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Chattanooga Women's Basketball Camps

Chattanooga Women's Basketball Camps

Coaching Staff

Katie Burrows
Assistant Coach

Former Chattanooga women's basketball player Katie Galloway Burrows enters her seventh year on the bench for the Mocs and her third as an assistant to Jim Foster.

Katie came to Chattanooga in 2000 and was an integral member of a squad that won four straight Southern Conference regular season titles and SoCon Tournament crowns. In her time at UTC, the Lady Mocs posted an overall record of 102-23 with wins over such teams as Florida State, Alabama and Louisville. The Lady Mocs advanced to the postseason all four years including three NCAA championships.

In her senior year, the Lady Mocs posted the nation's longest active winning streak at 27 games culminating with UTC's NCAA first-round win over Rutgers. In that game, Burrows sank the most memorable shot in Chattanooga history nailing a 30-foot bank shot from the right side sparking a comeback that led to a 74-69 win over the Scarlet Knights.

Katie earned a spot as one of former head coach Wes Moore's Top 10 players in UTC's celebration of "Moore in McKenzie, a Decade of Dominance". She ranks in the top 10 in UTC history in 3-pointers made with 107 and 3-pointers attempted with 315.

Prior to her return to UTC, Burrows was a coach and teacher at Ringgold High School for three years. She took over a Ringgold program that had won just three games in year prior to her arrival. The Lady Tigers steadily increased their win total in each of her three seasons culminating in Ringgold's first state  playoff appearance since 1986 when the team lost to Rossville in the Class AAA finals.

Prior to that she was the head coach of the girl's basketball team at Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, Tenn., from 2005-07 and taught health and physical education. Immediately following her graduation from UTC she was the assistant girls basketball coach at GPS from 2004-05 under former UTC player Susan Lance Crownover.

Katie attended Lookout Valley High School where she was named the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps Female Athlete of the Year and was a four-time first team Chattanooga Times Free Press All-City and three-time Region Player of the Year and first team all-state. She was named a Tennessee Class A Miss Basketball finalist in back-to-back seasons.

Katie learned her trade at an early age from her father Joe Galloway who was her high school coach. Joe serves on the Hamilton County School Board and, along with his daughter Kristen Clounch, is still coaching at Lookout Valley. Her brother Keith Galloway is married to former UTC standout Jennifer Wilson and the pair coach the boy's and girl's basketball teams at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville.

A 2004 graduate of Chattanooga, Katie earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health K-12. She is married to Nick Burrows. They are the parents of daughters, Jordan and Grace.

 

Brittany Johnson
Assitant Coach

Brittany Johnson begins her fourth season as assistant coach to women's basketball head coach Jim Foster.

Johnson, an All-Big Ten Honorable Mention performer, was a four-year Scholar-Athlete and named to Academic All-Big Ten.

After graduating from Ohio State in 2011 with a BS in Sport and Leisure Studies, Johnson played two seasons overseas. Her journey began in Greece for a season-and-a-half where she averaged 23.3 points per game and shot 46 percent from the field. She shot 44 percent from beyond the arc and was 85 percent from the free throw line and was named to the All-Import First Team. In the middle of her second season she moved to Israel where she averaged 42 percent from the field and helped her team to the Israeli Championship.

At Ohio State, Johnson became a fixture in the starting lineup late in her sophomore season. She was a strong perimeter shooter and finished her career with 216 3-pointers, third all-time in Big Ten history, including 85 in her senior campaign. She became the 29th player in program history to top the 1,000-point mark and averaged 43 percent from the field while shooting a scorching 42.4 percent from the 3-point line.

She combined for 10 3-pointers in three NCAA Tournament games her senior year including a 4-of-8 performance against No. 1 seed Tennessee to finish the game with 16 points. Against Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament, she tied her career high for points with 23 and matched her best effort from beyond the arc with seven 3-pointers, the second most ever in a Big Ten Tournament game and tied for second at Ohio State for a single game. Against Purdue, she drained five 3-pointers in the second half, including the game winning shot with just 0.7 seconds on the clock.

In her junior season, Johnson led the Buckeyes with 77 3-pointers. She was ranked first in the Big Ten and second nationally in 3-point field goal percentage making 48.1 percent of her attempts for an Ohio State record.

Johnson was the 2007 Miss Basketball in Illinois and the Gatorade Player of the Year. She was the first player in Illinois history, male or female, to top 4,000 points and finished her career with 4,039 points and scored in double figures in 128 of 129 games.

Her primary responsibilities on the court is working with the guards.

 

John McCray
Assitant Coach

John McCray begins his fourth season as assistant coach to women's basketball head coach Jim Foster.

McCray came to Chattanooga from St. Joseph’s University where Foster began his collegiate coaching career. For two seasons, McCray served as a graduate assistant. Over that time the Hawks posted a 45-20 overall record and advanced to the postseason in each of those two years.

In his final season with the Hawks, St. Joe’s won the Atlantic-10 title to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, it’s first since 2000. The Hawks recorded a win over No. 5 Maryland (50-49) and followed that with a 61-54 win over No. 11 Dayton.

Over his two seasons at St. Joseph’s, four student-athletes earned Atlantic-10 honors. In 2012 Michelle Baker was named to the Atlantic-10 All-Conference Second Team and the All-Defensive Team. In 2013, three players gained recognition within the league. Chatilla van Grinsven was named the Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Year and Atlantic-10 All-Conference First Team. Erin Shields became the first player in program history to earn the A-10 Most Improved Player Award and was selected to the All-Conference Third Team. Natasha Cloud was selected to the All-Defensive Team and selected the Atlantic-10 Championship Most Outstanding Player.

A 2011 graduate of Ohio State, McCray served as a video assistant for the Buckeyes' women's basketball program. An important part of Ohio State's NCAA Tournament appearance in 2011, McCray helped prepare scouting material, created electronic breakdowns for each game and coordinated the Big Ten film exchange.

Possessing an extensive knowledge of the game, McCray has worked at several basketball camps, including camps at Ohio State and Duke, as well as Jim Calhoun's Basketball Camp. He has also served as the girls' basketball head coach at Veritas Academy for the 2008-09 season and boys' basketball head coach in 2009-10 before taking over as athletic director in August of 2009.

 

Brianna Sanders
Director of Operations

Brianna Sanders begins her third season with Chattanooga as the Director of Women's Basketball Operations.

She is a 2014 graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in African and African American Studies. She played for the Buckeyes and current UTC head coach Jim Foster from 2009-11 before tearing her ACL for a third time, ending her playing career at the end of her sophomore year. She became a student coach for the remainder of her time at Ohio State.

The Buckeyes claimed the Big Ten regular season title once in her time at Ohio State and twice won the Big Ten Tournament title.

In the 2013-14 season, Brianna was an assistant coach for the Reynoldsburg High School girls’ varsity basketball team in Columbus, Ohio. The team finished with a 23-5 record and won the Ohio Capital Conference (OCC) title and went on to claim the district title. Reynoldsburg went on to place runner-up in the region tournament.

Brianna, a 2009 graduate of Princeton High School,  is from Cincinnati, Ohio. She is the daughter of Carmen and Steven Sanders and has an older sister Tanisha Warmington, one younger brother, Robert Tubbs and two younger sisters SaSha and Serenity Sanders.

 

Jon Goldberg
Director of Student-Athlete Development

Jonathon Goldberg graduated in May from UTC with his Masters of Health & Human Performance. He moves into a new role as the Director of Student-Athlete Development following two seasons as a student coach.

In his two seasons with Chattanooga, the Mocs won back-to-back Southern Conference regular season and tournament titles. UTC advanced to the NCAA Tournament and in his first season saw the Mocs ranked as high as 17th by the Associated Press.

Jon graduated from Emerson College, a small Division III school in Boston, MA, in the spring of 2014. He earned a B.S. in Communication Studies. While at Emerson, Jon played under Head Coach Jim O’Brien and Assistant Coaches Bill Curley, Jack Barrett, and Alfred “Rico” Cabral. During his junior and senior year at Emerson, Jon was nominated captain by his teammates. In his senior year, the Emerson Lions defeated the number one ranked team in the nation, Amherst College, and the number three-ranked team in the nation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Jon led the Lions in minutes played, rebounds, and free throw percentage, while being second on the team in scoring and steals per game. He was honored as a First Team All-Conference Player in the NEWMAC, New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference. He also received Emerson’s Male Athlete of the Year, as well as Emerson’s Student-Athlete of the Year.

During Jon’s time in college, he coached the AAU travel basketball team, the Vermont Heat. This is where he discovered his passion for coaching and mentoring youth.

For high school, Jon attended Rice Memorial High School in Burlington, VT. During his three years there, the Green Knights won two state championships under Head Coach Paul Pecor. He was named to Burlington Free Press’s first team all-state in his senior year.

Jon is the son of Les and P.J. Goldberg and brother to Katie Goldberg. His parents live in Vermont, while his sister is pursuing her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY.