COLLEGE BASEBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne’s new head coach — ‘We want to win now’ (with video)

Published Friday, June 14th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — Lenoir-Rhyne University’s new head baseball coach said he has a long range plan for the program but described himself as not being patient — he wants to win as soon as his first season with the Bears. Chris Ramirez was officially introduced on Thursday afternoon on campus. He is coming to LRU from the University of Illinois …

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD: Lenoir-Rhyne coach resigns, takes job at UNC Asheville

Published Thursday, June 6th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Danny Williamson, head cross country and track and field coach at Lenoir-Rhyne University since 2017-18, is leaving the Bears to take the same positions at UNC Asheville. Williamson LRU’s women to a South Atlantic Conference (SAC) title, the school’s first in women’s track and field, and he was named the SAC’s Coach of the Year and a …

COLLEGE BASEBALL: Lenoir-Rhyne hires head coach from Illinois Springfield

Published Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY — Lenoir-Rhyne University Director of Athletics Kim Pate has announced Chris Ramirez has accepted the position of head baseball coach of the Bears. Ramirez comes to Hickory from the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS), where he was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II National Coach of the Year in 2018. He will become the 20th …

WOMEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE: Lenoir-Rhyne edges Lincoln Memorial, faces Queens for tourney title

Published Friday, April 26th, 2019

HobbsDailyReport.com WINGATE – Rachel Elmore and Alyssa Sack combined on Friday for 11 goals, leading Lenoir-Rhyne University to a 16-8 victory over Lincoln Memorial in a South Atlantic Conference (SAC) women’s lacrosse tournament semifinal. The second-seeded Bears (12-5) face top-seeded Queens (16-2) in the tournament final on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Wingate. Queens beat fifth-seeded Wingate 20-5 in Friday’s …

BREAKING NEWS: Lenoir-Rhyne University fires head baseball coach

Published Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Tom Fleenor had been on leave for undisclosed reasons since mid-April; Frank is interim head coach HobbsDailyReport.com HICKORY – Eight days after placing him on paid administrative leave without comment, Lenoir-Rhyne University on Wednesday terminated head baseball coach Tom Fleenor. In an e-mail from the athletic department, the Bears said Fleenor’s six-year run as their head coach is over and …