Wednesday, July 6, 2011

LSC Roundup 7-6

ASU’s “Coaching Texas”: Herring was Born to Coach - ASU Sports
Jason Herring once told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that he was born to coach football.

“I live for Friday nights. I absolutely love interacting with the kids, I love the pressure, I love the strategic part of matching wits with the other coach,” he explained to sportswriter George Vondracek back in 2009. “I went straight into college, graduated in three and a half years, went every day in the summer, I mean I knew. I never changed my major. I knew what I wanted to do.”

One hundred and sixty four games into his head coaching career, the evidence proves he was right in choosing his profession. Herring, who graduated from Angelo State in 1992 with kinesiology and history degrees, boasts a 122-42 record at three schools. He was named the athletic director and head football coach at Refugio in 2007 and has led the Bobcats to four consecutive district championships and four straight undefeated regular seasons. A Class 2A state championship in 2000 at Sonora shows he reached the peak, while missing the playoffs only one time in the last 11 years shows his consistency.

“I hope our teams are always identified by kids that are disciplined, hard hitting, and execute well,” said Herring, who is 53-4 at Refugio. “I think a trademark of our teams is the way we execute on offense. We try and keep it very simple so that we can execute perfectly.”

Villanueva Signs with Javs - TAMK Sports
Texas A&M-Kingsville head softball coach Ricki Rothbauer added another signing to her 2011 recruiting class on Saturday in Corpus Christi Moody High School product Kaylee Villanueva.

Villanueva, a utility player, lettered four years at Moody HS before playing at Alvin Community College this past season. She will have three years of eligibility remaining with the Javelinas.

“I am excited that Kaylee is joining the Javelina program,” Rothbauer said. “She is versatile on the field and can help us in both the outfield and on the dirt. She is an energetic, spirited player and teammate whose attitude toward competition will be a great addition to our team.”

Villanueva was a four-time First Team All-District and All-Metro third baseman. As a senior, she earned TXSWA Second Team All-State 4A and All-South Texas honors after hitting .438 with 37 RBI’s and a .769 slugging percentage. She once hit three home runs in a game.

As a freshman at Alvin CC, Villanueva hit .381 with a .551 slugging percentage. She was the most valuable player of the Galveston Tournament and earned Second Team all-conference honors as a utility player.


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