|Alma Mater:||Cedarville ('15)|
|Undergraduate Degree:||(B.A.) Sport Management|
|Postgraduate Degree:||Master of Business Administration (University of St. Francis)|
Jessica Palm was hired as the full-time assistant softball coach at Covenant in the summer of 2017. The 2019 season will be her second season with the program.
Palm came to Covenant after spending two seasons as the graduate assistant at the University of St. Francis (Ill.). She played collegiately at Cedarville University.
"I feel very blessed to continue coaching softball and am very excited to do so at a Christ-centered school such as Covenant," Palm said at the time of her hiring.
While obtaining a master's degree in business administration at NAIA member St. Francis, Palm assisted head coach Amanda Jensen in various aspects of the program, including the development of players, fundraising and recruiting. During Palm's time at USF, the program won 74 games and advanced to the NAIA national tournament in 2017 with a 43-7 overall record.
Palm was a four-year standout at shortstop for NCAA Division II member Cedarville where she played in a program-record 215 career games, making 214 starts. She batted .274 with 169 hits, including 50 extra-base hits, and 89 career RBIs in her four years. Palm was an All-Great Midwest Athletic Conference selection in her sophomore season and helped lead the Lady Jackets to three NCCAA National Tournament appearances.
She graduated from Cedarville in 2015 with a bachelor's degree in sport management and minors in business administration and Bible.
"I look forward to investing in the lives of these student-athletes," Palm added. "My hope is to not only assist in the development of skills on the field, but to help guide each player to grow in both their character and faith during their time at Covenant."