Sally I. Dorwart
Coach of Women's Sports, 1977-1982
Sally I. Dorwart had a profound influence on women's athletics at Bethany, as she was arguably the woman most responsible for the development of the women's athletics program in its formative years. During Dorwart's coaching tenure at Bethany, she served as a field hockey, volleyball, and softball coach, all of which competed in the all-women's Pennwood West Conference.
Although playoffs were not heavily promoted through the conference, several of Dorwart's teams were of playoff caliber under the current NCAA structure. Boasting winning records in all three sports she coached over her five years, Dorwart had a combined overall record of 98-60. Her greatest successes came at the helm of the field hockey team, where she posted a record of 38-15, winning five consecutive Pennwood West Conference Titles.
She also excelled as the head volleyball coach, achieving a record of 46-36 and leading the team to three consecutive titles from 1979-1982.
A graduate of West Virginia University, Dorwart was a two-year member of the volleyball team, serving as captain and team MVP during her senior year. After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor's of Science in physical education, Dorwart would later go on to get a Master's in physical education as well.
Dorwart currently works as the Aquatics and After School Director at the Ashley Hall School in Charleston, South Carolina.