Assistant coach Jessica Bracamonte is in her sixth year on coach Margo Jonker’s Central Michigan staff.
Bracamonte’s primary duties are hitting instruction and working with the outfielders. She also serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator and oversees its community service endeavors.
During her five seasons with CMU, 10 Chippewas have earned First Team All-Mid-American Conference honors, six have been named to the all-conference second team, three (including two outfielders) have been named to the MAC All-Freshman Team, and one, outfielder Sara Hansen in 2015, earned the MAC Freshman of the Year Award.
In four out of Bracamonte’s five seasons on staff, the Chippewas have placed at least one outfielder on the all-conference team or the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region Team. In each of the past two seasons, the Chippewas have had one outfielder earn all-region honors: Allison Curtis in 2017 and Lacy Tolfree in 2018.
Twice since Bracamonte joined the staff has the softball team earned the Dick Enberg Team Leadership Award, which goes to the Chippewa team that best meets five criteria: overall grade-point average, academic progress rate, community service, athletic performance, and commitment to excellence.
Bracamonte was a standout outfielder and four-year starter at Michigan State from 2008-11. As a senior, she led the Big Ten with four triples while hitting .328, slugging .458, and driving in a team-high 28 runs. She played professionally with the Chicago Bandits of National Pro Fastpitch.
Bracamonte earned a bachelor’s degree from Michigan State in 2012 and began her coaching career as a student assistant at MSU. She completed her master's degree at CMU in 2016.
A native of Hacienda Heights, Calif., Bracamonte served as an assistant coach in 2013 at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif.