LINDSBORG—Today Bethany College announced that Laura Moreno has been chosen as the Dean of Athletics. In March, Moreno was named the interim director and also continued as the head softball coach. As director, she will no longer coach softball.
“Coach Moreno is the quintessential Bethany alum with a competitive drive and core values that make her an excellent leader. She is a successful professional who loves God and who loves people,” Bethany President, Will Jones said.
Moreno has been a member of the Bethany College community since she arrived as a student on campus in August of 2007. She was a two-year member of the Bethany softball team and graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sports Management with Magna Cum Laude honors. Moreno served as an assistant softball coach for the Swedes for a year before moving to a head coaching position at Brown Mackie College in Salina in 2012.
Moreno returned to Bethany to serve as an assistant softball coach, athletics administrative assistant and assistant sports information director. After two years, Moreno stepped into the head softball coaching position, adding the responsibilities of Assistant Athletic Director in September of 2017.
While serving as a head coach at Bethany, Moreno has maintained a 45-plus program roster. She also coached 17 All-Kansas Collegiate Athletics Conference (KCAC) selections, 27 KCAC Scholar Athletes, 14 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes, and helped lead the 2016 team to a KCAC Tournament Championship Runner-Up finish. Moreno serves as the Bethany College Champion of Character liaison to the KCAC and her teams earned KCAC Team of Character honors in 2017 and 2018. Moreno has also served on Bethany College Staff Senate and the Strategic Planning Committee.
“Bethany is a tremendous institution that holds a special place in my heart and I am thrilled to work with a quality group of coaches, students, staff, faculty, and administration," Moreno said.