David Orr named Assistant Athletic Director for Recreation and Facilities
December 9, 2016
SHREVEPORT, LA – Former Centenary Gents and current Ladies soccer coach David Orr has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Recreation and Facilities, announced Director of Athletics and Wellness Dr. Bob Bunnell on Tuesday, December 6.
“I am confident that David’s administrative and managerial skills will prove to be a major contribution to our division,” said Dr. Bunnell. “His hire compliments the new direction that we hope to be able to take with regards to athletics and recreation at Centenary,” said Dr. Bunnell.
With the promotion, Orr will relinquish his duties as Ladies soccer coach, a position he has held since the 2014 season. Prior to taking over the Ladies program, he served the head coach of Gents soccer from 2008-13.
“First off, I want to thank President Dr. Christopher L. Holoman and Dr. Bunnell for granting me this opportunity,” said Orr. “Transitioning in to the Centenary Athletics and Recreation administrative team will be exciting and bring new challenges. Mostly, I am very excited to help Centenary College and Centenary athletics work to improve its athletic facilities, while providing a continuation of the important recreation/wellness foundation for the Centenary community.”
In his nine years as a head coach, eight Centenary athletes garnered 10 All-Conference accolades. Six different athletes also received eight Conference Players of the Week recognition. Besides being named Second Team All-Conference, John McHugh also made the All-Newcomer Team in the Summit League in 2008.
In three seasons with the Ladies, the squad improved from nine goals and a 1-17-1 record in 2014 to 31 goals, a 7-11 record, and an appearance in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament in 2016.
A player for the Gents soccer program from 1992-96, he graduated from Centenary in 1996 with a degree in health and exercise science. He began coaching at Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport before serving as an assistant coach with the Maroon and White from 1999-2002.
Before returning to coach the Gents for the 2008 season, Orr served as head coach at Mountain View College from 2004-05.
“I am going to miss being on the sidelines and getting to work with all the very talented student-athletes in competition,” explained Orr. “For 23 years, I have had the privilege of coaching soccer, and that is how I identified myself. I want to thank all of the amazing student-athletes of both soccer programs, past and present, for the opportunity to be their coach. Thank you Glenn Evans and Kevin Hurtado for working alongside me, especially these past three seasons, with the Centenary Ladies.”
Orr currently resides in Shreveport with his wife Catherine, son Camden, and daughter Mia.