Emmanuel (GA) Hires Wallach as New Head Lacrosse Coach

FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga.--Gail Wallach has been appointed Head Women's Lacrosse Coach at Emmanuel College.

"We are thrilled have Coach Gail Wallach join our Lion family," shared Athletics Director Jose Larios. "Gail has a great track record in developing strong all-round programs, academically and athletically. Her experience in both collegiate lacrosse and basketball, as a player and coach, demonstrates her passion for athletics. We're thrilled to have her family join us here at Emmanuel. I know she's going to do fabulous work with our women's lacrosse program."

Prior to joining the staff at Emmanuel, Wallach spent the last 10 years coaching lacrosse and basketball at the collegiate level. With stops at Washington College, Drew University and Rutgers University-Camden, Wallach has been integral in program growth.

In 2003, Coach Wallach was named an assistant women's lacrosse coach at Washington College. Responsible for the defense and as recruiting coordinator, the Shorewomen produced the best record in program history, 14-6, ending their season in the ECAC finals.

Wallach played lacrosse at Kean University (NJ). The 1997 team boasts the fewest goals allowed in program history. She remains in the program's top five for ground balls in a season with 73. On the hardwood, Wallach also remains on the women's basketball leader board for season average (24.7) and most field goals made (141). Wallach finished her career as an All-American and totaled 1,679 career points.

Wallach was inducted into the Kean University Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 29, 2010 for both lacrosse and basketball.

Gail currently resides in Franklin Springs with her husband Richard and their three daughters Olivia, Evelyn and Avery.

"I couldn't have asked for a better place to continue my coaching career than Emmanuel College. I want thank President Stewart and Director of Athletics Jose Larios for providing me the opportunity to be a part of the campus, community, and the lives of our EC student-athletes. It is a true honor to glorify God with the abilities he has given each one of us both on and off the playing field."

2013-07-25



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