team – 2012Easton All-American – Second Team – 2012
  • NCAA Division 1 Record – All Time Consecutive Stolen Bases (74)
  • NCAA Division 1 – # 4 Nationally in Runs Scored – 2012
  • NCAA Division 1 – #5 Nationally in Stolen Bases – 2012

Suzannah Kutney Seal, Assistant Varsity Coach

Coach Suzannah Seal NPHSCoach Seal earned a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education from Kennesaw State University in 2013, and teaches American History at NPHS. This is her fifth year as an assistant in the North Paulding softball program and her ninth season of coaching softball.

She previously served as the Head Middle School coach and Assistant Varsity coach at Prince Avenue Christian, where she helped lead the PAC varsity team to 3rd in the state in 2010. Coach Seal continued her coaching career at Allatoona High School as the Head JV coach in 2012 and 2013. As an assistant, Coach Seal has helped guide her varsity teams to two Elite Eights and two regional championships.

She has been voted 5-AAAAA Region Assistant Coach of the year twice (2012 and 2013).

A 2008 graduate of Collins Hill High School, Coach Seal played high school softball and continued her softball career at Lagrange College. While at LaGrange, her team won the Great South Athletic Conference Championship in 2009. Following an injury-shortened career, she went on to pursue a degree in education and begin her coaching career.

Mark Sullins, Head JV Coach

Coach Sullins NPHS SoftballCoach Sullins has been coaching Girls’ Fastpitch for the past 15 years. He is currently coaching the Georgia Impact’s 18s team. In his coaching career he has carried four different age groups, 12s, 14s, 16s, and 18s, to ASA Nationals eight different times.

Before moving to Paulding County, Coach Sullins was a community coach for four years at Darlington School in Rome, Georgia.

During his coaching career, he has attended and completed numerous NFCA (National FastPitch Coach Association) classes. Coach Sullins has attended many college coaches clinics were he’s been able to network and have players recruited to play ball in college. During his time as a travel ball coach, he has been fortunate to see many of his players get college scholarships to play at the next level.

Coach Sullins is married with three children: two girls, Taylor and Shay, and son, Drew. His wife, Pam Sullins, is a teacher at North Paulding High School (Marketing Management Pathway, DECA Advisor). Coach Sullins is an entrepreneur, and has built businesses in industrial cleaning: Sullins Enterprises; and a restaurant: Big-Un’s Biscuits.

Matt Richardson, Assistant JV Coach

Coach Richardson is in his second year at North Paulding. He is a member of the Social Studies Department and is currently teaching World Geography.

Coach Richardson started as a community coach at Northside High School for two years and served as the 9th grade head baseball coach and as an assistant to the JV and Varsity teams. As well as coaching baseball, Coach Richardson served as the JV head coach for the Lady Eagles softball team.

After attending Middle Georgia State University for two years, Coach Richardson moved to Kennesaw to finish his degree in History Education at Kennesaw State University. In his first year at North Paulding, Coach Richardson served as an assistant to the JV and Varsity baseball teams. He hopes to help continue the winning tradition here within the softball program. He wishes to develop young men and women who can excel in the classroom and on the baseball and softball diamond.