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Jessica Pistole joins Utah State as an assistant coach by way of William Jessup University, where she was the head softball coach for two seasons for the Warriors. Pistole was awarded the California Pacific Conference Coach of the Year in 2011. William Jessup University is part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletic (NAIA) and competes in the California Pacific Conference. Pistole brings years of pitching experience to the Aggies, as she has been a pitching instructor since 1998 and specializes in teaching mechanics, pitch selection and the mental aspects of pitching. Pistole coached at Biola University from 2002-2004, where she guided her squad to a 51-46 overall record in two seasons. Current Utah State head softball coach, Carissa Millsap-Kalaba also coached at Biola University from 2005-2009.
While at William Jessup University, Pistole proposed and executed the starting of the softball program in 2009 and was responsible for all administrative duties. After her second season leading the Warriors, Pistole finishing with a 54-38 career record. Last season, Pistole led William Jessup to the CPC Championship with a 15-1 conference record, while going 28-18 overall. Pistole was named the 2011 CALPAC Coach of the Year. In two years, Pistole placed 16 players on the all-Conference team. Prior to being the head coach of the softball team, Pistole was the head volleyball coach for William Jessup University from 2002-2004. She was able to expand the volleyball program from nine student athletes to 16 in just one season at the helm.
Pistole is a graduate of Biola University and received a bachelor's degree in health psychology in 2002. During her time as a student (1998-2002), Pistole was a dual-athlete, playing softball and volleyball all four years. As a senior, she was awarded as the Female Athlete of the Year in 2002 as well as the Outstanding Character Athlete in 2002. In 2001, Pistole also received the honor of being the 2001 Golden State Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year after posting a 0.79 career ERA while at Biola. Pistole could also swing the bat as well with a career .340 batting average.
Jessica is married to Bryan Pistole and they have three children, Glory Belle 5, Wynn Harper 2 and Kuyper Fox 6 months. Pistole was born in La Mirada, Calif.
Pitching Instructor 1998-2011Playing Experience 1998-2002 Softball (Biola) 1998-2002 Volleyball (Biola)