198 The History of Wake Forest
Bill Sides became Director of Facilities Management. Joanna Iwata was appointed
the new director of the Benson University Center in January. Max Floyd was hired to
direct intramural and club sports, and David DeVries was hired as a consultant to
help President Hearn in a management review of Reynolda Vice Presidents.
Associate Provost Laura C. Ford published her first book, Liberal Education and
the Cannon (Camden House). In another artistic and creative endeavor, a portrait of
John Willard painted by Anne Kesler Shields was hung on the second floor of Reyn-
olda Hall.
President Hearn wrote a memo to Sandra Boyette and the staff of Public Affairs
on January 3 congratulating them on winning the Grand Award in the Total Publica-
tions category in the District III competition of the Council for the Advancement and
Support of Education (CASE).
The Women’s Network, an issues-oriented staff advocacy group, celebrated its
fourth year in January.
Soccer Coach Walt Chyzowych died on September 2 of a heart attack while playing
tennis. He was fifty-seven and had been Head Soccer Coach at Wake Forest since
1986. He led the team to its first ACC title in 1989 and to four invitations to the
NCAA tournament. On September 3, the team was scheduled to open its 1994 season
at home in the Wake Forest Soccer Classic and elected to play in Chyzowych’s honor.
Jay Vidovich was named interim and then head coach in November.
The women’s soccer team, coached by Chris Turner, began its inaugural sea-
son playing at home against the University of Virginia. Its first victory came against
Lenoir-Rhyne, 1–0, at home on Polo Field in overtime, as freshman Amanda Lewis
scored the game-winning goal.
The Athletics Department announced a five-year plan to expand facilities and
increase scholarship support for women’s varsity teams in October. It also ended a
twenty-year agreement with WSJS-AM and
reached a new agreement on July 1, 1995, with
WFXF-FM (100.3 FM), which became the
new flagship station broadcasting University
sports, particularly football and basketball. The
100,000-watt signal from “The Fox” reached
thirty-two counties in North Carolina and
southern Virginia.
The women’s golf team, led by sophomore
Laura Philo, who captured the individual cham-
pionship title, won the ACC Championship and
was ranked third in the nation, the highest ever
for the women’s program and its second straight
top-ten finish. Coach Diane Dailey was named
ACC Coach of the Year.
Italian officials announced in December
that Wake Forest and the Lawrence Joel Coliseum
Andy Bloom
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