Oklahoma Baptist University softball didn't look have to look far to fill its recently-vacated assistant softball coach position, claiming Jayme (Boyer) Hutchcraft from Shawnee.
Hutchcraft joins OBU from her teaching and coaching post at Shawnee Middle School and returns to a program that has her name in its record books. She graduated in 2009 with school career (46), single season (17) and single game (3) home run records, along with school marks for career runs and walks. Her .378 career batting average is second on the all-time list. She also is second in all-time hits and third in all-time RBI at OBU.
Hutchcraft was a four-time All-Conference selection and started all 213 games of her OBU career. She also a 2007 All-America and Diamond Sports NAIA Catcher of the Year to go with Sooner Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year honors. She was twice named a NAIA Scholar Athlete.
"Being able to get Jayme back here is an important step for our program," said Lady Bison Head Coach Pam Fink. "This is a huge hire for us. She knows this program and the university and believes in what we're trying to accomplish. Jayme has always been a hard-worker and she's someone our girls are going to love playing for."
Hutchcraft played softball at Shawnee High School under her father, Coach Todd Boyer. There, she was All-State and Suburban Conference MVP.
Hutchcraft succeeds Jadyn Smith, who was hired as the head softball coach at USAO.
Hutchcraft married Andrew Hutchcraft earlier this year.