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Allen Kent, Head Softball Coach
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Local players who are as smart as they are gritty, that’s the foundation that Allen Kent has built Copiah-Lincoln Lady Wolves softball on. Kent begins his 16th year as head coach of the Lady Wolves softball team. He’s compiled a career record of 366-223 since taking over the program and his Lady Wolves have won three MACJC kentallenState Championships.

The 2014 Lady Wolves were the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) No. 11 Academic Team of the Year in softball.  His 2013 team was the No. 2 Academic Team of the Year with a 3.55 grade point average. The Lady Wolves finished 2012 as the No. 4 Academic Team of the Year.

The 2008 Lady Wolves were NJCAA National Runners-Up, while the 2006 squad earned their way to a third place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament in Normal, Illinois. The Lady Wolves won the NJCAA Region 23 and the MACJC State Tournament in 2006 and 2008.

Kent has been voted MACJC and MAC Coach of the Year three times and the NJCAA Region 23 Coach of the Year twice. He has also received two Mississippi Association of Coaches Community College Coach of the Year Awards.

His Lady Wolves have been MACJC South Division Champions in 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2009, while finishing runners-up in 2003 and 2005.

Under Kent’s direction, Co-Lin has produced two NJCAA First Team All-Americans, three NJCAA Second Team All-Americans, and 10 NJCAA Academic All-Americans.

A 1982 graduate of Brookhaven High School and a 1984 graduate of Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Kent was a two-year starter for the Wolfpack baseball team. He graduated from Mississippi State University. He serves as a deacon at First Baptist Church in Brookhaven.

Kent also serves as the college’s director of housing. He and his wife, Wanda, have one son, Colby.

 

Jackie Johnson - Assistant Softball Coach

One of the all-time Lady Wolf greats as a player, Jackie Stowe Johnson returns to Copiah-Lincoln in her third season as an assistant softball coach. Johnson was part ofjackiejohnson a 2006 Lady Wolves team that won the MACJC State Championship and earned a third place finish in the NJCAA national tournament. She was named to the MACJC All-State team, the NJCAA All-Region 23 team, and a NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American. As a coach, Johnson will work with the Co-Lin pitching staff.

Johnson, a Copiah Academy product, continued her career at Delta State after graduating from Co-Lin. As a member of the Delta State softball team, she was chosen for the Lady Statesman award and picked for the Delta State Athletic Director’s Hall of Fame and chosen as an NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete.

Johnson graduated from Delta State with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Education and a master’s degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation. Johnson has been a math instructor at Wesson Attendance Center since 2009, teaching Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, and Physical Education. From 2009-2012 she served as head softball coach for the Lady Cobras. Her team won three region titles in slow-pitch and one in fast-pitch. Her 2012 team finished 2A South State runners-up.

Johnson and her husband, Nick, have two daughters, Reagan and Makinley.