Jessie Homesley enters her first season as Head Coach but her fifth season overall. As a member of the Hawks’ coaching staff, she has helped the team to a 163-60 overall record and an 89-37 mark in Gulf South Conference play during the last four years. Having been a part of Shorter’s 2014 NCCAA National Championship and historic run during the 2015 season that saw the team capture the GSC and NCAA DII South Region Championships, before finishing third at the DII Women’s College World Series, all in its first season of eligibility for both.
Homesley brings a wealth of knowledge to the plate for Shorter. And as an assistant coach for Shorter, she aided in every aspect of the program’s administrative processes in addition to her duties on the field. Former Furman standout,Homesley, saw her name on the lineup card at third base, first base and shortstop, was named first team all-league at third base after hitting .320 with four home runs and a team-best 23 RBI in 51 games in 2011. Jessie garnered All-SoCon First Team honors as a shortstop in 2011 and shared the team lead for doubles (8) and homers (4) while pacing the Paladins with a .456 slugging percentage and .406 on base percentage. She ranks as the second toughest player in NCAA Division I softball to strikeout having fanned just twice in 147 at bats during her senior campaign.
A native of Acworth, Ga., Homesley prepped at Harrison High School, before earning a bachelor’s degree in business from Furman in 2012, and completing her master’s in leadership at Shorter in 2014.