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Tony Cook-Head Softball Coach 2014Tony Cook
Head Softball Coach
acook2@jeffco.edu
(636) 481-3379 or (636) 789-3000 Ext. 3379


Jefferson College head softball coach Tony Cook enters his 9th season as the Vikings head coach in the 2015 season.  Coach Cook, who has a 337-120 overall record in his first eight years in the program,  has led Jefferson to eight regular season tournament titles, seven conference titles and seven appearances in the Region XVI Championship game. In 2014, Cook led the Vikings (53-13) to a top nine finish in the NJCAA National Championship Tournament. The Vikings also captured the elusive Region XVI Title for the second straight year.

During his eight year tenure, Cook and his coaching staff have developed 56 All-Conference players, which include 39 All-MCCAC first team members 48 All-Region players, including 34 of which were All-Region XVI first teams.  In addition, his teams have produced ten All-NFCA Regional Team members, five NJCAA All-Americans and six NJCAA Academic All-Americans.

Cooks commitment to his players and their future, however, is his greatest accomplishment.  He utilizes his experience and contacts to give players every opportunity to play at the next level-evidenced by 37 placements in the last eight years.

Cook has over 22 years of softball coaching experience and previously coached high school softball for four years and was involved with several summer club programs, coaching both 16 and 18 year-old select teams.

Cook is a native of Jefferson County and he received his AS degree from Jefferson College and earned his BS-industrial Education from Southeast Missouri State University graduating Cum Laude.  In addition to his duties as head softball coach, he is an instructor for the Area Technical School at Jefferson College.  He and his wife, Mendy, have one daughter, Brandy, and resides in Herculaneum, Missouri.

 

BRANDY MOONIER

Assistant Softball Coach

Brandy Moonier enters her seventh season as an assistant coach for the Vikings’ softball team.  Brandy graduated from Herculaneum High School in 2004.  She received her Associates Degree from Jefferson College and earned her B.S. degree in Elementary Education from Missouri Baptist University in 2007, graduating Cum Laude.

Brandy has been playing fast pitch softball since the age of eight, and she continues to play today.  She was a four-year starter at Herculaneum and had a very successful career as a pitcher, earning numerous honors.  Brandy continued to play softball at Forest Park Community College.  She is currently employed at Festus Intermediate School as a 4th grade teacher.


CHARLINE (JOHNSTON) LINDHORST

Assistant Softball Coach 

Charline Johnston enters her sixth season as assistant coach for Jefferson College’s softball team.  Charline has received her Associates Degree from Jefferson College and has earned her Bachelors degree in high school Business Education from Missouri Baptist in the Spring of 2009.

Charline is a former player for the Vikings, where she earned Honorable Mention All-Conference, and Honorable Mention All-Region.  She also received Academic All-American, and graduated with a 3.6 grade point average.  Charline was also named Jefferson College’s Who’s Who and made the Dean’s List both years.

During Johnston’s career at Hannibal High School, she earned 12 NCMC Academic awards and graduated in the top 13% of her class.  She started and played softball on the varsity squad all four years and was nominated for team captain for two years.  She made three All-Conference Honors and two All-District Honors.  Johnston has played softball since the age of six.  At the age of 12, Johnston began playing travel ball under the coaching of Ed Givan.  With his guidance, she went to four National Championships across the country and won a state title.


Trisha Thompson-Assistant Softball Coach 2014TRISHA THOMPSON

Assistant Softball Coach

Trisha Thompson joins the Vikings' coaching staff this year.  She graduated high school from Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona.  After graduating, she played softball for the Webster University Gorloks, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in three years.  She is now studying for her Masters of Science in Sports Management at Missouri Baptist University.  She currently works as a FIT professional at FLEET FEET Sports, as well.

Trisha's coaching focus is on working with pitchers and catchers.  In high school, her club teams made several appearances at Nationals, and produced a winning title in the summer of 2007.  She was named to the State Honors team her senior year of high school when coached under Bobby Pena.  While in college, Webster's The Journal announced Trisha as the winner of "The Best performance" her sophomore year due to two no hitters thrown and finishing the season with 113 strikeouts.  She also holds several records in the pitching category which includes most season strikeouts at 175, most strikeouts thrown in a single game with 18, and all-time high of 352 career strikeouts, and she is tied for first with 15 career shutouts.  She was SLIAC "Player of the Week" three time, was selected as an All-Tournament Team Player as a freshman, and has been selected as an All-Conference Team Player, twice.  She was also nominated to represent the United States to play in the Czech Republic and Italy.


Jeris Moonier-Assistant Softball Coach 2014JERIS MOONIER
Assistant Softball Coach