Jessica O'Donnell enters her fourth season with the Villanova softball coaching staff in 2016-17. She serves as the associate head coach and aids head coach Maria DiBernardi with the day-to-day operations of the Wildcats program, along with being in charge of the infielders and catchers.
"I am honored and grateful to have the opportunity to work here at Villanova under Head Coach Maria DiBernardi. I can't express how excited I am to have a successful mentor by my side throughout this process. From the minute that I stepped onto
O'Donnell previously worked with the Francis Marion University softball staff as an assistant coach for two seasons. Her duties included
The Pasadena, Md. native began her coaching career as an assistant coach at the Community College of Baltimore in Catonsville (CCBC). She also spent the 2011 summer working with the Florida Pride professional softball team. Prior to coaching, O'Donnell excelled at CCBC where she was an All-Conference and All-Region player and named an NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete in 2007.
The following year, she transferred to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and became the starting shortstop for three seasons. She was an honoree for the American East Honor Roll during