Eastern Kentucky University SWA: Rachel Park – Her Journey & Interview Tips from the Other Side of the Table

Contributing Writer: Mercer University’s Assistant Director of The Mercer Athletic Foundation, Allie Ware (@allieware22) Rachel Park’s journey to becoming a Senior Women’s Administrator (SWA) is one that she didn’t expect. Rachel graduated from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) in 2006 with a degree in communications. After graduating, she attended the University of Louisville to obtain her […]

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Skylar Bareford: SWA and Assistant Coach at Greenville University

Skylar Bareford is currently the Senior Woman Administrator and Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Greenville University in Greenville, Illinois. In addition to administration and coaching she also teaches in the Sport Management department. Coach Bareford has helped lead the Greenville Panthers to a 15-1 conference record, overall record of 21-6, and 4th place finish in […]

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JD Gravina: Head Coach at Western Illinois University

Western Illinois Head Coach, JD Gravina, has taken the Leathernecks to new heights in his seven years at the helm. They have reached 20 wins for two consecutive seasons and are known for their high-scoring offense. The 2016-2017 season recorded a long list of awards including the program’s first Summit League Regular Season Championship in […]

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Bill Ferrara: Assistant Coach at the University of New Mexico

Bill Ferrara is in his first season as an Assistant Coach for the University of New Mexico Women’s Basketball Team. Prior to working with the Lobos he served two seasons on staff with the Florida Gators and worked closely with the guards. His resume also includes stints with George Washington, where he helped the Colonials […]

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Sammi Goldsmith: Graduate Assistant at Virginia Tech

Sammi Goldsmith is in her second year as a graduate assistant for the Virginia Tech women’s basketball staff. A 2016 Lynchburg College graduate, Goldsmith earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and played point guard for the women’s basketball team. In her final season, Goldsmith served as captain and led her team to their first […]

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Vontreece Hayes: Graduate Assistant Coach at University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Vontreece Hayes enters her third season with Maryland Eastern Shore, after finishing her collegiate career at Greensboro College in North Carolina. In her final season, Hayes was a captain for the Pride where they won the 2015 USA South Conference Regular Season and Tournament Title as #1 Northern division champions. Hayes also participated in the […]

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Erin Horne: Graduate Assistant at Mercer University

Inspire. Empower. Serve. Those are the words that Orlando native, Erin Horne lives by as she pursues her young coaching career. Entering her first year as a graduate assistant, Erin Horne joined the Mercer Bears Women’s Basketball staff in August 2017, where she has already found her niche with the Bears. Prior to joining the […]

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Ali Sanders: Graduate Assistant with the University of Florida WBB

Ali Sanders is in her second year with the University of Florida’s women’s basketball staff. Sanders began her journey with the Gators as a Video Assistant in August of 2016, before transitioning to a Graduate Assistant in January of 2017. The Sleepy Hollow, Illinois, native is pursuing a Master of Science in Sport Management. Preparing […]

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Aisha Foy: Graduate Assistant at Southeast Missouri State

Aisha Foy is a 2nd year Graduate Assistant at Southeast Missouri State (SEMO). She finished her playing career as a First team all-conference point guard and Radford Athletics Female Leader of the Year & NCAA Woman of the Year school nominee. Aisha served on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Executive Board for 3 years […]

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Brooklyn Taylor: Graduate Assistant at Mercer University

Brooklyn Taylor is a native of Greenville, PA. She was a member of the DI women’s basketball team at Saint Francis University (PA) in the Northeast Conference. During her senior year she was selected to be a part of the “So You Want To Be a Coach” Program at the Final Four in 2016. Through […]

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