Jessica Aderholt named Coach of the Year
by Johnathan Bentley
Jun 24, 2012 | 896 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Jessica Aderholt is used to winning.

In five years as the Sumiton Christian head softball coach, Aderholt has done plenty of it.

The 2012 softball season was no exception.

Sumiton Christian racked up another 50-plus win season, won area and regional titles and finished second in the Class 2A state tournament.

Due to her team’s accomplishments, Aderholt is the Daily Mountain Eagle’s Softball Coach of the Year.

For the fourth consecutive season, the Lady Eagles’ finished in the top three in the state. Sumiton Christian’s quest for a state title came up just short with a second-place finish to three-time defending 2A state champ Hatton at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.

Sumiton Christian, which finished 53-17, dominated the North-Central Regional Tournament at Vestavia Hills, outscoring the competition 46-4 en route to a fourth straight regional championship.

Since dropping to Class 2A in 2011, Aderholt’s teams have lost to just one 2A team, Hatton.

All four of Aderholt’s seniors from this year’s team signed scholarships: Cadi Oliver (Jacksonville State), Clara Bowen (South Alabama), T’Ebonie Tanner (Central Alabama) and Kathryn Warren (Shelton State).

Aderholt reached a milestone this season, picking up her 200th career win.

She closed the season with a mark of 222-76-1 (a .745 winning percentage).

The Lady Eagles have been particularly strong over the last three years, going 151-39 and winning the 2010 Class 3A state championship.