Aug. 23, 2010
The Baylor softball team will have a familiar face returning to Getterman Stadium, as Jimmy Hubble returns as volunteer assistant coach. Among his duties, Hubble will be in charge of infielders and overseeing the maintenance of the field.
"We are very fortunate to have Jimmy Hubble back," head coach Glenn Moore said. "I have said many times that he is the best infield teacher I've ever worked with, and our athletes will be well prepared under his guidance."
Hubble was a volunteer assistant for two seasons at Baylor where he was large part in the Lady Bears' first Women's College World Series Appearance in 2007. He played a key role in developing one of the nation's top defenses, while also working with two 2007 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-America honorees. After leading the Lady Bears to the Big 12 Conference regular season title and finishing fifth at the Women's College World Series, the Baylor coaching staff was recognized as the 2007 NFCA Division I Midwest Region Coaching "Staff of the Year".
Since his time at Baylor, Hubble was an assistant at Illinois in 2008 where the Illini squad finished in the top 25 nationally in home runs per game (8th), slugging percentage (11th), doubles per game (16th) and scoring (23rd).
He joined Purdue's staff in 2009 and was an assistant at Jacksonville in 2010 where the Dolphins recorded the second-highest win total (33) in program history.