Columbus State has hired Jodie Swavely-Brown as assistant softball coach. Swavely-Brown comes to CSU from Kutztown University where she has spent the last two years.
Swavely-Brown, a Pennsylvania native, helped Kutztown to 46 wins in 2009 and No. 9 ranking in the final NFCA Division II poll. The Bears fell to eventual national champion Lock Haven in the NCAA Super Regionals back in May. That season came after the squad set a school record with 48 wins in 2008, earning yet another berth in the Mid-Atlantic Regional where they served as hosts.
In 2007, Swavely-Brown served as a graduate assistant at Peach Belt Conference foe Armstrong Atlantic State and helped guide the Pirates to the South Atlantic Regional finals where they fell to CSU.
Swavely-Brown was a standout pitcher at Indiana University-Pennsylvania from 2003-06, earning All-PSAC, All-Region, and All-America honors. She holds the IUP school record for strikeouts in a career with 643 and shares the school mark for victories with 62. She went on to pitch professionally in Belgium and will travel back there later this summer to play in the European National Cup tournament as a member of the Borgerhout Squirrels.
Swavely-Brown’s husband is stationed at Fort Benning
According to CSU head coach Brad Huskisson, Swavely-Brown will assist in all the day-to-day operations of the softball program with her primary coaching responsibility being the pitching staff.