|Title:||Head Women's Basketball Coach|
Mandy King is in her ninth season as head women's basketball coach at Washington and Lee and is the program's all-time leader in victories with 109 career wins.
During her tenure, King has posted eight-straight ODAC Tournament berths and mentored 14 All-ODAC picks, four All-State selections and one All-American. She also led the Generals to their first-ever ODAC Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance during the 2009-10 campaign.
The 2010-11 season was one of the most successful in program history, as the team finished 19-8 overall and 14-6 in conference play. The 19 wins were the most in a season, and the 14 conference victories tied the program best win total from a season ago. W&L earned the No. 4 seed in the ODAC Tournament, defeating No. 5 Eastern Mennonite in the quarterfinals before falling to eventual champion and No. 1 seed Randolph-Macon in the semifinals. During the season, King recorded her 100th career win in a contest against Southern Virginia on January 18.
Washington and Lee finished the 2009-10 campaign with an 18-10 overall record and a 14-6 league mark under King's guidance, both program-bests. The third-seeded Generals captured the program’s first-ever ODAC title with wins over Guilford, Eastern Mennonite and Virginia Wesleyan before advancing to the NCAA Division III tournament, where they fell to Christopher Newport in first-round action. Forward Becca Bolton was named an All-American by both the Division III News and the WBCA, while also garnering first-team All-ODAC, ODAC All-Tournament and D3Hoops.com All-Region honors. She was joined on the All-ODAC squad by guard Meg Ingram (second team) and on the ODAC All-Tournament team by Ingram (Tournament MVP) and guard Katy Wilson.
King led the Generals to a 14-12 record in 2008-09, including a school-record 13 ODAC victories. Additionally, the team tied a program-best by earning the fifth-seed for the ODAC Tournament and ranked 14th among Division III programs in team GPA. Guard Meg Ingram was named the ODAC Rookie of the Year and was a second team all-conference pick. Ingram was also named the South Region Rookie of the Year as well as the Rookie of the Year for the state of Virginia.
In 2006-07, her squad made history by winning a school-record 16 games, stringing together a seven-game winning streak and advancing to the semifinals of the ODAC Tournament for the first time since 1999. The Generals also upset a Top 25 opponent for the first time in program history with a 55-50 win over Bridgewater. Individually, King helped mentor two All-ODAC performancers in center Jessica Hunsinger and forward Kristen Krouchick. Hunsinger also earned All-State accolades and ends her career the W&L and ODAC all-time career rebounder and W&L's all-time leader in blocked shots.
King's 2005-06 team won seven of its final 11 games en route to garnering a bid to the ODAC Tournament where the Generals fell to eventual ODAC Champion Randolph-Macon by a score of 79-71.
King's 2004-05 team finished 13-13 overall and tied the former school record for wins in a season. It was a four-game improvement over the previous campaign and the Generals again played eventual national runner-up Randolph-Macon in the ODAC Tournament, giving the Yellow Jackets one of their best games in the tournament. Additionally, she guided two players to all-conference honors.
King's first season resulted in a six-game improvement over the previous season and also included a bid to the ODAC Postseason Tournament. Under her direction, two players earned All-ODAC honors and another finished second in the balloting for the conference rookie of the year award.
King came to W&L after serving as the assistant women's basketball coach at Bloomsburg University for two seasons. She also was a graduate assistant coach at the College of New Jersey for two seasons following graduation from the University of Southern Maine where she earned a bachelor of science in sports medicine in 1998.
During her time at Bloomsburg, King helped the Huskies achieve a 36-17 overall record and two berths to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Tournament. The 2001-02 squad finished the season 21-6 overall and was ranked as high as second nationally in Division II. As assistant coach, King served as recruiting coordinator and was responsible for on-court coaching, scouting and game preparation.
At the College of New Jersey, King helped the Lions to a New Jersey Athletic Conference title and a Division III "Elite 8" appearance in 2001. King earned a master of arts in teaching/health education from TCNJ in the spring of 2001.
As a player at Southern Maine, King was a four-year starter at point guard serving as team captain her final two seasons. She helped lead the team to three Little East Championships and three appearances in the Division III "Sweet 16". As a senior, USM advanced to the national championship game before falling to Washington (Mo.). She received the National Comeback Athlete of the Year Award from Training and Conditioning Magazine after suffering her second career threatening knee injury in 1995. King was inducted into the Southern Maine Hall of Fame in September 2008.
KING YEAR-BY-YEAR AT W&L
|2009-10||18-10||ODAC Champions, NCAA First Round
|2010-11||19-8||ODAC Semifinalist, School Record for Wins
||109-103 (.514)||1 ODAC Titles, 1 NCAA Bids|