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Staff Biographies

Student Staff

Renae Bracken Manager 4th season

Chase White Manager 4th season

Luke Cross

Mac Mcintosh

Alex Stanley

Katherine Stroer

Manager 1st season

Manager 1st season

Manager 1st season

Athletic trainer 1st season

John Bateman

Director of Marketing • 6th season John Bateman, who has been a member of the UGA Athletic staff for more than a decade, was promoted to Director of Marketing in July 2006 and is responsible for managing ticketing campaigns, venue concessions and merchandise contracts, marketing and promotional activities on georgiadogs.com, videoboard operations and gameday print operations. He also coordinates the spirit program, acting as a liaison between the Athletic Association and the Redcoat Band. Bateman was Director of Promotions from July 2004-06 and was responsible for the promotional efforts for all 21 Bulldog athletic teams. He joined the Georgia promotions office in August 1994 and served as Assistant Director until 1997, when he was promoted to Associate Director. Bateman is a 1991 graduate of Georgia, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. As an undergraduate he served as a manager for the men’s basketball team for four seasons, including the Bulldogs’ 1990 SEC Championship squad. After earning a master’s in Sport Management from Georgia in 1993, Bateman worked as the championships and officiating assistant at the Southeastern Conference office in Birmingham, Ala., for a year before returning to Athens. A native of Albany, Ga., Bateman is married to the former Jill Sirmans of Valdosta, Ga.

Shannon Becker

Athletic Trainer • 4th season Shannon Becker joined the UGA Athletic Association’s sports medicine staff in July 2006 and is in her fourth season serving as the primary athletic trainer for the Lady Bulldogs. Previously, Becker served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Connecticut from 2004-06, working with the women’s soccer, softball and men’s and women’s track and field teams while also assisting with women’s basketball. During her tenure at UConn, Becker also served as 2005 summer rehabilitation coordinator, overseeing rehab and treatment for all sports except football. She also served as medical coordinator for women’s soccer competition of the 2004 and 2005 NCAA Tournaments in Storrs, as well as the 2004 Big East Women’s Soccer Tournament and the 2006 Big East Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Becker received her bachelor’s of science degree in athletic training from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse in 2004 and her master’s degree in exercise science from Connecticut in 2006. At UW–La Crosse, Becker served as the head student athletic trainer for football and women’s soccer and assisted with six other sports. During 2002 and 2003 she served as an intern for the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. Becker, a native of Eagan, Minn., received certification as an athletic trainer and as a strength and conditioning specialist in 2004.

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Emil y Deitz

Director of Promotions • 5th season Emily Deitz, who is in her fifth season working with Lady Bulldog Basketball, was promoted to Director of Promotions in July 2006 after serving one year as Associate Director of Promotions. Deitz oversees all of the promotional efforts for the 21 varsity sports at Georgia, while directly overseeing the promotional efforts for the football, women’s basketball, men’s basketball and gymnastics programs, as well as SEC and NCAA Championships hosted by UGA. She also coordinates Georgia’s dealings with the collegiate licensing program. Deitz came to Georgia after three prior stops at major universities – including two Southeastern Conference institutions – working in the field of marketing. Most recently, Deitz served as Director of Marketing at Louisville. She also spent two years at Florida and two years at Auburn, serving as Assistant Director of Marketing at both. A 1998 alumnus of Western Kentucky University, she worked in the Western Kentucky Athletic marketing office for two years. After graduating from WKU, Deitz joined the staff at Florida as a marketing assistant and also earned her master’s degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences. A native of Owensboro, Ky., Deitz and her husband Brian, a math teacher and track & field coach at Clarke Central High School, have a daughter, Briley, who was born in January 2007, and were anxiously expected a second daughter in early December 2009. 43

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2009-10 Women's Basketball Media Guide  

Bios, stats, and photos of the Georgia Lady Bulldogs.

2009-10 Women's Basketball Media Guide  

Bios, stats, and photos of the Georgia Lady Bulldogs.