Erinn Jayjohn is the new head coach of the Lady Pirate softball
team at Granbury High School following her official appointment by the Granbury
ISD school board on June 22, 2015.
She is currently a varsity assistant coach and JV head coach at
Northwest High School in Justin. Prior
to returning to her high school alma mater as a coach, Jayjohn was an assistant
coach at Southern Arkansas University while working on her graduate studies.
Jayjohn received a bachelor’s degree from the University of
Mississippi, where she was a three-year letterman and was senior team captain
while competing as a pitcher, first baseman, and utility player. In high school at Northwest, she was a
four-year letterman and received all-district honors all four years – once as
district most valuable player and once as pitcher of the year. She was also a team captain for the Lady
"We are very excited what Erinn brings to our program not
only on the field, which is obvious from her resume that shows she played at
the highest level in the best softball conference, the SEC, in the nation but
also coached at the college level and helped turn a program completely around,
but also what she brings to GHS in the classroom," commented Granbury ISD athletic director Dwight Butler. "Her knowledge of the game and
attention to detail and strategies and her leadership qualities are much more
advanced than most coaches I talked to about the position. I appreciate Dr.
Largent and the Board of Trustees allowing us the opportunity to get someone of
her quality. We are excited watching Coach Jayjohn and her assistants begin the
process of building a great softball program at GHS."
The new head coach succeeds Mallory Smith, who is departing after
two years at the helm to teach and coach softball and volleyball at Eaton High
School in Fort Worth. In addition, assistant coach Shanna Shelton will be
returning to the classroom full time next school year. She will remain at GHS in the math department.
Kristen Treppa will be joining the softball coaching squad while
also keeping her JV coaching duties with the Lady Pirate basketball team. In addition, Ashley Seibel will begin her
second year as a softball assistant.
Other coaching assignments recently approved by the board: Melissa Dahle, assistant volleyball and track coach;
Jennifer Henderson, GMS girls coach; Jason Shahan, assistant football coach;
Desiree Shahan, GMS girls coach; Jennifer Steele, assistant swim coach.
Other coaching changes include the departure of: assistant volleyball and track coach A.J.
Watlington; assistant football coach Brock Walker; and GMS girls coaches Chris
Bloyd and Sara Tipton.