Hadley Zeavin also promoted, will serve as assistant director of women's basketball operations
By Jeff White (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.
"Sarah has been my right-hand person from an administrative perspective for the last 11 years," Virginia head women's basketball coach Joanne Boyle said. "She has helped me build two programs, so this promotion reflects her loyalty and the incredible job she has done along the way. Sarah once said to me 'my job is to make your job easier,' and she is honestly invested to do that everyday. There is an enormous level of trust between us, and she knows how I think and what is needed to make our program successful here at UVa. I am so thankful for everything Sarah has done for me personally and for our teams during the time we have worked together.”
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.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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