KU Softball Names Sewell Assistant Coach

Aug. 11, 2004

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Jennifer Sewell, a former assistant and interim head coach at Princeton University, has been named assistant softball coach at the University of Kansas, head coach Tracy Bunge announced Wednesday. Sewell will serve as recruiting coordinator and work primarily with catchers, mid-infielders and hitters at KU.

A native of Tulsa, Okla., Sewell comes to KU after serving as an assistant coach at Princeton for four seasons. She also took over as interim head coach from November 2003 to January 2004 for the duration of the head coach’s maternity leave.

Under her direction, Princeton won back-to-back Ivy League titles and made NCAA Tournament appearances in 2002 and 2003 while her players garnered over a dozen total All-Ivy, All-Region, All-Academic and Player of the Year honors. Over the past four season, Princeton has broken several school and Ivy League hitting marks including records for batting average, home runs, extra-base hits, doubles and RBI.

In 2002, Sewell was named to the Speedline/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Northeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year after helping the Tigers achieve the most wins in program history.

A former recruit of Bunge at Ohio University, Sewell was a four-year letterwinner in softball for the Bobcats from 1996-2000. Sewell served as co-captain, was an All-Mid American Conference Second-Team selection at catcher and MAC Hitter of the Week. In addition, she was a member of the OU Dean’s List from 1997-2000, Team MVP in 1998, and recipient of the 2000 OU Alumni Scholar Athlete Award. Sewell earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Ohio in 2000.

Sewell has been a familiar face at many softball camps and been an instructor at Princeton, North Carolina State, Kansas, Ohio and Worth Club K & Co. clinics since 1999.

“We are really looking forward to having Jennifer on our staff,” Bunge said. “She has a great deal of knowledge and enthusiasm and will be a great representative of our program. It is an added bonus having her experience with catchers — it brings a whole new dimension to our staff.”

Sewell replaces former assistant Julie Wright, who was recently named head softball coach at the University of Akron.