Jody Lavin Patrick Updated Bio, Spring 2014
Jody has completed her thirteenth year at the helm of the FHS Girls’ Basketball Varsity team and holds an overall coaching record of 231-151. She has 29 years of coaching experience, which includes positions at UMass/Amherst (Grad. Asst., 1983-84); Cornell University (Women’s Basketball Asst., 1984-86); Georgetown University (Women’s Basketball Asst., 1986-92); James Madison HS (Asst., 1993-95); Potomac Valley Vogues AAU (Coach and Program Director, 1993-present); PVAAU Girls’ Basketball Chair, (1996-2012), Flint Hill "Sports on the Hill" Summer Program (Director, 2002-present). Jody currently teaches Physical Education as well, to Junior Kindergarten through Eighth Grade students at the Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia and coaches Varsity Girls basketball, JV Girls lacrosse and soccer, and Middle School Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, and Soccer. Honors received: Jody was named the VISGBA (Virginia Independent School Girls Basketball Association) Division I Coach of the Year for the 2003-2004, 2005-2006, and 2009-10 seasons. She was also honored as the FCYBL Coach of the Year (2002-2003) and the Northern Virginia Sun-Gazette Coach of the Year (2002-2003, 2010-2011) seasons. Numerous FHS Huskies have competed on the collegiate level: KC Gordon (FHS ’06) at the Naval Academy ’10, Katia Bratishko (FHS’06) University of Maine ’10, Rhianna Faithful (FHS’07) Santa Clara University ’11, Michelle Ketcham (FHS ’08) at the University of Rochester ’12 Logan Frederick (FHS ’09) at Skidmore College ‘13, Courtney Overholt (FHS ’10) at Philadelphia University ‘14, Audrey Dotson (FHS ’11) at Bucknell University ‘15, Alex Long (FHS ’12) at Davidson College ’16, Nicole Freeman (FHS ’12) at Randolph-Macon College ’16, Shea Patrick (FHS ’12) at Hamilton College ’16, and Victoria Robinson FHS ’14 at Queens University (NC) ‘18. From 2001 to present, fourteen student-athletes have competed on the DI to DIII collegiate levels.
In 2004, Jody participated in the Youth Development program with USA Basketball in Colorado Springs and coached the East team in the bi-annual event. Her work with USA Basketball began again in 2009 with a role that continues currently with the U16/ U17 National Team Selection Committee. In the summer of 2011 as part of a US delegation under the umbrella of USA Basketball and the US Department of State, Jody led a basketball team of ten women on a two week training program in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Part of the Obama/Putin ‘Reset initiative’, the team trained with their Russian counterparts in both cities during the tour. Jody has also been involved with the State Department’s ‘Global Sports Mentoring Program’, through the arm of the DOS SportsUnited office, and White House Title IX events.
Beginning in 1995, Jody continues her work as a Women’s Basketball TV game analyst with Comcast TV covering the WNBA’s Washington Mystics, Big East Conference, Colonial Athletic Association, and Patriot League games. Currently, Jody is working exclusively the CAA women’s basketball in-season and post-season games through ComcastSportsNet and NBC Universal Sports.
While at the University of Rochester, Jody was a 1982 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, 1982 Division III Player of the Year, Kodak All-American, and an Academic All-American. Following her graduate assistant year at UMass, she then continued her college coaching career at Cornell University 1984-86 and Georgetown University 1986-92. Jody is an inaugural member of the University of Rochester’s Sports Hall of Fame, Rochester (NY) Section V Athletic Hall of Fame, as well as the Geneva (NY) Sports Hall of Fame. A native New Yorker, Jody is a 1978 graduate of DeSales HS in Geneva, NY, a 1982 graduate of the University of Rochester, earning a B.A. degree in American History (Cum Laude; Keidaean Honor Society) and a 1984 M.S. graduate of the UMass/Amherst Graduate School Sport Management/Theory. Jody, her husband Dick, currently a freelance sportswriter with 29 years of writing/reporting at USA Today and Rochester’s Times-Union, among other newspapers, and children Eamonn (22) a Biology graduate of Cornell University, and Shea (20), a junior at Hamilton College, reside in Vienna, Va.