Former Texas State pitcher Jodi Paige Williams hired as softball coach at Elgin High

Former Temple College and Texas State University pitcher Jodi Paige Williams has been named head softball coach at Elgin High School, the school announced Tuesday.
Former Temple College and Texas State University pitcher Jodi Paige Williams has been named head softball coach at Elgin High School, the school announced Tuesday.

Jodi Paige Williams, a former pitcher at Temple College and Texas State University, has been named head softball coach at Elgin High, the school announced Tuesday.

“I'm so excited for the opportunity to become a Wildcat,” Williams said in a statement. “I can’t wait to get to work and continue building upon the tradition of Elgin Softball. Let’s go, Wildcat nation!”

When Williams transferred from Temple College to Texas State, her coach was Texas legend Cat Osterman. She pitched two seasons for the Bobcats, logging 140 innings with 12 victories and 93 total strikeouts. She threw the team’s only no-hitter in 2016 and Texas State made the NCAA softball tournament in both of her seasons as a Bobcat.

She graduated from Texas State in 2017 and became an assistant softball coach at Temple College in January 2018.

Williams grew up in Central Texas, pitching for Rogers High, 45 miles northeast of Georgetown. She was an honor student, finishing in the top 10 percent of her class academically. The softball team reached the regional semi-finals in 2011 and she was named district MVP three consecutive years.

After high school, Williams went on to pitch for nearby Temple College for two years, compiling a 37-11 overall record As a sophomore in 2015, she had a 26-3 record with a 1.19 ERA. Temple finished seventh in the NJCAA national softball tournament that season.

Williams succeeds Pete Moreno, who is stepping down from Elgin softball to spend more time with family, according the statement.

This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: Jodi Paige Williams played 2 years at Temple College after graduation

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