W&L's DADIO CAMPBELL RESIGNS COACHING POSTS

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Washington and Lee Athletic Director Mike Walsh has announced that Terri Dadio Campbell, the University's women's basketball and volleyball coach for the past seven years has resigned effective July 1.

Dadio Campbell's husband, Shawn, had recently been named the Associate Head Coach at Temple University following a highly successful stint as an assistant coach at the University of Virginia. She will follow him to Philadelphia and begin to pursue coaching opportunities in the area.

"After seven years at Washington and Lee, this was a very difficult decision," said Dadio Campbell. "However, Shawn and I look forward to the upcoming challenges and growth opportunities as we relocate to the Philadelphia area."

"Terri has done a superb job in moving the volleyball and women's basketball programs forward," said Walsh. "She is an outstanding coach and has attracted excellent student-athletes to Washington and Lee. She will be sorely missed by all associated with W&L athletics."

A 1992 graduate of Lafayette College, Dadio Campbell began her career at Washington and Lee in 1993 after serving as a graduate assistant basketball coach at Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey). She took over a W&L women's basketball program in its first varsity season and molded it into a regular in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament. The Generals finished last season with a 13-12 overall record, 10-10 in the ODAC.

She also helped to transform the volleyball program into a consistent winner, posting a 159-48 (.768) record and claiming four ODAC Championships, including the last three. She has been named the ODAC Coach of the Year three times and guided the Generals to their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth this past season.

"This is a bittersweet time for me as I have truly enjoyed my seven years at Washington and Lee," commented Dadio Campbell. "It has been a pleasure working with both the women's basketball and volleyball programs and each program has provided me with a lot of rewarding and fulfilling experiences. It is the people, especially the student-athletes at the school, that I will miss the most. I am proud to have started my career at such a fine institution."

A national search to find Dadio Campbell's replacement will begin immediately.

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