Jessie Homesley named assistant coach for Mountain Lions
Tue, 06/25/2019 - 3:25pm
Young Harris College softball coach Kayla Lucas announced the addition of Jessie Homesley as an assistant coach for the program. "I am beyond excited to add Jessie to our staff," said Lucas. "Jessie will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience into our program. She has worked in all areas of the game as an assistant and head coach at the Division II level. Jessie has so many assets that fit our program. She is hard working, motivating, a great recruiter and a positive leader. I have no doubt that she will continue to help raise the bar for our program."
Homesley comes to the Enchanted Valley after spending the past two seasons as head coach at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee. "What an exciting time to be joining the Young Harris softball program," said Homesley. "I am grateful to Coach Lucas for the opportunity to work with this great group of student-athletes. It is my goal to assist in continuing to build upon the great foundation Coach Lucas has set - graduating exceptional young women and competing for championships each and every year. I can't wait to get started." Prior to Christian Brothers, Homesley spent five seasons at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia. She led the Hawks to a 28-23 record and was ranked as high as No. 7 in the South Region in 2017-her first as the program's head coach.
Homesley brings extensive experience competing at the highest levels of NCAA Division II. Her four years as an assistant coach at Shorter saw the program amass an 87-37 record, while winning the 2014 Gulf South Conference regular season, 2015 GSC tournament, 2015 NCAA Division II South Region, and the 2014 National Christian College Athletic Association national championships. The 2015 squad finished 43-17 and placed third at the NCAA Division II Softball National Championship. She coached 11 All-Americans, 12 National Fastpitch Coaches Association scholar athletes, a GSC Freshman of the Year and a GSC Player of the Year.
Homesley is a graduate of Furman University where she earned her bachelor's degree in business administration and played infield for the NCAA Division I Paladins. She earned all-conference honors as a shortstop her junior year and as a third baseman her senior year. She received a master's degree in leadership from Shorter. Homesley is a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.