La Verne announces changes in athletic department

The University of La Verne has given a couple of coaches additional duties.

Baseball coach Scott Winterburn has been named assistant athletic director for compliance. He has been part of the athletic staff since 2000, winning three SCIAC titles in his eight years, the most recent coming this spring.

Softball coach Julie Smith, who just completed her first year at the school, is assuming a new role as senior women’s administrator.

She led the Leopards to a 28-19 mark on the diamond, including a win at the first SCIAC Tournament that gave them a berth in the Division III West Regional.