ENMU hires seventh softball coach

Eastern New Mexico University turned to the Midwest for the seventh softball coach in the program’s history.

Lauren Sigwing will leave Fort Scott Community College in Kansas to take over the Division II Zias, according to a Monday release from the university.

She replaces Amber Daniel, who went 78-78 in two full seasons and two partial seasons and resigned the position May 31.

“I am very excited about coaching the softball program at ENMU,” Sigwing said in a release. “I think there is a lot of potential and am looking forward to coaching them.”

A native of Grapevine, Texas, Sigwing spent three seasons leading the Fort Scott Lady Greyhounds, including a school-record 36-23 mark in the 2009 season. She also spent time as an assistant at Division II Northwest Missouri State University and started in the outfield for four seasons at the University of Central Missouri.

“She played in the MIAA (Mid-American Athletic Association) and is very familiar with Division II and the Lone Star Conference,” ENMU Athletic Director Jeff Geiser said. “The search committee did an outstanding job and I think we have hired an outstanding softball coach.”

The Zias went 24-23 last season under Daniel. However, the Zias finished last in the Lone Star Conference South Division with a 2-15 record.