Wiggins Joins Softball Staff
CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State softball program has added Jamie Wiggins to the coaching staff as an assistant coach, head coach Laura Berg announced on Tuesday.
"I'm excited to have Jamie as part of our coaching staff," said Berg. "The knowledge and experience she brings to our staff is extraordinary and I can't wait to see what she does with our pitchers."
Wiggins comes to Corvallis after serving as an assistant coach for Idaho State, where she worked with the pitching staff for the 2022 season. The Bengals saw their ERA drop by 3.15 (7.2 to 4.35), threw 13 more complete games than in 2021, tripled the number of strikeouts thrown and reduced their opponents' batting average. She guided Haley Rainey - who tossed 14 complete games, three shutouts, struck out 163 and held batters to a .256 average – to being tabbed the Big Sky's Freshman of the Year.
Prior to being on staff in Pocatello, Idaho, she was a volunteer assistant for Abilene Christian.
Before getting into the coaching ranks, Wiggins starred at Fresno State as a student-athlete from 2002-05. As a Bulldog, she was a three-time first-team All-American, a second-team All-American, a two-time academic All-American and twice the Fresno State Female Athlete of the Year. Making her presence in the circle known, she was the 2002 WAC Freshman of the Year and a four-time WAC Pitcher of the Year.
"I'm excited to work at a program that Laura and her staff have built and looking forward to helping the student-athletes achieve their goals," said Wiggins. "The energy from Beaver Nation at Kelly Field is something I cannot wait to be a part of."
The Clovis, Calif., native twice led the nation in ERA and made a pair of appearances on NCAA All-Region Tournament teams. Wiggins was later tabbed to ESPN's All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
Following her decorated career with the Bulldogs, she first overall pick in the National Pro Fastpitch League, where she won a pair of championships. Nationally, she helped Team USA to a gold medal at the 2006 World Championships.
Oregon State Athletics strives to Build Excellent Authentic Visionary Student-Athletes (Go BEAVS).