New fall sports coaches named

Brian Muldoon
October 31, 2022
Portraits of two women.

Left: Diana Davis '03; Right: Lovey Rountree Oliff

Diana Davis '03

Girls Varsity Cross-Country

Davis takes over as head coach of the girls cross-country program, succeeding Gwyn Coogan ’83, who led the program for 17 years. As a student, Davis was a former captain of the girls cross-country, winter track and spring track teams. Coincidentally, she is the third member of Exeter’s Math Department to also serve as the head cross-country coach, following Coogan and Rick Parris, who led the squad for 27 years. Davis, who once ran at least two miles every day for over six years, competed for Williams College and has been an assistant coach with Exeter’s program since 2020.

Lovey Roundtree Oliff

Director of Tennis and Squash

In this role, Oliff oversees all operations of Big Red’s six interscholastic tennis teams and four squash teams. Oliff has served as the girls JV tennis coach for the last two years and as the girls squash coach since 2019. As a former classroom teacher and lifelong athlete, she brings to the teams her knowledge of physical and mental preparation, effective team dynamics, and the importance of balance between athletics and the Harkness pedagogy. Oliff is still active in both sports, competing in various United States Tennis Association and US Squash leagues.


Editor's note: This article first appeared in the Fall 2022 issue of The Exeter Bulletin.