Jessica Coan is in her second year as a student assistant on the North Georgia softball coaching staff.
Most recently, Coan traveled to Europe where she played professionally for the Mannheim Tornados, a baseball and softball club based in Mannheim, Germany.
During her two seasons as a player at North Georgia, the Duluth, Ga. native was one of the top pitchers in both the Peach Belt Conference and Southeast Region, claiming numerous awards including three All-American honors the 2011 Ron Lentz National Player of the Year.
As a senior in 2012, Coan boasted a 1.44 earned run average in 223 innings of work. She retired 332 total batters (10.42 per game) and posted a 25-8 record. She was sixth in the league for ERA and led the conference with her 25 victories and 332 strikeouts.
She ended her time at North Georgia as the all-time leader in ERA (1.27) and strikeouts per seven innings (10.57). She posted a career record of 52-13 with 49 complete games, 441.1 innings pitched and 666 batters retired.
Prior to coming to North Georgia, Coan was part of the pitching staff at Georgia Tech from 2008-2010. In her two seasons as a Yellow Jacket, she had a 2.94 ERA in 51 appearances and 25 starts. She was 23-6 in 173.1 innings and compiled 227 strikeouts.