Coaches Corner with Coach Orr at Centenary College of Louisiana Men’s Soccer
1. How would you describe yourself as a coach?
I’m a tactical coach and my players would describe me as a “player’s coach.”
2. What’s unique about the experience at your school?
Centenary College is awesome. The class sizes are small, as is our institution, which creates the atmosphere for the students and faculty to all know each other. The Centenary Campus is very engaging. Centenary also creates an exceptional learning environment, in which professors and students get to know each other well.
3. What do recruits need to know about you?
I have an “open door” policy and I am very straight forward in my approach. What I say is what I mean.
4. What do you look for in recruits?
Maturity, accountability and players that have a passion for the game of soccer!
5. What is the one thing every recruit needs to do with the recruiting process?
BE PRO-ACTIVE IN THE RECRUITING PROCESS. Most prospects find the college, not the other way around.
6. What sort of questions do you really like to hear from recruits?I like a “go-getter.”Any question that addresses the core of why the prospect is choosing a college/university. Example: What resources are available to the student-athlete at Centenary College to stay on top of my academics and what internships or community activities are available to Centenary Student Athletes?
7. What turns you off when you’re recruiting a student athlete?
8. What do you think your program is the most successful at?
Giving the tools to our Student Athletes to be successful on and off the field, but most importantly, the tools to be successful following graduation!
9. Why should a recruit consider your program?
Centenary is a unique place! The education and experience is of the highest quality. The bottom line for any prospect considering Centenary: they will get the highest quality of education, the highest quality of soccer, and the highest quality of life here at Centenary College.
10. If a recruit is interested in your program, how should they reach out to you?
Prospects may reach me in any form of communication they are most comfortable with (in-person, telephone, email, mail, etc.). My contact inf