Women’s basketball coach resigns

Stephanie Tobey announced her resignation as the Lynchburg College head women’s basketball coach Thursday to assume an assistant position at Division I Fordham University in New York state.

Tobey will return to the Northeast after a basketball and lacrosse collegiate career at Bryant College in Rhode Island and a two-year head coaching stint at Lasell College in Massachusetts. She completed her master’s of education from Lynchburg College in the spring of 2009.

The Hornets accumulated 49 wins in Tobey’s five seasons at the helm, including 41 in the tough Old Dominion Athletic conference (ODAC). Her best campaign was in 2007-08, leading her Hornets to a 16-10 record and 13-7 in league play. LC advanced to the ODAC Tournament in her last four seasons.   

“We appreciate the time and effort that Stephanie has put into the Hornet women’s basketball program,” said LC director of athletics Dr. Jack Toms. “We wish her the best of luck with her new opportunity at Fordham.”