Anna (Pendergast) Stammberger, is beginning her 11th season with the Tigers. The 2014-15 AUS coach of the year, Stammberger is a familiar face at Dalhousie University, arriving in 1978, Anna spent five years as a varsity athlete and two years as an assistant coach under Carolyn Savoy. As a player, she earned AUS MVP honours and CIS all-Canadian status twice. She was a CIS tournament all-star and in 1980 was named Dalhousie’s Class of ’55 Award winner as the university’s top female athlete.
A native of Kensington, P.E., Anna completed her Bachelor of Physical Education in 1983 and from 1980-1992 was a member of Canada’s national women’s basketball team, competing in the 1984 Olympics, 1982, 1986, and 1991 World Championships, 1988 and 1992 pre-Olympic tournaments as well as numerous Pan American Games and World Student Games. From 1990-1992, Anna was co-captain Canada’s national team. From 1985-2003 Anna competed in Germany’s first Division and after eight years as head coach of Athletic Club BG Rentrop Bonn, Anna returned to Kensington, PE to take on the roles of athletic director, teacher and coach at Kensington Intermediate Senior High School.