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W&L Alum Moving Up in Coaching Ranks

News out of Hamilton, N.Y., this month that former Washington and Lee basketball standout Jon Coffman has been named the top assistant on the Colgate basketball team. Jon, a 1996 graduate who still holds three records for the Generals, has steadily moved up the coaching ranks. He started out at Emory & Henry, moved to the College of Charleston in 2000 and then to Stetson University where was an assistant for eight years before joining the Red Raiders’ staff of Emmett Davis. While he was at Stetson, Jon started one of the largest camps for high school basketball teams in the state of Florida and also ran the largest Elite Camp in the Florida. Generals fans may recall that Jon made 18 of 22 free throws against Mary Washington in a 1995 game, setting records for both the number of free throws made (tying him with stars Dom Flora and Jay Handlan of the 1950s) and attempted. He is also tied for the number of three point field goals in a game with seven.