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Women's Basketball: Former team captain accepts assistant coaching job

Unlike most Facebook users, a former Ohio basketball standout will get paid for what she does in Farmville — Farmville, Va., that is.

Former guard Jenny Poff has earned a job as an assistant coach at Longwood University. She played for the Bobcats from 2007 to 2009 and was named Academic All-MAC her senior season.

Poff was a regular on the court for the Bobcats during her three season in Athens, as she played in all of the team's 93 games. Her 185 made 3-pointers put her second all-time in Bobcat women's basketball record books.

"Jenny brings an energy and enthusiasm that is contagious and will be a perfect fit for the staff," Reinson said in a Longwood athletic department statement. "She will work with our guards this season and her successful playing experience will serve her well in that role."

Poff began her collegiate career at Michigan State before transferring to Ohio following her freshman year. The other new Lancer coach, Lindsay Schrader, also has Big Ten ties: Schrader served as a governance and compliance intern for the conference during the past academic year.

Longwood entered NCAA Division I in 2007 and is currently not affiliated with any conference.

The 2011-12 season will be Reinson's first as head coach. He had served as the interim head coach from Dec. 6 until April 12, when he was awarded the position permanently.

"When you combine (Poff's) outgoing personality and exceptional work ethic, the result will be someone who will also be a very effective recruiter," Reinson said in the statement.

"Once she gains experience and begins to understand college basketball from a coaching perspective, the sky is the limit for Jenny.”


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