Shortt to lead new Lambton softball program

Greg Shortt (right) and James Grant of Lambton College

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A familiar face around girls’ softball circles in Wyoming and Camlachie has been named the new head coach of the women’s softball program at Lambton College.

“I’m super excited that Lambton College has brought on women’s softball,” said Greg Shortt in a prepared statement earlier this week.

“It’s really good for females at the college to have an opportunity to play competitive ball.”

Shortt brings a wealth of softball experience with him to the program, both as a coach and a player, domestically as well as a season in Australia

“I think it opens up a lot of opportunities for females in the community,” added Shortt. “I think they will look closely at the programs we offer at Lambton College, and having the ability to pair a program of interest with the opportunity to play competitive softball for a couple more years at a high level is a great opportunity.”

The manager of athletics and student life at the college, James Grant, is thrilled to bring Shortt on board.

“I’ve known Greg a lot of years and he has an extensive background in softball,” said Grant.

“We’re lucky to have him here, and we’re lucky that he wants to jump on board and support our students, which is great.”

“Adding softball to the mix and having an opportunity where more student-athletes can take part in varsity athletics is always a positive.”

Prospective student-athletes are encouraged to contact Greg Shortt ([email protected]) directly for more information on the program, including the plan for off-season workouts.

Lambton has added women’s softball and cross-country running to its sports repertoire beginning in 2022.

The coaching staff for the new cross-country team has yet to be announced.