Jennies Softball Camps

Jennies Softball Camps

Coaching Staff

Lauren Curtis
Assistant Coach

UCM alum Lauren Curtis enters her seventh season as an assistant coach at Central Missouri in 2019. She came to Central Missouri after serving four seasons as the head coach at Eastern New Mexico, where she coached 10 All-Lone Star Conference players and one all-region player. Over her last three seasons at Eastern New Mexico, she graduated 100 percent of her seniors.

Curtis has primarily worked with the Jennies pitchers. In five seasons, Curtis has overseen nine All-MIAA pitcher's including First Team All-Region pitcher Katie Shockley in 2015. Shockley, Jakki Prater, Katie Giacone and Alexa Bradley have all been multiple time All-MIAA performers as a pitcher under Curtis' direction.

In each of Curtis' first six seasons, the Jennies have finished with a winning record. They have reached 30 wins three times and have finished in the top-three in the MIAA three of the last five seasons.

Prior to working at ENMU, Curtis was the head coach at Fort Scott Community College for three seasons. She was the Jayhawk East Conference Coach of the Year in 2008 and in 2009 led her team to a 36-23 overall record and a second place finish in the Division II District D tournament. They finished one game shy of qualifying for the National Tournament. That season she coached two NFCA All-Americans and seven NJCAA Academic All-Americans.

Curtis was a graduate assistant at Northwest Missouri from 2004-06 under Coach Anderson, helping lead the Bearcats to a 34-26 record in 2005 and a school-record 40 wins in 2006. She graduated with a master’s degree in Health and Physical Education from NWMSU in 2006.

She earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from UCM in May of 2003 after a four-year career with Jennies Softball. An outfielder for the Jennies, Curtis played in 199 career games.

She is married to Justin Curtis. The two currently reside in Warrensburg with their two sons, Brock, born in July, 2016 and Greer, born July 2019.

Shannon Hughes
Graduate Assistant Softball Coach