UNCG Campus Weekly

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New coaches in place

Link Jarrett, a two-time assistant Coach of the Year award winner, has been named the second coach in UNCG baseball history. Jarrett brings 13 years of coaching experience to the program, including stops at Flagler, Mercer, Florida State, East Carolina and Auburn. Jarrett has spent the past three seasons as the assistant coach/director of player development at Auburn.

During his time at Auburn, the Tigers averaged 34 wins per season and advanced to the Southeastern Conference Tournament all three years. He played shortstop at Florida State, and played in the minor leagues for several years. Details at UNCG Athletics.

Sarah Sargent, a former LPGA Tour and Duramed Futures Tour member, has been named head women’s golf coach. Sargent spent six years on the Futures Tour and two years on the LPGA Tour before heading into collegiate coaching at Furman and Coastal Carolina.

Sargent played at Furman University for Hall of Fame head coach Mic Potter, earning National Golf Coaches Association All-America honors and the Southern Conference Player of the Year award in the 2003-04 season. She also was named the Furman Female Athlete of the Year in 2004. She led the Paladins to four SoCon titles and four NCAA Regional appearances, including a berth in the NCAA Championships as a senior.

Sargent spent 2004-06 and 2008-10 on the Duramed Futures Tour where she posted three second place finishes and 10 Top 10 finishes. She earned her LGPA Tour card after placing 10th in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament and was a member of the LPGA Tour in 2007 and 2008. Her top tour finish came in 2007, tying for 25th, while also participating in the U.S. Open in 2007 and 2010. Details at UNCG Athletics.

Janelle Breneman, who has spent the past eight years in the SEC and ACC, has been named head softball coach. Breneman brings 17 years of collegiate coaching experience to UNCG, including nine years as a head coach at both Bucknell and East Stroudsburg.

Breneman spent the past two seasons as the top assistant coach at South Carolina under head coach Beverly Smith. Prior to South Carolina, Breneman spent six seasons as an assistant coach at North Carolina, which was ranked in the Top 25 in four of her six seasons in Chapel Hill.

Breneman came to UNC after two head coaching stints over a nine-year period at Bucknell (2001-04) and East Stroudsburg (1996-2000). Breneman was also a standout on the field, playing two years in the Women’s Pro Softball League for the Georgia Pride and was a four-year letterwinner at Bloomsburg University. She earned All-America honors as a senior. Details at UNCG Athletics.