University of Pittsburgh - Softball

Assistant Coach Jenna Hall 

Jenna Hall joined the University of Pittsburgh softball staff in September of 2019 and enters her first season as an assistant coach at Pitt.
 
Ohio State University | Assistant Coach | 2013-2019
  • Helped coach Ohio State to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2016 to 2019, a program first
  • Guided two players to professional careers in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league in Emily Clark and Lilli Piper
  • Coached three All-Americans in Emily Clark (2019), Lilli Piper (2017-2019) and Cammi Prantl (2016)
  • Guided NFCA Second Team All-American Lilli Piper to a single-season program record 20 home runs in 2018
  • Coached Cammi Prantl to program records in career hits and doubles following the conclusion of the 2016 season, while Alex Bayne tied the single-season home run record in the same year
  • Led Buckeye hitters in setting single-season school records in batting average (.348), home runs (74) and runs scored (380) in 2015
  • Coached four players who finished the season with 40+ RBI in 2015, a program first
 
Ohio University | Associate Head Coach | 2011-2012
  • Helped guide Bobcat offense to single-season program records in home runs (47), RBI (255) and runs (293) in 2012
  • Coached Lauren Gellermann to First Team All-MAC and All-Region honors in 2012, with Jillian Van Wagnen also notching Second Team All-MAC recognition
  • Led Ohio’s offense to a then-program record 35 home runs in 2011, with the team also placing third in school history with 190 RBI
 
Ohio University | Assistant Coach | 2008-2010
  • Worked with 2009 Ohio offense that finished the season ranked top-10 in single-season program history for batting average (fourth), home runs (fourth), triples (tied fourth), doubles (tied fifth), runs (eighth), RBI (ninth) and hits (10th)
  • The 2009 Bobcat team also finished the season ranked first in the MAC in batting average (.292) and on-base percentage (.351)
  • Guided Alexis Joseph to All-Region honors in 2009
  • Coached Courtney Waters to All-Region recognition in 2008
 
Illinois University | Student Assistant Coach | 2007
  • Served as a student assistant coach for Illinois’ 2007 season while completing her undergraduate degree
 
Playing Career | Philadelphia Force | 2006-2008
  • Played three seasons for the Philadelphia Force of the NPF following the conclusion of her collegiate playing career
  • Selected to the NPF All-Star Team in her first year with the Force
 
Playing Career | Illinois University | 2003-2006
  • Inducted into the Illinois Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019
  • Closed career as the all-time program leader in batting average (.357), on-base percentage (.486), slugging percentage (.580), home runs (33), RBI (142), walks (148) and total bases (361)
  • Owns single-season batting average program record after recording a .481 average as a senior
  • Finished career ranked sixth in NCAA Division I history in career intentional walks (26), while ranking ninth in single-season intentional walks (26) and 15th in total career walks (148)
  • Named a four-time All-Big Ten and three-time All-Region honoree, while also being voted a NFCA First Team All-American and one of 25 finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year as a senior
 
Education
  • Earned bachelor’s degree in History Education from Illinois University in 2007
 
Personal
  • Married to Christina Braden
  • Couple has three children: Elijah, Jonah and Olivia
  • Daughter of Terri and Keith Hall
  • Has one sibling, Brandon