June 26, 2013

W&L Announces Athletics Staff Hires

LEXINGTON, Va. — Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the appointment of J.D. Ey, Taylor Gibson and Maggie Roy as staff members within the athletic department.

Ey joins the department as assistant men’s basketball coach, Gibson will serve as the assistant volleyball coach and Roy will be the sports information assistant.

Ey recently graduated from W&L in May of 2013 with a bachelor of science in accounting and business administration. He was a four-year letterwinner of the basketball team, serving as a captain his senior season. He is the only player in the history of the program to total at least 1,000 points, 800 rebounds, 200 assists, 150 blocks and 100 steals. Ey finished his career second all-time in blocks (167), fifth in steals (141), seventh in rebounds (839), 10th in assists (243) and 20th in scoring (1,023).

Gibson, a 2006 graduate of Washington and Lee with a bachelor of arts in English and philosophy, comes to W&L from San Diego, Calif., where she was the national recruiting director for volleyball at Sportsforce Online. Gibson was also the Epic Volleyball Club coach in since January of 2013. She spent four years as an account manager for HireRight, Inc., from 2008-2012.

Gibson was a four-year member of the volleyball team while at W&L. The Generals went a combined 127-25 in her four seasons, including a perfect 42-0 in ODAC play. Along with four conference titles, the Blue and White advanced to the NCAA Tournament each year. Taylor is still second all-time at W&L in hitting percentage (.339) and fifth all-time in blocks (325). 

Roy comes to W&L from Randolph-Macon College, where she was the sports information assistant for the 2012-13 school year. In this position, she was the main contact for the field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball, tennis and women’s lacrosse teams. She was also the social media coordinator for the Yellow Jackets.

A 2012 graduate of R-MC with a bachelor of arts in psychology, Roy was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team and a three-time All-ODAC honoree. She earned First Team All-ODAC honors her junior season, while leading the Yellow Jackets to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament.

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