August 2, 2012

W&L Announces Additional Athletics Staff Hires

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of Jonathan Bowden, Kristin Cupido, Eric Deutsch and Pamela Findlay as staff members within the athletic department.

Bowden joins the department as assistant men’s and women’s golf coach, Cupido will serve as assistant women’s cross country coach, Deutsch will be an assistant football coach, while Findlay will serve as assistant women’s basketball coach.

Bowden had been serving as the co-owner and president of Bowden Brothers Golf, a junior golf development company, as a student accounts coordinator at Furman University and as a counselor and instructor for the LPGA-USGA of Greenville, S.C.  A 2009 graduate of Furman with a bachelor of arts in business administration, he was a four-year letterwinner on the Paladins’ golf team, serving as a team captain for his junior campaign.

Bowden’s experiences also include working at several golf clubs and golf camps, along with serving as golf coach at Easley High School in South Carolina for the 2010 season.

Cupido will be assisting the women’s cross country program after serving as the head cross country and track & field coach at Kutztown High School in Pennsylvania for the last year.  A 2011 graduate of Kutztown University with a bachelor of science in leisure and sports studies, she was a captain of the cross country and track & field teams during her senior season.  A three-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete and three-time member of the NCAA Division II All-Academic Cross Country team, Cupido earned All-PSAC honors in the indoor 5,000 meters in 2008.

Deutsch comes to W&L from the College of Mt. St. Joseph, where he served as an assistant coach for the 2011 season.  He helped the Lions to a 6-4 overall record and a second-place finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.  Prior to his experience at MSJ, Deutsch was a network support specialist with Time Warner Cable from 2005-11.  A 2004 graduate of Wofford College with a bachelor of arts in computer science, he was a three-time All-America offensive lineman for the Terriers.  He earned All-Southern Conference honors his final three seasons and was named to the Southern Conference All-Decade team for 2000-2009.  Deutsch was inducted into the Wofford Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010.

Findlay joins the W&L staff after holding a variety of positions at the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, Va., over the past year.  Prior to that experience, she was a graduate assistant women’s basketball coach at Bemidji State in Minnesota for two years, earning a master of science in sports studies in 2011.

Findlay is a 2008 graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, where she was a four-year letterwinner and a team captain for the basketball team as a senior.  A four-time Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete and two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree, she ranks 16th on the school’s all-time scoring list with 955 points.  Findlay earned Honorable Mention All-Mountain West Conference honors as a senior when she averaged 10.7 points per game.

Bowden, Cupido, Deutsch and Findlay join Greg Doyle and Domineque Scott, who were hired earlier in the summer as staff assistants.  You can read more about Doyle and Scott by visiting the earlier release on their hirings.

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