CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston softball team and head coach Shelly Hoerner have announced the addition of Caitlyn “CJ” Jackson to the coaching staff. Jackson will primarily be the pitching coach but also offers hitting expertise and will serve administrative responsibilities as well.
“I am excited to have CJ join our staff,” said Hoerner. “She brings great passion for the game and a wealth of knowledge. Her energy along with her Ability to get the most out of her pitchers made her stand out above the rest.
“CJ's competitiveness from her playing days has transferred over to her will to win as a coach. I know her work ethic will continue to help make cougar softball a true success on and off the field.”
Jackson brings with her a familiarity of SoCon softball as the former pitching coach at UNC Greensboro. Jackson spent two years overseeing the Spartans’ pitching staff during the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
“It is a tremendous honor to join Coach Hoerner and the coaching staff on the CofC softball team,” said Jackson. “I’ve seen the awesome success this team has had recently and I’m excited about the amazing potential it has. I can’t wait to work with the players and be a part of the softball family as we strive towards Southern Conference championships and beyond.”
She received a degree in criminal justice from Marshall where she was a four-year star on the Thundering Herd softball team in both the pitching circle and the batter’s box. She was a lifetime .320 hitter which ranks fifth in the Marshall record books and finished fourth all time in in career pitching appearances with 103. The Ontario, Calif., native was a National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Mideast Region First Team selection at pitcher/utility in 2009 and landed on the second team in 2008. She was also a Conference USA All-Freshman pick in 2007.