Nell Fortner and her experienced staff will run each camp, with the rest of the staff being made up of current players as well as some of the finest college and high school coaches in the area. We take pride in providing each participant with high quality instruction and close supervision.

Nell Fortner
Nell FortnerHead Coach
Nell Fortner was named the sixth head coach in Georgia Tech women’s basketball history on April 9, 2019. One of the most successful coaches in women’s basketball history, Fortner has compiled a 305-187 (.620) record as a head coach at the collegiate, professional and international levels.

She has led teams to Big Ten (Purdue – 1997) and Southeastern Conference (Auburn – 2009) championships and coached the U.S. national team to three international titles, including the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Prior to her arrival on The Flats, Fortner held head coaching positions at Auburn (2004-12) and Purdue (1996-97), as well as the U.S. National Team and Indiana Fever. She has also served as an analyst for ESPN for nearly 10 years.

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Tasha Butts
Tasha ButtsAssistant Coach
A coaching veteran and former WNBA player, Tasha Butts joined the Georgia Tech women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach in April 2019. A Georgia native, Butts returns to the Peach State after eight years as an assistant coach at LSU.

During her time at LSU, Butts was part of four 20-win seasons and six NCAA Tournament appearances highlighted by back-to-back Sweet 16 runs in 2012 and 2013. Butts helped return LSU to national prominence in 2018 when the program cracked the AP Top 25 poll for the first time in four years.

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Blanche Alverson
Blanche AlversonAssistant Coach
Blanche Alverson joined the Georgia Tech women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach in April, 2019. Alverson arrived on The Flats after spending two seasons in the same position at USC where she helped helped ink the No. 5 recruiting class in the country that included a McDonald’s All-American, two Gatorade State Players of the Year, four state champions and a honorable mention all-America.

Prior to her time at USC, Alverson served one year at New Mexico State as an assistant coach when the Aggies won their third-straight Western Athletic Conference Tournament Championship in 2017 and finished the season undefeated in league action and earning the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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Brandy Manning
Brandy ManningAssistant Coach
Brandy Manning joined the Georgia Tech women’s basketball coaching staff as an assistant coach in April 2019 after spending the last three years at California State University, Northridge, in the same role.

At CSUN, Manning helped the Matadors to the2018 Big West Conference Tournament title, developed a two-time Big West Conference Defensive Player of the Year and mentored the Big West Freshman of the Year.

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Mickie DeMoss
Mickie DeMossChief of Staff
A women’s basketball coaching veteran, Mickie DeMoss has joined the Georgia Tech women’s basketball staff as chief of staff in July 2018.

Coaching for over 40 years, DeMoss has had stops at both the collegiate and professional levels. The winner of six NCAA National Championships and a WNBA Championship, DeMoss will be a source of information for the women’s basketball staff in regards to offense and defense and be a resource for game analytics.

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Cortnee Walton
Cortnee WaltonRecruiting Operations
Cortnee Walton joined the Georgia Tech women’s basketball staff in June 2019 in recruiting operations.

A five-year letterwinner at Louisville (2012-17), Walton was a two-year starter for the Cardinals and helped the program to a Final Four, Elite Eight and two Sweet Sixteen appearances. After graduating in 2017 with a master’s in sport administration, Walton remained on the sidelines in a new role as sideline reporter for ACC Network Extra covering women’s basketball and men’s and women’s soccer for the Cardinals.

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Brittni Oliver
Brittni OliverAssist. Dir. of Opps
A letterwinner on the women’s basketball team at Tusculum College, Oliver was a member of a team that claimed three South Atlantic Conference regular season championships, two tournament championships and an Elite 8 appearance in 2010. She earned a bachelor of arts in sport management from Tusculum College in 2011. In 2012, she earned a master of science in kinesiology with a concentration in sport psychology and motor behavior from the University of Tennessee.

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Rachel Matthews
Rachel MatthewsAthletic Trainer
Rachel Matthews joined the Georgia Tech Athletic Association staff in June 2017 as the athletic trainer for women’s basketball. She also works with the cheerleading team.

Matthews, who served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Tech for two years, returned to The Flats after a two year stint at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). As an assistant athletic trainer at IUPUI from 2015-17, she was the primary medical provider for women’s basketball and men’s and women’s golf.

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