Clemson Tigers News: Courtney Breault, Rebecca Wells, Eve Jackson

A Clemson Softball assistant lands a head coaching gig, two key gymnasts will return for the Tigers in 2025, and Erik Bakich is not a candidate for the Texas job.
Clemson senior Rebecca Wells of Smyrna, Georgia reacts after finishing the beam during a gymnastics match at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C. Sunday, January 21, 2024.
Clemson senior Rebecca Wells of Smyrna, Georgia reacts after finishing the beam during a gymnastics match at Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, S.C. Sunday, January 21, 2024. / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Clemson Softball coach gets promotion with the Charlotte 49ers

Clemson Softball assistant coach Courtney Breault has been on John Rickman’s staff for all five seasons of the program’s existence.

On Monday, Breault was named the new head coach of the Charlotte 49ers.

She is succeeding Ashley Chastain, who accepted an offer to become the new head coach for the South Carolina Gamecocks.

The 49ers won the American Athletic Conference in 2024 and were regular-season champs in 2023.

Chastain is a Gamecock alum, so Charlotte is replacing a South Carolina coach with a Clemson coach.

Two key athletes returning for Clemson Gymnastics

Clemson Gymnastics posted yesterday that both Rebecca Wells and Eve Jackson will return for another season of competition.

The Tigers were runners-up in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Year 1 and made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Other news and notes from around Clemson athletics:

Clemson head coach Erik Bakich announced via The Clemson Insider that he is not a candidate for the open job with the Texas Longhorns.

On a related note, Tennessee defeated Texas A&M for the CWS championship last night. There is a lot of speculation that the Longhorns could be targeting one of the coaches of those two programs.

Clemson Softball alum McKenzie Clark continues to impress in the Athletes Unlimited pro league.

Clemson Women’s Lacrosse led the ACC with five freshmen on the All-Academic team: Blair Byrne, Regan Byrne, Mackayla Macleod, Natalie Shurtleff, and Jasmine Stanton.

Eleven other Tigers were named to the list as well.

I’m going to sheepishly admit this one snuck by me, but thanks to the Sickos Committee for pointing out that Clemson won this year’s Spikeball championship.

The championship was held at Clemson this spring and the Tigers outlasted Northeastern for the title. It’s a non-NCAA sport, but a national championship is a national championship.

Here are the rest of the non-NCAA competitions and their winners for the 2023-24 calendar.

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