Stephanie Tobey Named New Lynchburg College Head Women’s Basketball Coach
LYNCHBURG, VA - The Lynchburg College athletic department announced Thursday that Stephanie Tobey has been named the new head women’s basketball coach.
Tobey was the head coach at Lasell College (MA) for the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons - a member of the Division III North Atlantic Conference (NAC). With a young team that had no seniors on the roster, the Lasers finished last season with an 11-14 record. Tobey also assisted with the Lasell women’s lacrosse team for one season. She served as an assistant coach at Brown University for one year before moving on to Lasell.
“We are very excited to have Stephanie on board as our new women’s basketball coach,” said Dr. Jack Toms, Lynchburg director of athletics. “With her enthusiasm, dedication and drive, we think she will be able to build on the success the program has enjoyed in recent years.”
Tobey was a two-sport athlete at Bryant College (RI), graduating in May of 2002 with degrees in business administration and communication, and carried a psychology minor. She was a captain of both the basketball and lacrosse teams, playing center for the Division II basketball program.
"Our women will be some of the best conditioned athletes physically and mentally and we welcome the challenge of anyone in the country,” said Tobey. “From day one, the expectations will be set high. You can expect us to run the floor, control the half court, and be relentless on defense. Defense will be the center of our system, if we can defend, we can compete with anyone. We also want to bring a determined attitude to the classroom and basketball court."
The Hornet women finished 8-17 in a rebuilding 2004-05 season after winning 30 contests the previous two campaigns.