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Rachel Hartung Emmerthal, Head Coach | e-mail
Rachel Hartung Emmerthal begins her fourth season as the head coach of the Wilkes women's basketball program after being named to the post in September of 2005.  Emmerthal has led the Lady Colonels to an overall record of 14-61 during her first three seasons. 

Emmerthal came to Wilkes after spending two seasons as the head coach at Centenary College in New Jersey. The Cyclones were 4-21 during her first season in 2003-04. The 2004-05 squad doubled the win total from the previous season, finishing the year with a record of 8-17 and securing a berth in the Skyline Conference tournament. 

Emmerthal’s time at Centenary was not strictly spent on working with the women’s basketball program. She also served as an Adjunct Professor of Sport Management and performed administrative tasks in the athletic department.

Emmerthal graduated from DeSales University in 2001 with bachelor’s degrees in both Sport Management and Marketing. While at DeSales she was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team and helped the Bulldogs fashion an overall record of 82-30. A standout post-player, Emmerthal played a key role in helping DeSales win a pair of conference championships and garner two berths in the NCAA Division III Championships. She concluded her playing career with 898 points, 691 rebounds and 116 blocked shots.

After graduating from DeSales Emmerthal moved on to East Stroudsburg University, where she accepted a graduate assistant position with the women’s basketball program. During her two seasons with the Warriors she was active in all aspects of the women’s basketball program. She corroborated with the head coach on practices, recruiting, coaching the post players, and assisting with both strength training and academic monitoring.
 

Kirby Lutz, Assistant Coach
Kirby Lutz begins her second season as a member of the women’s basketball coaching staff at Wilkes. Lutz is a 2007 graduate of DeSales University, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in both Marketing and Management. 
 
Lutz was a four-year member of the women’s hoops squad at DeSales and served as a team captain during both her junior and senior seasons. She played in 113 games during her career and started 71 contests. Lutz concluded her career with the Bulldogs ranked 10th on the all-time scoring list with 1,226 points and eighth in rebounding with 655 boards. She also ranks 12th in career field goal attempts (978), 14th in field goals made (397), ninth in three-point field goal attempts (156), 10th in three-pointers made (40), and 12th in steals (186). 
 
As a senior Lutz was named to the D3hoops.com All Mid-Atlantic Region first team, while also garnering first team All-Freedom Conference honors after averaging 16.8 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. That same season she was named the DeSales Female Athlete of the Year. As a junior she was selected to the All-Freedom Conference second team and averaged 14.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per tilt. 
           
A two-time member of the MASCAC Academic Honor Roll, Lutz was the co-chair of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at DeSales, and was also a member of the American Marketing Association, the Students In Free Enterprise Club, and the Social Outreach Club. 
 
Lutz received the Marketing Award from the business department at DeSales upon graduation and was a member of the Delta Delta Business Honor Society. She garnered Dean’s List honors six times during her time at DeSales.

Jennifer Everett, Assistant Coach
Jennifer Everett begins her second season as a member of the women’s basketball coaching staff at Wilkes. Everett served as the head coach of the girl’s basketball team at Hanover Area High School for five seasons prior to arriving at Wilkes.
 
Everett is a 1999 graduate of Franklin & Marshall College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. While at Franklin & Marshall she was a four-year letter winner and a three-year starter for the Diplomats hoops squad. Everett earned All-Centennial Conference honors during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. She ranks among the all-time leaders at Franklin & Marshall in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots. Everett was twice named the Centennial Conference Player of the Week, earned conference honor roll honors six times, and was selected to the ECAC honor roll on three occasions. 
 
Everett received her master’s degree in Education from the University of Scranton in 2001. She is currently employed as a teacher in the Hanover Area School District. 



 
  





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