OLLU softball recognized for one of top coaching staffs in region

The OLLU softball coaching staff is one of six NAIA programs selected by their peers as the 2023 ATEC/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Regional Coaching Staffs of the Year, the Association announced on June 1.  

OLLU represents Region II. The Saints made their first trip ever to the World Series as the No. 2 seed. The team was led by the award-winning coaching staff of Head Coach Bruce Lenington and Assistant Coach Jody Armijo. Oher assistant coaches include Katrisha Arocha, Jim Bray and Gilbert Alvarado. Lenington and Armijo began their tenure in 2019. Lenington has compiled a record of 134-53 at OLLU.

Other team winners include: Georgia Gwinnett College (Region I), Midland University (Region III), Park University Gilbert (Region IV), Baker University (Region V) and the University of the Cumberlands (Region VI). 

All six teams are now eligible for the ATEC/NFCA NAIA National Coaching Staff of the Year award, which will be announced on June 12.