Jan. 20, 2006
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Providence College Director of Athletics Bob Driscoll announced that former Friar Kerri Jacklets (Sayville, N.Y.) has been promoted to Acting Head Coach of the PC softball program. Former Head Coach Dana Fulmer resigned earlier in the week to take a position at Mitchell College in New London, Conn. Fulmer will serve as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance and Recruiting as well as the head softball coach.
Having spent the 2005 season as PC's top assistant with Fulmer, Jacklets was instrumental in the Friars second consecutive 30-win campaign, a first in more than 10 years. Her new duties as Acting Head Coach will begin immediately.
A 2001 graduate from the College, Jacklets enjoyed a stellar playing career as a catcher from 1998-2001. She stills holds PC's top career batting average (.315) and ranks second all-time in home runs (18) and hits (179). Jacklets also ranks fifth all-time in walks (41), fourth in runs batted in (76) and fourth in slugging percentage (.396). In 2001, she was named to the All-Northeast Region First Team. Jacklets was a four-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star and graduated from PC with a 3.33 GPA in Social Science.
Prior to her return to PC, Jacklets spent three seasons (2001-04) as an assistant at Brown University. While with the Bears, Jacklets was responsible for overseeing a number of roles, including practice coaching duties with an emphasis on hitting, catching and the outfield. She also was responsible for recruiting, managing budgetary requests, and organizing transportation and other accommodations. In 2004, she helped guide the Bears to the 2004 Ivy League Championship. She has coached numerous players who have earned Ivy League and Northeast Region honors, including the 2004 Ivy League Pitcher of the Year. In addition to her coaching abilities, Jacklets excels at recruiting as she enlisted and directed the Ivy League's Rookie of the Year in 2004.
A native of Sayville, N.Y., Jacklets currently resides in Providence, R.I.