W&L Names Elizabeth Igo LeRose Associate Director of Athletics

LEXINGTON, Va. — Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Igo LeRose ’03 as the associate director of athletics and the senior woman administrator effective July 1.

“I am pleased to welcome Elizabeth Igo LeRose back to Washington and Lee to become our associate director of athletics/SWA,” Hathorn stated. “Elizabeth’s demonstrated experience in athletics administration, as well as her passion for and knowledge of W&L were what set her apart from a very strong pool of applicants. As a former General, Elizabeth clearly understands and believes in what the Division III student-athlete experience is all about. Her earnest desire to give back to W&L because of the positive experiences she has had here and in her athletics administration career, will serve our student-athletes well and will only enhance our department, our University and the overall campus community. I look forward to working beside Elizabeth for many years to come.”

LeRose returns to W&L from neighboring VMI where she worked the last nine years. She has served as the SWA, an associate athletic director and an athletic academic advisor for the Keydets since 2009.

“I am thrilled to return to Washington and Lee as associate director of athletics/senior woman administrator,” LeRose said. “I am so thankful to Jan Hathorn, the search committee and the University for this amazing opportunity for me and my family. W&L is such a special place, and I cannot wait to serve the University that helped shape my career in athletics.”

Hired by VMI in 2005, LeRose started as an assistant athletic administrator, working as the director of ticket operations. She was promoted to assistant athletic director in charge of facilities and game operations in 2008, before moving into the SWA position in 2009. She is also a member of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the National Association of Athletic Academic Advisors (N4A).

Prior to her time at VMI, LeRose worked for the American Heart Association in Annandale, Va., from December 2004 to September 2005. She was the greater Washington D.C., region event assistant for the organization.

LeRose earned a bachelor of arts in sociology/anthropology from Washington and Lee in 2003. She played for the Generals’ women’s basketball team all four years, while serving as a captain her senior season.

After graduation, LeRose attended graduate school at VCU in Richmond, Va., where she received a masters of education in sports leadership in 2004. While at VCU, she also served as a graduate assistant for the University of Richmond women’s basketball team. LeRose’s husband, Garrett, is an assistant football coach for the Generals.

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