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Save the Date for Fall Alumnae-Athlete Reunion; Personnel Changes in Athletics

After hosting more than 30 Meredith alumnae-athletes for a reunion last March, Athletic Director Jackie Myers is pleased to invite former student-athletes back to campus again this fall. Make plans to return to Raleigh to connect with friends, enjoy the vibrant campus, and cheer on the Avenging Angels soccer team. Stay tuned for more details.

With the 2015-16 academic year fast approaching, Myers is both pleased and saddened to share personnel changes within the athletics department. Announced earlier this summer, longtime Head Athletic Trainer Sharon Malley resigned her position in athletics to move to a full-time Meredith faculty post as assistant professor of health and exercise & sports science. Malley has served a dual role during her 14-year tenure with the College and looks forward to a full-time teaching load beginning this fall.

Amy Olsen resigned in early July after 10 seasons at the helm of Meredith’s cross country program. Olsen started the Avenging Angels program in 2005 with just a handful of runners and advanced the program to earn back-to-back USA South Championships in 2013 and 2014. Olsen collected Coach of the Year honors both years as well, and her teams received a host of accolades for their individual and collective accomplishments along the way. Last August Olsen was named the College’s new track and field coach charged to recruit for a spring 2016 launch, and we are confident both programs will move forward successfully with such a strong foundation.

Former Meredith athletics staff member Tammy Holleman returns to the College to lead the athletic training program. She served one year as an assistant alongside Malley in 2010, and AD Myers looks forward to utilizing Holleman’s recent administration experience from NCAA Division II Barton College. Holleman started as an assistant athletic trainer with the Bulldogs and advanced to serve as the athletic training program director during the past year.

In addition to these staff changes, Meredith athletics bid farewell to Bill Koester, the program’s longtime assistant cross country coach, as he retired to the North Carolina coast. Assistant Athletic Trainer Heidi Roach resigned as well and will enjoy more time at home with two young children.

Visit Meredith athletics to read more about the new beginnings and throughout the year to follow the eight varsity sports at goavengingangels.com, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
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(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330

allenme@meredith.edu