Former Washington and Lee women’s basketball captain Bethany Dannelly, of the Class of 2005, has just been named an assistant coach at Colby College, in Maine. Bethany still holds the career records for assists (459) and steals (197) as the Generals’ point guard. She never had fewer than 84 assists and 42 steals in a season.
Bethany got some valuable coaching experience at the University of Virginia, where she earned her master’s degree in physiology from the Curry School of Education. Last year she served as assistant director of operations/video coordinator for the Cavaliers after previously serving two seasons as a graduate assistant. She handled daily operations of the women’s program plus all game film and scouting video work.
At the same time she was working with the U.Va. intercollegiate program, Bethany was also coaching the university’s club basketball team. There she compiled a career record of 87-3 in three years, guiding her team to national semifinals berths two years in a row.
At Colby, Bethany joins first-year head coach Julie Veilleux on the Mules’ staff.