TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 2002
Softball Names Brooke Adams-Franquet Assistant Coach

Aug. 20, 2002

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University softball team has hired Brooke Adams-Franquet as an assistant coach. Adams-Franquet will assist her husband, first-year head coach Jeff Franquet, with primary emphasis on the pitching staff. The former All-American previously coached at Central Florida Community College as an assistant under Franquet in 2000-01. The couple was recently married in July.

While an assistant coach at CFCC, Adams-Franquet was responsible for recruiting All-American pitcher Kristen Keyes, as well as three all-state players from Florida, including current Dolphin Dianna Korcak, as well as 10 all-conference performers.

"I am excited and proud to be a part of the new beginning here at JU," Adams-Franquet said. "We have a good group of young pitchers who will need to work hard to get ready for our first season."

As a player, Adams-Franquet has appeared in 15 national championships, 15 state championships and eight regional championships. She has a career earned run average of 0.69, while tossing 30 no-hitters and 11 perfect games. Most recently, she was a member of the 2001 ASA National Champion Women's Fastpitch softball team and earned ASA All-American honors for the fourth time. Adams-Franquet began her collegiate career at Georgian Court (N.J.) College where she led the Lions to an eighth place finish in the 1997 NAIA National Championships. She then transferred to Shippensburg (Pa.) University where she played for two years and was a member of the east regional team.

A 24-year-old native of Beverley, N.J., Adams-Franquet was a three-time all-state selection at Holy Cross High School. She is a member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association and has been conducting pitching clinics for eight years.

The Dolphins, who are preparing for their first season of softball since the mid-1980's, will open the 2003 campaign hosting Webber International on January 22 at the Dolphins' brand new on-campus facility.