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Sheena Jackson is a Co-Founder of the Next Level Academy in El Dorado Hills, CA which is an indoor batting cage facility where she conducts hitting, fielding, slapping and catching lessons. She comes from a softball/baseball family. Her dad Bob played baseball and was a standout catcher at Sac High and at Washington State, playing in the 1976 College World Series.
Professional Playing Experience: California Sunbirds, played one year for coach Tim Kiernan. College Playing Experience: A versatile player with the ability to play almost any position. Sheena was known as a left-handed batter that drove defenses crazy because she could hit for power or execute the short game by slapping and drag bunting for base hits. Coach Sheena earned a full ride scholarship to the University of Wisconsin, where she was a 3-year starter. While in college her Wisconsin teams were ranked in the top ten nationally and earned births to NCAA Regionals in 2001, 2002 and 2003. Sheena was also recruited by Oregon, Baylor, Texas A&M, Fresno State, University of Utah, and Oklahoma State.
High School Playing Experience: At El Dorado High School, Sheena proved to be a stand out, catching for the Cougs, and earning 1st Team All-Sierra Valley Conference during all four years of high school. She was recognized by the Sacramento Bee with 1st Team, All-Metro Honors, 3-consecutive years. Also, while in high school, Coach Sheena was the team MVP and captain of the Cougs for three years. Her senior year she was voted as a high school All-American. She was also a two-sport athlete, playing both basketball and softball. She played in a number of travel ball organizations, but She credits the Running Rebels out of Stockton and coach Bob Regpala for helping her get seen by the big schools. Her family made the trip from Pollock Pines to Stockton 3 times a week all while maintaining a 4.0 gpa at El Dorado High School. Sheena played at ASA Nationals 5 different times with the Rebels and prior organizations.
Coaching Experience: Sheena has coached in the Folsom Fastpitch Organization for 3 years at different levels, coached in the Foothill Gold organization and has been with the California Comets for the last year.
Personal: Coach Sheena is married to her Husband Gabe Jackson of 14 years and they have two children, Brooklyn (11) and Clayton (9).
“Giving back to the sport that gave me so much is an important focus in my life. Coaching young girls and watching them develop and grow to love the sport I love so much is truly such an amazing thing!”