Nominate your favorite local business in the 2018 Best Of Greater Williamsburg Contest

William and Mary adds women's basketball assistant coach

Lynne-Ann Kokoski has joined the William and Mary women's basketball coaching staff after four seasons at Providence.

"I'm beyond excited to join coach (Ed) Swanson's staff at William and Mary," Kokoski said in a William and Mary news release. "I have always respected him as a coach, but more importantly as a person. I truly believe he is the right coach to lead the Tribe to a CAA Championship. I am grateful for the opportunity to work under his leadership and to be a part of the Tribe family."

Prior to her time with Friars, Kokoski spent three seasons as an assistant at her alma mater Bryant.

Kokoski played four years at Bryant and was named a captain for her senior season. She led the Bulldogs to the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in 2008 and into the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Jimmy Connor Tribe Club Pro-Am

More than 60 golfers and 16 LPGA pros joined William and Mary last month in celebrating the life and memory of a W&M alumnus in the Jimmy Connor Tribe Club Pro-Am.

A total of 15 groups came out to enjoy a five-person scramble at Two Rivers Country Club at Governor's Land, including friends and family of Jimmy Connor, a former Tribe golfer who lost his life in the World Trade Center on 9/11.

The winning group of Rick Bealert, Bob Canfield, Scott Saal and Hunter Wells each received a $200 Callaway gift card for the low score of 56.

The foursome of Jonathan Holmes, Don Buchanan, Mario Kokolis and Paul Collins won the 2nd flight by carding a 61. Additionally, Jean Stettler (4), Terry Lady (7), Barbara Reynolds (13) and Mike and Julie Leach (17) each won closest to the pin competitions.

The event raised funds that will go toward the support of the William and Mary Athletics Department.

Bedford joins lacrosse staff

William and Mary women's lacrosse head coach Hillary Fratzke announced the hiring of Michael Bedford as an assistant coach.

Bedford will be instrumental with both defensive and offensive strategy and his primary responsibilities will include recruiting, equipment liaison and lead goalkeeper coach.

Bedford joins the Tribe staff after serving as an assistant coach at Hofstra the past three seasons.

In his tenure at Hofstra, Bedford helped the Pride post a perfect 6-0 conference record in 2015 en route to securing the Colonial Athletic Association regular season title.

Copyright © 2018, The Virginia Gazette
72°