Prep Softball: WMU’s Jackson Steps Down

Winfield — Winfield-Mount Union head softball coach Walt Jackson has announced his departure from the program, effective immediately.

After leading the team for the last three years, Jackson will give way to Winfield’s head football coach Scott McCarty as the chief steward of the program for the summer.

Jackson doubles as the Henry County Emergency Management Coordinator.

In three years, Jackson led Winfield-Mount Union to a 41-20 record, overseeing the development of all-state pitcher Madie Anderson, who is currently starring at Indian Hills Community College.

While Anderson may have graduated, a solid nucleus remains intact from last year’s team — including recent Iowa Wesleyan commit Jobey Malone.

The Lady Wolves finished last year 17-6 falling in the Class 1A regional semifinals to Highland.