Shena Hollar is entering her eighth year as Associate Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and 15th as Senior Woman Administrator at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
In her 20 years at Lenoir-Rhyne, Coach Hollar has never won less than 28 games or had a winning percentage under 60%. Coach Hollar has 11 seasons of 40 or more wins and won her 800th career game at LR on March 13, 2019. Her all-time winning percentage as LR’s Head Coach is .750 and she has led us to 12 regular season SAC Championships, including three straight. Prior to her arrival, the Bears didn’t own a single regular season title but she accomplished that feat in her very first season. Her 257 SAC wins and 832 overall wins rank second in SAC history and she has been named the league’s Coach of the Year on seven different occasions. Her players have earned eight SAC Pitcher of the Year awards, four SAC Player of the Year honors and six have gone on to become All-Americans. Heading into the season, Coach Hollar ranked 23rd in Division II in all-time coaching wins and 16th all-time in winning percentage. Among active coaches, she is tenth in both wins and winning percentage.
Under Hollar, Lenoir-Rhyne has won 12 South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championships (2000, 2004, 2006-08, 2010-12, 2014, 2016-18) and eight SAC Tournament Titles (2000-02, 2007, 2010-13).
The Bears have also earned 13 trips to the NCAA Division II Playoffs (2002, 2006-14, 2016-18) including a pair of trips to the NCAA Division II Southeast Super Regional Tournament in 2010-11.
Hollar has also coached six Bears to All-American honors (Erin Boone, Sarah Kenley, Kat Rivers, Sarah Atkins, Meredith O’Connor and Casey Hanes) and one Academic All-American (Traci Hyman). Hollar has also been named league coach of the year on seven occasions and coached four Lenoir-Rhyne Sports Hall-of-Famers: Hyman, Brandi Mueller, Meredith O'Connor and Taylor Pugh.
Prior to Lenoir-Rhyne, Hollar coached two years at Newberry (1998-99) while compiling a 45-61 mark and earning a share of the 1999 SAC Regular Season Crown.
Entering 2019, Hollar’s career collegiate record as a head coach is 832-322-2. Hollar was named to the Alexander County Sports Hall Of Fame in 2015 as well.
In her role as Associate AD, Hollar oversees the sports of women’s and men’s soccer and also serves as Chair of Lenoir-Rhyne Sports Hall Of Fame Committee.
Hollar received her undergraduate degree from Wingate University in 1996 and master’s degree from Morehead State University in 1997. Hollar and her husband, David, reside in Taylorsville, N.C.