New Coaches at the Helm for Basketball, Softball

Carl Johns
Sports Editor

The Cameron University Athletic Department gained two additions to their coaching staff this year in Alex Furr and Dennis Furr, no relation.

Alex Furr joins the Cameron women’s basketball program as the new assistant coach after spending six seasons as a student-athlete (2010-2016) at Fresno State. During her freshman year with the Bulldogs, Alex played alongside Cameron head coach Emma Andrews. Together, they helped bring Fresno the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Championship in the 2011 season.

Alex earned a Master’s in psychology in 2016. Hailing from Athens, Texas, Alex grew up around the sport of basketball. Her father serves as head coach at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens.

With basketball season on the horizon, Alex said her goals for her student-athletes are for them “to be prepared to tackle not only things on the court but off the court as well.

“You have to be a great learner in the classroom to be a great learner on the basketball court,” she said.

The Aggies also welcome Dennis Furr, who will make his collegiate coaching debut in the spring as head coach of the softball program.

Dennis brings 13 years of coaching experience to Cameron. He most recently served as head softball coach at Chickasha High school where he led the Fighting Chicks to four appearances at the Class 4A state tournament and repeat titles during the 2014-2015 seasons.

Prior to his tenure at Chickasha, Dennis also was a head softball coach at Lawton-MacArthur High School from 2005-2011, leading the Highlanders to back-to-back Class 5A titles in 2008 and 2009. He also coached Sulphur High School from 2003-2005.

While the softball season does not officially begin until the spring, Dennis has already outlined a few goals for the team. High on his list of priorities include placing dual emphasis on both athletics and academics.

“Athletics is something that is going to make [student-athletes] more successful citizens,” Dennis said, “whether it be hard work, discipline, teamwork, or how to work together as a group to meet a team goal.”

However, he mentioned that one tenant took top priority.

“The main thing is to stay on task to get a degree,” he said, “and also during that same time to be able to be successful, to work together to reach a goal.”

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