A standout for the Northern Illinois University softball program from 2006-09, Jenna Boland enters her third season as an assistant coach at NIU working primarily with the Huskie outfielders.
One Huskie that has benefitted from her tutelage is Nicole Gremillion. A two-time first-team All-MAC selection, Gremillion is fifth on the school's all-time list for runs scored in a season with 41 and third on NIU's all-time list for runs scored in a career with 115. In 2012, Boland mentored Dani Parrish first-team All-MAC honors.
A native of Verona, Wis., Boland returned to NIU after spending the 2010-11 seasons as a graduate assistant coach at the University of Evansville where she worked with the Purple Aces outfielders.
As a player for the Huskies, Boland, the former Jenna Roberts, is tops on the school's single season list for stolen bases with 26 and is fourth on the career list with 43.
Boland and her husband, Michael, have a daughter, Breklyn.