The Bethany College athletic department has announced the hiring of five new interns who will serve as assistant coaches for their respective sports beginning in the 2012-13 year.
The new additions to the Bison staff include Jordan Barton in volleyball, Chad Boskat in football, Morgan Korinek in women's basketball, Kelcee Mai in women's soccer and Jesse Wukasch in men's basketball.
Barton joins the Bison staff after completing her playing career at PAC rival Waynesburg. She was a three-year team captain for the Yellow Jackets and led the team in kills her sophomore and junior season. A solid all-around player during her tenure at Waynesburg, she compiled a total of 672 career kills as well as 953 career digs.
In addition to her time on the court, Barton was also an assistant coach with the Waynesburg men's club volleyball team in 2009 and 2010 and has been a volunteer for the volleyball program in the Burgettstown Area School District since 2009.
Barton was very active on the Waynesburg campus as well. She served as President as a senior and Vice President as a junior of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and was selected as the PAC SAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Month for April 2012. A native of Burgettstown, Pa., Barton graduated from Waynesburg in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and a minor in psychology.
Boskat spent last season as an assistant coach at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, prior to making the move to Bethany. In addition to being the head defensive line coach, he assisted with the preparation of the defensive game plan, helped breakdown offensive and defensive game film and recruited, concentrating mainly in the Chicago and St. Louis area.
Boskat's coaching career began in 2010 at his alma mater Washington & Jefferson. He was the assistant defensive line and special teams coach for the Presidents, who finished 9-2 that year and defeated Franklin & Marshall in an ECAC Bowl. Boskat was also a three-year letterman on the field for W&J on the defensive line. The program sported a 40-7 record during his career, won the 2006 and 2007 PAC championships, earned berths in the NCAA Playoffs all four years and reached the 2008 quarterfinals.
A native of Jamestown, N.Y., Boskat graduated from W&J in May, 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting.
Korinek joins the Bison staff after a highly successful career at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio. She was a four-year starter in the post and two-year team captain. After earning the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Newcomer of the Year in 2009, she was voted First Team All-NCAC in 2010 and Second Team in 2011 and 2012. Just the eighth women's player in Kenyon history to surpass the 1,000-point milestone, Korinek finished fifth all-time at the school with 1,233 career points.
In addition to her scoring, Korinek also set a Kenyon career record with 236 steals and ranked second all-time with 790 career rebounds and in field goal percentage (53.0). Following her senior season, she was chosen to play in the Jump25.com Ohio College All-Star game and was selected as her team's Most Valuable Player.
A native of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Korinek graduated from Kenyon in May, 2012 with a bachelor's degree in biology.
Mai comes to Bethany from Division II Saint Leo University in Florida where she played goalkeeper for four seasons and was a Community Award winner in 2010 and 2011. She played in seven games as a freshman when the Lions captured the Sunshine State Conference Tournament championship and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. As a senior, Mai helped Saint Leo finish 15-3-1, win the conference regular season crown with a 7-0-1 mark in the league and earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, where she played in the Lions' second round game against Lynn.
In addition to her playing career, Mai has earned an NSCAA Regional Diploma, as well as NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping licenses. She has worked numerous camps and clinics, including three years at the Saint Leo Women's Soccer Academy, Select Soccer Indoor Camps, Mako Soccer Club U-18 Girls and Treasure Coast United U-15 Boys.
Originally from Illinois, Mai graduated from McHenry High School in 2008 after earning First Team All-Conference, as well as All-Area honors, three times. She graduated from Saint Leo in April, 2012 with a bachelor's degree in social work.
Wukasch joins the Bison staff after spending last season at the University of Southern Mississippi. He served as the Video Coordinator under head coach Larry Eustachy and was primarily in charge of preparing the scout team, academics, travel and breaking down film on upcoming opponents. Wukasch helped the Golden Eagles finish the season with a record of 25-9 and earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 21 years.
Prior to his year at Southern Miss, Wukasch spent a season as an assistant coach at the University of New Orleans under head coach Joe Pasternack. Before that, he worked as a volunteer with the University of Memphis men's team while also serving as the assistant coach for Westminster Academy and coaching an AAU team.
Wukasch graduated from Belhaven University in Jackson, Miss., where he played four years of varsity basketball, golf and tennis.