PINEVILLE, La. (Louisiana College) - Louisiana College President Dr. Rick Brewer and Athletic Director Reni Mason announce the departure of softball coach Bobby Buchanan.
Bobby Buchanan (Louisiana College)
“Being in this business for 20 years I understand the peaks and valleys that come with it,” Mason said. “Coach Buchanan has chosen to accept another position at another institution.
“We thank him for his time here. He made great strides to continue the great tradition of LC softball. I want to ensure you that we will find another Bobby Buchanan or Lyn Bankston. Someone that is caring of our young people, and who sees the importance of developing not just softball players but young women who pursue spiritual and academic growth. The President and I will leave no stone unturned to ensure that we find the right fit for this program and for Louisiana College.”
Buchanan spent one season at the helm of the LC softball program, leading the Wildcats to a 22-18 record and a 19-11 mark in American Southwest Conference play. The team made their 13th straight ASC Tournament appearance, set a new single season steals record of 140, and earned wins over two top-25 ranked opponents on the year.
“I am thankful to Coach Mason and Dr. Brewer for my time here at LC,” Buchanan said. “Though it was not as long as I anticipated, I enjoyed every moment of it. Without LC and God's blessing I could have never had this amazing opportunity.
“It was one of the most difficult decisions I have ever had to make, but after much prayer and thought I knew this was where God was calling me to go. It will be exciting to work with a former coach again and be closer to family. I'm looking forward to all the great things LC have in store for them.”
The 2018-19 academic year begins for Louisiana College on August 20 with the 2019 softball season slated for early February. Stay connected to Louisiana College softball by following LC_sftball on Twitter. For general athletics news follow LC_Wildcats on Twitter or like Louisiana College Wildcats on Facebook.