Coach Stephen Harshaw is a native of nearby El Dorado, AR. He was a 1995 graduate of El Dorado High School where he played basketball under his father who served as head coach. Coach Harshaw was an All State and All Conference performer before going to college at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR. He has coached both high school boys and girls in Arkansas and Tennessee and comes to Southwood from his most recent position as head girls coach at his Alma Mater of El Dorado High School for the past seven years. There he lead a traditionally mediocre program to three 6A South Conference championships and the programs first State Championship in 2011. Best of all his teams over his seven year tenure never had below a 3.2 team GPA.
Coach Harshaw came to Shreveport to marry Dr. Janay McKie who is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at The Shriner's Hospital for Children. He and his wife attend Word Of God Ministries and he credits his faith in God for this opportunity to be at such a great school and to now be the head coach of a well established girls basketball program.