Welcome to the Ohio University Softball Camp Website! 



We are excited to share our passion and love of the game with you. We are committed to providing an excellent learning environment, accessibility to student-athletes and coaches, and a low coach-to-camper ratio. We will provide opportunities to improve your technical skills and knowledge of the game while having fun. We promise that you will be tired after your session of hard work with us! Ohio Softball is looking forward to working with YOU at camp!




Ohio Softball Field

104 S Convocation Center, Athens, OH 45701


The Ohio Softball Field is one of the finest intercollegiate softball facilitie in the region, with a state-of-the-art playing surface and drainage system.Completed during the spring of 1999, the field stands alongside Bob Wren Stadium as just one of the venues that make up the Ohio Athletics Mall. Included among the amenities of the stadium are bullpens behind both the home and visitor sunken dugouts and a covered batting cage between the baseball and softball fields.In the summer of 2003, a new digital scoreboard was installed with more renovations being planned for the future. In 2017, permanent stadium bleachers and a coverd press box were set in place with more aesthetic designs to be completed in years to come. 



Walter Fieldhouse

50 South Green Drive, Athens, OH 45701


The Walter Fieldhouse is Campus Recreation’s newest facility completed in 2014. The 93,750 square foot indoor multipurpose pavilion houses a 100 yard AstroTurf football field with 2, 10-yard end zones, 2 All-American scoreboards, a 4-lane, 316 meter practice track, long jump and pole vault pits, golf and hitting cages, 2 filming platforms, and a netting system that can accommodate multiple and simultaneous events. The Walter Fieldhouse will be utilized for academic classes, OHIO Athletics, Marching 110 practices, Army and Air Force ROTC training, Intramural and Club Sports, and is also be open to all Ohio University students and the community during “Open Recreation” hours.


Walter Fieldhouse 


Date Description Info
Summer Elite Prospect Camp #1
Summer Elite Prospect Camp #2
Summer Elite Prospect Camp #3
Little Bobcats Camp (Day 1)
Little Bobcats Camp (Day 2)
Ohio Softball Coaching Staff
Jenna Hall- Head Coach
 Jenna Hall has been named the 12th head coach in the history of the Ohio softball program, as announced by Director of Athletics Julie Cromer on Thursday (July 28).
  "We are very excited to welcome Jenna Hall back to Ohio University," Cromer said. "Coach Hall's many years as a successful assistant in the Big Ten and the ACC, combined with her prior history with our program, have prepared her to return to Athens as our newest Head Coach.  We look forward to her leadership of our team as we begin another successful era of Ohio Softball."
Hall, a former assistant/associate head coach for the Bobcats, returns to Athens after 10 seasons. 
"First want to say how grateful I am to Athletic Director Julie Cromer and Ohio University for this amazing opportunity," Hall said. "Coming back to Athens feels very full circle and I could not be more excited to lead this program. Being a Bobcat again brings me so much joy. Athens has always held a special place in my heart and it feels home." 
 Hall has spent the last three seasons at Pittsburgh working primarily with the offense. While there, Hall worked with Yvonne Whaley and saw her become one of the conference's top leadoff hitters, hitting .344 with 45 hits and 21 runs en-route to All-ACC Third Team honors in 2022.
 She also coached three players to over .300 batting averages in conference play in 2022 and Improved Pitt's offensive power numbers in 2021 as the Panthers finished fifth in the ACC in home runs per game (.98), seventh in slugging percentage (.422) and seventh in total homers (45). 
 Individually she also helped guide Sarah Seamans and Cami Compson to impressive numbers at the plate, as the two combined for 64 RBI, 24 home runs, 80 hits and 165 total bases. Hall also guided Compson to a stellar freshman season in 2021, hitting .325 with 41 hits, 11 homers, 29 RBI and a .627 slugging percentage. She earned NFCA Mid-Atlantic Second Team All-Region, All-ACC Third Team and All-ACC Freshman Team recognition.
 Prior to her time at Pitt, Hall spent seven seasons at Ohio State as an assistant coach. During her time there, Hall helped coach Ohio State to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2016 to 2019, a program first. She led Buckeye hitters in setting single-season school records in batting average (.348), home runs (74) and runs scored (380) while coaching four players who finished the season with 40+ RBI in 2015, a program first.
 She also guided two players to professional careers in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league, Emily Clark and Lilli Piper, and coached three All-Americans in Clark (2019), Piper (2017-2019) and Cammi Prantl (2016). She led NFCA Second Team All-American Piper to a single-season program record 20 home runs in 2018 and led Prantl to program records in career hits and doubles following the conclusion of the 2016 season, while Alex Bayne tied the single-season home run record in the same year. 
 In total, Hall spent four seasons with the Bobcats under current Pitt head coach, Jodi Hermanek. During 2011-12, Hall helped guide Bobcat offense to single-season program records in home runs (47), RBI (255) and runs (293) in 2012 and coached Lauren Gellermann to First Team All-MAC and All-Region honors in 2012, with Jillian Van Wagnen also notching Second Team All-MAC recognition, 
 Before entering the coaching world, Hall played softball at Illinois from 2003-06 and is a 2019 inductee of the Illinois Athletics All of Fame. While there, Hall closed her career as the all-time program leader in batting average (.357), on-base percentage (.486), slugging percentage (.580), home runs (33), RBI (142), walks (148) and total bases (361). She owns the single-season batting average program record after recording a .481 average as a senior and finished her career ranked sixth in NCAA Division I history in career intentional walks (26), while ranking ninth in single-season intentional walks (26) and 15th in total career walks (148). She was a four-time All-Big Ten and three-time All-Region honoree, while also being voted a NFCA First Team All-American and one of 25 finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year as a senior. 
 After Illinois, Hall spent three seasons playing professionally In the NPF for the Philadelphia Force. 
"Bobcat Softball has a rich history and success that I will work hard every day to carry on," Hall said. "Culture, family and a wholistic approach to the student-athlete are my core values that I am excited to bring to this program. My family and I will represent Ohio University the only way we know how; with excellence and pride."
Hall Earned bachelor's degree in History Education from the University of Illinois in 2007 and is married to Christina Hall and they have three children: Elijah, Jonah and Olivia. 


Darrick Brown-Assistant Coach

The Ohio softball team has added Darrick Brown as an assistant coach, head coach Jenna Hall announced today (Aug. 23). 
 Brown will serve primarily as the Bobcats' pitching coach. 
 "I am just so thankful for the opportunity to work at Ohio University," Brown said. "The campus and surrounding area is beautiful and everybody here has been so welcoming. It's an honor to be part of Coach Hall's first staff and I can't wait to get to work and go after MAC championships."
 Brown brings 30 years of coaching experience to Ohio, including 28 years as a head coach. Brown has coached travel, high school, and just about every collegiate level during his softball coaching career. He also coached professionally in the National Pro Fastpitch league and led his Chicago Bandits team to an NPF Championship in 2011.
 "Darrick is going to bring so much experience as a coach to this program," Hall Said. "He has been around fastpitch softball for 30+ years and I can't wait to see him bring all that to our pitching staff."
 In his first season at Toledo in 2022, Brown saw Toledo finish with a 12-37 record and 5-21 in MAC play. Sophia Knight went the distance against Michigan State (March 30), allowing four earned runs on 10 hits. She threw 166 pitches in a season-high 10.2 innings, good enough for second all-time innings pitched in a single game. Brown coached Dayna Denner to Second Team All-MAC accolades and become a 2022 Senior CLASS Award finalist at the end of the season. He also saw Bri Robeson earn the MAC Medal of Excellence Award at the end of the 2022 campaign. 
 Brown has spent the last year and a half as a mental performance coach for sports teams all over the country through his business, Brown Mental Performance. Prior to that, Brown served five years as the head coach at Olivet College.  
 In five seasons at the NJCAA level, his teams at Glen Oaks, Kalamazoo, and Kellogg totaled over 30 wins four times, including three MCCAA Western Conference championships and one MCCAA State championship. Brown also coached several NJCAA All-Americans from those teams. 
 Brown served as an assistant coach at Davenport University as the pitching coach from 2011-13. Under his watch, the pitching staff produced a WHAC Pitcher of the Year, won a conference championship, won a conference tournament championship, and qualified for the national tournament. 
 Brown is a 26-year veteran of men's fastpitch softball. He was a member of the King and His Court during its final tour in 2011 and currently serves on the executive advisory board to help historically preserve the King and His Court and its' founder – the late Eddie Feigner's legacy.
 "As a former player himself, he can relate and connect with what it takes to win in the circle," Hall said. "Darrick loves the game and I have no doubt our players will feel that from him. What I connected with most about Darrick was his belief in a family atmosphere and caring for the student-athletes. I know he will elevate our pitching staff to great heights."
 Brown attended Kalamazoo Valley Community College where he played collegiate baseball and earned his associate degree in general studies. He then transferred to Western Michigan University to earn his bachelor's degree in Science.



Lilli Piper-Assistant Coach


Ohio softball head coach Jenna Hall announced today the addition of three-time All-American Lilli Piper as an assistant coach. 
 "I am thrilled to have Lilli joining our staff here at Ohio," Hall said. "She brings such a great combination of skills and intangibles to our program. Not only was Lilli successful at the collegiate level, but she also continues to excel at the highest level professionally. She is a competitor, a winner and has the softball IQ to teach the game. Lilli brings the fun, and I am excited to have her energy and passion for the game in our program. Our players will feed off her enthusiasm and want to learn from her." 
 Piper comes to Ohio after spending last season as a volunteer coach at Michigan State, where she worked primarily with the infield. Piper is also currently playing professionally with Athletes Unlimited.  
 "I'm excited to get into Athens and meet all the girls," Piper said. "I am thankful for the opportunity that Coach Hall is giving me to continue to be a part of softball. I can't wait to be a Bobcat."
 Piper played three seasons at Ohio State where she played for Hall. During her three seasons with the Buckeyes, Piper was a three-time NFCA All-American, three-time First Team All-Midwest Region selection, three-time First Team All-Big Ten, three-time First Team Academic All-Big Ten and was a Big Ten All-Defensive Team selection. 
 Piper, playing primarily at short, helped lead Ohio State to three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and hit a single season program record 20 homeruns in 2018. 
 Piper began her college career at Akron where she was a two-sport athlete, playing basketball and softball. 
 Piper graduated from Ohio State in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Ecology and Education.