Coach Misty Aird enters the 2017 season (18th at Bethel) with 188 wins which ranks her 11th in wins among active coaches in the NAIA. She has a 188 -126-18 career mark. Before joining the TranSouth Conference, she led the Lady Wildcats to six consecutive KIAC Championships. Her team was Region XII Champions in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Bethel qualified for the NAIA National Tournament for three consecutive years; in 2003, 2004, and 2005 with an "Elite Eight" finish in 2004.
In 2006, Coach Aird reached the 100 win plateau. She was named KIAC "Coach of the Year" in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2005. She also received the honor of NAIA Region XII "Coach of the Year" in 2003 and 2004.
The Lady Cats finished 12-6 in 2012 and were in almost every contest until the very end. Three players were named to the all- conference team. Melissia Madden, Tori Barraco, and Rachel Rathbone helped lead the Lady Cats to a second place finish in the conference. Coach Aird had seventeen players named to the all-conference all-academic team. Rathbone, Barraco, and Morgan Keitel all were NAIA Academic Scholars.
In 2013 Bethel finished with 4-12-1 overall record and 3-7-1 in their first year in the Southern States Athletic Conference. The Lady Cats lost in the quarterfinals of the SSAC tournament. Ariel Morris was named as a NAIA Scholar-Athlete. She and six other Lady Wildcats were named to the SSAC All-Academic squad.
The Lady Wildcats were 5-10 overall in 2014 but finished with a 4-4 mark in the tough SSAC. They lost to AUM in the SSAC quarterfinals. Goalkeeper Danielle Krzyzaniak and MF Melinda Sopka were named to the All-Freshman team. Hannah McBroom was named to the Champion of Character squad.
The Lady Wildcats finished 9-9-1 in 2015. They were 4-4 in the SSAC.
Bethel was 4-11-3 in 2016. They finished 2-4-1 in the SSAC.
Bethel's Danielle Krzyzaniak was named to the SSAC All-Conference First Team. She also captured the SSAC Golden Glove award. Krzyzaniak was named to the All-American Honorable Mention team. She had 145 saves on the season.
Melinda Sopka were named to the SSAC All-Conference Second Team.
Danijela Kolaric and Faith Williamson were named to the SSAC All-Freshman squad.
Seven Lady Wildcats were all named to the All-Academic Team. Six Lady Cats were named NAIA Scholar Athletes.
Bethel won the SSAC Sportsmanship Award.
Coach Aird holds a Bachelor Degree from Bartlesville Wesleyan ('97) and Missouri Valley College ('99). She was awarded her Master's Degree from Bethel College in 2001. She is currently obtaining graduate hours at the University of Tennessee at Martin specializing in Health and Human Performance.
Coach Aird resides in McKenzie, TN with her husband, Matt, and three children, Maggie, Gracie, and Zachery.