The players you know. The coaches you know.
But who are all those other people sitting on Auburn’s bench or nearby during the Tigers’ games?
Meet the “Team Within the Team” – the support staff for Auburn women’s basketball.
Position: Director of Basketball Operations
Hometown: Montgomery, Ala.
Years with Auburn WBB: 2nd season
Primary duties: There is a lot that the DOBO does. My main focus is to coordinate team travel, including air and ground transportation arrangements, lodging, meals, and practice site/times. I’m the primary contact for all opponents for home & away games. I assist the Head Coach with budget and monitor expenditures throughout the year. I oversee undergraduate managers and graduate assistants. I help to ensure team compliance with all NCAA, institutional, & SEC, rules & regulations. Lastly, any other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.
Favorite part of the job: I LOVE people! So I would definitely say my favorite part is the different people you meet day in and day out. With my job, I have the opportunity to meet people all around the SEC and other conferences. I meet people from the different hotels we stay and restaurants we go to. I love good conversation with others and I believe networking is so important!
What do you love about Auburn? My journey to Auburn was quite the journey in a nutshell. As a kid I had dreamed of attending Auburn University, but it never crossed my mind that I would have a full time job at Auburn for Auburn Athletics! I transferred here my junior year after going to two different universities my freshman & sophomore year. Once I finally got to Auburn, I immediately got plugged into athletics and fell more in love with the game. Through my undergrad, graduate year, and now, what I have loved most is the people. The people here at Auburn are truly one of a kind! Auburn people are very respectful, loving, & caring! Auburn people go the extra mile to show that they care. I am beyond blessed to be an employee here at Auburn University and to call this place my home!
Read the entire article at AuburnTigers.com.