BRUCE LENINGTON joined the university as the Softball Head Coach in July 2019. Lenington comes to OLLU after an assistant coach stint at Michigan State University.
During his first season at the helm, Lenington guided the Saints to an 11-14 overall record and 3-0 mark in Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) play before the season ended due to COVID-19.
Lenington boasts a long career at the high school, national travel ball, NAIA and NCAA D1 levels.
He joined NCAA D1 Michigan State softball head coach Jacquie Joseph in August 2018 as assistant coach and worked primarily with hitting and overall defense after spending one season at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio.
In 2016, Lenington, a native of the Detroit metro area, was hired as an assistant to help lead NAIA Lawrence Tech University (LTU) in its inaugural season. The Blue Devils became the first LTU program to reach the postseason conference tournament in their first year of existence finishing with a record of 22-28.
Lenington also served as the head coach at Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division 1 Novi High School and led one of the most remarkable turnarounds in recent memory. Prior to his hiring in 2013, Novi's last winning season was in 2001. After his hiring, the Wildcats enjoyed four consecutive winning seasons, including conference and district championships in 2014 and 2015 respectively. He also owned and operated the Michigan Lookouts, a travel softball training and recruitment service, from 2011-2017, where he assisted more than 60 student-athletes realize their dreams of playing college softball. In 2013, his 18U team finished in the top 10 at the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) "A" National Tournament in Salem, Va. - one of the best finishes for any Michigan team prior to that time.
Lenington has held camps and clinics throughout the country for players at all levels including youth and college athletes. He began his coaching career at the high school level in Filer, Idaho, in 1992, where his teams made several final four finishes and won the 1995 State Championship.
Lenington and his wife, Paula, have three children: daughters Jordan and Ashley, both former college softball players, and son Conner.
|1||Angela Ramirez||JR||P||R/R||5-4||Converse, Texas||Judson High School/Trinity Valley CC|
|2||Kelly Anne Salinas||SO||P||L/L||5-6||Laredo, Texas||United High School|
|3||Madison Nunn||JR||OF||R/R||5-8||Cibolo, Texas||Steele High School|
|5||Felicity Villanueva||SO||MI/P||R/R||5-3||El Paso, Texas||Del Valle High School|
|6||Kaylen Estrada||FR||C||R/R||5-4||Waco, Texas||University High School|
|7||Alexia Camacho||SO||C||R/R||5-6||San Antonio, Texas||Brennan HS/Texas Southern University|
|8||Julissa Moreno||SO||INF||R/L||5-4||Austin, Texas||Akins High School/UT-Arlington|
|9||Kaylie Norris||SO||C||R/R||5-6||Schertz, Texas||Samuel Clemens High School|
|10||Deandra Vera||SO||UTL||R/R||5-0||Uvalde, Texas||Uvalde High School|
|11||Ciera Martinez||SR||P||R/R||5-1||San Antonio, Texas||St. Anthony Catholic High School|
|12||Jennifer Estrada||JR||INF||L/R||5-0||El Paso, Texas||Socorro High School|
|13||Jalin Oliva-St. Romain||SR||OF||S/R||5-3||Highlands, Texas||Goose Creek Memorial|
|14||Kaitlyn Salazar||JR||INF||R/R||5-3||San Antonio, Texas||Southwest High School|
|16||Ariel Montgomery||JR||P/INF||R/L||5-8||Castroville, Texas||Medina Valley High School|
|18||Devan Miller||FR||INF||R/R||5-9||Marion, Ohio||River Valley High School|
|19||Marissa Bradley||FR||INF/P||R/R||5-5||Seguin, Texas||Seguin High School|
|20||Abigail Elizondo||FR||C||R/R||5-4||San Antonio, Texas||Stevens High School|
|21||Ysa Gonzales||SO||OF||L/L||5-2||San Marcos, Texas||San Marcos High School|
|22||Kayla Dreese||JR||OF||R/R||5-6||San Antonio, Texas||Madison High School|
|23||Aileen Campos||SO||INF/P||R/R||5-4||Robstown, Texas||Early College Robstown HS/Coastal Bend|
|24||Kennah Kennedy||SR||UTL||R/R||5-6||Frost, Texas||Frost HS/Mountain View College|
|25||Kaili Luna||FR||OF||L/R||5-6||Converse, Texas||Judson Senior High School|
|27||Eneli Garza||FR||UTL||L/R||5-3||La Feria, Texas||La Feria High School|
|32||Joanna Gonzalez||JR||C||R/R||5-4||San Benito, Texas||San Benito High School|
|34||Alexis Valdez||SO||P/1B||R/R||5-8||Seguin, Texas||Navarro High School|
|99||Gus Lenington||FR||Mascot||R/R||San Antonio, Texas|
|00||Katelyn Esparza||SO||UTL||R/R||5-2||San Antonio, Texas||MacArthur High School|