Jordan Wallace is in her 2nd 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.
Carlton Salters is in his first season as UTSA’s hitting coach.
Salters comes to the Alamo City after spending the past two seasons as a volunteer coach for nationally ranked Florida State, where he helped the Seminoles to their fourth consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship, as well as their fifth straight trip to the NCAA Super Regionals
"I'd like to thank athletic director Lisa Campos and Michelle Cheatham for allowing me to join the Roadrunner softball program," Salters said. "I'm excited to be in San Antonio and I'm looking forward to getting to know the girls as well as the staff and make the upcoming season a good one."
While at FSU, Salters oversaw the outfielders while also assisting with the Seminole offense and baserunning. Under his direction, Florida State significantly improved in both of those areas as it set program records with 459 runs scored and 407 RBI in 2016. On the basepaths, FSU nearly tripled its stolen base output from 2015 (52) with 155 SBs in 2016, led by Morgan Klaevemann who finished fifth in the nation with 53. Seven different players swiped at least eight bases on the year, with 13 total players with at least one stolen base as the entire team became a threat to steal.
Prior to his time at FSU, Salters pursued playing professional baseball, securing a minor league roster spot on the AZL Giants of the Arizona Rookie League in the fall of 2010. Salters has continued to compete in independent leagues, playing for the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League in 2011 and the Edinburgh Roadrunners in 2013, where the Roadrunners earned the United League Baseball championship. In 2015, Salters played for two teams in the American Association – the Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Lincoln Saltdogs.
Salters grew up in Tallahassee, Fla., and went to North Florida Christian High School where he excelled at both baseball and football. He attended Arkansas to play football, where he recorded 13 receptions for 185 yards and one touchdown in his three seasons with the Razorbacks. Salters received his bachelor's degree from the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2016.