LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — Tullahoma’s C. Scott Shasteen has been named Athletic Director at Motlow State Community College effective Feb. 1, according to Dr. Anthony Kinkel, Motlow president.
Shasteen replaces Laura Monks, Motlow’s dean of students who took on the AD position Nov. 1, 2015.
“Laura has done a fantastic job of stabilizing our athletic department,” said Kinkel. “She has been instrumental in a number of important projects, including hiring a new softball coach (Janice Morey), beginning an expansion of our weight training facility, overseeing significant upgrades to our baseball and softball facilities, and helping to secure resources to hire assistant coaches for Motlow’s athletic teams. Her willingness to take on the AD duties during this transition time has been invaluable.”
Shasteen has been at Motlow since 1995, holding multiple positions including webmaster, IT technician, videographer, and most recently communications supervisor and sports information contact. He earned his bachelor’s degree from MTSU in 2002 and an associate degree from Motlow in 1996.
He served as an alderman in Tullahoma from 2005-2008 and has been the radio voice of Tullahoma High School sports since 1984.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for me and I am excited about the challenge,” said Shasteen. “I have spent the last 20 years working to promote Motlow’s athletic teams, so this seems like a natural evolution for me professionally. I’m grateful to Dr. Kinkel for the confidence he has shown in me and to Laura for her strong leadership that has provided a solid foundation.
“We believe we can build the best community college athletic program in the state and that our teams can consistently compete for state and national championships,” he continued. “Graduating our student-athletes, providing top-level facilities, hiring winning coaches with integrity and providing quality sports entertainment for Motlow’s 11-county service area are our priorities. And of course, we expect to win on the court and on the field.”
“Scott is going to be an asset to our athletic department,” said Kinkel. “He is passionate in his love of sports and of Motlow. He is well known in this area for producing information promoting Motlow’s athletic teams and for his involvement in sports broadcasting. The contacts he has with area high school coaches and administrators are significant. I’m excited to see him get this opportunity and confident he will succeed.”
Motlow’s basketball teams will conclude their regular season on Feb. 20, with the TCCAA/Region VII Tournament scheduled to begin Mar. 1 at Volunteer State in Gallatin.
The baseball team will open its season Feb. 5 against Wallace State in Hanceville, Ala., and the softball team begins play Feb. 9 at home against Calhoun.