Mayo Named New Centenary Men's Soccer Coach
Friday, February 20, 2004

Shreveport—Centenary Director of Athletics Taylor Moore has announced the promotion of Eric Mayo to head men’s soccer coach. Mayo has served as the interim coach since Jed Jones stepped down from the position on January 19th.

“Eric has served Centenary well as both a graduate assistant and a volunteer assistant coach in our men’s soccer program,” said Moore. “His experience as both a player and a coach at Centenary should allow him to immediately begin to move the program forward.”

Mayo has been an assistant at Centenary for two years after graduating from the college in 2002. He served as coach of the Airline High School varsity and junior varsity women’s teams in Shreveport in 2001, as well as both women’s teams at Southwood High School in 2000. While at Airline, he was named District Co-Coach of the Year.

Mayo also coached the University Soccer Club U-18 men’s select team and holds a United States Soccer Federation “B” license. He spent four years as a starter for the Gents soccer team and was selected as the captain by his peers in his senior season.

“Centenary has been my life over the past six years and I feel very fortunate to be able to continue this relationship,” said Mayo. “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.”

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 with an enrollment of 890 students and is the oldest college west of the Mississippi River.