Contact: C. Scott Shasteen
Baseball: Dan McShea
Baseball coach Dan McShea
is Motlow's longest tenured coach, as the 2017 season will be his 11th leading the baseball program. McShea has compiled an overall record of 229-280-1 during his nine seasons. He was named the College's interim athletic director in July 2015 and served in that capacity until Nov. 1, 2015.
The 2016 Bucks compiled an 20-37 record, but a strong recruiting class is expected to return the Bucks to conference contention in 2017.
Dan came to Motlow from Hattiesburg, Mississippi, where he was an assistant coach at North Forrest High School. During Coach McShea's two years at North Forrest, the baseball program advanced to the state playoffs each year. Prior to coaching at North Forrest, McShea was an assistant coach and pitching coach at William Carey College where the team advanced to regional play and saw two players go on to play in the professional ranks.
McShea played college baseball at Ole Miss, advancing to a regional in his last two seasons where he was a starting pitcher. He was also named to the SEC All-Tournament Team and received SEC Academic Awards. After playing at Ole Miss, McShea played professionally for two season before beginning his coaching career.
Between teaching mathematics and coaching baseball, Coach McShea recently completed a second master's degree in business administration. He holds a BA in mathematics from Ole Miss and a master's degree in education from William Carey University.
Coach McShea and wife Natalie live in Lynchburg. They are the parents of big sister Harper, and brothers Brody and Corbin.
Contact Coach McShea by email
or by calling 931-393-1615 or 800-654-4877 ext. 1615.
Softball: Janice Morey
Lynchburg native and former Motlow College softball player Janice Morey has seen her life and career come full circle after being named the new head softball coach at Motlow on Nov. 1, 2015. Her first Lady Bucks team finished the 2016 season with a 28-24 overall record and advanced to the third round of the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament.
Morey comes back home to Lynchburg and Motlow after serving most recently as an assistant softball coach at Stewarts Creek High School after 10 years as head softball coach at Oakland, where she led her team to the District 7-AAA championship in 2014.
Morey graduated from Moore County High School and continued her athletic career playing both basketball and softball at Motlow in the mid-1990s. She continued as a student-athlete at Cumberland University in Lebanon where she earned her bachelor's degree. During the 1999 and 2000 seasons she served as a graduate assistant for the Cumberland softball program while earning her master's degree.
She officially began her coaching career at Shelbyville in the fall of 2000 and coached the Eaglettes' softball program for five successful seasons before moving to Murfreesboro and taking over as head coach at Oakland.
Morey becomes the College's sixth softball head coach in the program's 22 years of existence. She replaces Tori Raby-Gentry, another former Motlow player who served as head coach for the past four seasons and as athletic director for the previous 18 months. Raby-Gentry, who resigned in July, led the Lady Bucks to a 27-19-2 record in 2015 and an overall record of 84-107-2.
Soccer: Andy Lyon
For the first time in over 20 years, Motlow State began a new athletic program with the announcement that women's soccer would begin play in the fall of 2017. On Sept. 1, 2016, Tullahoma's Andy Lyon was announced as the first head coach of the new program.
Lyon is familiar to soccer players and fans throughout middle Tennessee and beyond. He is the chairman of Camp Forrest FC, a select soccer club based in Tullahoma. He has won both indoor and outdoor state tournaments and has coached numerous players that have represented various college soccer teams throughout the region.
Born in Nottingham, England, where he took part in Nottingham Forest Youth programs and studied and played soccer at Leeds University, Lyon came to the United States to join the coaching staff of the NY/NJ Metrostars in their youth development program. He was hired away from the Metrostars by the Major League Soccer organization to direct youth camps and as a player development consultant.
Coach Lyon currently holds a USSF B coaching license as well as USSF national youth license and a NSCAA director of coaching diploma. He spent two seasons as an assistant coach of the men's program at the University of the South and was an assistant coach with the Webb School girls soccer team in Bell Buckle.
Men's Basketball: Vacant
Women's Basketball: Vacant