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                                                                        UAB Administration

                                   Dr. Carol Garrison, President
                         D     r. Carol Z. Garri-
                               son became Presi-
                         dent of UAB in 2002
                                                       Construction for UAB’s new, $140 million
                                                       Women and Infants’ Center began in 2007,
                                                       with completion of the 600,000-square-foot
                                                                                                                 UAB Commons on the Green dining facility
                                                                                                                 and Blazer Hall.
                                                                                                                     These changes and others are guided by
                         and oversees Alabama’s        facility expected in 2010. It will bring togeth-          UAB’s strategic plan. UAB has enhanced its hon-
                         largest employer, with        er maternity and women’s health care services             ors programs, creating a Science and Technology
                         18,000 faculty and staff,     now located in several areas of existing space            Honors Program for undergraduates and a Global
                         17,000 students, and a        throughout UAB Hospital. The building also                and Community Leadership Honors program.
                         $1.4 billion budget. UAB      will contain 60,000 square feet for UAB’s new             The plan also calls for tripling the number of
                         is approaching $400 mil-      radiation oncology facility. In Spring 2008,              active alumni by 2010.
lion in sponsored research, and is among the top       UAB opened Heritage Hall, which houses                        Dr. Garrison is a UAB alum, having received
universities in the country federal funding.           the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences              her master’s degree in 1976. She earned her bach-
    As president of UAB, Dr. Garrison also chairs      offices, as well as Communication Studies.                elor’s (1974) and Ph.D. in epidemiology (1982)
the board of the UAB Health System, which              This structure serves as one of the anchors               from the University of North Carolina-Chapel
includes the UAB Hospital, The Kirklin Clinic,         for the Campus Green. The Green quickly is                Hill. She was a faculty member, department
and other of UAB’s nationally ranked patient           becoming the focal point for student activi-              chair, dean of the graduate school and provost at
care facilities.                                       ties. The open area designed for students to              the University of South Carolina. She joined the
    UAB, a bustling urban campus covering              utilize for outdoor activities, continues to              University of Louisville as provost in 1997 and
some 20 city blocks on Birmingham’s South-             evolve with plans for an open-air stage recent-           was appointed interim president there in 2002,
side, is undergoing a construction boom.               ly approved. Bordering the open space are the             before being selected UAB’s sixth president.

                              Brian Mackin, Athletics Director
                         B       rian Mackin, a
                                 former UAB base-
                          ball letterman who had
                                                       port and marketing for the athletic department.
                                                           In 2006, Mackin was named Division I-A Fund-
                                                       raiser of the Year by the National Association of
                                                                                                                 Blazer baseball team four seasons and then moved
                                                                                                                 into the Houston Astros baseball organization
                                                                                                                 where he spent one season. Mackin then joined
                          headed up the athletics      Athletic Development Directors. Under Mackin’s            Vulcan Materials, where he held management
                          development office since     leadership, contributions to UAB athletics have           positions in sales and market analysis. In 1990,
                          the spring of 2002, was      nearly tripled from $1.3 million in 2001 to about         he joined Southern Ready Mix as sales manager
                          named the Blazers’ new       $3.7 million in 2006. Additionally, he has been           before joining Dunn Construction in 1993 where
                          director of athletics in     responsible for the creation of several affinity groups   he rose to vice president in 1999. His responsi-
                          February, 2007.              including the Athletic Investors Group, the Cham-         bilities included business development, sales and
      Since Mackin became AD, the athletics            pion Club, and the Blazer Club, which brought             project management.
program has seen several substantial facility          together the two annual funds supporting football             Mackin’s community activities include the
improvements with more planned for the near            and men’s basketball.                                     Birmingham Tip-Off Club, which hosts the
future. Since January of this year, a new strength         Prior to joining UAB, Mackin served as                State High School Final Four, the Monday
and conditioning facility, sports medicine area        Manager of Corporate Business Development at              Morning Quarterback Club and the Birming-
and a totally revamped and expanded Academic           Vulcan Materials, where he was responsible for            ham Rotary Club. He has served as the presi-
Center, named the Don M. & Marsha Hoke Hire            examining potential new markets for business              dent of the Birmingham Tip-Off Club.
Student-Athlete Academic Center, have opened.          development and locating growth opportunities                 Mackin, who attended St. Francis Xavier
    Mackin joined UAB just over six years ago          in the industry.                                          Elementary School, and his wife, Sally, have five
as senior associate athletic director for external         Mackin earned his bachelor’s degree in finance        children: Ragland (20), Brian, Jr. (18), Ferrel
affairs responsible for fund-raising, corporate sup-   from UAB in 1983. He was a member of the                  (14), Mary Aileen (13), Ella (12).

               Dr. Frank Messina, Faculty Athletics Rep.
                         D     r. Frank M. Mes-
                               sina, professor and
                         chair of the University of
                                                       ulty athletics representative in 2008. He has been
                                                       on staff at the university for 15 years.
                                                           Messina has been chair of ACIS since 2002
                                                                                                                 accountancy at MSU in 1990 and a bachelor’s
                                                                                                                 in business administration at the University of
                                                                                                                 West Alabama in 1986.
                         Alabama at Birmingham         and is the school’s Ernst & Young Scholar. A                 Messina and his wife, Natalie, have three
                         (UAB) Department of           Birmingham native, he came to UAB in 1993 as              sons: Taylor (16), Thomas (13) and TJ (6).
                         Accounting and Infor-         an assistant professor in accounting.
                         mation Systems (ACIS)             He received a doctorate in business adminis-
                         in the UAB School of          tration (D.B.A.) from Mississippi State Univer-
                         Business, was named fac-      sity (MSU) in 1993, a master’s in professional

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                         Senior Administrative Staff




       Lee Moon                         Shannon Ealy                              Andy Hollis                             Chad Jackson                       Danez Marrable
     Senior Associate               Senior Associate AD for                      Associate AD for                          Associate AD                       Associate AD for
     Athletic Director                  External Affairs                         Financial Affairs                        for Compliance                      Student Services




       Sam Miller                Norm Reilly                       Matt Wildt                        Reid Adair                   Stacey Torman              Derita Ratcliffe
     Associate AD for           Associate AD for                 Associate AD for                 Assistant AD for                    Director of         Senior Associate AD/SWA
        Marketing               Media Relations                Ticket Operations &            Facilities and Operations       Strength and Conditioning
                                                              Football Administration




                                                              Head Coaches




   Neil Callaway          Mike Davis                Mike Getman                   Krissy Hall                  Paul Harbin               Alan Kaufman         Kerry Messersmith
       Football          Men’s Basketball             Men’s Soccer               Women’s Tennis               Women’s Soccer                Men’s Golf             Volleyball




    Lisa Riddell          Brian Shoop                Audra Smith                 Ray Stanfield                 Derek Tarr               Marla Townsend           Kim Wilcox
Synchronized Swimming        Baseball              Women’s Basketball            Cross Country/                Men’s Tennis                  Softball            Women’s Golf
                                                                                 Track & Field


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Men’s Basketball                        Men’s Tennis                         • 1992 Women’s Great Midwest
• 13 NCAA Tournament and nine           • Six All-Americans                    Conference Cross Country
  NIT appearances                       • Three Academic All-Americans         Champions
• Seven conference championships        • Five NCAA Tournament               • Two Olympic Trials Qualifiers
• 25 winning seasons in 30 years          appearances (1993, 1995, 1996,     • Cross Country conference
• 18 20-win seasons in 30 years           1997, 2000)                          champions, 2006
• Three Sweet 16 appearances            • Top-30 ranking from 1993-2000      • 2005 Individual Cross Country
• Four All-Americans                    • Five conference championships        C-USA Champion
                                          (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)     • Six USTFCCCA
Football                                                                       All-Academic Team
• First bowl game appearance in         Women’s Tennis
  2004 (7-5 record)                     • Four conference championships      Synchronized
• First “bowl-eligible” season with       (1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)           Swimming
  7-4 overall record in 2000            • Six national rankings (1994,       • Seven-time U.S. Collegiate
• Played first season at Division I-A     1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001)        Championships participant
  level in 1996; now competes as a      • Top-ranked singles player in       • Five U.S. National Team
  member of Conference USA                nation (Mirela Vladules-             Qualifiers
• Roddy White selected in first           cu-1997-98)                        • 10 All-Americans
  round of 2005 NFL draft               • One All-American                   • 15 Academic All-Americans
  (No. 27 overall)
• Bryan Thomas selected in first        Volleyball                           Softball
  round of 2002 NFL draft (No.          • NCAA Tournament participant        • 31 All-Conference USA selections
  22 overall)                             (2006)                             • 14 C-USA All-Freshman team
• Eight All-Americans                   • Four conference championships        selections
                                          (1990, 1991, 1992, 2006)           • Seven Academic All-Americans
Men’s Soccer                            • Five WIVC postseason appearances   • Four National Strength and
• NCAA Tournament participant             (1989, 1990, 1991, 1992)             Conditioning All-Americans
  (1994, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2006)        • Two Academic All-Americans         • 18 NFCA All-American
• 1999 NCAA Tournament Elite            • Ivana Bozic named AVCA All-          Scholar Athletes
  Eight and 2001 NCAA Tourna-             America honorable mention
  ment Sweet 16                           in 2006                            Rifle
• Three conference championships                                             • One C-USA Shootout third place
  (1994, 1995, 1999)                    Men’s Golf                             finisher
• Eight All-Americans                   • 2001, 2002 and 2008 NCAA           • 1997-98 Individual fifth place
                                          Championship Participant             finisher at C-USA Championship
Women’s Basketball                      • NCAA Regional Participants
• 2000 NCAA Sweet 16 participant          1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004,      Women’s Golf
• Four conference championships           2006, 2007 and 2008                • Seven All-Conference USA
  (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994)              • 2008 Conference USA                  Selections
• NCAA Tournament participant             Champions                          • C-USA Freshman of the Year
  (1994, 2000)                          • 1995 Great Midwest Conference
• Four-time WNIT participant              Champions                          Women’s Soccer
  (1990, 1991, 2001, 2007)              • No. 1-ranked golfer (Graeme        • UAB Academic Award (1997,
• Four All-Americans                      McDowell) nationally (2001)          1998, 2000)
                                        • Six All-Americans                  • 56 All-Conference USA
Baseball                                                                       Selections
• Three conference championships        Track & Field/                       • 11 Academic All-America
  (1991, 1992, 1994)                    Cross Country                          Selections
• 1991 NCAA Tournament                  • 2002 Cross Country NCAA            • Five All-Americans
  participant                             All-Academic Team                  • Three conference championships
• Shayne Carnes (1998) and Ryan         • 1995 Great Midwest Conference        (2003, 2004, 2006)
  Keedy (2008) named All-Ameri-           Women’s Indoor & Outdoor           • Two NCAA Tournament appear-
  cans by multiple publications           Champions                            ances (2004, 2006)
• Four All-Americans                    • Three All-Americans




                                         Blazer

Highlights
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               Proud Past
              Bright Future
    Summer, 1977: Coach Gene Bartow is hired as UAB’s first intercollegiate Athletics
Director and head basketball coach. Preparations begin for the hiring of coaches and sup-
port staff, recruitment of student-athletes, establishment of the Golden 100 scholarship
foundation, scheduling, etc.
    Fall, 1978: UAB athletic teams begin intercollegiate competition for the first time;
the university begins an 11-year association with the Sun Belt Conference.
    Nov. 24, 1978: The UAB men’s basketball team plays its first game, a 66-54 loss
to Nebraska before a crowd of 14,800 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Civic Center; UAB
has gone on to win 20 or more games 15 times, appear in 11 NCAA Tournaments and
eight NITs.
    March, 1981: The Blazer
men’s basketball team defeats
Kentucky in the NCAA Mid-
east Regional, and reaches
the NCAA “Sweet 16.” This
appearance marks the begin-
ning of a streak of seven con-
secutive NCAA Tournaments
for UAB (1981-87).
    March, 1982: UAB adds
to its amazing basketball suc-
cess story, defeating Indiana
and Virginia in the Southeast
Regional, and reaching the
NCAA “Elite Eight.” The
Southeast Regional in Bir-
mingham is the first of five
NCAA Tournament events to
be hosted by UAB (’82, ’84,
’85, ’87, ’88).
    March, 1989: Blazer basket-
ball reaches the NIT Final Four,
defeating Michigan State for third place at Madison Square Garden.
    Fall, 1989: The UAB club football team is organized; the team
goes 0-6 in its first season.
    1990-91: The Blazer baseball team wins its first Sun Belt
Conference Championship and becomes the first UAB team
other than men’s basketball to participate
in the NCAA Tournament. Men’s ten-
nis wins the first of five consecutive
conference championships in the Sun Belt
and Great Midwest Conferences. Volleyball wins
the first of three consecutive championships in the Sun
Belt and Great Midwest conferences and makes its first of four
consecutive post-season appearances.
    1991-92: UAB begins competition in the Great Midwest Conference.
The UAB football team begins its first season of varsity play at the Division III level.
Blazer volleyball and baseball win the first Great Midwest Championship. UAB places its
first men’s tennis players, Frank Schaffner and Karl Steffen, in NCAA Tournament play.
    1992-93: Men’s basketball reaches the NIT Final Four, defeating Alabama, Clemson,
Southwest Missouri State and Providence. The nationally-ranked UAB men’s tennis team
participates in the NCAA Tournament for the first time. Blazer volleyball, cross country
and tennis teams all win Great Midwest Conference championships.
    January, 1993: UAB announces that its football program will compete at the
NCAA I-AA level, beginning with the 1993 season.

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                                                 1993-94: Blazer teams win six league championships, and UAB wins the Great Mid-
                                              west Conference Commissioner’s Cup, awarded to the university with the most successful
                                              overall athletics program. The Blazer basketball team goes 14-0 vs. GMW opponents and
                                              makes its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Men’s basketball is nationally-
                                              ranked and participates in the NCAA Tournament.
                                                 August, 1994: UAB announces that its football program will compete at the
                                              NCAA I-A level and that the school will field a women’s soccer team beginning with the
                                              1996 season.
                                                 1994-95: UAB soccer wins the Great Midwest Conference championship and par-
                                                        ticipates in the NCAA Tournament. UAB wins GMW championship in men’s
                                                          and women’s tennis, women’s indoor track & field, women’s outdoor track &
                                                           field and men’s golf.
                                                                April 24, 1995: UAB becomes a charter member of Conference USA.
                                                                 March 26, 1996: One era ends and another begins as coach Gene
                                                                   Bartow steps down as head men’s basketball coach.
                                                                         November 14, 1996: Conference USA announces that
                                                                           UAB has been admitted as a football-playing member; the Blaz-
                                                                            ers will begin C-USA play in 1999.
                                                                               1997-98: UAB freshman Mirela Vladulescu takes the
                                                                       women’s collegiate tennis world by storm, winning both the ITA
                                                      Clay Court National Championship and Riviera Women’s All-America Champi-
                                              onship; she is the first UAB tennis player to win a collegiate grand slam event. Vladulescu
                                                            will later be the top-ranked player in the NCAA rankings for much of the
                                                            1997-98 season. The men’s golf team receives a bid to the NCAA Tourna-
                                                            ment for the first time in school history.
                                                               1998-99: The Blazer men’s basketball team makes its 10th appearance
                                                            in the NCAA Tournament. Mirela Vladulescu returns to the NCAA Tour-
                                                            nament for the second consecutive year, despite an injury-plagued season.
                                                               1999-00: UAB athletics has arguably its best season to date. The UAB
                                                            football team becomes an official member of Conference USA and goes 4-2
                                                            in conference play during its inaugural season. The UAB men’s soccer team
                                                            wins the Conference USA Championship and reaches the NCAA “Elite
                                                            Eight”. Synchronized swimming finishes fourth in the country at the U.S.
                                                            Collegiate Championships in its inaugural season. Women’s basketball reaches
                                                            the “Sweet 16,” the men’s tennis team makes its fifth NCAA Tournament
                                                            appearance and men’s golf makes its second NCAA Tournament appearance
                                                            in three years.
                                                               July 10, 2000: Gene Bartow announces his retirement as athletics
  The final score read 13-10 as the UAB       director after 23 years of service to the university.
  football program earned its signature          August 22, 2000: Herman Frazier is named UAB’s second athletics director.
    victory at LSU on Sept. 23, 2000.            Sept. 23, 2000: In what was arguably the greatest win in UAB football history, the
                                              Blazers go to Baton Rouge, La. and upset SEC foe LSU, 13-10, on a game-winning field
                                              goal by Rhett Gallego in the waining seconds.
                                                 2000-01: Led by sophomore All-American Graeme McDowell, the men’s golf team
                                              finished ninth in the NCAA Tournament and advanced to its first NCAA Championship
                                              at Duke University, where it garnered a tie for 12th place. Senior women’s tennis player
                                              Mirela Vladulescu finished off a four-year career as one of the most successful athletes in
                                              UAB history. The men’s soccer team made it to the NCAA Tournament for the second
                                              straight year. The football team finished 7-4 overall, becoming the first “bowl-eligible”
                                              Blazer squad since UAB moved to the NCAA I-A level in 1996. The women’s basketball
                                              team, led by junior All-American Deanna Jackson, finished the season 20-11 and advanced
                                              to the WNIT. In just its second season, the synchronized swimming team placed fourth
                                              at the U.S. Collegiate Championships and eighth at the U.S. Nationals.
                                                 2001-02: Led by All-American Graeme McDowell, who was the No. 1-ranked golfer
                                              in the nation, the UAB men made their third consecutive appearance (fourth overall) in
                                              the NCAA Tournament. The Blazer football squad again boasted another “bowl eligible”
                                              season, as the team went 6-5 in 2001. The men’s soccer team made its third consecutive
                                              trip (fourth overall) to the NCAA Tournament, advancing to the “Sweet 16.” The UAB
                                              softball team had its best season to date, advancing to the C-USA Championship game
                                              and boasting a 39-22 overall record. Denise Peters and Lisa Nowoslawski of the women’s
                                              soccer team were both named Verizon Academic All-Americans. In addition, Peters was
Mirela Vladulesu took the collegiate tennis   named the C-USA Women’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year. Synchronized swimming
 world by storm and was the top-ranked        earned its highest finish to date at the U.S. Collegiate Championships, taking third. Four
  women’s tennis player in the country        swimmers received Academic All-America honors and three swimmers were named All-
     for much of the 1997-98 season.          Americans by the U.S. Synchronized Swimming Coaches Committee.

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   April 4, 2002: Athletics Director Her-                                                             and beat the No. 1 team in the country. The
man Frazier and UAB President Ann Reynolds                                                            UAB cross country team won the conference
announce the hiring of Mike Anderson as UAB’s                                                         championship and head coach Ray Stanfield
third men’s basketball coach.                                                                         was named C-USA Coach of the Year. The
   November 14, 1996: Conference USA                                                                  women’s soccer team ran through the C-USA
announces that UAB has been admitted as a                                                             Tournament, and earned a berth in the NCAA
football-playing member; the Blazers will begin                                                       Tournament. UAB’s men’s soccer team beat
C-USA play in 1999.                                                                                   the No. 1 team in the country during the
   November 21, 2002: Watson Brown is                                                                 regular season and hosted a first-round NCAA
named UAB‘s third athletics director.                                                                 Tournament game. To conclude the fall sports
   2002-03: In his first season at the helm of the        The 2006 UAB volleyball team won the        season, the Blazer volleyball squad won its
men’s basketball program, Mike Anderson guided             Conference USA Tournament title and        first-ever Conference USA Tournament title
the Blazers to a 21-win season and a quarterfinal          competed in the program’s first-ever       and made its first appearance in the NCAA
finish in the NIT. Lisa Nowoslawski capped off                 NCAA Division I Tournament.            Tournament.
her career for the women’s soccer program by earn-                                                       December 17, 2006: Former Georgia
ing several prestigious academic awards, including                                                    offensive coordinator Neil Callaway was chosen
an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, the C-USA                                                           to lead the UAB football team, becoming the
Postseason Scholarship Award and first-team Veri-                                                     third coach in the program’s history, and the
zon / CoSIDA Academic All-America honors for                                                          second coach to lead the Blazers since becoming a
the second straight year. The synchronized swim-                                                      Division I program in 1996.
ming team posted its second straight third-place                                                         Spring, 2007: Zack Sucher matched UAB’s
finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championships and                                                       highest finish ever at the NCAA Men’s Golf
recorded a fourth place finish, its highest to date, at                                               Championships, closing the tournament tied for
the U.S. National Championships. Six swimmers                                                         fourth place with a five-under 275 during four
received Academic All-America honors and three            In 2006, the UAB women’s soccer team        rounds of play. Sucher became just the fourth
swimmers were named All-Americans by the U.S.               entered the Conference USA Tourna-        UAB men’s golfer in program history to earn All-
Synchronized Swimming Coaches Committee.                  ment as the No. 7 seed and went on to       American status, nabbing a spot on the honorable
   Sept. 4, 2003: The UAB football team                    claim its second C-USA championship.       mention All-America team. In addition, the men’s
plays host to Southern Miss in front of the biggest                                                          golf team made its fifth NCAA Regional
crown in UAB history, and the most people ever               Spring, 2006: The UAB men’s                       appearance in the past eight years.
to watch a Conference USA football game when              basketball team earned its third con-                   February 14, 2007: Former
44,669 people flocked to Legion Field.                    secutive trip to the NCAA Tournament                 UAB baseball player and alumnus Brian
   October 31, 2003: With a dominat-                      after finishing as Conference USA regular             Mackin was selected as the program’s
ing 2-0 win on the road against USF, the UAB              season and tournament runner-up. The                      fourth full-time Athletics Director.
women’s soccer team earned its first Conference           synchronized swimming team took                                   Spring, 2008: UAB men’s
USA Championship and set the school record for            fourth place at the U.S. Collegiate                              golf team captures the pro-
shutouts in a season with nine. The Blazers’ Tara         Nationals. The Blazer softball                                    gram’s first-ever Conference
Kidwell and Jill Knottek each scored second half          team turned in one of its finest                                    USA Championship. The
goals to lead UAB to its momentous victory.               seasons in program history as the                                   Blazers went on to make
   March, 2004: The UAB men’s basketball                  team won 31 games during the                                       the program’s         seventh
team shocks the college basketball world with its         season to finish as the C-USA                                    NCAA Regional and third
76-75 upset over top-seeded Kentucky to advance           runner-up. Head coach Marla                                      NCAA National Champion-
to the “Sweet 16” of the NCAA Tournament.                 Townsend was named the C-USA                                    ship appearances. Zack Sucher
The Blazers would finish the season with a 22-10          Coach-of-the-Year.                                                was tabbed second-team All-
overall record and ranked No. 23 in the country.             April 7, 2006: Mike Davis                                      America and captured four
Also, the Blazers’ 12-4 record in Conference USA          named as the fourth head                                          individual titles during the
earned them a share of the first C-USA regular            basketball coach in the                                           2007-08 men’s golf season.
season championship. Head coach Mike Ander-               program’s 28-year his-                                               May 21, 2008: The
son was also named the 2004 Conference USA                tory.                                                             UAB baseball team made his-
Coach of the Year.                                           Fall, 2006: UAB’s                                            tory by recording the program’s
   Spring, 2004: The synchronized swim-                   fall sports teams made                                       first-ever win over the then-No.
ming team posted is third straight third-place            three NCAA Tournament                                      5 Rice Owls,              8-2, in the
finish at the U.S. Collegiate Championships and           appearances, claimed three C-USA titles                                                opening
recorded a fifth-place finish at the U.S. National                                                                                               round
Championships.                                                                                                                                    of the
   Fall, 2004: The UAB women’s soccer team                                                                                                           Con-
claimed the C-USA Tournament title with a                                                                                                            fer-
thrilling 2-1 victory over host and regular-season                                                                                                    ence
champion Saint Louis in St. Louis, Mo., to earn                                                         USA Tournament. Not only                      did
its first NCAA Tournament berth in school his-                                                        the Blazers defeat the Owls for the           first
tory. The UAB football team made its first bowl                                                       time in 10 tries, but it also was the second-highest
game appearance in school history as the Blazers                                                      ranked opponent the baseball team has defeated
faced Hawai’i in the 2004 Sheraton Hawai’i                                                            in program history. The Blazers would go on to
Bowl. The Blazers fell to the Warriors, 59-40, on                                                     match their best-ever result in the C-USA Tour-
Christmas Eve in Honolulu, Hawai’i.                                                                   nament, making it to the semifinals.

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                                                           UAB
All-Americans
Men’s Basketball    Men’s Soccer            Track/
                                                                                         Academic All-Americans
Jerome Mincy        Clint Baumstark         Cross Country
Steve Mitchell      Peter Byaruhanga        Elizabeth Ambrus          Baseball                 Men’s Soccer              Stacey Jackson
Oliver Robinson     Leandro de Oliveira     Vonetta Flowers           Brent Laircey            Lane Knight               Stephanie Jackson
                    Tony McManus            Angela King                                        Loucas Papaconstantinou   Rebecca Johnson
Football            Flavio Monteiro                                   Men’s                                              Kristen Kramer
Rodregis Brooks     Rumbani Munthali        Men’s Golf                Basketball               Women’s Soccer            Stacy Leiker
Cedrick Buchannon   Marin Pusek             Paul Dickinson            Carter Long              Pam Cooney                Karen Meyer
Josh Evans          Houston Smith           Graeme McDowell                                    Briana McCarty
Kerry Frazier                               Garrett Osborn                                                               Sara Petrov
                                                                      Football                 Lisa Nowoslawski
Robert Leslie       Women’s Soccer          Zack Sucher                                                                  Sarah Pikal
                                                                      Johnny Rea               Denise Peters
Derrick Ingram      Tara Kidwell                                                                                         Moraine Ruddick
                                                                                               Jill Porto
John Whitcomb                               Synchronized                                                                 Hallie Todd
                                                                      Volleyball               Laura Skridulis
Roddy White         Men’s Tennis            Swimming
                                                                      Suzie Johnson            Vanessa Woodward
                    Gerd Albiez             Morgan Clarke                                                                Softball
                                                                      Patti Schroder
Women’s             Mike Kirsten            Meryl Grandia                                                                Amanda Byrne
Basketball          Paul Rosner             Amanda Haeuser                                     Synchronized
                                                                      Men’s Tennis             Swimming                  Allison Davis
Wanda Hightower     Frank Schaffner         Stephanie Jackson
                                                                      Sebastian Falk           Vanessa Dash              Amanda Ellis
Deanna Jackson      Vaughn Snyman           Stacey Jackson
                                                                      Frank Schaffner          Andrea Dash               Candice Hithe
                    Martin Woisetschläger   Margareta Jakovac
Baseball                                    Stacy Leiker              Martin Woisetschläger    Kelli Dickerson           Kris Lara
Shayne Carnes       Women’s Tennis          Sara Petrov                                        Amanda Haeuser            Emily Scarbrough
Jay Cole            Mirela Vladulescu       Hallie Todd                                        Frances Halloran          Megan Stephenson
Mitch Jones                                 Bogdana Zareva
Ryan Keedy




                                                           Steve
                                                          Mitchell




                                                                                      Roddy
                                                                                      White




                                                                                              Deanna
                                                                                              Jackson
                               Graeme
                               McDowell




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                                                                          Media Information

           Note To The Media                                            UAB Radio
                                                                                                               UAB Athletics
    The 2008-09 UAB Men’s Basketball Media                Broadcasts of UAB men’s basketball games
                                                                                                            Media Relations Staff
Guide has been assembled in an effort to assist       will be carried by the Blazers’ ISP Sports Network
you in your coverage of the Blazers throughout        throughout Alabama and Georgia.
                                                                                                                    Mailing Address
the year.                                                 Visiting schools or stations wishing to origi-       Bartow Arena - West Tower
    We have tried to anticipate many of your ques-    nate broadcasts from Bartow Arena must secure              1530 3rd Avenue South
tions and hope the answers can easily be found in     written permission from UAB and ISP Sports.             Birmingham, AL 35294-1160
this guide. However, if you have additional ques-
tions or needs, please do not hesitate to contact                Out-Of-Town Media                                  Shipping Address
the UAB Athletics Media Relations Department              Members of the media who cannot attend a              Bartow Arena - West Tower
                                                                                                                  617 13th Street South
at any time (205-934-0722). We appreciate your        UAB men’s basketball practice prior to a game           Birmingham, AL 35294-1160
interest in UAB basketball and look forward to        should contact the UAB Media Relations office           Office Phone: (205) 934-0722
working with you throughout the year.                 for interviews with UAB coaches and players.                 Fax: (205) 934-7505
    We have certain policies and procedures that      Head coach Mike Davis generally is available
we ask you to abide by. These policies and pro-       to opponents’ radio networks, as well as televi-         Website: www.uabsports.com
cedures are designed to take your needs, as well      sion talent and producers, prior to games. All
as the needs of our student-athletes and coaches      such requests should be made as early as possible
into consideration and create a good working          through UAB Associate Director of Media Rela-                   Norm Reilly
situation for all.                                    tions Aaron Jordan.                                             Associate Athletics Director
                                                                                                                      Mobile: (205) 936-1793
                                                                                                                      E-mail: nreilly@uab.edu
            Media Credentials                                         Photography
    Requests for working media credentials to             Photographers are limited to marked areas
Blazer basketball games should be made in writ-       along the baselines, in accordance with NCAA
ing (or by mail or by fax) on company letterhead      guidelines. Availability of photo passes to anyone
to the UAB Athletic Media Relations Office at         other than representatives of accredited media
least 48 hours prior to the game you wish to          agencies or those specifically authorized by the                Aaron Jordan
cover. Passes and press row seats will be issued to   UAB Athletic Department will be strictly regu-                  (Basketball SID)
working media only (see accompanying policy           lated. Freelance photographers will be accommo-                 Associate Media Relations Director
                                                                                                                      Office: (205) 934-7920
statement). Credentials are non-transferable, and     dated subject to availability of space and approval
                                                                                                                      Mobile: (205) 410-3134
should be worn in clear view at all times.            by the media relations office. Use of strobe light-             E-mail: jordana@uab.edu
    Credentials may be picked up at the Media         ing must be approved in advance by the athletic
Relations office up to two hours prior to game        media relations office, and will be supervised in
time, after which they can be picked up at the        accordance with NCAA media guidelines.
media will call gate (13th Street South entrance                                                                      Michelle
to Bartow Arena). All working media should enter                Radio/TV Broadcasts                                   Cunningham
Bartow Arena through the ground level entrance            Radio and TV broadcast rights to UAB bas-                   Assistant Media Relations Director
on 13th Street South.                                 ketball games are owned by the UAB Athletic                     Mobile: (330) 417-8145
                                                                                                                      E-mail: mcunning@uab.edu
    Because of limited courtside seating for work-    Department in conjunction with ISP Sports.
ing media at Bartow Arena, seats on the main          Visiting schools or stations wishing to originate
press row will be assigned according to the follow-   broadcasts from Bartow Arena must secure writ-
ing policy (as space allows).                         ten permission from the UAB Athletic Depart-
                                                      ment (contact Tony Grillo 205/996-5812). One                    Tyson Mathews
1a: Representatives of accredited daily newspapers    courtside radio broadcast courtesy line with a                  Assistant Media Relations Director
                                                                                                                      Mobile: (205) 504-4566
for both UAB & its opponent and wire service          minimum of three seats will automatically be                    E-mail: tmathews@uab.edu
outlets.                                              reserved for opponents (requests for additional
1b: Television and radio outlets originating live     seating should be directed to the Media Relations
game broadcasts approved by UAB and its oppo-         office). Requests for courtesy phone lines for non-
nents.                                                conference opponents should be directed to the
2: UAB campus & athletic department outlets           UAB Media Relations office. Conference USA
(print and internet).                                 opponents will automatically be provided with                   Cade Sirmans
3. Representatives of Conference USA                  a minimum of three courtesy lines. Requests for                 Media Relations Assistant
 All other media (representatives of other approved   ISDN service should be directed to Jon Gentile at               Office: (205) 934-0724
                                                                                                                      E-mail: sirc1126@uab.edu
print or electronic media not included above), pro    least two weeks in advance.
scouts, etc. will be given assigned seating in the
end zone press area.



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                        Media Information

                Media Services
    The athletic media relations office will pro-
vide game programs, notes and statistics prior to
each home game. An NCAA box score and typed
play-by-play will be provided at halftime and a
full statistics book will be issued following each
game. The working media area is just inside the
13th Street lower-level entrance. Work space and
telephone access will be provided as well as a meal
approximately one hour prior to tipoff.

         Postgame Procedures
    UAB head coach Mike Davis will be available
for his postgame press conference (in the media
interview room) following the standard 10-min-
ute cooling-off period. Only requested players
will be brought to the postgame press conference.
The UAB locker room will be closed to media
following the game. Postgame interview policy
for UAB opponents will be announced by each
visiting SID.

               Interview Policy
    For interviews with UAB players, please con-
tact Aaron Jordan in the Athletic Media Relations
office at least 24 hours in advance. On game days,
no player interviews will be permitted prior to
the conclusion of the game. All interview requests
for Coach Davis will be handled by The UAB
Athletic Media Relations Staff (205-934-0722).
Home phone numbers of UAB players and
coaches will not be provided. On the road, UAB
players and coaches will be available just prior to
and just after practice sessions, with the exception                     Conference USA Coaches Teleconference
of game day.
                                                           The Conference USA men’s basketball teleconference has been set up for the following Mondays
                   Practice                            in 2009: January 5, February 2, March 2 and March 9. Media representatives wishing to participate
    The men’s basketball team generally prac-          on the teleconference should contact the conference office to obtain the phone number. A tentative
tices between 3-6 p.m. CT on weekdays (TBA             schedule is listed below.
on weekends). The pre-practice (2-2:45 pm CT)
and post-practice periods (5:30-6 pm CT) are              11:00 a.m. EST/10:00 a.m. CST                                             Announcements
open to all media wishing to conduct interviews.          11:05 a.m. EST/10:05 a.m. CST                               Mack McCarthy, East Carolina
Coach Davis is generally available to media from          11:13 a.m. EST/10:13 a.m. CST                                          Mike Davis, UAB
2:30 until the start of practice. Please make any         11:21 a.m. EST/10:21 a.m. CST                                      Donnie Jones, Marshall
interview requests known to Aaron Jordan, Asso-           11:29 a.m. EST/10:29 a.m. CST                                           Kirk Speraw, UCF
ciate Director of Media Relations, 24 hours in            11:37 a.m. EST/10:37 a.m. CST                               Larry Eustachy, Southern Miss
advance.                                                  11:45 a.m. EST/10:45 a.m. CST                                     Dave Dickerson, Tulane
                                                          11:53 a.m. EST/10:53 a.m. CST                                         Doug Wojcik, Tulsa
 Conference USA Media Services                            12:01 p.m. EST/11:01 a.m. CST                                        Matt Doherty, SMU
    Media relations for Conference USA are han-           12:09 p.m. EST/11:09 a.m. CST                                     John Calipari, Memphis
dled by Assistant Commissioner of Media Rela-             12:17 p.m. EST/11:17 a.m. CST                                             Ben Braun, Rice
tions, Courtney Morrison-Archer. The conference           12:25 p.m. EST/11:25 a.m. CST                                      Tom Penders, Houston
office can be reached by calling 214-774-1300.            12:33 p.m. EST/11:33 a.m. CST                                         Tony Barbee, UTEP
All questions regarding Conference USA events,            12:41 p.m. EST/11:41 a.m. CST                                      Media Notes Exchange
policies, interviews with conference staff, etc.,
should be directed to the C-USA office.

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                                                                                                                                            Staff Directory

Administration                                                                                    (Area Code 205)                    Men’s Basketball
Brian Mackin, Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-0766           Mike Davis, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-3402
Lee Moon, Senior Associate AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7252             Donnie Marsh, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-3402
Shannon Ealy, Senior Associate AD for External Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996-6004                      Dusty May, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-3402
Derita Ratcliffe, Senior Women’s Administrator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-0766                   Wes Flanigan, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-3402
Andy Hollis, Associate AD for Financial Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-8221                 Howard Pride, Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-3402
Chad Jackson, Associate AD for Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-3051                   Judy Nichols, Administrative Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-3402
Sam Miller, Associate AD for Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-1239
Norm Reilly, Associate AD for Media Relations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-0722                   Women’s Basketball
Danez Marrable, Associate AD for Academic Services. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-6014                       Audra Smith, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-2048
Matt Wildt, Associate AD for Ticketing & Football Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-8221                                Kathy Allen, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7108
Dave Henze, Assistant AD for Financial Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-3040                  Daryl Oliver, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7105
Mike Jones, Assistant AD for Athletic Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-9255                  JoVanka J. Ward, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-9665
Reid Adair, Assistant AD for Facilities and Operations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-8154                     Laura Waldrop, Director of Basketball Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-2027
Christi Vincent, Executive Administrative Assistant to the AD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-0766                          Melanie Sullivan, Administrative Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-2048
Joyce Marsh, Administrative Associate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-8221
Kim Wellborn, Administrative Associate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-8221               Football
                                                                                                                                     Neil Callaway, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-9536
Faculty Athletics Representative                                                                                                     Kim Helton, Offensive Coordinator/Tight Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
Dr. Frank Messina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-8827   Eric Schumann, Defensive Coordinator/Safeties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
                                                                                                                                     Corey Barlow, Cornerbacks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
Academic Support Services                                                                                                            Tim Bowens, Wide Receivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
Danez Marrable, Associate AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-6014            Lorenzo Costantini, Defensive Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
Sidney Ball, Academic Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-3096         Steve Davenport, Running Backs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
Mary Kathryn Borland, Academic Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-8130                  Will Friend, Offensive Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
Maulies Pettaway, Academic Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996-9046              Tyson Helton, Quarterbacks/Recruiting Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
Josh Watson, Academic Advisor/Tutor Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-8514                        Tyson Summers, Linebackers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
                                                                                                                                     Ervin Lewis, Director of Football Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
Athletic Media Relations                                                                                                             Jay Chapman, Director of Player Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
Norm Reilly, Associate AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-0722       Zach Ellis, Graduate Assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996-7389
Aaron Jordan, Associate Media Relations Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-0722                    Josh Lawson, Graduate Assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996-7389
Michelle Cunningham, Assistant Media Relations Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-0725                           Kathy Kennedy, Executive Assistant to the Head Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7586
Tyson Mathews, Assistant Media Relations Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996-2576                       Josh Lee, Video Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-2386
Cade Sirmans, Media Relations Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-0724               Mitch Doolittle, Video Assistant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996-7388
                                                                                                                                     Tony Haynes, Video Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996-7388
Athletic Ticket Office
Matt Wildt, Associate AD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-8221       Men’s Golf
Meredith Jones, Ticket Office Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-8221             Alan Kaufman, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-4653

Business & Finance                                                                                                                   Women’s Golf
Andy Hollis, Associate AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-8221       Kim Wilcox, Head Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-4009
Dave Henze, Assistant AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-3040
Paula Bennett, Administrative Support Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-0776                  Men’s Soccer
                                                                                                                                     Mike Getman, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-8066
Compliance                                                                                                                           Justus Griffin, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-7552
Chad Jackson, Associate AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-3051        Ernie Yarborough, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-7553
Ryan Mayle, Assistant Director of Compliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-3055
Tony Dollison, Eligibility Specialist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-4604         Women’s Soccer
                                                                                                                                     Paul Harbin, Head Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-4756
Development                                                                                                                          Summer Perala, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-9242
Shannon Ealy, Senior Associate AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996-6004             Allison Graham, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-4797
Jake Lemon, Assistant AD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-7577
                                                                                                                                     Softball
Facilities & Operations                                                                                                              Marla Townsend, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-7800
Reid Adair, Assistant AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-8154      Lucy Bass, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-1759
Lindsay Nolan, Assistant Director of Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996-9925               Beth Mullins, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-7880

Marketing & Promotions                                                                                                               Synchronized Swimming
Sam Miller, Associate AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-1239      Lisa Riddell, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-2782
Daniel Killilea, Marketing Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-5391              Rossy Renna, Assistant Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-2785
Brooks Neal, Marketing Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935-8593
                                                                                                                                     Men’s Tennis
Strength & Conditioning                                                                                                              Derek Tarr, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-3989
Stacey Torman, Director of Strength and Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-8301
Steve Martin, Strength and Conditioning Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-2343                     Women’s Tennis
Lou DeNeen, Strength and Conditioning Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 996-9992                       Krissy Hall, Head Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-3976

Athletic Equipment                                                                                                                   Track & Field/Cross Country
Brian Coutras, Equipment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-9881              Ray Stanfield, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7236
Chris Ouren, Assistant Equiptment Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-9881                   Danielle Keplinger, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7257
                                                                                                                                     Kurt Thomas, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7248
Athletic Training
Mike Jones, Assistant AD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-9255        Volleyball
Bryan Koch, Assistant Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-7588            Kerry Messersmith, Head Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-8010
Kelly Melton, Assistant Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-6013            Alan Segal, Assistant Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-9879
Mandy Miller, Assistant Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-5518              Hal Messersmith, Director of Operations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-6003
Pat Sawyer, Assistant Athletic Trainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-9255
Laurie Fincher, Assistant Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 975-9255

Baseball
Brian Shoop, Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-5181
Doug Kovash, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-5182
Perry Roth, Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 934-5184




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                         U A B             B a s k e t b a l l


                         ISP Sports/Broadcast Information

      ISP Sports is
 Presently the Exclusive
    Rightsholder For:

 University          South Carolina
  Partners
      UAB
     Akron
                     Southern Miss
                        Syracuse
                          TCU
                                       I    SP Sports, the national leader in the
                                            collegiate sports marketing industry, is
                                        in its fourth year as the exclusive world-
    Alabama               Troy
Appalachian State        Tulane         wide multi-media and advertising rightsh-             Tony Grillo                         Don Scott                         Dave Coffey
    Arkansas              UCF           older for UAB Athletics.                             Assistant VP/
    Auburn               UNLV
     Baylor               USF
                                            With this partnership, the Blazers join         General Manager
 Boston College          UTEP           an elite fraternity of major college athletic
      BYU              Valparaiso       programs who are part of the ISP family.
   California          Vanderbilt
                       Villanova
                                            Headquartered in Winston-Salem,
     UCLA
    Clemson           Virginia Tech     N.C., ISP Sports is also the sports mar-
   Cincinnati         Wake Forest       keting partner for over 50 collegiate ath-
  East Carolina       Washington
                                        letic properties, including UAB’s fellow-
      Elon
  Florida State      Conference         C-USA members East Carolina, Houston,
    Georgia           Partners          Marshall, Southern Miss, Tulane, UCF                 David Crane                        Steve Mitchell                      Jon Gentile
  Georgia State       Atlantic Coast    and UTEP.                                        Director of Broadcasting
  Georgia Tech           Big East
    Houston          Conference USA         Other schools who have partnered
   Kent State         Mid-America       with ISP include Alabama, Auburn, Bay-                                      ISP Sports - UAB Staff
    Marshall             Sun Belt       lor, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Syracuse,        • Tony Grillo serves as the Assistant Vice President & General Manager for the UAB
  Miami (Fla.)                                                                          branch of the ISP Sports Network. Before arriving at UAB, Tony was a part of the ISP
 Miami (Ohio)             Bowl          UCLA, Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech and
                                                                                        team for three years as a member of the Crimson Tide Sports Marketing staff. Tony has
Nebraska-Omaha        Partners          Wake Forest.                                    built an extensive background in sales and marketing in the Birmingham area through
  Notre Dame          FedEx Orange          “We are delighted to be associated          his work at CTSM and with previous positions with Citadel Broadcasting and The Bir-
      Ohio               Meineke
   Pittsburgh           Car Care        with a program that is rapidly earning a        mingham News. He attended Troy State University.
   Richmond                             position of prominence not just in the
                                                                                        • Don Scott joined the Blazers ISP Sports Network in January 2007. He spent several years
                                        Southeast but across the country,” said ISP     working in New York City with Fox Cable Networks, TV Guide Television Group and
Sports President and CEO Ben Sutton.                                                    most recently, Winnercomm Sports Sales. He is a graduate of Denison University in Gran-
    “Our company has very solid and productive relationships within Confer-             ville, Ohio where he earned a degree in history with a minor in sports marketing.
ence USA, one of the premier conferences in America. We are excited about
                                                                                        • Dave Coffey joined the Blazers ISP Sports Network in the spring of 2007. Before joining
continuing to develop a true corporate partner program in the Birmingham                   ,
                                                                                        ISP he served as the Vice President for Corporate Partnerships for the Alabama Steeldogs in Bir-
market and nationally, as well, on behalf of UAB Athletics,” said Sutton.               mingham, an Arena Football League 2 franchise. Prior to his time with the Steeldogs, he served
                                                                                        as a sports anchor and reporter for WAAY-TV in Huntsville. Dave is a graduate of Samford
    In addition to the live radio broadcasts, ISP produces Blazers All Access, a
                                                                                        University where he earned a degree in Journalism, Mass Communications and Broadcasting.
60-minute, weekly call-in show featuring UAB head coach Mike Davis.
    ISP’s television coverage of UAB Athletics is centered around Blazers All           • David Crane is in his second season as the “Voice of the Blazers” after spending 11 years
Access, a weekly magazine show airing on Birmingham’s ABC 33/40. The                    as a member of the University of Alabama’s broadcast team. Crane will be the Director
30-minute show features in-depth coverage of UAB Athletics, and airs from               of Broadcasting for the Blazers ISP Sports Network, and he will handle the play-by-play
                                                                                        duties for UAB football, men’s basketball and baseball. A native of Decatur, Ala., Crane
mid-August until mid-March.                                                             will also serve as host for both the radio and television versions of “Blazers All-Access”.
    As part of its versatile array of services, ISP produces and markets sports         He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Alabama.
marketing opportunities surrounding UAB, including the Blazers ISP Sports
Network, print advertising in various athletic department publications, and all         • Steve Mitchell enters his third year working on UAB’s radio broadcasts. Mitchell, who
                                                                                        earned his masters degree in athletic administration in 1994 from UAB, has worked at
signage in university athletic facilities.
                                                                                        UAB for over 20 years and is currently the director of Bartow Arena and Bell Wallace
    For an updated list of radio affiliates, log on to www.uabsports.com.               facilities. Mitchell became one of the most prolific players in UAB basketball history
                                                                                        under legendary head coach Gene Bartow. Mitchell, who played at UAB from 1982-86,
                          Contact ISP Sports                                            led the Blazers to four consecutive NCAA berths, as well as a combined record of 92-43
                                                                                        (.681) during his four-year career. His name still appears throughout the UAB record
  Tony Grillo - Assistant Vice President & General Manager                              books, including the school’s all-time leader in total points (1,866), field goals (761), field
  (205) 996-5812 • E-mail: tgrillo@ispsports.com                                        goal attempts (1,661), assists (597) and minutes played (4,353). Mitchell’s No. 14 jersey
                                                                                        is one of three numbers to have been retired in the program’s history (Oliver Robinson’s
  David Crane - Director of Broadcasting (Play-By-Play)                                 No. 20 and Jerome Mincy’s No. 40).
  (205) 975-8579 • E-mail: dcrane@ispsports.com
                                                                                        • Jon Gentile enters his 11th year as Broadcast Operations Manager for the Blazers ISP
  Don Scott- Associate General Manager
                                                                                        Sports Network. His writing and production credits include the NCAA Final Four on CBS
  (205) 996-5813 • E-mail: dscott@ispsports.com                                         Radio and the Regions Bank SEC Football Report. Gentile has handled network operations
  Dave Coffey - Account Executive                                                       and production for some of the top programs, including Florida State, Notre Dame, Texas,
                                                                                        and Alabama, before joining the UAB family. In addition to his radio duties, Gentile serves
  (205) 996-5811 • E-mail: dcoffey@ispsports.com                                        as the producer of coaches shows for the Blazers ISP Sports Network.


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