- Laura Waldrop
Laura  Waldrop

Director of Basketball Operations

Laura Waldrop is in her first year as an Assistant Manager for Athletic Operations and Facilities and her ninth year overall working with the Athletic Department. Among her duties, she serves as the primary game-management contact for women’s soccer and sand volleyball, and she assists with game-management responsibilities at other events. The former UAB women's basketball player spent nine seasons on the Blazer women’s basketball staff as the Director of Basketball Operations. Her duties included overseeing travel arrangements, film exchange and summer camps.

For the 2014-15 season, Waldrop also served as the play-by-play analyst on the radio broadcasts. She took on the role of color commentator for the UAB women's basketball Internet radio broadcasts during the 2007-08 season and served in that role for seven seasons.

Prior to being named Director of Basketball Operations, she spent the 2005-06 season as a student assistant coach for the Blazers.

In addition to her duties with the women’s basketball program, Waldrop has also assisted in numerous other events hosted by the Athletic Department. Most notably, she served as hospitality coordinator for the Conference USA Softball championships, hosted by UAB in 2012.

Waldrop was a three-year letterwinner for UAB despite being hampered by injuries throughout her career. She provided the Blazers with valuable minutes on the hardwood and tallied a career-high six points against Kent State during the 2001 season.

Waldrop began her basketball career as a standout at Prattville High School, averaging 20 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals during her senior campaign. She was honored by the Montgomery Advertiser by being named to the Montgomery All-Metro Team.

The Prattville, Ala., native earned her bachelor's degree in education in 2006 from UAB.