Crusaders Softball Camps
Jay Halbrook enters his second season as the head softball coach at Evangel University.
During Halbrook’s first season, the Crusaders went 31-16 overall and 15-7 in the Heart of America and finished third. The 2016 softball team had six players earn all-conference honors, while Kyra Parker earned Newcomer of the Year accolades. Evangel saw two players receive Gold Golve honors, whith four more being named NAIA Academic All-Americans and eight NFCA Academic All-Americans.
Halbrook had been head softball coach for Star and Stripes All-American squad, spent six seasons as Bolivar High School's head softball coach compiling a 110-63 record. His teams won five Central Ozark Conference championships, two district championships and had one state quarterfinal appearance.
His arrival to Evangel marked a return to the Crusaders coaching staff as he served the baseball program as an assistant coach from 2002 to 2006.
Halbrook spent one year as an assistant softball coach at Southwest Baptist and was an assistant at Bolivar High School from 2006 to 2008. He founded Bolivar's club softball squad in 2005 and served as their head coach from 2005 to 2012.
In addition to his stint at Evangel, Halbrook has coached baseball with baseball legend Dick Birmingham and was the varsity head baseball coach for the Bolivar American Legion program from 1998-2002 compiling a 170-85 record.
Halbrook has a degree in Psychology from Southwest Baptist University.
Jay resides in Pleasant Hope with his wife Jamie, a payroll administrator and softball Recruiting Coordinator at Evangel. The couple has four daughters. Jordan Henson (married), Jaelyn Shaw (married), Jenna, and Jianna.