W&L NAMES NEW ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT ASSISTANTS
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh
has announced the hiring of four new assistant coaches, an assistant athletic
trainer and a new assistant sports information director.
Joining the staff as assistant coaches are Brett Allen (Volleyball/W.
Lacrosse), Matt Hall (Football), Ryan Kadlubowski (Men's Basketball),
and Marty Watters (Men's Lacrosse). Mary Lam joins the athletic training
department, while Cory Thornton joins the sports information department.
Allen joins the staff again after serving as a volunteer assistant coach
for the volleyball and women's lacrosse teams last season. A 1996 graduate
of St. Lawrence University with a bachelor of arts degree in sport and
leisure studies, Allen also holds a master of science in kinesiology from
James Madison University. Last season, he helped both the volleyball and
women's lacrosse teams to an ODAC championship.
Hall comes to W&L from San Jose State University where he served
as a graduate assistant coach last season. A 2000 graduate of Eastern
Michigan University with a bachelor of science degree in history, Hall
will work with the Generals' tight ends and wide receivers. Prior to working
at SJSU, Hall served as the athletic director, head football and head
golf coach at St. Lawrence Academy in Santa Clara, Calif., for two seasons
and spent one season as an assistant football coach at Mesabi Range College
Kadlubowski is a 2003 graduate of the University of Rochester with a
bachelor of art degree in economics. A four-year letterwinner for the
Yellow Jackets' basketball team, Kadlubowski started over 75 percent of
the team's games, helping the them compile a 78-30 mark during his career.
The 6'9" Kadlubowski helped lead Rochester to the Division III Final
Four as a junior and the Sweet 16 as a senior.
Watters, a 2001 graduate of Skidmore College with a bachelor of arts
in economics, comes to W&L after serving as an assistant coach with
his alma mater for two seasons. During that time, he helped the Thoroughbreds
amass a 16-12 overall record and a conference runner-up finish in 2003.
As a player, Watters was named team captain his senior season.
Lam joins the athletic training staff after serving one year as a graduate
assistant athletic trainer at Indiana University. While there, Lam worked
with the Hoosiers' cross country and track programs and earned a master
of science in athletic training. Prior to Indiana, Lam served as an athletic
trainer at Manchester College, working with nine varsity athletic teams.
A licensed massage therapist and certified athletic trainer, Lam earned
a bachelor of science degree in athletic training from the University
of Florida in 1998.
Thornton comes to W&L from Shippensburg University, where he served as the graduate assistant sports information director from 2001-03 while earning a master of science in communications studies. Prior to Shippensburg, Thornton spent two years as a sports information intern at Gettysburg College. A 1999 graduate of Lebanon Valley College with a bachelor of arts in English communications, Thornton was a four-year letterwinner and two-year starter for the Flying Dutchmen men's soccer team.
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Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450