Pitt women’s basketball has added two new people to the coaching staff and promoted someone, as new head coach Tory Verdi looks to finalize it heading into the upcoming season.
Anthony Brammer, who joined Pitt in May as director of video and player development, received a promotion from Verdi. He will now serve as an assistant coach and the director of NIL for the program. As the director of NIL, Brammer will work with players, letting them know to make the best decisions, create and manage their brands, make the most out of their opportunities in NIL and work between player and other companies to make those NIL opportunities happen in the best possible manner.
Chloe Hattfield arrives at Pitt as an assistant director of creative content. She spent the past five seasons as a student intern in the creative services department at Oklahoma State.
Hattfield worked the first four seasons as the main creative for their women’s basketball team. She created photo, motion graphics and video content for the program, traveled with the team and helped to increase visibility on social media of the Cowgirls.
She worked with OSU women’s golf and wrestling teams last season, producing all the content for both programs and creating social calendars for them.
Brandon Jackson has worked with Verdi previously and will serve as director of video and player development, taking Brammer’s place. He worked under Verdi for eight total seasons, four each at both Eastern Michigan and UMass. Jackson spent the last four seasons at UMass in a similar role and then the previous five seasons before that as video coordinator at Eastern Michigan.
Pitt women’s basketball also has three other assistants in Ty Margenthaler, Candice Finley and LaKale Malone. They have already played a large role in establishing recruiting areas across the country and landed a Class of 2024 recruit in small forward Audrey Biggs.