Jessica Bograkos
Jessica  Bograkos

Assistant Coach



Kelly Smith Finds a Home at Michigan State


Softball Opens 2013 Season in Florida

The MSU softball season will begin on Friday, Feb. 8, at the Leadoff Classic.


Softball Hosts Holiday Clinics

Spartan softball coaches and team will instruct clinics Dec. 28-29.


Softball Hosts Winter Hitting/Pitching and Catching Clinics

Winter Clinic

A former Spartan softball standout, Jessica (Beech) Bograkos has been on the coaching staff at her alma mater since 2007, when she returned as a volunteer assistant and became a full-time member of the staff a year later. Along with assisting in day-to-day duties, Bograkos' primarily work is with MSU's pitching staff.

A two-time NFCA All-America honoree, Bograkos holds the MSU record for career no-hitters (4), wins (72), shutouts (24) and strikeouts (659). In addition, she holds single-season records for wins (29), innings pitched (283.1), appearances (53), shutouts (13) and the top two spots on the single-season strikeout chart (264, 235). Bograkos earned her first All-America honor following her junior year, during which she posted a 27-11 record with a 1.25 ERA. She posted 30 complete games with 13 shutouts for State in 2003. Bograkos also hit .254 (43-for-169) on the season and was Second-Team All-Big Ten.

As a senior, Bograkos was a First-Team All-Big Ten selection, as she not only posted 29 wins as a pitcher but led the Big Ten in batting in conference games with a .406 batting average. She also was named Big Ten All-Tournament, All-Big Ten and Academic All-District, as well as First-Team All-Great Lakes Region in both 2003 and 2004.

Bograkos was enshrined in the Greater Lansing Sports Hall of Fame in the summer of 2014.

A native of Okemos Mich., Bograkos earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from Michigan State University in 2004. She currently resides in Okemos, Mich., with her husband Tim, a former MSU basketball player, and their son, Tyler.