July 9, 2013
THE FLATS – Jake Jury has been named the Georgia Tech assistant softball coach, head coach Shelly Hoerner announced Tuesday. Jury joins the Tech staff from College of Charleston, where he served as the assistant coach in 2012-13.
“I am excited to have Jake on staff with me at Georgia Tech,” Hoerner said. “We have a great rapport, and our beliefs and coaching philosophies mesh well together. Jake is one of the young, and up and coming college softball coaches in the country. His passion and knowledge for the game is beyond words. I look forward to continuing our journey of success on and off the field together.”
Jury’s primary responsibilities at College of Charleston were working with the outfielders to maintain their defensive fundamentals and assisting hitters to gain more knowledge of their personalized offensive approach. He will take on a similar role at Georgia Tech.
“I would like to thank athletic director Mike Bobinski, associate athletic director/senior women’s administrator Theresa Wenzel and head coach Shelly Hoerner for the tremendous opportunity they have afforded me to be a part of the Georgia Tech softball program,” Jury said. “I look forward to representing Georgia Tech and getting to work helping our student-athletes attain success on and off the field.”
In 2013, Jury helped the Cougars to a 37-20 record and a second-place finish in the Southern Conference. He assisted four members of the team to earn first-team all-conference honors.
Jury was promoted to assistant coach in 2013 after serving four seasons (2009-12) as the Cougars’ volunteer assistant coach. During that span, Jury coached third baseman Kristie Shifflett to 2009 Southern Conference Player of the Year honors and helped the team to back-to-back 37-win seasons in 2011 and 2012.
A native of Anderson, S.C., Jury graduated from College of Charleston in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in history. His younger sister Leslie Jury is a junior pitcher for Alabama, the 2012 national champion.