LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii softball coach David George has announced that he will step away from his head coaching duties for personal reasons.
"Coach George has worked extremely hard as our head softball coach and we are thankful for all he has done to build the softball program," BYU-Hawaii athletic director Ken Wagner said. "We hope that he can remain close to the program and be involved with our athletic department in another capacity."
Assistant coach Alexandra Shamo will be promoted to interim head coach for the 2015 softball season. Shamo brings a strong work ethic and softball knowledge after a successful softball career at BYU under head coach Gordon Eakin.
Shamo was a four time academic all-conference player and known for her defensive skills at BYU. She was named as a First Team All-Pacific Coast Softball Conference player her senior year after reaching base in 48 of 52 games to lead the conference in on-base percentage (.469). She was also named the most inspirational player by her teammates following her senior season.
"I am humbled by the opportunity given to me and will strive to do my best every day," Shamo said. "I look forward to continue working with these girls to help them become better softball players and, more importantly, better individuals."
The team will begin play on Thursday in a doubleheader against Gustavus Adolphus at 1 and 3 p.m. HST. Live stats and audio will be available online.