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Ladies Softball Assistants Take On New Roles
Tuesday, August 11, 2009

SHREVEPORT-Centenary softball assistant coaches Lyndsey Angus and Dan Moreman have decided to both pursue new opportunities for this upcoming season, as they recently announced their resignation from Centenary.

Angus will take on the role of assistant coach at her alma mater, the University of Kentucky, where she was an impact player for four years from 2000-2003.

Angus spent the last three seasons as the assistant coach for the Ladies program.  Her primary duties dealt with all aspects of coaching, including recruiting, scouting, conditioning, and on-field instruction. Angus helped guide the Ladies to the conference tournament all three years and was much respected for her knowledge of the game.

While at Kentucky, Angus was named to the All-SEC team three times and the SEC Academic Honor Roll twice. She was selected to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Regional Team in 2002 and 2003 and led the SEC in batting average (.429) in her senior season.  Angus played under current Centenary head coach Mark Montgomery when he was an assistant at Kentucky.

During the summer months, Angus spends her time playing professional softball in the National Pro Fastpitch circuit. Most recently she joined the Rockford Thunder after spending five seasons with the New England Riptide.

"Lyndsey has been such a valuable part of our staff and she will be sorely missed. The University of Kentucky is lucky to get such a quality person to come work with their program. I am confident she will continue to grow and develop as a young coach and I will treasure our time spent together," said Montgomery.

"I enjoyed my three years at Centenary under Coach Montgomery. I worked very closely with a team that had a lot to accomplish and they exceeded that while I was there. The team is very talented and has more to achieve and I wish them a lot of luck. I am really excited to return to Kentucky, where I received my degree. I look forward to furthering  my career, knowledge of the game, and continue to grow as a person and coach at a great school like UK," said Angus.

Moreman joined the program two years ago as a volunteer assistant. Respected by his players for his positivity and will to win, Moreman will venture back into a head coaching role as he joins C.E. Byrd High School right down the street from Centenary in Shreveport.

With the Ladies, Moreman was involved with all aspects of coaching, but most specifically with the strength and conditioning program. Prior to joining Centenary, Moreman was the head coach at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport.  There he coached the Eagles to the school's first ever district championships and took the 2006 team to the state quarterfinals and the 2007 squad to the regional finals. His combined record in three years at Evangel was 69-25-3.

He also brought more than 15 years of coaching experience to the already successful program at Centenary, having coached several Ladies during the summer before becoming an assistant at the college.

"Dan has become such a good friend and I am sure that friendship will continue to flourish. He has an amazing way with young people and he will run a fantastic program at Byrd. I am sure I learned more from him than he could have ever learned from me," said Montgomery.

"I just want to personally thank Coach Montgomery for the wonderful opportunity he gave me as I continued to pursue my love for coaching. I enjoyed my time spent with the players and coaches of the Centenary softball program. I am looking forward to coaching at Byrd High School," said Moreman.

Both Angus and Moreman brought a wealth of experience and past success to the Ladies program, but are both leaving having helped build and create a solid and thriving and young team that represents Centenary and The Summit League to a high degree.

"Lyndsey and Dan have been presented with wonderful opportunities and I am positive they will both meet with great success! Both coaches will be missed and we will begin a search to find replacements.  While transitions are always difficult we are still looking forward to a great year for Centenary Softball," said Montgomery.