Lynchburg athletics announces staff additions for 2019-20

Lynchburg athletics announces staff additions for 2019-20

Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg and director of athletics Jon Waters are thrilled to announce the addition of 17 new staff members to the Hornets' athletics department family for the 2019-20 season. Introducing the new faces of Lynchburg athletics:

Baseball 

- Oscar Garcia joins the Hornets as a graduate assistant. The Venezuela native and former Concord University baseball standout will pursue a master's of business administration. 

Men's Basketball 

- Bobby Ford rejoins the Lynchburg coaching staff as a graduate assistant in Lynchburg's master's of business administration after serving as the team's student assistant in 2017-18. Ford was a three-year member of the team and was known for his 3-point sharpshooting.

- 2014 Lynchburg graduate Dylan Hall moves into a part-time assistant coach after an exceptional two-year career as a member of Lynchburg's basketball team.

Women's Basketball 

- Jessica Wall joins a successful Lynchburg coaching staff after a stellar four-year career at UNC Asheville, where she holds the all-time record for career 3-pointers.  She will be a graduate assistant enrolled in the master's of educational leadership. 

Men's Lacrosse

- Former All-American attackman Evan Lombardo joins the coaching staff as a graduate assistant. The New Jersey native will be enrolled in Lynchburg's master's of educational leadership program.

- Seamus McDonald joins the Hornets' staff after an exceptional career at Lynchburg that saw an All-America nod from the long-stick midfielder. He will be enrolled in the master's of educational leadership program.

- Ranked in Lynchburg's all-time top 10 in both saves and save percentage, former goalie CJ Santora joins the coaching staff as a graduate assistant and will be matriculating through the master's of business administration program.

Women's Lacrosse

- Erik Hultgren joins the Hornet coaching staff as a graduate assistant for the 2019-20 season. He graduated from Seton Hill University in 2016 with a degree in sports management. He will pursue his master's in educational leadership.

Men's Soccer 

- Ryan Pikunas, a three-time All-ODAC defender, joins the coaching staff as a graduate assistant and is enrolled in the master's of business administration program.

Women's Soccer

- Rachel Cooke, a 2018 Lynchburg graduate, joins the coaching staff after a fine five-year career for the Hornets and she is enrolled in the master's of education in science education program.

Softball 

- 2019 NCAA Division III Player of the Year Mackenzie Chitwood joins the coaching staff for the 2020 season and will pursue her master's in public health.

Men's and Women's Swimming

- Aaron Green, an All-American sprinter from Widener University joins the coaching staff for the 2019-20 season and will pursue his master's of business administration.

Men's and Women's Track and Field

- Bryce Koo, a 2018 Lynchburg graduate and four-year member of the Lynchburg men's track & field team, joins the coaching staff for the 2019-20 season. Koo will pursue a master's in educational leadership.

Volleyball 

- Hannah Givens joins the Hornets coaching staff as a graduate assistant coach. She graduated from Wingate University this spring with a degree in political science and will pursue her master's in nonprofit leadership. 

Sports Information

- Mark Weaver joins the Lynchburg sports information staff as a graduate assistant. The New York native earned his degree in sports media from Susquehanna University and will pursue his master's in business administration.

Strength & Conditioning

- Greg Wilson, a 2014 graduate of Lynchburg joins the Hornets' strength & conditioning staff for the 2019-20 season. Wilson most recently worked at Newberry College as a part-time assistant strength coach. He will pursue a master's in public health. 

- Brian Bonacci joins the strength & conditioning staff as a part-time assistant and will also be assisting with gameday management. Bonacci was a four-year member of the football team at Iowa State, graduating in 2016 with a degree in kinesiology. He comes to Lynchburg after serving as an assistant strength & conditioning coach at Wagner College in New York, N.Y.

--LYN--

Sat Dec 07
at Bast-Cregger Invitational
Roanoke College, Salem, Va.
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Dec 07
4:30 PM
Emory & Henry
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
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No Event
Fri Nov 08
Final
87 Lynchburg
78 vs. Albertus Magnus
@ Hood College, Frederick, Md. MMI Tip-Off Tournament
Sat Nov 09
Final
62 Lynchburg
75 at Hood
MMI Tip-Off Championship
Wed Nov 13
Final
88 Lynchburg
68 at N.C. Wesleyan
Sat Nov 16
Final
69 Hampden-Sydney
74 vs. Methodist
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 1
Sat Nov 16
Final
80 Pfeiffer
91 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 2
Sun Nov 17
Final
99 Hampden-Sydney
108 vs. Pfeiffer
@ Lynchburg, Va. Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 3
Sun Nov 17
Final
69 Methodist
93 vs. Lynchburg
Wayne Proffitt Classic -- Game 4
Fri Nov 22
Final
84 Lynchburg
88 vs. Mary Washington
@ Newport News, Va. CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 1
Sat Nov 23
Final
77 Lynchburg
79 at No. 9 Chris. Newport
CAC/ODAC Challenge - Game 4
Sun Dec 01
Final
81 Lynchburg
68 at Bridgewater (Va.)
Wed Dec 04
Final
73 Lynchburg
78 at Ferrum
Sat Dec 07
2:00 PM
East. Mennonite
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 11
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Averett
Wed Jan 01
2:00 PM
William Peace
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 04
2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Lynchburg
Wed Jan 08
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph
Wed Jan 15
7:30 PM
Hampden-Sydney
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Emory & Henry
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Ferrum
vs. Lynchburg
Coaches vs. Cancer Week
Sat Jan 25
2:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Alumni Day | Coaches vs. Cancer Week
No Event
No Event
No Event
No Event
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Sun Nov 10
Final
60 Meredith
81 vs. Lynchburg
Tue Nov 12
Final
39 Lynchburg
70 at Averett
Fri Nov 15
Final
39 Lynchburg
52 at Emory
Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic (Game Played at Agnes Scott)
Sat Nov 16
Final
64 Colorado Col.
76 vs. Lynchburg
@ Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga. Emory Holiday Inn Tip Off Classic
Wed Nov 20
Final
73 Lynchburg
60 at Hollins
Mon Nov 25
Final
61 East. Mennonite
82 vs. Lynchburg
Wed Dec 04
Final
58 Lynchburg
49 at Randolph
Sat Dec 07
4:30 PM
Emory & Henry
vs. Lynchburg
CODE RED Game
Fri Dec 20
4:00 PM
Hood
vs. Lynchburg
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Sat Dec 21
4:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Marymount (Va.)
@ Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach Shootout
Thu Jan 02
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Randolph-Macon
Sat Jan 04
4:30 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Lynchburg
Tue Jan 07
7:00 PM
Guilford
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 11
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Shenandoah
Wed Jan 15
5:00 PM
Washington and Lee
vs. Lynchburg
Sat Jan 18
2:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Va. Wesleyan
Wed Jan 22
7:00 PM
Lynchburg
at Ferrum
Sat Jan 25
4:30 PM
Bridgewater (Va.)
vs. Lynchburg
Alumnae Day
No Event
No Event
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Sat Oct 19
Final
1 East. Mennonite
3 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Wed Oct 23
Final
1 Shenandoah
4 vs. Lynchburg
Sat Oct 26
Final
3 Lynchburg
1 at Va. Wesleyan
Tue Oct 29
Final - OT
0 Guilford
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night
Sun Nov 03
Final
0 Randolph-Macon
2 vs. Lynchburg
Match 3 - ODAC Quarterfinal
Fri Nov 08
Final - PK Away
2 Lynchburg
2 at Hampden-Sydney
Match 6 - ODAC Semifinal
Sat Nov 09
Final
0 Lynchburg
1 vs. No. 11 Washington and Lee
@ Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden Sydney, Va. Match 8 - ODAC Championship
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No Event
No Event
No Event
Sat Oct 19
Final
2 Roanoke
1 vs. Lynchburg
Homecoming
Thu Oct 24
Final
3 Lynchburg
4 at No. 15 Randolph-Macon
Moved from Oct. 23
Sun Oct 27
Final
1 Lynchburg
2 at Shenandoah
Wed Oct 30
Final
2 Lynchburg
1 at Guilford
Sat Nov 02
Final - OT
2 Va. Wesleyan
1 vs. Lynchburg
Senior Night | CODE RED Match
Mon Nov 04
Final
0 East. Mennonite
4 vs. Lynchburg
Match 1 - ODAC First Round
Wed Nov 06
Final
1 Lynchburg
4 at No. 14 Randolph-Macon
Match 2 - ODAC Quarterfinals
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