Meggan McRoy became the final Class of 2015 member of the Heritage fastpitch team to make a college commitment last week.
McRoy, who has been a four-year manager/student coach for the Generals, will receive financial assistance from Chattanooga State for her education and live in the athletic apartment while serving as the team manager for the nationally-ranked Lady Tigers softball program beginning in the fall of 2015.
Heritage head coach Steve Chattin said this was a well deserved accomplishment for one of the most loyal members of the Generals program.
"In my 35-plus years of coaching, she is one of the best," he said.
McRoy's duties include filming the Generals games, practice duties, game-day duties and doing work on the field.
Chattin said McRoy also serves as the lead instructor to elementary school lifters because "she has an outstanding understanding of the proper techniques of weightlifting."
He said Chattanooga state was getting a gem.
"Every member of the Generals' staff and the Generals players are extremely proud of and excited for Meggan," he said. " Her commitment, loyalty and love for our team was exhibited last fall when our second place state finish her hurt as much as anyone."
McRoy said she's very happy to be a part of the Generals' program and looked forward to being a Lady Tiger.
"This is a great opportunity for me and I'm real excited to help them out and get the experience," she said.
McRoy said she originally became a manager after trying out for the team her freshmen year at Heritage. She said she's extremely thankful that coach Chattin asked her to remain with the girls as a manager.
McRoy said she hoped for a state championship to compete her senior season.
"This year I think the team will be great," she said. "I think we're going to do awesome. We've added some new coaches and I'm very excited about the season."
McRoy said she wanted to thank all of the coaches who have helped her along the way and her parents, Amy and Chris McRoy.
She said she plans to major in sports management and law.