Jennifer Rocha

Jennifer Rocha

Jennifer Rocha Assoicate Head Softball Coach University of Oklahoma Action Shot
  • Starting with the 2018-2019 season, Rocha returned to her softball roots at the University of Oklahoma as Associate Head Coach.
  • In 2019, she helped lead the Sooners to the NCAA Women’s College World Series National Championship Series, where they lost to eventual National Champions, UCLA. Under her tutelage, Giselle Juarez was tabbed as NFCA 1st Team All-American and Big 12 Pitcher of the Year.
  • Before returning to OU, Rocha proved herself as one of the top pitching instructors in the country during her 14 year tenure with the Florida Gators:
    • Back-to-back NCAA Women’s College World Series National Champions (2014 and 2015)
    • 5 WCWS championship series appearances
    • 7 SEC regular season titles & 4 SEC Tournament titles
  • Under Rocha’s guidance, Florida led the nation in combined ERA in four of the last 10 seasons. The 2015 national championship team posted the top ERA in the SEC (1.63), which also ranked 4th in the nation. She has coached 7 NFCA All Americans.
  • Rocha was named the 2015 NFCA Assistant Coach of the Year. She was also part of 5 NFCA Southeast Region Coaching Staff of the Year selections, and the 2015 NFCA Division I National Coaching Staff of the Year.
  • Rocha’s pitching staffs were a huge part of Florida’s continued success:
    • In 2017, sophomore Kelly Barnhill was named the USA Softball National Player of the Year and the espnW Player of the Year while leading the Gators to the WCWS Championship Series.
    • In 2015, Lauren Hager was the 1st Gator to win the USA Softball National Player of the Year; the 3rd to be named the WCWS Most Outstanding Player and the 2nd to win softball’s Honda Award.
    • In 2014, Hannah Rogers led the Gators to their 1st national title, and in the process became Florida’s 1st 4-time All-American.
    • In 2017, sophomore Kelly Barnhill was named the USA Softball National Player of the Year and the espnW Player of the Year while leading the Gators to the WCWS Championship Series.
    • Beginning her playing career at Long Beach City College in 1995, Rocha transferred to Oklahoma in 1996 and was a three-year letterwinner. She finished her Sooner career with a 43-17 record (.721) and a 1.46 ERA.

“Few have been more successful at developing winning pitchers than Jen Rocha, and we’re excited to learn how a change of address has impacted her approach.”
– Cindy Bristow

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