ROME — Before her debut as head coach of Shorter University softball, Jessie Homesley already had a hand in 163 wins for the Hawks, 89 of them in the Gulf South Conference, and a national championship.
Her first season at the helm will be Homesley’s fifth in the program. During her time as an assistant coach Shorter claimed the 2014 National Christian College Athletic Association national championship then in its first season in Division II won both the GSC and NCAA D-II South Region championships on the way to a third place finish in the 2015 D-II Women’s College World Series.
“I would first like to thank President Don Dowless and Athletic Director Kim Graham for this opportunity,” Homesley said. “Becoming a head coach has been a dream of mine for many years and I can’t think of a better place to get my start than at Shorter.
“We have an unbelievable group of student-athletes already in place who exude excellence in everything they do, and it is my goal to continue this and build upon this foundation.”
“We are very fortunate to have someone of her caliber be able to step in right away and make a smooth transition as we move the program forward. Jessie has been a very valuable assistant coach and knows the program and the players well,” Graham pointed out.
A native of Acworth, Homesley played at Harrison High before moving on to Furman University, where she was a two-time 1st-Team AllSoCon infielder for the Paladins.