6/12/2018 11:22:00 AM | Softball
Christine Engbers Named Softball Coach
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Lincoln athletic department has named Christine Engbers as the next head softball coach.
Engbers has won 45 games as the head coach at Covenant College over the past two years, and in the process became the first coach in program history to lead the Lady Scots to back-to-back winning seasons. Covenant qualified for the postseason both years, with four players earning All-USA South honors.
An alumna of Covenant, Engbers returned to her alma mater as a full-time assistant coach in 2016 and has helped turn around the program. After winning 28 total games from 2013-15, the Lady Scots have compiled 63 victories since the start of the 2016 season and have gone 27-29 in conference play.
Engbers began her coaching career at Dade County High in Trenton, Ga. in 2012, and led the program to three-straight state tournament appearances, highlighted by a Georgia High School Association Class AA championship in her first season. Engbers was named as the GACA Coach of the Year that season, as well as the Georgia Dugout Club Coach of the Year. Engbers followed that phenomenal debut season by coaching Dade County to an Elite Eight appearance in the state tournament in 2013.
During her four-year playing career at Covenant, Engbers earned NCCAA All-American first team honors, NCCAA Regional Player of the Year accolades and was selected to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team. Engbers holds Covenant's single-season (26) and career (59) records for stolen bases, and is fourth in program history with 162 hits.
Engbers, who also started 42 games during a three-year basketball career at Covenant, graduated in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in English.