Wooten Named Ladies Soccer Coach
Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Shreveport—Centenary Athletic Director Taylor Moore has announced the promotion of Chase Wooten to head women’s soccer coach. Wooten was formerly an assistant coach for the Ladies under Jed Jones, who resigned to explore other career opportunities.

Wooten, a Centenary graduate, played three years of men’s soccer at the collegiate level for the Gents. Upon completion of his degree, he coached both the men’s and women’s teams at Caddo Magnet High School in Shreveport where he earned High School District Coach of the Year accolades three times. He led the men’s team to three consecutive district championships and directed the women’s team to a state runner-up finish in 2001.

Wooten coached the goalkeepers at the University of Alabama in 2002 before returning to Centenary as an assistant coach in 2003 where he helped the Ladies to a third place finish in their inaugural season in the Mid-Continent Conference.

“Centenary is an amazing school with a beautiful campus and a great college environment,” said Wooten. “My wife and I are both Centenary alums and we are very excited to be given such an opportunity by the college and the athletic department. The women’s team has had tremendous success over the years and we share a great commitment towards carrying over that success into the future.”

Wooten becomes only the third head coach in the history of the Centenary women’s soccer program. Jones led the Ladies from 1997-2002 where he amassed a 77-45-7 career mark. Centenary soccer pioneer Glenn Evans served as the first Ladies coach from 1992-1996 and accumulated a 66-25-3 record.

Centenary is a Division I member of the NCAA and the Mid-Continent Conference. Located in Shreveport, La., Centenary is the smallest Division I school in the nation and the oldest college west of the Mississippi River.