MARTINSVILLE, VA – Patrick & Henry Community College has named Ruthanne Duffy their Assistant Athletic Director of Operations and Senior Women’s Administrator. “As we strive to give the best student-athlete experience, her role will be one of the most important in our department. Ruthanne is committed to continuing the development of our athletic program, is a great representation of leadership for our female student-athletes, and will help us stay forword thinking during this season within the NJCAA,” said Brian Henderson, Athletic Director and Assistant Vice-President for Student Engagement and Inclusion. Duffy has led the Ferrum College Volleyball (NCAA DIII) program as the head volleyball coach since 2015 and was the assistant coach from 2012-2015.
“I am thrilled to be joining this incredible PHamily and to have the chance to serve the ever-growing number of student-athletes at Patrick & Henry Community College. I’m excited to assist the P&HCC student-athletes prepare, compete, succeed and achieve their athletic and academic goals. Thank you to Dr. Greg Hodges and Brian Henderson for giving me this opportunity,” Duffy stated. In addition to coaching at Ferrum College, Duffy also managed and operated a local collegiate wooden bat baseball team, the Martinsville Mustangs, a member of the Coastal Plain League.
Duffy was named the assistant general manager in 2018 before being promoted to general manager of the Mustangs for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. A graduate of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Duffy played volleyball and received a degree in physical education with a concentration in sports management in 2010.