Washington and Lee Director of Athletics Jan Hathorn has announced the hiring of Rachel Buck, Timothy Cole, Michael Kruger and Megan Moore as staff members within the athletic department.
Buck will serve as a sports information assistant with the Generals. She comes to W&L from Georgetown University, where she recently earned a master's degree in sports industry management. Over the past year, Buck completed a media relations fellowship with the Washington Capitals hockey team. Her prior experiences also included internships with the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Admirals and Milwaukee Wave organizations and she has also worked as an event and media specialist with The Sportsman Channel, as a marketing specialist with the Milwaukee Bonecrushers and as the director of promotions and entertainment for the Wisconsin Woodchucks. Buck received a bachelor of arts degree in public relations from Marquette University in 2006.
Cole joins W&L as assistant volleyball coach. A 2006 graduate of Juniata College with a bachelor of arts degree in literature and writing, he comes to the Generals after serving as the head men's and women's volleyball coach at Southern Vermont College for one season. Cole also served as a graduate assistant women's volleyball coach at Otterbein College for the 2007 and 2008 seasons and was a student assistant for the women's volleyball program at Juniata during the 2004 and 2005 campaigns. Cole played on the men's volleyball team at Juniata, serving as team captain in 2004 and 2005 and twice earning All-America honors.
Kruger will assist the Washington and Lee men's lacrosse program. He comes to W&L following two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Trinity College in Connecticut, where he is pursuing a master of arts in American studies. During the 2009 season, Kruger helped the Bantams to their first 10-win season in 17 years and a No. 19 ranking in the final USILA Division III poll. He worked primarily with the goalkeepers and man-down unit, while also assisting the offense. Kruger also helped with contest management at Trinity and served as a physical education professor. A 2007 graduate of Fairfield University with a bachelor of arts in communication, Kruger was a four-year starter in goal for the Stags, ranking third on the school's all-time saves list with 536 career saves.
Moore will serve as an assistant coach with the women's lacrosse team. She comes to W&L from Dickinson College, where she was serving as an assistant lacrosse coach. A 2008 graduate of Gettysburg College with a bachelor of arts in English, Moore was a member of the Bullets' women's lacrosse team, serving as a captain during her senior season when she garnered All-America honors. Moore helped the Bullets to four NCAA Tournament berths and she completed her career ranked 12th on the school's all-time scoring list with 170 points.