McNulty Resigns to Pursue Dream Job in Minor Leagues
Wednesday, December 7, 2005

SHREVEPORT—Centenary assistant softball coach Alison McNulty has announced her resignation from the Centenary Athletics family effective immediately. The third-year coach has accepted a position in the sales department of the Birmingham Barons, a minor league affiliate of the World Champion Chicago White Sox. She plans to use this opportunity to continue towards her dream of working in a major league baseball front office.


“Alison was a tremendous asset to our program for the last two and a half years,” said head coach Mark Montgomery. “She did an outstanding job with our hitters and will truly be missed by myself and all of our players.”


McNulty is pleased about the opportunity to break into professional baseball, but expressed her affections for the Centenary Ladies softball program upon her departure.


“I am sad to leave behind such a wonderful group of girls and also a great working environment,” said McNulty. “I can’t thank Coach Montgomery enough for the opportunity he gave me to coach and learn at the highest level. I learned more about the game of softball in two years under his guidance than I did in 15 years of playing. I know the team is going to be great and very successful, and I will be their biggest fan.”


“Working in professional baseball has always been a dream of mine,” McNulty continued about her new position. “To be able to work with such an amazing organization like the Birmingham Barons is an opportunity I could not pass up. Although I will miss softball, I will be around my one true love of baseball all day everyday.”


Centenary Director of Athletics Taylor Moore can relate to McNulty’s eagerness to get into professional baseball after owning a minor league affiliate himself before entering the college athletics scene.


“It’s been a pleasure to have Alison on staff for the past several years,” stated Moore. “She did an excellent job elevating our softball program. I was aware of her interest in minor league baseball and I helped counsel her about the exciting opportunities in the field. I wish her all the best.”


Montgomery has already begun a search for a new assistant coach and hopes to fill the position quickly.


“My goal will be to have a new coach present to begin Spring practice on January 9th,” said Montgomery. “I have already contacted a few candidates and I am excited about the responses I have received.”