On Base University Hitting Certified Expert
Current ABCA Member
Driveline Youth Hitting Certification
Coach Jenkins has been coaching/training youth aging from 6 years old to the collegiate level athletes for the past 16 years. As owner of K25 Baseball/Softball and Owner/Director of Top Tier West Baseball, Coach Jenkins has worked with many athletes in the west suburban Chicagoland area. Coach Jenkins also coached at the High School level at Plainfield South High School. Coach Jenkins continues to dedicate himself to giving back to our Baseball and Softball community. Being a member of the ABCA, (American Baseball Coaches Association) and Attendee at the Slugfest Conference in 2019 has also aided in Coach Jenkins’ progressive teachings. Coach Jenkins matches his knowledge with pure intense and positive energy to his players.
As an athlete, Coach Jenkins came up through the ranks of the Aurora Boys Baseball program and due to his contributions to the sport, he was later inducted into the Hall Of Fame. Coach Jenkins’ career blossomed while attending West Aurora High School where he was a 3 Sport Athlete competing in Baseball, Basketball, and Football. Coach Jenkins received All-Conference and All-Area honors in all 3 Sports. He was a sophomore on the 2000 State Championship Basketball Team. As a senior, Coach Jenkins was awarded Athlete of the Year for his contributions to West Aurora High School.
Coach Jenkins decided to join Junior College Powerhouse Triton College to play for legendary coach, Bob Symmonds. While at Triton College, Coach Jenkins was awarded All-Conference and received a scholarship to transfer to Illinois State University. During his time at Illinois State University, Coach Jenkins earned an invite to compete against the top players in the country in the Texas Collegiate Summer League. While in Texas, he led his team to a TCL Championship. As a senior, Jenkins earned All-Conference Honors for his play.
Specialty: Pitching/Arm Care
High School: I played baseball at West Aurora High School, 3 of my 4 years I was in the starting rotation on varsity. I was voted team captain and team MVP senior year and played well enough to earn a scholarship to play at Villanova University.
College Career: After one semester and a successful Fall season at Villanova I decided to transfer home and play my first two collegiate seasons at Waubonsee Community College. Under Head Coach Brad Unger I made significant strides in my development and earned All Conference honors twice as well as NJCAA pitcher of the week twice. Freshman year I was voted Region 4 tournament MVP which we won earning ourselves a spot in the NJCAA College World Series. After playing a summer with the La Crosse Loggers of the Northwoods League and my two seasons at Waubonsee I earned a scholarship to Mississippi State University. My junior season at MSU was a struggle compared to the rest of my career, but the team still made it to the College World Series. Senior year I was able to improve upon my previous season, leading the SEC in appearances on the mound with 34. I finished the year with a 2.96 ERA, 2 wins, and 5 saves and appeared in the College World Series once again.
Pro Career: I was drafted in the 20th round of the MLB draft in 2019 by the Arizona Diamondbacks and played my first pro season with their Rookie League team the Missoula Osprey. I finished the season with a 1.69 ERA and 27 strikeouts over 21 innings.
Coaching and Education: I have had the privilege of training with multiple pitching philosophies and programs including the National Pitching Association while at Waubonsee, and Driveline Baseball while at MSU and remotely during my pro career. I have played under two esteemed college pitching coaches while at MSU in Gary Henderson and Scott Foxhall, and great pitching minds Brad Unger, Mark Sheehan, and Tom Kinney while at Waubonsee. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from MSU with a 4.0 GPA and as a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society.
Bonus Info: I was awarded the @PitchingNinja “College Pitch of the Year award” for 2019. In my 4 years of college baseball I have been to a College World Series 3 times.
High School: Attended North Mac High School in Virden, IL receiving varsity letters in softball, basketball, and volleyball. Throughout her high school softball career, she threw 499.1 innings. Her overall ERA was 2.20 with 50 wins, a .188 opponent batting average, and 772 strikeouts. She received first team all-conference three times as well as MVP three times. She was also All-Area MVP in 2015. She played for The Hitting Center travel ball organization.
College: Currently attends Aurora University as a Graduate student where she is pursuing accounting. Played four years at Aurora University. Freshman year she started 14 games with an 8-8 record. She had an ERA of 3.24 with 90.2 innings thrown. Sophomore year she started 23 games with a 16-4 record and an ERA of 2.0. This past season, 2021, she started in 23 games with a 21-3 record and a 1.04 ERA. She also had two perfect games in the 2021 season. She has been named All-American (2021), All-Region (2021), NACC first team All-Conference (2019,2021) and NACC Pitcher of the Year (2021). She was also also named academic All-American (2021) and Spartan Scholar (2018,2019,2021).
Degrees: Bachelor’s in accounting and Finance with a minor in Coaching from Aurora University.