Meredith Mitchell is a "double dog" with bachelor's and master's from UGA.
Aug. 7, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Meredith Mitchell and Luke Cross have joined the Georgia Lady Bulldogs' staff as director of basketball operations and video coordinator, respectively, head coach Andy Landers announced on Wednesday.
Mitchell was a four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for the Lady Bulldogs from 2008-12. She was voted to the SEC's All-Defensive team by league coaches as a junior and was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll during each of her four seasons. After serving primarily as a reserve as a freshman, she started 89 of 99 games played in her final three seasons in Athens, completing her career with 880 points, 537 rebounds, 241 assists and 174 steals. She ranked among SEC individual leaders in steals as both a junior and senior and was named SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 27, 2012, after averaging 15.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals in wins over Ole Miss and LSU in her final two games at Stegeman Coliseum.
Mitchell received her bachelor's degree in Management from UGA's Terry College of Business midway through her senior season in December 2011 and started master's classes in her final semester of eligibility. She secured her master's in Sport Management from UGA in August 2013.
"We're always thrilled when our former student-athletes take steps in a direction that leads them toward their career objectives," Landers said. "We're double thrilled that Meredith will join our staff because her objectives include athletic administration. We both view this as a terrific starting point for her and the timing couldn't be more perfect considering she was wrapping up her master's in sport administration when this opening happened. Meredith is an exceptional young lady, has been a terrific student and possesses all the skills needed to be outstanding in this role on our staff."
Cross served as a student manager for the Lady Bulldogs for three seasons from 2009-12 and received his bachelor's degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from UGA in December 2012. In addition to his managerial role with the basketball program, Cross held three positions on the UGA campus prior to joining the Lady Bulldog staff on a full-time basis, working as a senior manager and lead official for intramural sports since August 2011, as a coordinator of the strength and conditioning center at the Ramsey Student Center since March 2012 and as a student ambassador for UGA Athletic Hospitality since August 2012.
"During Luke's experience as a student manager he developed a strong awareness of the day-to-day operations within our office," Landers said. "His skill set and work ethic fit perfectly with the position of video coordinator. He has been a terrific asset to our program in the past and will continue to be a terrific asset for us in the future in this position."