TWO JOIN UIW FOOTBALL STAFF
With the 2011 season on the horizon Incarnate Word has announced two additions to the football staff.
Coach Mike Santiago said Michael Briglin and Larry Moore are on board as the Cardinals prepare for the University’s third season of competition and it’s second in the Lone Star Conference.
Briglin worked on staff during the 2010 season as a graduate assistant and now he has moved to fulltime status as the running backs coach.
Prior to coming to UIW Briglin was head of the National Football League’s development program in Hawaii. Over three years his teams won three championships. He also was linebackers coach at Moanalua High School, a divisional champion in Hawaii.
Briglin is a graduate of Oswego State University in New York. He holds certifications in supervision and management through US military programs. While in the Army he played rugby.
After he finished his collegiate eligibility at Grossmont Junior College and Brigham Young University, Moore played in 98 games, 75 as a starter, in the National Football League. Between 1997 and 2006 he played center and offensive guard with Seattle, Indianapolis, Washington and Cincinnati. He was an offensive captain with both the Colts and Redskins.
After his NFL playing days he coached tight ends at Bridgewater College before working internships with Cincinnati and Indianapolis of the NFL.
TexAnns add St. Edward's transfer Lowrance to 2011-12 squad
The Tarleton women's basketball team and head coach Ronnie Hearne announced the signing of Shanae Lowrance, a sophomore transfer from St. Edward's.
Lowrance was a highly touted foward out of Rockwall Heath High School before heading to St. Edward's for the 2010-11 season. As a member of the Hilltoppers, Lowrance averaged 5.6 points and a team-high 5.1 rebounds per game. The 5'10" post player led St. Edward's in rebounding on nine seperate occasions, including a 16-rebound performance against Huston-Tillotson, and averaged 15.2 minutes of action per contest. She also was very efficient offensively, shooting 50.9 percent from the floor.
In high school, Lowrance received a plethora of accolades, including first team all-district four times and ranked in the top the top two in rebounding in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex all four years. As a senior, the Rockwall standout was named first team all-region by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches, as well as academic all-state.
Within the district in 2009-10, Lowrance was named offensive MVP and ranked No. 1 in rebounding and No. 2 in scoring. This was all while setting a school record for points (1,405) and rebounds (1,421).
Coach Hearne is excited about adding such an important player to next year's line-up.
"Shanae is a young lady who is a good fit for our program," said Hearne. "She has outstanding character, an excellent student and will provide us with quality depth at the post position."
Rothbauer Signs First Recruit
Garner hails from Garland, TX where she played at Garland High School and was a teammate of current Javelina shortstop Rose Stubbs. In her two years at Paris, Garner led the Lady Dragons to 79 wins, including a 47-17 mark in 2011. This past season she hit .330 with a .417 on base percentage. She had 14 doubles, scored 29 runs and drove in 25 runs en route to earning Region XIV All-Conference Second Team honors. That came after an outstanding freshman season where she hit .359 with a .470 slugging percentage and 26 RBI’s in 45 games. She was a First Team All-Conference and Second Team All-Region honoree as a freshman. She had 100 hits and 27 doubles in her career.
“I am excited for Kodie to join our team for the 2012 season,” said Rothbauer. “She is a great defensive catcher with the ability to work with various types of pitchers. She will be an asset to us as a leader on the field.”