The players you know. The coaches you know.
But who are all those other people sitting on Auburn's bench or nearby during the Tigers' games?
Meet the "Team Within the Team" - the support staff for Auburn women's basketball.
Position: Director of Basketball Services
Hometown: Arab, Ala.
Years with Auburn WBB: 4th season on staff; played for 4 years (2007-11)
Primary duties: Coordinates team video for scouting purposes and all aspects of film breakdown; Handles film exchange with opponents; Camp Director; Oversees our ‘Scout Team’
Favorite part of the job: Working with an incredible staff to meet the needs of our student athletes on and off the court. I love the team effort that goes on behind the scenes to build a program and accomplish our goals on a daily basis. The opportunity to be around the sport you love every day is a blessing.
What do you love about Auburn? Auburn is my home. There is no other place I would rather work and raise my family. The people is what makes it such a special place. It draws you in and makes you never want to leave!
Position: Senior Athletic Trainer
Hometown: Cape Coral, Fla.
Years with Auburn WBB: 6th year with women's basketball; 10th year at Auburn
Primary duties: Oversee all athletic training duties women's basketball and women's golf. Care and prevention of injuries and illnesses
Favorite part of the job: The relationships that are developed throughout the athlete’s career. I spend a lot of hours with the athletes and get to experience the good and the hard/bad times. My prayer is always that I may make a positive impact on each of their lives and help to grow them on the court and off the court. I love being able to be there for them through the process of if/when they get injured and the hard work they put in day in and day out to get back playing. One of the most satisfying parts of my job is seeing them return to play and the excitement of all the hard work paying off.
VICTORIA COLEMAN ("Miss Vic")
Position: Executive Assistant
Hometown: Carrollton, Ga.
Years with Auburn WBB: 5th year
Primary duties: General office duties
Favorite part of the job: I love interacting with our players.
Position: Special Assistant to the Head Coach
Hometown: Alpine, Ala.
Years with Auburn WBB: 4th season
Primary duties: Liaison for several internal departments - Academics, Housing, Facilities, Equipment, Marketing, Tigers Unlimited and as well as incoming student-athletes. Coordinate university travel and appearances for head coach. Serve as Administrative Director for Terri Flournoy Girls Basketball Camps. Special projects as assigned by head coach.
Favorite part of the job: I love the impact we get to make in student-athletes' lives every day. My four years as an undergraduate at Auburn were the greatest, and I am truly honored to be in a position to help ensure our student-athletes can reach their full potential during their time on the Plains.
What do you love about Auburn? Auburn has been special to me for as long as I can remember. I grew up coming to tailgates and football games here, and I always knew Auburn would be my choice for college. This was the only school I applied to! It is truly a dream come true to be able to work at my alma mater. I love EVERYTHING about Auburn!
Position: Strength & Conditioning Coach
Hometown: Brasilia, Brazil
Years with Auburn WBB: 2nd season
Primary duties: Oversee and lead the strength & conditioning development of the team in order to optimize athletic performance.
Favorite part of the job: I have a few here...
-"When it's all said and done, the relationships that remain."
-The bond between the staff/players
-I love being able to see the players develop and grow (physically, mentally, athletically) through the years.
What do you love about Auburn? Knowing that I`m part of an amazing culture and that I`m able to chip-in and help something that’s bigger than me.
Position: Director of Basketball Operations
Hometown: Montgomery, Ala.
Years with Auburn WBB: 2nd season
Primary duties: There is a lot that the DOBO does. My main focus is to coordinate team travel, including air and ground transportation arrangements, lodging, meals, and practice site/times. I'm the primary contact for all opponents for home & away games. I assist the Head Coach with budget and monitor expenditures throughout the year. I oversee undergraduate managers and graduate assistants. I help to ensure team compliance with all NCAA, institutional, & SEC, rules & regulations. Lastly, any other duties as assigned by the Head Coach.
Favorite part of the job: I LOVE people! So I would definitely say my favorite part is the different people you meet day in and day out. With my job, I have the opportunity to meet people all around the SEC and other conferences. I meet people from the different hotels we stay and restaurants we go to. I love good conversation with others and I believe networking is so important!
What do you love about Auburn? My journey to Auburn was quite the journey in a nutshell. As a kid I had dreamed of attending Auburn University, but it never crossed my mind that I would have a full time job at Auburn for Auburn Athletics! I transferred here my junior year after going to two different universities my freshman & sophomore year. Once I finally got to Auburn, I immediately got plugged into athletics and fell more in love with the game. Through my undergrad, graduate year, and now, what I have loved most is the people. The people here at Auburn are truly one of a kind! Auburn people are very respectful, loving, & caring! Auburn people go the extra mile to show that they care. I am beyond blessed to be an employee here at Auburn University and to call this place my home!