Coker College Softball Announces Hiring of Jackson

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Coker College softball coach David Hanna announced today that Ashleigh Jackson has been appointed assistant softball coach.

"We're looking forward to having Ashleigh join our program," Hanna said. "With her experience she will be a valuable addition to our pitching staff and the entire team."

Jackson comes to Coker after serving as head coach of the Fort Mill Middle School softball team last season. She is also an instructor at the Rock Hill Hitting Facility in Rock Hill, S.C., and is coaching a 16-and-under travel team, the Palmetto Sting, this summer.

"I am excited about this position at Coker," Jackson said. "I have a love and passion for the game of softball, and I will work very hard to put us in the best position to compete each season. I believe coach Hanna and I will make a great coaching duo."

Jackson played two years of softball at Winthrop University where, in 2011, she earned her bachelor's degree with a double major in mass communication and broadcasting and a minor in coaching.

Originally from Johnson City, Tenn., Jackson played softball for Science Hill High School. She attended Wright State University before transferring to Winthrop.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the "Best Colleges" in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, S.C., Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach.