LSU Softball Staff
LSU Softball head coach Beth Torina will enter her 13th season at LSU in the 2023-24 year. The Tigers have 4 Women's College World Series appearances under Coach Torina.
Assistant coach Howard Dobson enters his 13th season with the Tigers in 2022-23. He formerly served as an assistant coach on the USA Women's Olympic Softball team.
LSU assistant coach Bryce Neal enters his 1st season on the LSU staff in 2023-24. Neal joins the Tigers after serving as an assistant at Louisville during the 2021-2023 seasons.
SANDRA SIMMONS MOTON
LSU assistant coach Sandra Simmons enters her 6th season on the Tiger staff in 2023-24. She played at LSU from 2013-2016. She is the Director of Beth Torina's Tiger Softball Camps.
JILL BARRETT NEAL
Jill (Barrett) Neal was an All-American third baseman for the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in 2014. She jumped into the lineup as a freshman at third base and started every game during her four-year career. Jill was a three-time First Team All-CUSA member, a two-time First Team All-Region performer and a 2014 NFCA All-American.
She played two seasons in the National Pro Fastpitch League for the Akron Racers before being traded to the Chicago Bandits. In her season with the Bandits, she was second on the team with a .345 batting average and led the team to the Cowles Cup Championship.
Zach Jermain, who is currently a PhD student at LSU, currently serves as the Data Analyst for the LSU Softball Team. A native of Missouri, Zach grew up playing men's fastpitch before enrolling as a student manager at the University of Missouri. His journey to Baton Rouge began in December of 2016 when he enrolled as a Master's Degree student at LSU.
He is currently involved in PhD level research in Mathematics of Material Science and Plasmonic Metamaterials.