FORT MYERS FL- There are plenty of YSN alums out there doing incredible things to continue to grow the sport that made them such a legend in the valley. Poland softball has made quite a few legends in their history. One of which is our next exclusive interview on YSN.
Jenna Modic-Blythers grew up in blue. She played for Poland, and celebrated a state championship with the Bulldogs. After an incredible career in high school, she continued her journey as a player into college. She started her career at Miami (OH), and eventually found her home at Pittsburgh. As a player in the ACC, she played on the highest stage, against some of the biggest names in the sport. It was a career that every young softball player could dream of.
After spending a little bit of time away from the game after she graduated, Jenna quickly realized her heart was keeping her in the game. Taking a bunch of cues from her father Brett, who not only coached her, but has fine tuned so many talented players in our area. Her coaching career began at the University of Rochester in New York. After spending two season there, she moved on to take an assistant job at Oakland. While she was there Oakland softball saw great success. Last season, they won the Horizon league tournament, and punched a ticket to the NCAA tournament. Jenna stepped in as head coach during that tournament run. Now she takes on a new chapter in her coaching career taking an assistant role at Florida Golf Coast University.
in a press release about her hiring, FGCU head coach David Deiros had this to say “She has been a successful coach at each of her previous institutions, and she has helped their offenses improve each year. We have a very young team, so I am confident that her high energy and adaptability will make an immediate impact in our program.”
The boys on Running Point had a chance to talk with Coach Blythers this week about her journey from Poland to Florida, and every stop in between. Jenna also discusses the lessons she has learned, and gives out advice to players in the midst of recruiting right now. Don’t miss this exclusive interview on YSN.