Former Colby Coach Clancy To Lead Women’s Basketball At Washington And Lee 

Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced that following a national search, Christine Clancy has been promoted to head women’s basketball coach and assistant professor of physical education.”It is with pleasure and enthusiasm that I welcome Christine to become an assistant professor of physical education and the next head coach of women’s basketball,” said Hathorn. “Christine brings to our program a commitment to the student-athletes and their growth as players and people, a passion for coaching and for basketball, and an understanding of how athletics fits into the overall mission of Washington and Lee. She has a proven track record of success at the Division III level, and she has demonstrated her abilities as an educator and motivator of young women through her experiences. Most importantly, Christine believes in teaching our students about responsibility, leadership and the value of hard work, which is what makes this the right fit for Washington and Lee and the women’s basketball program at this important time in its short history. I have full confidence in Christine’s ability to lead this program into the future, with its tradition of success on and off the court. I look forward to serving alongside Christine well into the future.”Clancy earned the head coaching position after one season as an assistant coach with the Generals, helping lead W&L to a 14-13 overall record and an 11-9 record in Old Dominion Athletic Conference play during the 2011-12 season.”Over the past year I have had the privilege of working with and getting to know the exceptional faculty, staff, and students at Washington and Lee University and I could not be more excited to be taking over the W&L women’s basketball program,” said Clancy. “I am very grateful to Jan Hathorn and the members of the search committee for entrusting me with this position and I look forward to the opportunity to build upon the winning tradition of the women’s basketball program and to join the ranks of the distinguished W&L faculty.”