Larry Hays hired as Colorado Christian Softball Head Coach

Local coach announces move to Colorado college

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - One of the most successful coaches in West Texas History, with stops at Texas Tech and LCU, looks to take over his son's (Shanon Hays) former program in Colorado Christian University.

It was announced Monday morning, that Shanon Hays will be leaving Colorado Christian University and he will be replaced by none other than the man he refers to as dad, Hall of Fame coach Larry Hays.

Larry Hays is coming out of retirement to be the head coach of Colorado Christian Softball.

In coach Hays remarkable career, he has had multiple stops here in West Texas.

In 2010, Coach Hays lead Lubbock Christian Lady Chaps to a 54-7 record and an NAIA National Championship.

He also coached baseball for 15 years at LCU and 21 years at Texas Tech, where he compiled a 1509-860 record over those years.

Additionally, Hays coached Men's and Women's basketball at Lubbock Christian and served as the Athletics Director for 8 years.

Now at the age of 74, Coach Hays is excited about this new opportunity and it's all about him having fun.

"I am excited to do it," Larry Hays said. "I enjoyed watching Shanon's team play the last couple of years and getting to know them personally. They came to talk to me and it sounded like fun, and so I am going to have fun."

Larry will assume the position effective immediately, and aims to continue his winning ways starting in the 2019 season.

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