Juell Hodges
Juell Hodges
Title: Softball Head Coach
Phone: 309-467-9591
Email: jhodges@eureka.edu

Juell Hodges was named the Eureka College softball head coach on Aug. 2, 2021. Hodges, a 2018 alum of the University of Tennessee, is the ninth head coach in Eureka softball history. She comes to Eureka after gaining experience working for two Division I programs.

From 2018 to 2020, Hodges was a voluntary assistant coach at Ohio University, where she worked extensively with the team’s slappers and earned her master’s degree in coaching education. Prior to that, she learned the ins and outs of collegiate softball as a student manager at Tennessee from 2015-2017. She received her bachelor’s degree in sports management at Tennessee in 2018.

The Mokena, Ill. native played collegiately at NCJAA Illinois Central College in East Peoria in 2014 and 2015. At ICC, she appeared in 58 games in two seasons and played first base, third base and pitcher. She batted .370 in 134 plate appearances with a team-high eight home runs and 36 RBI in leading the Cougars to the NJCAA Division II national tournament as a sophomore in 2015.

In recent years, she has coached club softball in the central Illinois area for the Midwest Sting.