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CHARLOTTESVILLE – Bethany Dannelly, a graduate assistant in the women’s basketball program for the past two seasons, has been named assistant director of operations/video coordinator at Virginia. UVa women’s head basketball coach Debbie Ryan announced Dannelly’s appointment on Thursday (July 8).

“Bethany is a great fit for our program,” Ryan said. “She has been a huge contributor as a graduate assistant and we are very excited about her future here.”

As a graduate assistant during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 campaigns, Dannelly was responsible for assisting the coaching staff with all aspects of video, including tape exchange and film breakdown. She also assisted in the daily operations of the women’s basketball program.

In her role as assistant director of operations/video coordinator, Dannelly will break down game film and create scouting videos. Additionally, her duties will include managing the tape exchange program and assisting the coaching staff with administrative and recruiting duties.

“I am thrilled to be working with such an accomplished coaching staff,” Dannelly said. “I am extremely thankful to Coach Ryan for giving me this opportunity and I feel privileged to be a part of the program.”

Since 2008, Dannelly has been the women’s club basketball head coach at Virginia and also has coaching experience at the AAU level and at Virginia women’s basketball camps.

Dannelly is a 2005 graduate of Washington and Lee University, where she earned a bachelor of arts in psychology with a concentration in poverty studies. She was a four-year letterwinner for the Generals’ women’s basketball team and a two-time captain in addition to being named an Old Dominion Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete from 2003-05.

Dannelly earned her master’s degree in exercise physiology from UVa in May 2010.

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