Softball Coach Resigns
Published: Friday, May 4, 2012
Updated: Friday, May 4, 2012 00:05
Lyndon State Softball head coach Jennifer Layn is officially out of the fold.
Layn, who is expecting her baby in seven weeks, has decided to step down as the head coach of the Lady Hornets to spend more time with her child when he or she is born.
“I’ve been here for six years,” Layn said. “Now I’m married, and we’re starting a family… I need to spend time with the child.”
The Lady Hornets did not finish well last season, but Layn remains optimistic that the team is on the rise.
“They’re (the Lady Hornets) going to be a very hard team to beat,” Layn said. “They’re a strong team; they’re a very motivated team.”
Whoever the next coach is, Kirchoff Layn thinks that the individual is in for a treat.
“The person will be getting a very energized team,” Layn said.
The soon-to-be former coach of the Lady Hornets wants to continue coaching someday.
“Coaching is in my blood,” Layn said. “I want to get into the youth program, and then eventually get up to high school level.”
As for the here and now, Athletic Director Chris Ummer is in the process of finalizing a posting for the position left vacant by Layn. Some of the qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, previous collegiate coaching experience, and having knowledge of all and any rules regarding NCAA Division III softball. Ummer plans to post the opening with the NCAA, on studentaffairs.com, and in various other newspapers as well.