Beall and Webb Named Assistant Coaches at W&L

LEXINGTON, Va. – Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the addition of Jane Beall and Jonathan Webb as assistant coaches with the Generals’ athletic department staff.

Beall joins W&L as assistant field hockey coach, while Webb will serve as assistant men’s basketball coach.

“I am pleased to welcome these young coaches to our staff and our campus community,” said Hathorn. “Their experience and enthusiasm will be welcome additions to our department and will be assets for our student-athletes in each of these programs. We look forward to working with them in the coming year.”

Beall returns to Washington and Lee after earning a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2010.  A 2006 W&L graduate with a bachelor of arts in English, she was a four-year letterwinner for the Generals’ field hockey squad, serving as a team captain for her senior season. 

A four-year member of the NFHCA All-Academic Team, Beall was a three-time All-ODAC honoree and a Second Team All-State choice following her senior season.  She helped the Generals to their first ODAC Championship and NCAA Tournament berth in 2005 and received the University’s William D. McHenry Award as the school’s top scholar-athlete in 2006.  Beall held the school record for career goals (42) and career scoring (206) until the fall of 2009 when they were eclipsed by Sallie Armstrong ‘10.  She still holds the program-best mark for points in a season (38) set in 2005.

Webb joins the W&L basketball staff after spending the 2009-10 season as an assistant coach at Washington College in Maryland.  In his one season with the Shoremen, he helped guide them to a 13-10 record, Washington’s first winning season in nine years.  He also helped WAC to the conference tournament semifinals for the first time in four years as two players earned all-conference accolades. 

Webb has also spent time as an assistant basketball coach at Alfred University (2008-09) and Wesley College (2006-08), where he earned a master of business administration (2008).  He is a 2006 graduate of Washington with a bachelor of arts in business administration.  While at WAC, Webb was a four-year starter, a three-time All-Centennial Conference selection and a two-time Team MVP.  He remains the school’s fourth all-time leading scorer with 1,571 points.

Beall and Webb will begin their appointments during the course of the summer months in preparation for the 2010-11 school year.

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