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SOFTBALL -- LaFevor resigns at LHS

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John LaFevor

accepts position at Smyrna --
Lebanon High teacher / head softball coach John Lafevor has resigned to take an assistant coaching position at Smyrna High in Rutherford County.

Coach of the Lady Devils for the past two seasons, LaFevor compiled a record of 27-30 during his tenure.

LHS loses just two seniors to graduation -- Megan Brown and Brittany Nagelout.

"I taught at Smyrna for five years when I got out of law enforcement, and now I'm going back," LaFevor said. "I'm going to miss the girls. The school and the parents have been very good to me. I'm proud to have worked with them. I think good days are ahead for Lebanon softball. There's a talented group of girls coming back."

"We are postponing softball tryouts for the time being," said athletic director Darian Brown via a telephone conversation Tuesday evening. Brown indicated he would be contacting potential candidate this week.

LaFevor, who teaches criminal justice, will be assisting new Smyrna head coach Lonny Drayton.

An assistant basketball coach for the past two years at Smyrna, Drayton replaces Lebanon High graduate Luke Sheppard who resigned to take the head coaching position at Oakland High.

Sheppard guided the Lady Bulldogs to the Class AAA state championship in 2013.

"I've known Lonny Drayton for a long time," Lafevor said, "right now he's coaching an elite travel ball team and we're looking forward to working together at the high school level."

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