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Baseball: Dan McShea
Baseball coach Dan McShea
is Motlow's longest tenured coach, set to begin his eighth season when the 2014 season opens in early spring. McShea has compiled an overall record of 158-187-1 during his seven seasons, and a strong returning class of sophomores, along with perhaps his best recruiting class, brings plenty of optimism for the coming season.
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: Tori Raby-Gentry
Tori Raby-Gentry was named the head softball coach at Motlow College in June, 2011. Her first Lady Bucks team finished with a 20-28 season record and beat Dyersburg State 10-4 in the first round of the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament. The 2013 squad finished 17-26 and did not qualify for postseason play.
She played for Motlow for two years after her graduation from Lincoln County High School in 1995. She went on to play at Tennessee Wesleyan College in Athens where she made All-Region both years and as a senior was named Player of the Year for the Tennessee Valley Athletic Conference (TVAC) which is now the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC.) Raby-Gentry earned her bachelor's degree in exercise science and returned home to complete her master's at Middle Tennessee State University. While doing so she volunteered her time to work with the pitching staff at Motlow under former head coach Gary Barfield.
Coach Raby-Gentry's coaching career began at St. Catharine College in St. Catharine, Ky. While there just one year, she coached the first winning season recorded for the school. After a stop at Presbyterian College in Clinton, S.C. as a Division II pitching coach, she became head softball coach at University of Virginia's College at Wise. During her first year, the team made it to the national tournament for the first time in the program's history.
Raby-Gentry returns to Motlow after being the winningest coach in UVA-Wise history, compiling a record of 202-154 in her seven seasons. During her tenure, UVA-Wise captured four conference titles, two regional titles, and appeared in three national tournaments.
Contact Coach Raby-Gentry by email
or by calling 931-393-1617 or 800-654-4877 ext. 1617.
Women's Basketball: Aaron Holland
In July, 2012 Motlow announced that Aaron Holland had been hired as the new head basketball coach of the Lady Bucks. Holland came to Motlow after serving in various capacities for the last five years with Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Ark.
Holland's first Motlow team finished 4-21 during the 2012-13 season. Holland has upgraded the talent level considerable in preparation for his second season at the helm.
Holland has worked under two head coaches with Final Four experience. John Brady led LSU in 2006 and Richard Williams took Mississippi State in 1996. Aaron worked closely with both of them and says they taught him a lot about what to do and what not to do.
Contact Coach Holland by email
or by calling 931-393-1619 or 800-654-4877 ext. 1619.
Men's Basketball: Vacant