JAIME ROSE'S CAREER COACHING RECORD
The eighth head coach in Hutchinson Community College softball history, Jaime Rose is now in her 16th season at the helm of Blue Dragon Softball.
Rose is Hutchinson Softball’s career leader in coaching victories, reaching the 400-victory plateau at Hutchinson in 2018. Rose has produced a record of 439-309 in her first 15 seasons with the Blue Dragons. In 17 seasons as a junior college head softball coach, Rose has compiled a record of 477-363
Rose collected her 400th coaching victory at Hutchinson on April 11, 2018 with a 3-2 victory over Kansas City at Fun Valley. Her 300th victory was a 12-3 run-rule victory over Brown Mackie College on April 14, 2015. Win No. 200 came in a 12-8 victory over Fort Scott on March 26, 2011 at Fun Valley. With a 5-3 victory over Allen County on March 23, 2008, Rose became only the second Blue Dragon coach with 100 coaching victories.
Over the last five seasons, the Blue Dragons have played a combined 95 games over .500.
The 2019 Blue Dragons moved back to NJCAA Division I status. After a rough start, the Blue Dragons went on a 16-game winning streak to close out the regular season and close the year at 26-16. Outfielder Taylor Ullery and first baseman Ashley Wilson were first-team all-KJCCC East performers. Catcher Beanie Luttig, outfielder Brynne Stockman and shortstop Caitlin Schumacher were second-team all-league performers.
The 2018 Blue Dragons finished No. 15 in NJCAA Division II, finishing with a 38-11 overall record. The Blue Dragons advanced to the Region VI Tournament championship game for the seconds-straight year after a 30-year title game drought. Record-setting pitcher D.J. Cannon and shortstop Izzy Godinez were second-team all-KJCCC performers. First baseman Raven Bass and third baseman Kiarra DeCrane were honorable mention players.
The 2017 Blue Dragons finished 31-17 and advanced to the Region VI Tournament championship game for the first time since 1987. Pitcher D.J. Cannon earned first-team all-league status. Outfielder Ashton Reynolds was a second-team selection and shortstop Izzy Godinez was honorable mention.
The 2016 season will go down as the breakout season for Rose’s Blue Dragons. Going 38-8 in 2016, the Blue Dragons had their highest conference finish, tying Johnson County for second place, since 1992, and HCC earned its first national ranking since 1987. The Blue Dragons finished No. 8 in the final national poll.
Pitcher Holly Kelley was a second-team NJCAA and NFCA Division II All-American. The 2016 Blue Dragons set numerous team and individual records as well.
The 2015 season proved to be a precursor for Hutchinson softball. After three seasons of break-even or sub-.500 records, Rose’s 2015 Blue Dragons found the magic again. Posting the program’s first 30-win campaign since 2011, the 2015 Blue Dragons finished 31-17 overall and earned an upper division finish in the Jayhawk East, finishing sixth at 13-9. The 2015 Blue Dragons hit .319, the fifth-highest batting average in team history. The 36 home runs and .468 slugging percentage were the third best in program history.
The 2014 Blue Dragons went 17-25, but had a program first when freshman catcher Sarah Rothe was named both the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s first-team All-American and junior college Catcher of the Year.
Rothe was Hutchinson’s third-leading hitter in 2014, hitting .378 with 48 total hits. Rothe had a team-high 11 home runs and 12 doubles. She drove in 37 RBIs and scored 32 runs. Rothe amassed a .404 on-base percentage and had a .732 slugging percentage. Rothe had a .991 fielding percentage, committing only two errors in 218 total defensive chances. She threw out 35 percent of would-be basestealers. She threw out 14 basestealers, which was the third most in the nation this past season.
The 2011 Blue Dragons just missed Rose’s second 40-win team at Hutchinson, finishing 39-18 and fourth in the Jayhawk East with a 21-9 record. The Blue Dragons played host to and won the Region VI first-round series, sweeping Brown Mackie College. HCC went 1-2 in the District D Tournament at Topeka and finished third in the region for the second-straight season. Jamie Tanno, Elise Beguelin and Cortnie Killen were all honorable mention All-Jayhawk East selections while Tanno and Killen were first-team all-Region and Beguelin was second-team All-Region.
The 2010 and 2009 seasons produced sub-.500 overall records, but Rose’s teams achieved a lot going against some of the toughest schedules in program history.
In 2010, the Blue Dragons broke a long losing streak to Region VI power Cowley College with a thrilling 9-7 victory in eight innings over the No. 5 nationally ranked Tigers in the opening round of the Region VI Tournament. That victory is considered one of the most important of the Rose era and there have been a lot of important wins. HCC was 29-32 in 2010.
HCC went 21-29 in 2009, but still earned a first-round regional home series and swept Neosho County to earn a trip to the Region VI final four.
HCC won 23 games in Rose’s first season in 2005. The program made a 15-win improvement one season later. Just three years later, Rose guided the Blue Dragons to a 40-19 record, the second-most wins in a single season in program history and a third-place finish in the Jayhawk West.
When Rose took over the HCC program in the fall of 2004, HCC had just three players returning from the previous season. That didn’t deter the first-year HCC head coach at all. The HCC-Rose era began with an 11-1 victory over Labette on Feb. 27, 2005. That first season turned into the program’s first winning season since 1992, finishing 23-22. The only down note to Rose’s first season was that the Blue Dragons didn’t qualify for the Region VI tournament.
One year later, Rose guided the Blue Dragons to a 37-22 season, a 15-win improvement over the previous year. HCC’s 9-7 Jayhawk West record was the program’s first winning conference season and first upper-division league finish since 1992. HCC finished fifth in the Region VI Tournament, going 3-2.
The 2008 season was a payoff for three hard years of putting down a foundation for the program. Rose guided the 2008 Blue Dragons to only the second 40-victory season in program history (40-19) and the highest Jayhawk West finish since 1993 when HCC finished third behind Division I league powers Butler and Seward County. The Blue Dragons went 11-5 in league play, the most wins in conference since 1987 when HCC finished second.
In addition to Glenn earning All-America status, she was one of five Blue Dragon players to earn postseason honors. Nicole Bauer, Jenn Tanno, Jenna Schroeder and Megan Hudson all earned second-team all-conference honors.
The success of 2008 was in part because of a late-season surge by the 2007 Blue Dragons. HCC finished the 2007 season only 29-26, but a run through the loser’s bracket in the 2007 Region VI Tournament let to the team tying the best postseason finish in program history. Four straight loser’s bracket victories put HCC in the loser’s bracket final where it lost to Cowley to finish third in the tournament.
Amie Hubbard was a second-team All-Jayhawk West performer, while Jenn Tanno, Sarah Walkup and Stephanie Baltazor earned honorable mention all-league honors.
Rose’s first heading coaching job came at Independence, hired before the 2003 season. Independence went 11-31 in 2003. Just one year later, Rose led the Pirates to a winning season and a 16-game improvement, going 27-23.
Before becoming a head coach, Rose was an assistant at Kansas Wesleyan (1997-2000) and Northwest Missouri State University (2000-02).
Rose earned her bachelor of arts degree from Kansas Wesleyan University in Health, Physical Education and Recreation in 2000. She earned her masters of science in education degree at Northwest Missouri State in Science and Education in 2002.
Rose and her husband, Travis, have been married for 12 years. The couple has two daughters: Taylor, 11 and Kodi, 9.