Jackson named assistant coach at So. Carolina

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 10:50 am

Former Morristown West softball standout Kaela Jackson recently was promoted to assistant coach at South Carolina after a year as a graduate assistant for the Gamecocks.

Jackson 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.

Graduating with her B.S. in psychology in May 2012, Jackson has been pursuing a master’s degree in exercise science.

Jackson was an All-State player during her senior year at Morristown West after batting .520 and leading the team in RBIs. She was a three-year team captain and twice earned the Trojan Leadership Award. She was a four-time All-District 2-AAA and three-time All-IMAC player under West coach Heather Kelley.

Kaela is the daughter of Roger and Becky Jackson.

-From Staff Reports

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