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Kaela Jackson
Kaela  Jackson

Position:
Assistant Coach

Email:
KJ@ath.msu.edu

Twitter:
@KaelaJackson30

12/05/2017

Sorden Joins Spartan Softball Staff

Longtime pitching coach comes to East Lansing after stint at Indiana

02/18/2016

Spartans Ready for Five Games in the Desert

MSU heads to No. 17 Arizona State for five games

02/10/2016

Spartans Open 2016 At FGCU Kickoff Classic

MSU returns solid core, adds talented freshman class for 2016

Kaela Jackson joined the Spartan soft ball staff as an assistant coach for the 2016 season, coming to MSU after completing her playing career and serving as a graduate assistant and volunteer assistant coach at South Carolina. In her two years on the staff, she has helped the Spartan hitters shatter numerous school records in a game, season, and career.

In 2017 alone, the Spartans established new offensive team records in seven categories: Runs (345), batting average (.313), homers (66), RBI (320), total bases (820), slugging percentage (.528) and on-base percentage (.405), while several individual single-season and career records also fell.

Before coming to Michigan State, Jackson spent the previous five years on the South Carolina campus, holding two positions on the staff after two seasons as a student-athlete. In 2015, she was the team's volunteer assistant coach, and prior to that spent two years working as the top graduate assistant. In her coaching role, her primary duties included assistance in running the outfield as well as assisting in the management of infield practice and strategy. She was the team's first base coach in all competition, as well as providing guidance and assistance in hitting instruction and mental training. She also helped produce scouting reports, and also played a role in planning and executing several summer camp and clinics.

The Morristown, Tenn. native played two years for head coach Beverly Smith at South Carolina, starting 26 games as the designated player for the Gamecocks during 2012 and earned Capital One Academic All-District 4 honors. Twice, she earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

A former standout at Chattanooga State, Jackson earned NJCAA All-America accolades with the Tigers, tying for fourth with 18 homers among NJCAA Division I student-athletes in 2010. Jackson helped CSCC to the 2010 NJCAA World Series.

Jackson earned her B.S. in psychology in May 2012 and her master's degree in exercise science in 2014 at South Carolina.

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