La.-Monroe coach hired as Herd softball assistant

August 9, 2018

HUNTINGTON — Pending a background check, new Marshall softball coach Megan Smith has made the first hire to her staff.

On Wednesday, Smith announced the addition of Corey Lyon, who brings head coaching experience to Huntington with him.

Lyon led Louisiana-Monroe for the past four seasons, compiling 111 wins, including a pair of 30-win campaigns, while with the Warhawks.

“I am very excited to be joining Coach Smith at Marshall,” Lyon said in a release. “Marshall has a great softball culture and tradition. I am very humbled and honored to be a part of the Herd family.”

In 2018, Louisiana-Monroe ranked in the top-30 nationally in batting average, scoring and stolen bases.

Offensively, the Warhawks thrived under Lyon’s direction by being aggressive at the plate and on the basepaths. In 2015, Louisiana-Monroe finished second in the nation with 143 stolen bases, placing them 10 behind Marshall, which led the nation that year.

Smith said in a release that Lyon’s strengths as an offensive coach will be a benefit to the Herd.

“He is a successful and experienced coach who has a proven track record of building great relationships with players and developing dynamic hitters,” Smith said. “I am looking forward to seeing the impact he will have on our offense.”

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