EMORY, Va. – Andrea Kendall has been selected as the Assistant Women's Basketball Coach at Emory & Henry College, Head Coach Rose Katz announced today. Kendall comes to E&H after serving as the Head Girl's Basketball Coach at Union High School in Rose Hill, N.C. In addition to coaching basketball and teaching, Kendall was the assistant softball coach.
"I am very excited that Andrea is going to be joining the Emory & Henry Women's Basketball family," said Katz. "Her basketball IQ is off the charts and I know her work ethic will be contagious. I can't wait for her to arrive so we can get started."
Prior to her time at Union, Kendall spent five years teaching and coaching at South Johnson High School in Four Oaks, N.C. While there, she was Assistant Varsity Girl's Basketball Coach, and Head JV Girl's Basketball and Assistant Softball Coach. Kendall led her Lady Trojan teams to six regular season titles, two tournament championships and a state quarterfinal bid in softball in 2010. She began coaching at Sanford, N.C.'s East Lee Middle School as the seventh grade boy's basketball coach, a team which went 11-1 en route to a conference championship.
Kendall has also been extensively involved in camps and clinics, coaching at Methodist University, South Johnston HS and directing the Lee County Shooting for the Stars Camp. She has attending clinics at East Carolina University, the North Carolina Coaches Clinic and is a member of the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.
"I am both proud and grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Emory & Henry family. The quality of academics, athletics, and mission of Emory & Henry make it the perfect place for me," commented Kendall. "I am so eager to utilize my passion for basketball as a platform to serve Coach Katz and the women's basketball program, as well as the entire athletic department. Its rich history is well respected, and I am excited to be a part of its future."
As an undergraduate, Kendall played two years at Cecil College in Maryland before transferring to Neumann University in Ashton, Pennsylvania. A team captain as a senior, Kendall led the Knights to two NCAA Division III Tournament appearances (2003 and 2004).
Kendall holds an associate's degree in computer programming from Cecil, a bachelor's degree from Neumann in computer information and management and is currently working on a Master's in Sports Coaching from the United States Sports Academy.