Hometown: Cornelia, Georgia
Joined UAB staff: 2015
Team Assignments / Responsibilities: Football | Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services
Education: Clemson University: B.S. Industrial Management, 1990; University of Arkansas: M.B.A., 1996
Athletic / Professional Background: Clemson Football student-athlete 1985-1990; University of Arkansas Men's Basketball Academic Coordinator 1996-2002; University of Arkansas Academic Coordinator for Men's Athletics 1999-2002; Associate Director Thornton Athletics Student Life Center 2002-2015; Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Academic Services 2015-current.
Best Part of my job: Helping teach students the process of education and then watching them apply these skills into becoming a more developed and informed person.
Favorite Quote: "Never be limited by other people's limited imaginations" - Dr. Mae JemisonFamily: Wife-Bridgette; Children-Nicholas and Chloe
Hometown: Bonner Springs, KS
Joined UAB staff: 2012
Team Assignments / Responsibilities: Men's Basketball | Director of SAAC/Life Skills & Community Relations
Education: University of Kansas, B.A. Communication Studies, 2004; University of Kansas, M.A. Communication Studies, 2008.
Athletic / Professional Background: Assistant Director of the Strategic Tutoring Program at University of Kansas, 2004-08; Associate Director of Academic Counseling at University of Kansas, 2008-13; Director of Student-Athlete Support Service at UAB, 2012-2014.
Best Part of my job: The best part of my job is getting to work with student-athletes from their recruitment through their graduation, and ultimately seeing them take the next step to graduate school or their first job. I enjoy assisting with their progression as a student and athlete and developing relationships with each student-athlete I have the privilege to work with.
Favorite Quote: "Give the world THE BEST you've got and the best will come back to you." -Forrest "Phog" Allen
Joined UAB staff: 2014
Team Assignments / Responsibilities: Assistant Director of Student Athlete Development focusing on Career Development
Education: Appalachian State University, B.S. Recreation Management, 2011; Florida State University, M.S. Higher Education in Student Affairs.
Athletic / Professional Background: Graduate Assistant, Florida State University Career Center (2011-2013)
Student-Athlete Mentor, Tutor, and Administrative Assistant, Florida State University Student Athlete Academic Support Services (2011-2013)
Marketing & Employer Relations Specialist, UAB Career & Professional Development (2013-2014)
Best Part of my job: Being able to show student-athletes how they can transfer their skills from the field/court to their resumes and interviews. Providing them with valuable professional development resources they can take with them throughout their college and professional careers.
Favorite Quote: "Be somebody who makes everybody feel like a somebody" -Kid President
Hometown: Naperville, Il
Joined UAB staff: 2014
Team Assignments / Responsibilities: Women's Rifle, Women's Bowling & Women's Volleyball/Sand Volleyball, SAAC Coordinator
Education: DePaul University, B.A. Physical Education, 2009; Concordia University Chicago, MA School Counseling, 2014
Athletic / Professional Background: DePaul University four year Women's Volleyball student-athlete (2005-2008), Physical Educator at Naperville North High School (2010-2014), Men's and Women's assistant varsity volleyball coach at Naperville North High School (2009-2014).
Best Part of my job: Working with student-athletes
Favorite Quote: "Stick to the fight when you're hardest hit. It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."
Family: Parents: Mick & Mary Kay; Siblings: Marty (wife Kathleen), Dan (wife Betsy), & Jill (husband Josh).
Interests: Practicing and teaching yoga, spending time with nieces and nephew, learning how to play golf and tennis, Chicago sports, exploring Birmingham
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Joined UAB staff: 2011
Team Assignments / Responsibilities: Football, Women's Track & Field/Women's Cross Country
Education: Winona State University, B.S. Psychology & Kinesiology, 1992; Ashwood University, M.A. Physcial Education, 2007.
Athletic / Professional Background: Won 15 Championship rings as a player and coach.
Best Part of my job: Working with the students.
Favorite Quote: Proverb 3:5-6
Family: Wife, Jacquelyn; Children, Kira, Kesha, Jazmine, and Greg Jr.
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Joined UAB staff: 2013
Team Assignments / Responsibilities: Football, Women's Basketball & Women's Softball
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.S. Broadcast Journalism, 2010; University of Southern California, M.Ed. Post-Secondary Administration & Student Affairs, 2012.
Athletic / Professional Background: Student Manager for the University of Illinois Women's Softball team, 2006-10; Learning Assistant at USC Student Athlete Academic Services, 2010-11; Graduate Intern at USC Office of Athletic Compliance and Trojan Athletic Fund, 2011-12; NCAA Academic and Membership Affairs Postgraduate Intern, 2012-13.
Best Part of my job: I love to see athletic programs come together to create the best possible academic and athletic experience for student-athletes.
Favorite Quote: "Dream in detail."
Interests: Traveling and lifting extremely heavy weights!
Hometown: Wright, Wyoming
Joined UAB staff: 2003
Team Assignments / Responsibilities: Baseball & Women's Golf, Men's Tennis
Education: Chadron State College, B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, 1998; University of Northern Colorado, M.A. Physical Education, 2001.
Athletic / Professional Background: Intern, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2003; Academic Advisor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2005 to current.
Best Part of my job: Watching the maturation process of the students I work with, and being a part of their growth and development into the next phase of their lives.
Favorite Quote: John 3:16
Interests: Family and friends, college athletics, and action movies.
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Joined UAB staff: 2008
Team Assignments / Responsibilities: Men's Soccer & Women's Soccer
Education: Xavier University, B.A. History, 2002; University of Dayton, M.A. College Student Personnel, 2006.
Athletic / Professional Background: Assistant Academic Counselor at Wright State University, 2005-2008.
Best Part of my job: Working with the student-athletes and coaches
Favorite Quote: "Enough isn't." - Brad Brownell
Interests: College athletics, history, reading and writing.
Joined UAB staff: 2013
Education: The University of Alabama, B.S. Kinesiology, 2010. The University of Alabama, M.A. Sports Management, 2013
Athletic / Professional Background: Jacksonville State University two year Women's Soccer student-athlete, 2006-2008; Ticket Office Associate at UAB, 2013-2014.
Best Part of my job: Being able to watch student-athletes succeed both in the classroom and on the field.
Favorite Quote: “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time” – Thomas Edison
Interest: College Athletics, Running, Soccer
Joined UAB staff: 2015
Team Assignments / Responsibilities: Football, Women's Tennis/Student-Athlete Development
Education: Colorado Mesa University, B.A. Exercise Science, 2014; The University of Alabama, M.A. Sport Management, 2015.
Athletic / Professional Background: Baseball student-athlete at Colorado Mesa University (2009-2014); 2014 Division II National Player of the Year and 2014 Division II All-Academic of the Year; President of CMU Fellowship of Christian Athletes (2013-2014); Teaching and research assistant and outbound ticket sales representative in The University of Alabama's College of Education and athletic department (2014-2015).
Best Part of my job: Being a resource of preparation and development for student-athletes and watching them mature into successful leaders on campus, on the field, and in the community.
Favorite Quote: “Luck happens when hard work meets opportunity.” Family: Richard and Joanne (parents); Brandon, 21 (brother)
Interests: College athletics, the beach, Frisbee, Colorado activities