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Dartmouth Welcomes Andrea Woodbury to Staff

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Head coach Chris Wielgus announced that Andrea Woodbury is joining the staff as a...     By Doug Austin
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HANOVER, N.H. - Dartmouth head women's basketball coach Chris Wielgus has announced that former Siena associate head coach Andrea Woodbury has joined the staff as a volunteer coach for the 2012-13 season.

"Andrea is a very experienced and talented teacher of the game," said Wielgus. "She is a very respected coach and her teaching ability complements the rest of our staff. She is a welcome addition to our program."

Woodbury brings a wealth of collegiate experience to the Dartmouth staff and spent the last 23 years on staff at Siena with former head coach Gina Castelli. Woodbury spent the last eight years serving as associate head coach.

During her time with the Saints, Woodbury helped the team to seven 20-win seasons compiling more than 300 wins. Under Woodbury's guidance, the Saints won seven MAAC regular-season titles

Before heading to Loudonville, N.Y., Woodbury served as an assistant coach for two seasons at New Hampshire College, what is now known as Southern New Hampshire. She guided the 1989-90 squad to the New England Collegiate Conference championship and an NCAA Regional appearance.

Before her two-year stint at New Hampshire College, Woodbury served as head women's basketball coach and assistant athletic director for intramurals at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, Mass. from 1984-88. During her term at Northern Essex, the team compiled a 72-40 record, including a 22-6 mark during the 1985-86 season.

In the 1985-86 campaign, Northern Essex was the Massachusetts Community College Athletic Conference and Greater Boston Small College Conference champion. The team culminated the season by winning the Greater Boston Small College Tournament championship. Woodbury's squad went on to play in the NJCAA Tournament.

The Big Green open the 2012-13 season on Nov. 10 when they travel to Smithfield, R.I., to take on Bryant. Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. Dartmouth opens the home slate on Nov. 13 when they welcome the BYU Cougars to Leede Arena in the first game of a doubleheader with the men's team. Game time is 5 p.m.