Serfling Begins Coaching Career at Penn State
July 30, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Former Hoosier Lydia Serfling is set to begin her coaching career later on this August. Serfling, a native of Bloomington and a North graduate, has been hired as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Penn State.
Serfling walked on to the Indiana women's basketball team her junior season and wrapped up her collegiate career with the Hoosiers this past season, just before graduating from IU with a degree as a fitness specialist. She got her start at Indiana on the track and field team, where she lettered after competing in the 400-meter dash for the Hoosiers in 2006. Following a year off, Serfling tried out for the women's basketball team for to the 2007-08 season and earned walk-on status.
"The one word that comes to mind when I think of Lydia Serfling is dedication," said Indiana head coach Felisha Legette-Jack. "Lydia is someone we could always count on day in and day out. She's going to do a fantastic job at Penn State. They are lucky to have someone of her caliber."
At North, Serfling was a multi-sport standout, lettering in soccer, track, basketball and cross country, and earned all-conference honors in basketball in 2005.
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