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HEAD COACH MANDY KING

Mandy King is entering her fifth season as head women's basketball coach at Washington and Lee.

During her first four seasons, King has led W&L to four-straight ODAC Tournament berths and mentored seven All-ODAC picks and three All-State selections.

In 2006-07, her squad made history by winning a school-record 16 games, stringing together a seven-game winning streak and advancing to the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament for the first time since 1999. The Generals also upset a Top 25 opponent for the first time in program history with a 55-50 win over Bridgewater. Individually, King helped mentor two All-ODAC performancers in Jessica Hunsinger '07 and junior forward Kristen Krouchick. Hunsinger also earned All-State accolades and ends her career the W&L and ODAC all-time career rebounder and W&L's all-time leader in blocked shots. Also in 2006-07, the women's basketball team led W&L with a winter-term GPA of 3.578.

Her 2005-06 team won seven of its final 11 games en route to garnering a bid to the ODAC Tournament where the Generals fell to eventual ODAC Champion Randolph-Macon by a score of 79-71.

King's 2004-05 team finished 13-13 overall and tied the school record for wins in a season. It was a four-game improvement over the previous campaign and the Generals again played eventual national runner-up Randolph-Macon in the ODAC Tournament, giving the Yellow Jackets one of their best games in the tournament. Additionally, she guided two players to all-conference honors.

King's first season resulted in a six-game improvement over the previous season and also included a bid to the ODAC Postseason Tournament. Under her direction, two players earned All-ODAC honors and another finished second in the balloting for the conference rookie of the year award.

King came to W&L after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at Bloomsburg University for two seasons. She also was a graduate assistant coach at the College of New Jersey for two seasons following graduation from the University of Southern Maine where she earned a bachelor of science in sports medicine in 1998.

During her time at Bloomsburg, King helped the Huskies achieve a 36-17 overall record and two berths to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament. The 2001-02 squad finished the season 21-6 overall and was ranked as high as second nationally in Division II. As assistant coach, King served as recruiting coordinator and was responsible for on-court coaching, scouting and game preparation.

At the College of New Jersey, King helped the Lions to a New Jersey Athletic Conference title and a Division III "Elite 8" appearance in 2001. King earned a master of arts in teaching/health education from TCNJ in the spring of 2001.

As a player at Southern Maine, King was a four-year starter at point guard serving as team captain her final two seasons. She helped lead the team to three Little East Championships and three appearances in the Division III "Sweet 16". As a senior, USM advanced to the national championship game before falling to Washington (Mo.). She received the National Comeback Athlete of the Year Award from Training and Conditioning Magazine after suffering her second career threatening knee injury in 1995.


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