Former professional softball athlete Jessie Scoggins has joined the Texas Southern softball program as an assistant coach.
A former standout-athlete at Baylor University, Scroggins spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of Dallas. Scroggins played a large part in both team and individual success at the University of Dallas as she coached multiple all-conference players during her two seasons while also helping UD reach the conference tournament in 2021 after COVID-19 shortened the 2020 season.
The Lakewood, Calif. native was a four-year starter and All-American at Baylor University from 2015-18. She was the 2017 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and helped Baylor reach the 2017 Woman’s College World Series while participating in four consecutive NCAA Regionals. Scroggins was also a multiple National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American and All-Region honoree in addition earning Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll honors. She was also tabbed a USA Softball National Player of the Year finalist in 2018.
Scroggins was drafted in the third round of the 2018 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) by the Chicago Bandits. She was the 805Stats Rookie of the Year after setting a single-season rookie record in batting average (.412).
Scroggins holds a bachelor’s in communications from Baylor and a master’s in organizational leadership from the University of Dallas.