June 9, 2005

HOLLY SNYDER RESIGNS AS HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER AT W&L

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced that Holly Snyder, the University’s head athletic trainer, has resigned effective June 30 to pursue a career in elementary education.

"While I'm very excited about the opportunity to begin the next chapter in my professional career, it's difficult to leave such a tremendous situation as I've experienced at W&L," said Snyder. "I've been blessed to have met some tremendous people in the student body, faculty and administration at Washington and Lee and that leaves me with a bittersweet taste. I will miss much about my experiences with these people, but I believe this is the appropriate time to make a change."

Snyder arrived at Washington and Lee in the fall of 1998 as a graduate assistant athletic trainer while obtaining her master’s degree in athletic training from the University of Virginia. She was then hired as the associate head athletic trainer at W&L in the summer of 1999 and was promoted to head athletic trainer in August of 2002.

"It is with regret that we accept Holly’s resignation," said Walsh. "She is an exceptional person who made a significant contribution to our athletes, department and University. She will be missed by all of us associated with W&L athletics and we wish her well as she pursues a teaching career. "

A 1998 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology, Snyder served as a student assistant trainer at Indiana University for three years prior to arriving at W&L.

An active member of the W&L community, Snyder has served as an advisor to the Student Athlete Mentor Group (SAMS) and the Summer Scholars Program. She is married to Washington and Lee Head Volleyball Coach Bryan Snyder.

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