W&L Announces Coaching Hires

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the hiring of Geoffrey del Forn, Garrett LeRose and Abby Pyzik as assistant coaches within the department.

Del Forn will serve as an assistant coach for the W&L men's soccer team. A 2008 graduate of the University of South Carolina, del Forn was a three-year letterwinner for the Gamecocks and a two-time member of the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll (2006, 2007). Prior to attending South Carolina, del Forn played for Piedmont College of the Great South Athletic Conference, earning GSAC All-Freshman accolades in 2005, as well as National Christian College Athletic Association First Team All-South honors. In addition to his collegiate experience, del Forn has trained and played with both the Atlanta Silverbacks' professional team, as well as the Silverbacks' U23 developmental team. Del Forn graduated from USC with a degree in sport management.

LeRose will join W&L's football staff as the wide receivers and tight ends coach. An alumnus of Washington and Lee, LeRose played for the Generals from 2003-2006, earning letters at wide receiver, halfback and quarterback. He was a member of the 2006 Old Dominion Athletic Conference Championship team, the first team in school history to advance to the Division III playoffs. Following his playing days, LeRose joined the Generals' staff as a student assistant, working with both the running backs and the wide receivers. His duties included comprehensive film assessment and breakdown, as well as preparation of practice plans. LeRose graduated from Washington and Lee with a degree in European history in December of 2007.

Pyzik joins the W&L women's basketball program following a stint as an assistant at Davidson College. Pyzik was a member of the Lynchburg College women's basketball team from 2000-2004, earning First Team All-ODAC honors in 2003, and 2004. Following her time at Lynchburg, Pyzik served as an assistant coach with Oakland City University (Ind.) from 2004-2005, and helped the Mighty Oaks to a 17-12 record and a third-place showing in the National Christian College Athletic Association Tournament. Pyzik then went to Davidson College where she has been an assistant coach for the last three seasons. While at Davidson, Pyzik helped guide the Wildcats to a 59-32 cumulative record, including a school-record 23 wins (23-9) en route to an appearance in the WNIT following the 2006-2007 season. Pyzik graduated from Lynchburg in 2004 with a degree in athletic training.