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Date: August 28, 2003
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
Release: Upon Receipt

Six New Faces to Join the Department

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 in Minnesota.

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.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676