UNCG women’s basketball head coach Trina Patterson announced the addition of director of operations Ariel Caraway for the upcoming season. Caraway comes to UNCG after being an administrative associate at the University of Texas at Austin.
“We’re excited about Ariel joining our staff,” Patterson said. “We think that she’ll be a tremendous asset because of her background at different levels. We look forward to her contributing to our overall success.”
As the administrative associate from 2015-18, Caraway handled office-related logistics and operations, including scheduled meetings, arranging travel, processed expense reports, managed the operating budget, planned and executed department-wide events and oversaw records retention for the entire department.
Caraway worked as an event operations assistant for the 2018 WBCA Convention in Columbus, Ohio and was the spirit group coordinator for the NCAA women’s basketball tournament first and second rounds in Austin, Texas.
The Lake Charles, La., native was the zone manager of the 2017 NFL Draft Experience in Philadelphia, Pa., where she oversaw the operations of the NFL’s “Play Football” zone.
She also served as a game operations assistant for the Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship in Oklahoma City, Okla., in 2017.
From 2006-13 in Lake Charles, La., Caraway the freshman high school girls basketball at St. Louis Catholic High School from 2006-10 and as a middle school girls basketball coach at St. Margret Catholic School from 2010-13.
Caraway earned her bachelor of science degree from McNeese State University in Business Management in May of 2010 and her master’s degree of sports management from Texas in December of 2017.