Lyndonville, VT - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon head softball coach Amanda McLean has has resigned after two seasons as the head coach of the Hornets. McLean had served in the role since January of 2018.
Under McLean's guidance the Hornet program took steps back to competitiveness. In her first season, an 8-6 win over then Johnson State College was the program's first in 59 games spanning more than two years. This past season the Hornets won the most games since the 2015 season.
NVU-Lyndon Director of Athletics Chris Gilmore remarked "Amanda took over our softball program and stabilized our team. She worked diligently to set up a foundation for Lyndon softball to succeed in the future. Her dedicated work with our student athletes on and off the field is truly appreciated by all in the athletic department and the University as a whole."
McLean commented on her time at Lyndon. "I would like to thank Chris and everyone at NVU Lyndon for the opportunity and their support over the last two years. I would also like to thank my team for working hard to put this program in the right direction. The community at NVU and the Lyndon campus is amazing and I will cherish all the relationships that I have made during my time at Lyndon."
McLean is a 2015 graduate of Johnson, where she served as an assistant coach prior to her arrival at Lyndon. She was a two-sport four-year starter for the Badgers, competing in volleyball as well as softball.
A search for a new head softball coach is underway.