Coaching Staff

 

JESSICA SEAMON  |  ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

Jessica Seamon is in her fifth year with the Nicholls State University women’s softball program.

Seamon helps oversee the everyday operations of the softball program as well as coaching the pitching staff.  She also assists in recruiting, hitting and camp operations.

Prior to Nicholls, Seamon was a part of the Atlanta Vipers Softball Organization in Atlanta for the last seven years where she was the head coach of the Vipers’ 18 Gold softball team and served on the Vipers Advisory Board.  Under Seamon’s guidance, the Vipers Gold have qualified and competed in two 16-Under National Tournaments as well as five at the 18-Gold level , finishing as high as ninth place.

While working with the Vipers, Seamon also volunteered in the 2011 season with DII powerhouse, North Georgia College ,  where the pitching staff posted a very impressive 1.54 ERA and a record of 53-12.  Jessica Coan walked away with the coveted Daktronics Ron Lenz National Pitcher of the Year award, while former Division II National Player of the Year and First-Team All-American Sarah Phillips was selected to the Canadian national team.

In 2005, Seamon helped guide the pitching staff of North Georgia to a combined ERA of 1.87, with an overall record of 45-18. The pitching staff held opponents to a batting average of .196 with 424 strikeouts in 405.1 innings of work.

Before coming to North Georgia, Seamon spent three years as an assistant with well known Division III power Emory University.  While at Emory, she was a member of an Eagles team that compiled a 118-28 overall record.  Seamon’s pitching staff posted a 0.90 ERA in 2004, which ranked eighth in the DIII that season.  Also at Emory, she helped coach the Eagles to a third and fourth place finish at the Division III World Series in 2002 and 2003, respectively.  Seamon’s overall coaching record as an assistant is 278-97.

A native of Richfield Springs, N.Y., Seamon was a letterwinner in field hockey, cross country, basketball and softball at Richfield Springs Central High School.

While in college, Seamon was a two sport All-American in basketball and softball.  She received numerous honors in both sports and was named softball and basketball Regional Player of the Year, while also guiding the softball team to a fourth place finish at the NJCAA World Series at  Herkimer County Community College.  In January of 1999, Seamon transferred to Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) where she earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. While at LWC, Seamon was named conference Most Valuable Player and Pitcher of the Year in 1999 and finished 11th in the nation in strikeouts per game.  She was also named Pitcher of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the region again as a senior.  In addition, Seamon was selected to the NAIA Academic All- American Team in 1999 and 2000.

Seamon also played for the Central Softball Team (N.Y.), which competed in the Empire State Games each summer from 1997-2003.  As a member of the Central team, she earned seven medals: three Gold, one Silver and three Bronze.

Seamon currently resides in Thibodaux.

 

MONICA MEADOWS  |  ASSISTANT COACH

Meadows, a native of Mobile, AL played for the  two time State Champion Honeybees of Baker High School. The highly-recruited centerfielder went on to play for Rollins College, a top Division II school located in Winter Park, Florida.

At Rollins, she collected numerous accolades throughout her career for her play, including multiple All-Conference and All-Region awards, as well as, the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year and All American Award her senior year.

After graduating cum laude in Psychology, Meadows pursued a master’s degree in human resources and graduated with honors.  She went back to school to further her education at the University of West Florida and to start her coaching career with the Argonauts softball program.  During that time the Argonauts, under the direction of a new coaching staff, went from a below .500 team the first year, to a 40 plus winning season in their second year as a coaching staff.  After two years as the graduate assistant softball coach, she obtained a head coaching position at Coastal Alabama Community College.  She spent three year as the Head Coach for the Eagle’s softball program.  During her time, she produced several Player of the Week recipients, All Conference Players and All Region players.  She is very excited to bring her skill set to help continue the success and add value to the Nicholls Softball program.