Jessica Hinkle (nee Gonzalez) joined the Hornet coaching staff in the 2014 season after spending the last five years as a player in the Lynchburg women's soccer program, providing key leadership from her midfield position. She earned All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors four different times in her career, posting an impressive 19 points in her senior campaign on seven goals and five assists.
Gonzalez spent three summers as a camp counselor at the Naval Academy Soccer Camp while also working the Lynchburg soccer camps. She is currently the head girls' soccer coach at Heritage High School in Lynchburg and was formerly an assistant coach at nearby Brookville High.
She graduated from Lynchburg with a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in special education in 2013 and her M.Ed. in adaptive special education in 2017.