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2011-12 CHATTANOOGA BASKETBALL SHELBY HILL

MAURICE BURTON, III

MANAGER • SECOND SEASON

GRADUATE MANAGER • FIRST SEASON

Maurice Burton, III comes to Chattanooga after a successful high school coaching career. Burton was an assistant coach at White Station High School in Memphis and helped the Spartans to the state title in 2009 as well as a pair of runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2010 and an appearance in the 2011 semifinals. As head coach of the freshman team, Burton’s team advanced to the West Tennessee sectional in 2011. He also started the Lady Magic Elite AAU program and fielded 17-under and 15-under teams. Burton attended Overton High School in Memphis and competed in the pole vault on the track and field team. His younger brother Manuel played football in college for Arkansas State. He is the son of Sherry and Maurice Burton, Jr. Maurice is a 2002 graudate of UTC and is currently working toward his Masters Degree in Education.

The File on Burton Birthdate........................................................................ July 9, 1980 Hometown............................................................... Memphis, Tenn. High School....................................................... Overton High School College............................................... University of Tennessee, 2002 Degree........................................................................ B.S. Education Parents............................................. Sherry and Maurice Burton, Jr. Siblings......................................................................Manuel Burton Playing Experience Track and Field.................................................. Overton High School Coaching Resume 2004-11................................................... White Station High School ..................................................................... Varsity Assistant Coach ...................................................................... Freshman Head Coach

Shelby enters her second season with the Lady Mocs as a team manager. She is a 2010 graduate of Sale Creek High School where she played basketball and volleyball for the Lady Panthers. She was a three-time all-district performer in both sports as well as a three-time all-tournament selection. She was a member of the Beta Club for four years and was the Salutatorian of her senior class. She was named the FCA Huddle Member of the Year. Shelby is pursuing a degree in Nursing. She is the daughter of Debbie and Warren Hill and has one younger sister, Erin.

KIARA SMITH

MANAGER • FIRST SEASON

Kiara is a familiar face on the Lady Mocs bench. After spending three years with UTC as a guard, the Rome, Ga., senior moves to the role of manager. Kiara is a 2008 graduate of Model High School where she led her team to back-to-back region titles and was named the Rome News Tribune Player of the Year in both years. She was the recipient of the Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club All Area MVP in her junior and senior years and was a McDonald’s All American nominee as a senior. At UTC, Smith’s playing time was limited due to knee surgery prior to her freshman season. She played for two seasons with UTC and had key plays against Richmond at the St. Peter’s Holiday Classic, sending the game into overtime with a key block and then into double-overtime with a last second layup. She drained a trio of 3-pointers against Davidson to key the Lady Mocs to a crucial Southern Conference win in her first year. Kiara is majoring in criminal justice. She is the daughter of Natasha Smith and Charles and Regina Smith. Her father played football for the University of Georgia from 1980-85 and was a member of the 1980 National Championship team. Her brother Toryan graduated from Notre Dame where he was a member of the Fightin’ Irish football team. Her stepbrothers are OJ, Hameed, Jamahal and Amir Law.

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