Emily Sherman is in her first season as director of operations for the UTSA women’s basketball program. She is in charge of team travel, film exchange, community service outings and the squad’s student managers.
Sherman comes to the women’s basketball program after spending the last two years working in the UTSA Athletics Department. She came to the university in 2011 as an assistant to the senior woman’s administrator before working as a marketing associate beginning in 2012.
Prior to UTSA, the Green Bay, Wis., native served as a coach with Projects Abroad in Cape Town, South Africa, during the summer of 2011. In her time with Projects Abroad she set up a track & field program, while teaching physical education classes at Hyde Park Primary School. She also coached kindergarten through eighth graders in soccer, rugby, cricket, netball, cross country and track & field.
Sherman graduated from St. Norbert College in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in media communications with a minor in leadership, before earning her master’s degree in higher education administration and a minor in sport management from Texas A&M in 2011.
While at Texas A&M, Sherman interned with the athletics department and 12th Man Foundation. Her responsibilities with the 12th Man Foundation included ticketing operations for the men’s and women’s tennis teams, while serving as a liaison between the squads and the athletics department compliance and marketing staffs. She managed student workers at all matches and assisted with the 2011 NCAA Tournament First and Second Rounds that were played in College Station.
From 2007-09, Sherman served as an assistant girls basketball coach at her alma mater, Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay. As an assistant coach on the varsity team in 2009 the squad went 20-6 and advanced to the state semifinals, while the junior varsity team that she assisted the previous season went 16-4.
A standout multi-sport athlete, Sherman lettered in basketball, softball and volleyball at Notre Dame Academy. She was named a team captain for the basketball squad as a senior and led the Lady Tritons to a 21-6 mark and a runner-up finish at the Wisconsin Division II State Tournament.
She is the daughter of Mike and Karen Sherman and has four siblings: sisters, Sarah and Selena, and brothers, Matthew and Benjamin. Her father currently is the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins and former head coach of the Green Bay Packers (2000-05) and Texas A&M (2008-11), while her brother-in-law, Zac Taylor, is the Dolphins' assistant quarterbacks coach.