Laster Resigns as Austin College Softball Coach

SHERMAN, Texas – David Norman, Director of Athletics at Austin College announced today that Kathleen Laster has resigned from her position as head coach of the women’s softball program. This spring marked the second season for Laster with an overall win-loss record of 10–42 and a 4-24 record in Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference play over both seasons.

“We wish Coach Laster all the best in her future endeavors,” Norman said. “The College will immediately initiate a search for a new women’s softball coach. We are proud of our student athletes, and we look forward to continuing a strong women’s softball program next season.”

Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 40 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of approximately 1,275 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.