Lawler announces resignation
head coach Jim Lawler recently announced that he will resign at
the end of the 2008 season.
Lawler is in his third year at UALR. He has
compiled a 56-89 record with the Trojans. UALR was 24-30 in
2006, 21-31 a year ago and 11-28 in 2008. The Trojans are in 10th
place out of 11 teams in the Sun Belt Conference with a 5-14
Previously the head coach at Gonzaga and Texas-El
Paso, Lawler came to Little Rock after spending 21 seasons as
top assistant and recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M. Lawler
was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year by the
American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America
Lawler is the second Sun Belt coach to announce
that he will step down at the conclusion of the season. Kevin
Cooney of Florida Atlantic recently announced his retirement
after 21 years with the Owls.