Rebellious women’s basketball family grows with addition of support staff – The Oxford Eagle

OXFORD, Mississippi — As summer practices begin, women’s basketball head coach Ole Miss Yolett McPhee-McCuin continues to grow the program by hiring three new staff members for the 2022-23 season.

“As you can all see, we’ve had a busy offseason. We had to add new faces and talent to our roster and I had to fill a lot of positions as well,” McPhee-McCuin said. “The change is good and my intention with each addition of staff was to continue to build on what we have already built here. Which is a solid base.

Zack Hillard – Creative Content Manager

Hillard joins Ole Miss Women’s Basketball as Head of Creative Content, following a four-year stint as content producer and broadcast associate for 12 years.e Man Productions and Texas A&M Athletics. While at Bryan-College Station, Hillard produced media for Aggie Soccer, including shooter footage, studio interviews as well as SEC Network broadcast features. Hillard also has a background in animation, having created storyboards, artwork, and animation for “Standing Room Only: The Legend of the 12.”e Male.” He has also worked with Texas A&M football, creating trending features and videos for various social media platforms.

Hillard also has experience working with Austin FC as a video and creative team intern for the club in the spring of 2021. Hillard graduated from Texas A&M in 2022 with a degree in visualization.

Brianna Patton-Assistant Director of Recruiting Operations

Patton joins the Rebels after spending the last season as a graduate assistant at UCF. Patton was a member of a historic team, leading the Golden Knights to a 26-4 season and their first win in NCAA Tournament history. UCF entered the NCAA Tournament on a 13-game winning streak, the longest in program history. As a graduate assistant, Patton was a key part of day-to-day operations, training and game planning. She also worked as an assistant in recruitment operations and with the program’s educational advisers.

Patton also spent time as a physical education teacher and coach for Rockdale County Public Schools and worked as a game operations intern for the Atlanta Dream.

Jacob Whitehead-Video Services Coordinator

Whitehead arrives at Oxford, having spent the past season as video coordinator as well as acting director of men’s basketball operations at SIU Edwardsville. With the Cougars, Whitehead was responsible for all video aspects of scouting reports as well as live coding plays off the bench and creating in-game edits for halftime. Her duties even included supervising all of the team’s student and social media managers.

Prior to his role as video coordinator, Whitehead was a graduate assistant during the 2020-21 season. From 2017 to 2020, Whitehead worked as the men’s basketball manager. He graduated from SIU Edwardsville in 2020 with a degree in Criminal Justice and received his Masters in Physical Education and Coaching Pedagogy in 2022.

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