Jaclyn Salzwedel is in her second season as head softball coach at Clarke University.
Salzwedel's 2011 squad finished the season with an impressive run. The Crusaders swept through MCC Tournament opening round action with one-run victories over Ashford and William Penn (twice) to earn a spot in MCC Final Four, where the season ended with a third-place showing. Clarke finished 18-26 overall and 7-15 in MCC play.
A native of Wyoming, Mich., Salzwedel previously served as associate head varsity softball coach at Rogers High School in her hometown.
From 2007 to 2009, Salzwedel was a grad assistant softball coach at the University of Wisconsin-Plattville. She was also the the program's main assistant as well as the hitting specialist for the Pioneers' 2008 team that led the NCAA Division III in home runs per game.
Prior to her stint at UW-Platteville, Salzwedel was the assistant softball coach at Grand Rapids Community College and was the head varsity softball coach at Union High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Salzwedel played collegiate softball at Grand Rapids Community College and at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. The four-year starter earned honorable mention all-region and all-conference honors at Grand Rapids, and was a member of the NAIA All-Region Tournament Team and an NAIA National Tournament participant at Aquinas.
Salzwedel received her associate of arts degree from Grand Rapids Community College, her bachelor of arts degree from Aquinas College, and her master of science in education degree from UW-Platteville.