Jackson State University

Jackson State University Athletics
1400 Lynch St. Jackson, MS 39217
Division 1 Mississippi Southeast
Public Medium National competitor

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Kevin Montgomery

Head Coach Kevin Montgomery enters his second season at the helm of the Jackson State softball program after guiding the Tigers to a 13-36 overall record and 7-11 in SWAC play in 2019.


Montgomery came to JSU from University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. In his lone season he led the Golden Lions to a 19-28 overall mark and an 11-6 record in conference play. He led UAPB to an upset of No. 1-seed Alcorn State University and guided the Golden Lions to the quarterfinals of the 2018 SWAC Softball Tournament.


The veteran of the softball diamond brings over 15 years of experience to the JSU softball program.


Montgomery began his coaching career at Alcorn State in when he was named head softball in August of 2005. In his tenure at ALCN, the Lady Braves ranked sixth in doubles in 2006 in the NCAA. Also that season, ALCN made their first ever Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament finals appearance. The Lady Braves made five SWAC Softball Tournament appearances from 2005 to 2012.


Under tutelage of Montgomery, the Lady Braves won their first ever SWAC Softball Tournament and made their first NCAA tournament appearance in 2010. Also that season, Alcorn State had two players to receive post season accolades as one was named the SWAC Player of the Year and the other was named the SWAC Tournament Most Valuable Player.


In January of 2013, Montgomery was named the associate head coach at Alabama State in Montgomery, Ala. He help lead the Lady Hornets to their first ever SWAC Softball Tournament Championship game in 2013.


In November of 2013, Montgomery was named the Director of Player Development at Southern California Preps in Woodland Hills, Calif., where he help prep USA Prep elite players for the national qualifying events.


The Atlanta, Ga., native holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2005 and a Masters in Guidance Education in 2007, both from Alcorn State.

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Meagan Dixon

Meagan Dixon joined the JSU softball program in the fall of 2018.


Dixon, a Moreno Valley, California native was both the 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference Player and Hitter of the Year while earning first-team all-conference honors at the Alabama State University.


Dixon hit .476 with 14 home runs and 52 RBI and also led the conference in on-base percentage (.544), runs scored (52), and total bases (118), and was tied for second in hits (59). Dixon tied for third in doubles (13) and stole 15 bases in 17 attempts.


Dixon received NCAA Honors in 2014, being ranked fifth in the nation in batting average, eighth in RBI per game, and 10th in on-base percentage against top Division I programs.


Dixon completed her stellar four-year hitting .394 with 31 home runs and 149 RBIs, and still leads ASU in career home runs. In 2015, Dixon began pursuing her MBA at Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif., where she served as graduate assistant.

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Laura Aguilar

Coach Laura Aguilar enters her second season as an assistant coach at Jackson State University under head coach Kevin Montgomery.


Aguilar helped guide the Tigers to a 13-36 mark overall and 7-11 in conference play.


She is graduate of Alabama State University where she earned her bachelors degree in criminal justice. While at ASU she was a member of the Lady Hornets softball program.


CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2017 Preseason All-SWAC selection

2016 Set single-season all-time school record for most hits in a season (70)

2016 All-SWAC First Team selection (Second baseman)

2016 SWAC Hitter of the Week (2/29)

2016 Two-time College Sports Madness SWAC Player of the Week (3/1, 3/8)

2015 SWAC assists leader

HIGH SCHOOL

Played four years at San Fernando High School

Named Rookie of the Year (2009)

Helped lead team to Valley Mission championship

Named most valuable player during senior season

Finished high school career hitting .454

Finished high school career with a .486 on-base percentage

Recorded a season-best batting average of .514

Member of the honor council

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