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TOWSON, Md. – Erin Batth, the director of basketball operations for Virginia women’s basketball since the 2007-08 season, has been named an assistant coach at Towson University. Towson head coach Joe Mathews announced the addition of Batth to his staff on July 17.

“We are thrilled to welcome Erin to our staff, program and family. She brings a great variety of basketball experiences that our young ladies will benefit from immediately,” said Mathews. “She had a tremendous career at Clemson as a collegiate player that propelled her into the WNBA. Erin’s seven seasons of playing experience professionally in the WNBA and Europe will contribute to our program as a teacher, role model and recruiter.”

“Also her last three seasons working for a legend like Coach [Debbie] Ryan at UVa has given her a well rounded foundation for this position. In addition, Erin is a wonderful person with great character and will be a great fit in our program”, added Mathews.

Batth joined the staff at Virginia after spending time in Sacramento. There she worked in basketball operations for both the WNBA’s Sacramento Monarchs and the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. Batth brings knowledge of the Colonial Athletic Association to Towson; she served as an assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth during the 2004-05 season.

In addition to her coaching and operations experience, Batth also has a wealth of playing experience. She played professional basketball in Greece and Turkey for three seasons. Batth also played for the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars.

Batth was a four-year letter winner during her collegiate career at Clemson. She helped lead the Tigers to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 1999 and a berth in the NCAA Sweet 16. Batth was one of Clemson’s representatives to the ACC Student-Athlete Academic Board. She earned her degree in psychology with a minor in management in 2001.

Batth will begin her duties immediately.

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