Contact: Dan McShea
Interim Athletic Director
(931) 393-1614


Baseball: Dan McShea

Baseball head coach Dan McShea

Baseball coach Dan McShea is Motlow's longest tenured coach, as the 2018 season was his 12th leading the baseball program. McShea has compiled an overall record of 289-328-1 during his 12 seasons. He was named the College's interim athletic director in July 2015 and served in that capacity until Nov. 1, 2015. He was again named interim athletic director on Aug. 13, 2018.

The 2018 Bucks compiled a 38-18 record and finished 2nd in the TCCAA regular season standings.

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 was named the new head softball head coach at Motlow on Nov. 1, 2015. She has compiled a 67-79 overall record in her three seasons.

The 2018 Lady Bucks compiled a 26-20 overall record, including 23-11 and a 4th place finish in the TCCAA regular season standings.

Morey came home to Lynchburg and Motlow after serving 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 is the College's sixth softball head coach in the program's 25 years of existence.

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.

Lyon's first Motlow team compiled an 8-7-1 overall record and was the only TCCAA Division I program. Fellow TCCAA members Southwest Tennessee, Dyersburg State and Columbia State will join Motlow in Division I in fall 2018.

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: Arthur Latham

Arthur Latham Arthur Latham was named the head coach of the Motlow Bucks men's basketball program on April 28, 2017.

Latham's first season at the helm saw the 2017-18 Bucks finish with a 23-8 overall record, win the TCCAA regular season championship and the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament. The Bucks won one and then were eliminated in the NJCAA tournament.

Coach Latham played for and coached under former head coach J.T. Burton at St. Catharine College in Springfield, KY, and for two seasons at Motlow. Coach Latham helped the Bucks win 55 games during those two seasons, with team winning the TCCAA/Region VII regular season and tournament championships in 2016-17. The Bucks then advanced to the NJCAA Tournament, where they won two games before falling to Eastern Florida State College.

For the previous five seasons he had been an assistant coach at St. Catharine, helping guide the program to two NAIA National Tournament appearances.

Latham graduated from St. Catharine in 2010, where he was an All-American performer as a member of the men's basketball team. He earned 1st team all-conference honors his first two seasons at the school when it was a junior college and a member of the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association. The final two seasons of his playing career, St. Catharine expanded to a four-year institution and joined the NAIA.

Women's Basketball: LaTanya Collins

LaTanya Collins LaTanya Collins was named the head coach of the Motlow Lady Bucks women's basketball program on July 17, 2017.

Collins' first season as head coach in 2017-18 saw the Lady Bucks finish with an 8-20 overall record.

Collins spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant coach at Coppin State University in Baltimore, where she was promoted to associate head coach prior to accepting the position at Motlow. Collins was one of 68 applicants to apply for the open position at Motlow and was selected from a group of seven finalists.

Prior to Collins' season at Coppin State, she spent two years as an assistant to the head coach/director of student-athlete development at Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg from 2014-16.

Before Virginia Tech, she was the head girls basketball coach at Saint Gertrude High School in Richmond, Virginia (2013-14) and Atlee High School in Hanover, Virginia (2011-13). She served as an assistant coach at Radford University in Radford, Virginia, during the 2009-10 season, assisting with recruiting, coaching post and guard players, and supervising camps.

Collins also brings head coaching experience to Motlow. She guided the women's basketball program at Southern Vermont College in 2005-06, and at St. Augustine's University in 2006-07. After inheriting a squad at St. Augustine's that had finished 6-22 the previous season, she helped turn the program around, winning 18 games the next season and recording the second-highest team grade point average in the conference.

She began her coaching career on the high school level at Charles City (Va.) High School in 2000. Previously that year she earned her bachelor's degree in biology from Virginia State University in St. Petersburg, Virginia. She earned her master's degree in 2015 from California University of Pennsylvania.