Date: July 13, 2000
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 463-8676
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Former Brown Assistant Will Also Serve as Assistant Volleyball Coach

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee athletic director Mike Walsh has announced the appointment of Janet Hollack as head women's basketball coach and assistant women's volleyball coach. Hollack will begin her duties effective Aug. 15.

"We are very excited to announce the appointment of Janet Hollack as the women's basketball and assistant volleyball coach at Washington and Lee," said Walsh. "Janet has experienced success both as a player and coach and has been an integral part of a very fine program at Brown. We look forward to having Janet direct our women's basketball program, one that Terri Dadio Campbell has made very competitive within the ODAC."

Hollack comes to Washington and Lee after serving as the associate head women's basketball coach at Brown University for the past seven seasons.

"I'm excited about the transition from an Ivy League school to Washington and Lee because of the similarities between the institutions," said Hollack. "It was important for me to find a situation where the basketball program was held in high regard at a school that wants to win. I think I've found that in Washington and Lee. I'm enthusiastic about working with the talent that's already in place, recruiting gifted student-athletes to the program, and trying to win an ODAC Championship."

During her time at Brown, the Bears advanced to the 1992 National Invitation Tournament and won the 1994 Ivy League title, receiving the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. As associate head coach, she was responsible for on the floor coaching, skill instruction, strength and conditioning, academic monitoring, scouting, scheduling, team travel, fundraising, alumni relations, and various camps and clinics.

Prior to arriving at Brown, Hollack held coaching stints at Truman State University, Florida International University, Missouri Western State College, and the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

A 1988 graduate of Florida International with a bachelor of science in physical education, Hollack was a four-year starter for the Panthers, finishing her career second in FIU history in career assists, third in career steals, and first in games played. She was a three-year team captain and team MVP as a senior. She helped advance FIU to two NCAA Tournaments in her four years.

Hollack also earned a master of science in physical education from Florida International in 1992. She is a member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.


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