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Coaching Staff


Kyle Lem
Head Coach

Kyle Lem was named UAM's first-ever full-time assistant softball coach in August of 2015 after serving for one season as the team's graduate assistant. His primary responsibilities are serving as hitting coach and recruiting coordinator.
 
Prior to becoming a graduate assistant at UAM, Lem was a coach and a teacher in the Arkansas public schools system from 2007-14 at Glen Rose, Monticello, Lavaca and Mansfield.

During his career as a head softball coach at Glen Rose and Mansfield, he compiled a 59-29-1 record with three conference championships, one regional championship, two seasons as regional runner-up, one season as district tournament champions and two seasons as a state tournament quarterfinalist. He led Glen Rose High School to undefeated conference championships in 2009 and 2011.

Lem was named the Arkansas 3A-5 Softball Coach of the Year in 2011 and was selected to coach in the AHSAA All-Star game in 2009.

While earning a pair of degrees from Great American Conference member Henderson State University, Lem was a four-year letterman for the Reddies baseball team and a four-time member of the Gulf South Conference Academic Honor Roll. He earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 2005 and a master’s degree in sports administration in 2007.

Lem and his wife of seven years, Amanda, have two sons – Asher (4) and Tucker (2).

Shelby Miller
Assistant Coach


Miller came to Arkansas-Monticello after serving as the hitting, and infield coach at the University of Louisiana-Monroe where last season ULM led the Sun Belt Conference in batting average, runs scored, runs batted in, hit by pitch, on base percentage, and stolen bases.

She also guided the Warhawks to breaking four total offensive school records during the year, along with helping the team work up to being ranked in the top 30 in the country in both batting average, and runs scored.

Shelby graduated from the University of Houston where during her senior season she was named as the American Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Year, First-Team All-Conference, NFCA Second Team All-Region, NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete, and was named to the American All-Academic Team.

Before competing at Houston, Miller found herself at UAM rival Southern Arkansas University where she aided the program in capturing the 2014 Great American Conference Championship. She was named a Honorable Mention Daktronics and D2CCA All-American, First-Team All-Region, GAC Freshman of the Year, First-Team All-GAC, and was the GAC Tournament Most Valuable Player.