Women's Basketball Names Janet Hollack Assistant Coach

Nov. 3, 2003

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville University women's basketball team has named Janet Hollack assistant coach, head coach Melissa Taketa announced. Hollack, a former Columbia University assistant and head coach at Washington and Lee University, has eleven years of coaching experience at the assistant, associate and head coaching levels.

Hollack joins the Dolphin staff after serving as an assistant at Columbia University last season. In 2002-03, the Lions had a record-setting 7-1 start en route to an 11-16 overall record and fifth place finish in the Ivy League. She helped guide junior guard Susan Altman to Second Team All-Ivy League honors by averaging 17.1 points per game.

Hollack will assist in all facets of the women's basketball program, including player development, recruiting, scouting, assisting in student-athletes' academic progress and continuing the Lil' Fins Club and Kid's clinics.

"Janet will compliment our staff very well," said Taketa, who is entering her fifth season at JU. "Her experience should make the transition to the Atlantic Sun a smooth one."

Prior to Columbia, Hollack served two seasons as the head coach at Washington and Lee University, leading the Colonels to a 20-30 overall record and a berth in the Old Dominion Conference Tournament in 2001-02.

She also served seven seasons as assistant and associate head coach at Brown University from 1993-2000, helping the Bears win the 1994 Ivy League Championship and earn a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Hollack served one season as assistant coach at Truman State University, helping the Bulldogs earn a bid to the 1992 WNIT.

Hollack, a Florida native, earned her B.S. in physical education from Florida International University in 1988. She also holds a masters degree in the same subject area.