After an excellent coaching debut in her first season with the Buffalo Bulls, former Tulsa dual-threat standout Lacey Middlebrooks has taken her talents to a new spot as she moves into the role of graduate assistant/pitching coach Northeastern State in Oklahoma.
Leaving the defending MAC East division champs to go to a D2 school may seem like a step down to some, but Middlebrooks calls it a "great opportunity" and says she's excited about the upcoming season.
Middlebrooks was part of a staff at Buffalo that led the Bulls to the most wins ever in program history. The pitching staff under Middlebrooks' tutelage logged a more-than-respectable 2.92 ERA.
Now moving to Northeastern State, she will continue her coaching career while also advancing her education, as she pursues a Masters degree in health and kinesiology .
If the Middlebrooks name sounds familiar outside of Lacey, it may be because her brother is Boston Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks.