Interested in playing softball this fall? Voluntary camp will be held at TJ from August 10th through the 14th from 1 to 3 pm. Practice begins on August 17th and will be held at TJ from 3 to 5 pm Monday through Friday. Contact Coach Jackson with any questions!
Head Coach – Kyler Jackson
Kyler Jackson has been the head softball coach at Thomas Jefferson High School since 2006. In 8 seasons at Thomas Jefferson, Coach Jackson has led the Lady Spartans to 30 consecutive league victories, 4 consecutive undefeated league seasons (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) as well as a 4A league title (2012). In 2008, Coach Jackson coached the Denver R.B.I. (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) softball team of high school freshmen, sophomores and juiors who won the Mid-Western region title and qualified for the World Series in Los Angeles, California where they finished 3rd in a division that included College freshmen and sophomores. Coach Jackson’s Colorado Eclipse 12U Club team won last year’s local (Denver) Babe Ruth tournament. Also in 2012, Coach Jackson led a team made up of the Colorado Eclipse 12U and AGSA 12U to the Colorado Babe Ruth 12 & Under State Championship and qualified for the 12U regionals. In 2013, the Eclipse 14 & Under team won its first ever State Championship at that level. With the bulk of the team returning, the girls hope to repeat as back-to-back champions.
Assistant Coach – Chris Blaylock
Coach Blaylock is the JV softball coach at Thomas Jefferson. Coach Blaylock played baseball at Manual High School (Denver) for Coach Jackson where he was an All-League performer for the school’s one and only league championship. Chris received a baseball scholarship offer at Dakota Weslyan University but opted instead to join the Navy where he served for 4 years and traveled around the world. Coach Blaylock has a broadcasting degree and was a radio host in northeastern Colorado.
Assistant Coach – Autumn Sanders
Coach Sanders started playing softball at a young age and had the opportunity to play for three years at Thomas Jefferson High School because her school did not have a team. She was first team All-City and Honorable Mention All-State her senior year. She was offered a scholarship for basketball and softball at a Division II college in Illinois but ultimately decided to attend the University of Maryland and put sports on hold. Since graduating, she coached a middle school team in Pueblo, Colorado and assisted George Washington’s High School. This past year she coached both softball and basketball at Thomas Jefferson.