Meet Our Jefferson High School Softball Coaching Staff

Jim Hanson Jr. - Varsity Head Coach

Jim has been coaching fastpitch softball for 25 years at the High School, College and Club levels. Jim own and operates Clutch Hitters outdoor Batting Cages in Bloomington at Dred Scott. He also serves as the president for Clutch Hitters girls Fastpitch Softball Club ages 13-18. Jim also gives year round hitting and fielding instruction. This is his 2nd stint as the Jaguars Head Coach, having coached from 2014-2018. Jim helped guide the Jaguars to their last State Tournament appearance in 2014 finishing 5th.

Jim Hanson Jr. is pleased to announce the following members of the Jags 2024 coaching staff:

John Barta - Assistant Varsity Coach

  • 9 Years Coaching at Jefferson
  • Club Softball Coach
  • 21 Years as Coach & Board Member of the Lakeville South Girls
    Basketball program

Jim Hanson Sr. - Assistant  Varsity Coach

  • 10 Years Coaching at Jefferson
  • 5 Years Coaching at Kennedy
  • Former Club Softball Coach

Glenn Haram - Assistant  Varsity Coach

  • 4 Years Coaching 

Jasmine Ziegler - JV Head Coach

  • Prior Lake High School player- 2013-2018 (Varsity 2015-2018, 2017 All Conference & All Tournament, 2018 All Conference honorable mention)
  • St. Catherine Univerity- 2019-2023 (All MIAC Playoff Team 2023)
  • MN Irish Fastpitch coach 2018-2019
  • Clutch Hitters coach 2019- present

Kate Deming - Assistant JV Coach

  • Jefferson High School player- 2010-2015 (2x All Conference, 2X All State)
  • College of St. Benedict- 2016-2019 (4x All MIAC First Team)
  • Jefferson High School coach 2020-2021
  • Clutch Hitters coach 2019-2023



Beth Kiene - B Squad Head Coach

  • 19 Years Coaching at Jefferson
  • 3 Years Coaching in Oregon, 5 Years in Wisconsin, including
    1986 & 1987 State Championships
  • Assistant Coach at St. Kates 1 year

Lizzy Walker - 9th Grade Head Coach

  • Jefferson High School player- 2015-2018 (4 year varsity, 2x All Conference)
  • College of St. Benedict- 2019-2022 (All MIAC First Team 2022)
  • Clutch Hitters coach 2020-2021


TBA  - Assistant 9th Grade Coach