Sokaitis resigns as head WBB coach at LVC

Lebanon Valley College’s Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Amy Sokaitis, announced this morning that she is resigning her position after seven seasons of leading the Flying Dutchmen.
Sokaitis will head west to continue her coaching career, while also working more on the academic side of higher education.
“I wish nothing but the best for Amy as she moves forward in the next chapter of her career and life,” said LVC Athletic Director Rick Beard ’90, M’92. “I thank her for the passion and commitment she brought to all aspects of her work at LVC and she will be missed.”
In seven seasons as head coach, Sokaitis guided the Flying Dutchmen to 91 wins and five conference tournament appearances. In her first season at the helm, LVC advanced to the MAC Commonwealth Semifinal round and later, the Dutchmen won three ECAC South Games to capture the championship after defeating Albright 81-58 in the title game.
In her second season, Sokaitis helped the Dutchmen take down two nationally-ranked opponents, including No. 14 FDU-Florham in the Rinso Marquette Championship game, and No. 9 Montclair State University.
“I want to thank Rick Beard and Stacey Hollinger for their leadership and support during my time at LVC,” said Sokaitis. “I have grown in many aspects of my career and greatly appreciate those opportunities.”
“I’m excited for the next chapter and looking forward to the new challenges and rewards that will come with it. The opportunity to continue to coach at the collegiate level, while also working more closely with the general student body is something I’ve been working towards in recent years at LVC and this new position will allow me to do even more of that.”
“The LVC campus community will always be near and dear to me,” said Sokaitis. “I have made lasting friendships here and will certainly miss many people.”
“I’m thrilled for the future of LVC Women’s Basketball. With a strong core returning next year and a big first-year class, I know they will find success both on and off the court.”
“I also want to thank Kiely Chaklos ’15 for her tremendous dedication over the last five years as my assistant coach. She has been a steady support system over my career at LVC and I will greatly miss coaching with her.”
Sokaitis leaves LVC with the third most wins in program history behind Todd Glocowski (171) and Peg Kauffman (190).

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