Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dallas Charge Name Jen Rocha Head Coach

The Dallas Charge on Wednesday named current Florida assistant coach Jennifer Rocha as the team’s head coach for the 2016 season.

At the helm of the Charge, Rocha replaces University of Texas assistant Jennifer McFalls, who led the Charge to the postseason in their inaugural season in 2015.

Rocha, the 2015 NFCA Division 1 Assistant Coach of the Year, is considered one of the top pitching coaches in the nation and is a highly-regarded potential head coach at the collegiate level, as well.

On Tim Walton’s staff with the Gators from the beginning of his tenure in Gainesville, Rocha has mentored and coached five pitchers to all-American status, including Stacey Nelson; Stephanie Brombacher; Hannah Rogers; Lauren Haeger; and 2015 freshman phenom Aleshia Ocasio.

Rocha’s coaching resume also includes time at Wichita State during Walton’s tenure at the school, as well as a stop at Oregon. She spent six seasons as a member of the Oklahoma program, including three as a player and three as a graduate assistant coach. She was a member of the 2000 National Championship-winning Sooner program and boasts a 1.46 career ERA and a 43-17 career record in the circle.

This will be Rocha’s first head coaching position at any level. She reunites with Haeger, who was drafted by the Charge in 2015, and follows Walton as a head coach at the professional level.

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