Life U names Kowalska as new Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Life University Director of Athletics Jayme Pendergast announced Wednesday morning the hiring of Anna Kowalska as the new women’s basketball head coach.
Kowalska brings a wealth of experience at the NAIA level where she has been involved with the program at West Virginia Tech since 2013. In her time with the program, she has not only developed the team on the court, but also in the classroom. She led 26 NAIA All-Conference Scholar Athletes to two regular season conference championships as well as two conference tournament championships. Kowalska tallied three NAIA National tournament appearances with four NAIA All-Americans and an overall record of 61-26 at the helm of the program. Prior to her coaching days, she played NCAA Division I basketball at Kent State University where she stayed on as a graduate assistant coach to receive her Masters of Art degree in Sports Administration.
Pendergast expanded on the wealth of experience Kowalska brings to the Eagles’ Nest stating, “Anna really fits the mold of what we were looking for in the next leader of our women’s program. Not only does she have proven success within the NAIA but she laid out an impressive recruiting plan and gave us confidence that her leadership aligned with our departmental values and goals for the women’s basketball program. I was very impressed by her preparation, confidence, and vision for Life University Women’s Basketball. I have no doubt Anna will pour into our student-athletes, give them a first-class experience, and get us to where we know we can be competitively.”
Kowalska expressed her appreciation stating, “I was very impressed with the people, the campus and the administrative commitment to quality academic and athletic programs at Life University. I want to thank Jayme for believing in me. We’ve got a lot of work to do to become a good team and program. I’m looking forward to working with this amazing and committed administration.”

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