UTSA Softball Camps
Assistant CoachJessica Rogers
Former UTSA standout Jessica Rogers is in her third season as an assistant coach. She guides the team's hitters and infielders.
The best power hitter in Roadrunners history, Rogers wasted no time in bringing some pop back to the UTSA bats last season.
UTSA led Conference USA with 71 home runs and ranked eighth in the nation by crushing 1.31 round-trippers per game. The Roadrunners offense racked up 242 runs, which along with its 71 homers were the most since the 2007 season. The Birds hit seven grand slams during the campaign and in just the second game of the season, UTSA tied an NCAA record with two grand slams in an inning.
The power surge was led by Jori Fox and Megan Low, who were the only C-USA teammates to produce at least 40 RBIs in the regular season. The pair earned first-team all-conference honors, while Low also picked up second-team All-South Region laurels from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). Low slugged 22 homers (2nd most in program history behind Rogers’ 23 in 2005) and finished the regular season tied for the nation’s lead in that category after holding the top spot for six consecutive weeks.
Under Rogers’ tutelage, Low made the transition from catcher to first base and played the position for the first time in her career. She went on to record a .986 fielding percentage, which was tops among regular starters, with just four errors at the position.
Rogers came to the Alamo City after serving three years as an assistant at Idaho State.
While with the Bengals, Rogers coached 17 All-Big Sky performers, including two Big Sky Player of the Year honorees and a Freshman of the Year winner. After being picked to finish last in the league last season, Idaho State finished with its first winning mark since the program resumed in 2007 and claimed the inaugural Big Sky regular-season title.
With Rogers in charge of the position players and hitters, the Bengals finished among the nation’s best in slugging percentage (5th/.552), home runs per game (7th/1.50) and batting average (8th/.329). Vicky Galasso earned Big Sky Player of the Year honors and finished sixth in slugging percentage (.876), seventh in batting average (.461) and 10th in RBIs per game (0.35).
Prior to her time in Pocatello, Idaho, Rogers was an assistant coach at St. Edward’s (2008-09) and was a volunteer assistant for the Roadrunners (2007-08).
As a player, Rogers rewrote the UTSA and Southland Conference record books.
One of just two players in program history to have their jersey retired, she was a three-time NFCA All-Region honoree (2004-05, ’07) and four-time first-team All-Southland pick along with Southland Player of the Year and Hitter of the Year laurels in 2005. She still owns school records for career runs (169), hits (281), home runs (69) and RBIs (192) and single-season marks for homers (23/2005) and RBIs (64/2005). Her career marks for round-trippers and RBIs also are Southland records, while her career .384 batting average ranks second in school history.
In addition to her work on the field, Rogers was recognized multiple times for her achievements in the classroom. The Grand Prairie native was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American First Team in 2005 and Third Team in 2007, as well as being a three-time first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI selection (2005-07). She was named Southland Softball Student-Athlete of the Year three times (2005-07) and was one of 20 national finalists for the 2007 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. Rogers was an eight-time UTSA Dean’s List honoree.
Rogers earned her bachelor’s degree in kinesiology in December 2006 and her master’s degree in August 2008, both at UTSA.
Jordan Wallace is in her first season as UTSA's pitching coach.
"Jordan is not only going to bring the mechanical knowledge to our staff, but a strong championship mindset as well," head coach Michelle Cheatham said whe she announced Wallace's hiring on Sept. 6. "She has been in the circle against the top teams in the nation and she understands what it takes to be successful in those situations. I'm excited for our pitching staff to learn from her experiences."
"I feel very welcome in joining my new softball family at UTSA as my coaching career begins," Wallace said. "As a player, I always left it all on the field and I hope that my competitive nature, heart and knowledge will help our student-athletes discover their competitive spirit and assist them in honing their skills. I look forward to the upcoming season and my hope is to assist Coach Cheatham and Coach Rogers win a championship and forge a new winning tradition."
Wallace comes to UTSA following one of the most decorated pitching careers in Louisiana-Lafayette history. During her four seasons (2012-15), the Weatherford, Texas, native aided the squad to 191 wins, three Sun Belt Conference championships, four Super Regional appearances and a spot in the 2014 Women's College World Series.
A three-time first-team All-Sun Belt selection and 2012 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, Wallace closed her career ranked among the top five in Louisiana-Lafayette history in games pitched (139/2nd), winning percentage (.827/2nd), strikeouts (905/2nd), strikeouts per seven innings (9.08/2nd), games started (115/3rd) and wins (91/4th).
She was a two-time first-team National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Central Region selection and three-time Sun Belt All-Tournament Team pick. She was named to the Top 50 Watch List for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year and preseason first-team All-American in 2014 and she was the most valuable player of the 2013 Baton Rouge Regional. Additionally, Wallace was an NCAA Woman of the Year nominee and Louisiana-Lafayette Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2015.
Wallace opened her career in 2012 with an NCAA-record 23 consecutive victories and she finished the season 27-2 with a 2.26 ERA. Her .931 winning percentage during the campaign is the top single-season mark in Ragin' Cajuns history and an NCAA record for a freshman.
Along with her success on the field, she was a two-time NFCA Scholar Athlete (2012, 2014), a two-time member of the Sun Belt Commissioner's List (2012, 2015) and a member of the 2013 Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll.
Wallace graduated magna cum laude in May 2015 with a degree in marketing and a minor in international business with a concentration in sales.