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OJC Press Release ID: 3170


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Otero Softball Welcomes Kassie James as Head Coach

 

The Otero Athletics Department is pleased to announce that Kassie James has been selected as head coach of the Otero College Softball team and will begin in her role on May 25.

Coach James has four years of experience coaching at the collegiate level. Most recently she was the pitching coach at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has worked at various levels from NJCAA – DI to NCAA – DI. In a previous role as an assistant at University of Arkansas at Monticello, she specialized in recruitment, fundraising, mental training, and pitcher and catcher development. She also was a volunteer assistant for McNeese State University. This program has won seven conference titles in eight years and consistently competes at the postseason level. She also had an assistant position at Frank Phillips College. At the University of Dallas, Coach James held a graduate assistant position as the assistant softball pitching coach and received her Master of Leadership Degree.

As a player, James was a highly decorated third baseman at Angelina College where she and her team won a National Championship in 2014. She was a two-time All-American and broke six offensive school records her first year. She proceeded to break her own record again the following year. She then transferred to Houston Baptist University and was a two-time All-SLC player while earning her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Math & Science.

Chris Carrillo, Athletic Director, said, “We’re very excited for Kassie to join our team. We look forward to what she can bring to the Women’s Softball program as well as to Otero. We have high expectations for her and the program, I have every confidence that she’ll meet or exceed them.”

Coach James is excited to make the move into a head coaching position. She has a player-centered coaching philosophy and is committed to fostering a success-driven atmosphere on and off the field.

For questions about the Otero Softball program please call 719-384-6928.

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The Otero Athletics Department is pleased to announce that Kassie James has been selected as head coach of the Otero College Softball team and will begin in her role on May 25.







 

 

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