Jackie Stickley joins the Fayetteville State softball program for her first season as head coach. She spent the 2014 season on the Lady Broncos coaching staff as an assistant coach. Stickley, a Riverside, CA, native, said Liz Jacoby -- one of Stickley's former coaches-- inspired her to become a coach.
Stickley starred at Hastings College in Hastings, NE, where she played every position but mainly served as a catcher. She got her degrees in business administration and sport and recreation management from Hastings in 2013.
At FSU, Stickley will work with the team's pitchers and catchers, serving as a reliable voice to two positions she saw considerable time at while at Hastings.
"My goal is to help these athletes become the best they can be, both person and athlete, on and off the field," Stickley said.
When she isn't coaching, Stickley serves as administration director at the Fayetteville Animal Protection Society. Stickley has one dog and lives in Fayetteville. Buddy is a four-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier.