Jeannie Douglas enters her first year in Ruston as an assistant coach on Mark Montgomery's staff at Louisiana Tech University.
Douglas comes to Ruston after spending the past three seasons as Montgomery's assistant coach at the University of Northern Colorado where she assisted with all facets of the program, including recruiting, administration, on-the-field coaching, fundraising and community service.
She will work primarily with the LA Tech outfielders and all of the Lady Techster hitters.
"Jeannie and I worked together at Northern Colorado, and no coach is more diligent or conscientious than Jeannie," Montgomery said. "Her passion is obvious and her motives pure. She wants to see every player develop into both the best athlete and the best person they can be, and she will work tirelessly to make that happen."
The former University of Oklahoma standout helped mold the Northern Colorado offense as the 2012 team set 18 program records, including batting average (.291), slugging percentage (.436) and on-base percentage (.388).
"Jeannie is a tremendous young hitting coach," Montgomery said. "As a player for Oklahoma, she has seen the top level and will work hard to help us get there."
Before coming to Northern Colorado, Douglas won a Big 12 championship as a player on the Oklahoma softball team in 2007, and she was part of another Big 12 title in 2009 as a Sooners graduate assistant. Douglas was a four-year letter-winner for legendary coach Patty Gasso at Oklahoma seeing action in 87 games and earning Academic All-Big 12 First Team honors in 2009 in her final playing season in Norman.
She earned her bachelor's degree in multidisciplinary studies from OU in 2009 and is currently working on her master's degree.
"I am thrilled for this opportunity that Louisiana Tech has given me, and I have never been more excited to work with a group of outstanding student-athletes," Douglas said. "We are setting our goals high this year and want to finish on top of our conference and leave our legacy with the WAC before we enter into Conference USA next year."