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Jan Hathorn was named as Washington and Lee's Director of Athletics in April of 2007 and began her appointment as the seventh director in the University's history in July.

Hathorn is no stranger to W&L, having served as the women's lacrosse coach for 19 seasons and as the women's soccer coach for 14 seasons. She had also been an assistant athletic director and the University's Director of Physical Education since 2002.

Hathorn arrived at W&L in the fall of 1987 and was charged with beginning the school's women's soccer and lacrosse programs. She guided the soccer team to a 129-88-9 (.591) record from 1987-2000 and was named the ODAC Coach of the Year twice.

In lacrosse, Hathorn turned W&L into one of the nation's elite programs, guiding the Generals to a 222-93 (.705) record from 1989-07. Her teams produced 17 winning seasons, nine ODAC titles and eight NCAA Tournament berths, and she was named the ODAC Coach of the Year nine times, including in each of her final five years. Hathorn's 277 career wins (277-112) rank among the most in the history of collegiate women's lacrosse.

Before arriving at W&L, Hathorn spent five years at Denison University, where she coached the lacrosse team to a 55-19 overall record and five conference titles. Her 1985, 1986, and 1987 teams finished eighth in the NCAA Division III National Tournament and she was named the NCAC Coach of the Year in 1987.
Hathorn earned a B.A. in physical education from the State University of New York at Cortland in 1982 and a M.A. in physical education from Ohio State University in 1985.

Hathorn makes her home in Lexington, where she is active in the community.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-8670