Sarah Holsinger was named the director of basketball operations at UVa in May 2011. In the summer of 2013, she was promoted to her current position of assistant athletic director of basketball administration.
Holsinger came to Virginia after serving in the same capacity at California for six seasons (2005-2011). Originally from Luray, Va., Holsinger spent two seasons (2003-05) as James Madison's director of operations before making the move to the Pac-10 Conference.
Holsinger oversees all administrative aspects of the Women's Basketball program, including but not limited to building and managing the annual budget, supervising office personnel and team managers, coordinating team travel and practice scheduling, ordering and managing of Nike apparel and partnering with sports nutritionist and head chef to plan and schedule all team meals. She serves as the liaison between the head coach and all aspects of UVa athletic administration as well acting as the summer camp director and the director of the Cavalier Classic Tournament.
Holsinger was accepted to the NCAA/NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement in the summer of 2013. IAA is the premier "level one" leadership development program for women in intercollegiate athletics administration. This program prepares, empowers and inspires participants to become successful administrators and advance within the profession.
Holsinger played basketball and lacrosse at Bridgewater College and was a member of the Eagles' 1999 Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship basketball team. Following graduation, she was named the head junior varsity girls' basketball coach at Eastern Mennonite High School in Virginia for the 2002-03 season.
Holsinger graduated cum laude and earned her bachelor's of science degrees in allied health science and nutrition and wellness from Bridgewater College in 2002. She obtained a master's degree in kinesiology with a concentration in sports administration and coaching from JMU in May 2004.