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Lambeth steps down from Jags softball

July 29, 2013 at 2:29 a.m.

UHV head softball coach Keri Lambeth resigned after leading the Jaguars from Day One. Lambeth compiled a 211-97 overall record since the program began in 2008.

UHV head softball coach Keri Lambeth has resigned her position with the university Monday effective immediately.

Lambeth, who has been the coach ever since the program first began in 2008, will join her husband Ryan, who has accepted a new job in the Houston area.

"These past six years have flown by," Lambeth said. "I have been blessed with success here at UHV and know that with the strong foundation I've set, the Jaguar softball program will continue to strive and remain an elite program."

The El Campo native had compiled a 211-97 overall record and made three appearances in the NAIA National Championships.

This past season, the Jaguars finished ranked 18th with a 32-22 record and won their second Association of Independent Institutions conference championship. The first came in the program's second season (2009).

"Coach Lambeth has brought much integrity to the UHV softball program, and it is always tough to lose a coach of her caliber," UHV Athletics Director Ashley Walyuchow said.

Former UHV softball player Lindsey Ferguson-Ortiz has been named the interim head coach. Ortiz was a member of the school's first team in 2008 and was received All-American Academic honors in 2009.

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