Starting his 5th year as the head coach with the Lady Bulldogs LaRue has compiled a record of 41-34 and 15-11 in AAC play. His 2014 team finished the season at 12-4 making the best record in school history. The Lady Bulldogs have made it to the Semi-finals of the AAC tournament 4 straight years. At TWU, he has had 2 players named NAIA All-American and 7 players named to the All-AAC team, and 1 player named AAC player of the year. The Lady Bulldogs have also succeeded in the class room having 4 players named to the NAIA academic All-American team and 12 players named to the All-AAC team.
Prior to TWU Eric coached at Austin Peay State University and Kentucky Wesleyan College. At APSU he had 3 girls make the OVC first team and Vanja Tomic was named OVC player of the year. At KWC he had 4 players make the ALL-GLVC team and appeared in a NCAA Regional. Eric resides in Athens with his daughter Natalie.
Thays Cardoso begins her first year as an assistant coach for the Lady Bulldogs. She played two years at Tennessee Wesleyan in the 4, 5, or 6 singles spot or in 2 doubles. She had wins against King College, Millersville College, Point University, Bluefield College, Milligan College, and clinched a match against Columbia College. She was the captain of the Lady Bulldogs in 2015-2016. In the 2015-2016, she was honored iwth the Champions of Character Team and Daktronics Scholar Athlete team, as well as being name the women's tennis Champions of Character award winner for Tennessee Wesleyan.
Off the court she is the Vice President of the International Club, where she is able to get to know other cultures and help some internationals at the University.
Thays is excited for her first year as an assistant coach and looks to support and help the Lady Bulldogs accomplish their goals for the season.