Lindsay Werntz, who spent the last two season as an assistant coach at Loyola University of New Orleans, was named Tulane women's basketball director of operations on Friday.
Aug. 3, 2012
NEW ORLEANS - The Tulane University women's basketball team finalized its staff for the 2012-13 season with the hiring of Lindsay Werntz as director of operations, Green Wave head coach Lisa Stockton announced Friday.
In her new position, Werntz will be responsible for coordinating film exchange, overseeing Tulane's student manager staff, serving as the liaison to the equipment operations staff, as well as working with Tulane's game operations staff and managing the Green Wave's travel on road trips.
She will also help coordinate the team's special projects with the Tulane campus and New Orleans community. Werntz replaces Beth Dunkenberger, who was promoted to assistant coach in June after serving as the program's director of operations last season.
"Lindsay has great organizational skills and a passion for basketball," Stockton said. "Her experience in all areas of a basketball program will help us tremendously in her new role. I am very excited to work with this talented staff. Across the board, I believe this staff is one of the strongest in the country."
Werntz comes to Tulane following two seasons as the top assistant at Loyola University of New Orleans where she helped lead the Wolfpack to a combined 43-18 overall record and a 20-10 mark in Southern States Athletic Conference action. Last year, Werntz helped Loyola post a 23-6 record and a 14-4 league mark while advancing to the NAIA National Championship Tournament. The Wolfpack's .793 winning percentage in 2011-12 stands as the second-best in the history of the program.
While at Loyola, Werntz was responsible for game-day preparation, scouting and recruiting while also designing and implementing the strength and conditioning program and oversaw the team's academic progress. She helped Keiva Council and Jasmine Brewer earn All-America, All-Louisiana, all-conference and National All-Jesuit Team honors.
In addition, Werntz was head coach at Hill College for the 2007-08 season and also served as assistant coach at Nevada from 2006-07, midland college from 2004-06 and Florida Gulf Coast from 2002-03. She helped Nevada earn a spot in the WNIT in 2007, helped guide Midland to a spot in the Region V Championship and was instrumental in FGCU going 30-1 and posting the nation's top defense during her lone year in the Sunshine State. Werntz' upcoming stint with the Green Wave is her second in Conference USA after serving as a graduate assistant coach at Marshall during the 2003-04 season.
"I am so excited to be a part of the Tulane family," Werntz said. "Lisa Stockton is a winner. Her passion for the game and her commitment to the student-athletes are contagious. I am eager to work with and learn from the staff, and I look forward to getting started."
Outside the realm of college athletics, Werntz spent two years as a trainer at One-On-One Personal Training from 2008-10 in Columbia, Mo., and was the director for Gaining The Edge Basketball Camp in 2002 in her hometown of Freeport, Ill.
Werntz played college basketball at Arkansas State during the 1996-97 season before spending two seasons at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. She completed her bachelor's degree in general studies from IPFW in 2002, and earned a master's degree in health and physical education from Marshall two years later.