Jennie Harp begins her first season as Head Softball Coach for Pitt CC following one year as the Assistant Coach for St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC where she was primarily responsible for overseeing the pitching staff, recruiting, and coordinating camps. During the 2015-2016 season, Harp’s pitching staff had a conference ERA of 5.26, with one pitcher who led the AAC in strikeouts overall and average strikeouts per game and also received AAC 2nd Team All Region honors.
Harp is very familiar with Region X, as she returns to coaching within the region for the second time. Prior to St. Andrews, Harp was the Assistant Softball Coach in 2013-2014 and later the Associate Head Coach for the 2014-2015 season at Richard Bland College in VA. There she was instrumental in her efforts to lead the Statesmen softball squad to their first ever regular season championship in 2014 and again in 2015. From 2013-2015 more than 9 players went on to play at the 4 year level to compete in softball during her tenure. Harp’s pitching and catching staff saw many accolades during her two year stint, including: 2014 First Team Region X Pitcher, 2014 Honorable Mention Region X Pitcher, 2014 Pitcher of the Year Runner-Up, 2014 Player of the Year Runner-up, 2015 First Team Region X Pitcher, 2015 First Team Region X Catcher, 2015 Pitcher of the Year Runner-Up, 2015 Player of the Year Runner-Up. Harp’s pitching staff held a cumulative 2.7 era during her tenure.
Harp, a native of Odessa, Washington, played college softball at Columbia Basin College for two years before transferring to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she graduated in December 2010 with a B.S. in Marketing. While at Nebraska, she worked for the Husker athletic department as a marketing intern. After graduating, Harp worked as the Marketing Assistant for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox (Triple-A Affiliate for the Rockies) in Colorado Springs, CO. She then went on to work for Virginia Commonwealth University Athletics Department for 2 years, working specifically within marketing, event-management, and the ticket office while pursuing her Master’s degree from the Center for Sport Leadership at VCU.
Coach Harp is the daughter Peter and Lois Harp, along with sisters Carrie Derner and Beth Goetz. Harp currently resides in Greenville.