Former Davidson standout Janell Crayton is in her third year as an assistant coach with the Bulldog program. She is the Bulldogs recruiting coordinator.
"Janell's success as our recruiting coordinator is evident on the court in our talented freshmen and sophomore class,” stated Bulldog head coach Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick. “She cares deeply about all of the young ladies in the program and invests not only into their on-court development but takes time to build relationships off the court with them as well. She is an integral part of what we have been building for the past two years and her energy and passion for people shine through in everything she does."
Crayton came to Asheville after spending two years at William & Mary. Her duties with the Tribe program included film exchange, coordinating team travel, on-campus recruiting, team promotional activities, as well as other administrative responsibilities.
Crayton joined the William and Mary staff after working as an assistant coach at Colgate University in 2010-11. While with the Raiders, her duties included recruiting, player development, scouting, travel, and special event planning. On the court, Crayton helped work with and develop the Colgate post players.
Prior to Colgate, she worked at Oberlin College, where she served as an assistant coach, interim head coach, and associate head coach during her three seasons. In these roles, Crayton's responsibilities included team travel, scouting, coordinating community service, film break down, recruiting, and player skill development. During her time at Oberlin, five players earned all-conference honors. Before coaching at Oberlin, Crayton was an assistant coach at Oglethorpe University for a season.
Crayton is a 2006 graduate of Davidson College, where she was a four-year letter-winner for the Wildcats. A two-year captain, Crayton was named First-Team All-Southern Conference and All-Tournament Team in 2006. Crayton was also a standout in the classroom, twice being named academic all-conference.