SCHUCKERT RESIGNS WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY POST AT W&L
LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike
Walsh has announced that Amy Schuckert, the University's head women's
cross country and assistant track & field coach for the past two seasons,
has resigned effective August 1 to accept the head men's and women's cross
country and women's track position at the College of Charleston.
"This was a very difficult decision for me," stated
Schuckert. "My experience at W&L has been a positive one, but
the opportunity to be a head coach at the Division I level was something
that I just could not pass up. I want to thank the athletic department
and entire W&L community for the opportunity to coach here. I will
miss everyone greatly."
"Amy Schuckert has been a wonderful coach at Washington
and Lee for the past two years," said Walsh. "Her athletes have
shown significant improvement under her coaching and instruction. We wish
her well as she moves to a Division I situation at The College of Charleston."
Schuckert arrived at W&L in June of 2001 following two
seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Pittsburg State University in
During her two years with the W&L women's cross country
and track and field programs, Shuckert was instrumental in the rebuilding
process. Her first season as cross country coach resulted in a fourth
place finish at the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championships. However,
her second season saw the Generals catapult to a second place finish in
the ODAC and a seventh place finish at the NCAA South/Southeast Championships.
Three runners from her initial recruiting class finished among the top
15 runners at the ODAC Championships.
Schuckert coached a W&L cross country athlete to All-ODAC
honors on four occasions, including 2003 graduate Burke Duncan, who finished
third overall at last season's ODAC Championship meet.
Schuckert will begin her appointment at The College of Charleston
on August 11. A search for her replacement will begin immediately.
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