July 25, 2000

COLLITON TO REMAIN AS HEAD GOLF COACH AT W&L

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Mike Walsh has announced that Gavin Colliton, interim head golf coach during the spring of 2000, will remain as the University's head golf coach.

Colliton took over the program on an interim basis in January and led the Generals to a second place finish at the ODAC Golf Championships this past spring.

Colliton will continue his role as assistant football coach, where he coaches the defensive backs and special teams.

Colliton has been a member of W&L's football staff since the 1990 season and has held football coaching posts at Princeton University, Central Connecticut State University, and Salisbury State University. He is a 1984 graduate of Salisbury State with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education.

William C. "Burr" Datz, a Lexington resident and 1975 graduate of Washington and Lee, will serve as Colliton's assistant coach. Datz played golf at W&L for the legendary Cy Twombly in the early 1970's and was a member of W&L's 1972 College Athletic Conference Championship team.

W&L claims 10 ODAC Golf Championships in the conference's 24 years of competition. All but two players will return to the fold for the 2000-2001 season.

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