Women's Basketball Announces Hiring of Director of Basketball Operations
Sept. 3, 2008
EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette women's basketball coaching staff has added Alyssa Antolick to its staff as the Director of Basketball Operations. Antolick will help manage and direct the women's basketball program and her duties will include video-based needs, film exchange, maintenance of the recruiting database and recruitment mailings. She will also assist with the academic development of the team's student-athletes.
Eighth-year head coach Tammy Smith is excited about the addition to her coaching staff.
"We are very excited to have Alyssa join our staff," Smith said. "She is enthusiastic and willing to work hard. She will be a huge asset to our program, especially in our recruiting efforts and the daily operations of our program. Her impact on those areas will be seen almost immediately."
Antolick joins Lafayette with a wealth of playing and coaching experience. She graduated from DeSales University in 2005 with a degree in Sport Management and played four years of varsity basketball for the Bulldogs. During her career, she was named the MAC Freedom Conference Rookie of the Year in 2003 and earned Player of the Year honors in 2004. From 2004-05, she was a WBCA Division III Kodak All-American as well as the Lehigh Valley Small College Player of the Year both those years. Antolick was also a three-time Freedom Conference First-Team player.
Following graduation from DeSales, Antolick went on to earn her masters degree in Sport Management from East Stroudsburg in 2007. While at East Stroudsburg, she served as a graduate assistant with the women's basketball team. Her responsibilities included assisting in the scouting and recruiting of prospective student-athletes, developing strength and conditioning workouts and developing and posting postgame press releases.
Antolick's first coaching position came as an assistant at Cedar Crest College from Sept. 2006-May 2007. In addition to her coaching duties, she was responsible for assisting in recruiting and planning practices.
During her time as a student-athlete at DeSales she also volunteered with various programs and institutions, including the Special Olympics, Runner's World Marathon and the YWCA of Bethlehem. Antolick also worked as the Camper Director at the Future Stars Basketball Camp in the summer of 2007.
The Leopards kick off their 2008-09 schedule on Nov. 14 at Middle Tennessee State in the opening round of the Preseason WNIT.
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