Staff
Head Women's Basketball Coach
Carey Green

Liberty Women's Basketball Head Coach Carey Green has instilled quite a winning tradition during his tenure with the Lady Flames. His teams have averaged 23 victories per year, while becoming a regular fixture in the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship.

Green has accumulated a 456-184 record in 20 seasons on the Liberty bench, good for a winning percentage of .713. He currently ranks 20th among active NCAA Division I women's basketball coaches in winning percentage.

Liberty has won the Big South Tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament 14 times with Green as head coach. Liberty has totaled 24 or more victories during 11 of those years, including the 2004-05 season, which saw the Lady Flames reach the Sweet 16 for the first time in program history.

Green has been to the postseason on 28 occasions (25 NCAA, 3 WNIT) as a women's basketball coach, a span which includes a dozen years as an assistant coach at Clemson.

Liberty has notched 16 20-win seasons in Green's 19 years at the helm. He is a five-time Big South Coach of the Year and a five-time Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) State Coach of the Year.

Rebounding has always been a trademark of Green-coached teams, and his squad has ranked No. 1 nationally in rebound margin six times (2003-04, 2004-05, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14) under his leadership. Additionally, the Lady Flames have been listed among the nation's top 20 teams in rebounding margin for 16 straight years.

Green and his wife, Denise, reside in the Lynchburg area and have two children, Angie and Brian, and five grandchildren.

Associate Head Coach
Alexis Sherard

Alexis Sherard is in his 13th season on the Lady Flames' coaching staff, tying him with Andrea "Andy" Bloodworth as the longest-tenured assistant in program history. Promoted to associate head coach for the 2017-18 season, Sherard serves as the team's co-recruiting coordinator and assists with game strategies and player development.

Sherard has earned conference championship rings during seven of his first 12 years with the Lady Flames. Liberty has made seven NCAA Tournament appearances and two trips to the Postseason WNIT Tournament with Sherard on staff.

Sherard has coached the Lady Flames' post players during most of his time on staff. In that capacity, Sherard aided in the development of 2012 graduate Avery Warley. She graduated as the leading rebounder in Liberty and Big South Conference history and then began a WNBA career with the Phoenix Mercury in 2012. Additionally, Liberty has led the nation in rebound margin four times (2009-10, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14) during Sherard's tenure with the Lady Flames.

Most recently, Sherard helped coach post player Keyen Green to Big South Freshman of the Year and VaSID State Rookie of the Year awards during the 2016-17 campaign.

Sherard joined the Lady Flames' staff after spending the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons working as an assistant for the Liberty men's basketball team. He also served as the Flames' director of recruiting and aided in post player development.

Sherard came to Liberty after six years of service on Pete Gillen's men's basketball staff at Virginia. Sherard joined the Cavaliers' program in 1999 as the director of basketball operations, serving in this capacity from 1999 to 2002, as well as the 2003-04 season.

Sherard graduated with a bachelor's degree in mathematics and education from Saint Michael's in 1993. A member of the Purple Knights basketball team, he was selected to the Northeast 10 Conference All-Defensive team during his junior and senior seasons. He is a native of Lakewood, N.J., and has two children – Iyana (13) and Elijah (12).

Assistant Coach
Andrea Bloodworth

Andrea "Andy" Bloodworth begins her 13th year as an assistant on the Liberty women's basketball coaching staff, which ties her with Alexis Sherard as the longest-tenured assistants in program history. The team's co-recruiting coordinator also assists with development of the Lady Flames' point guards and scouting.

Liberty has claimed conference titles during seven of Bloodworth's first 12 seasons on Liberty Mountain, tallying a 271-10 record in the process.

In 2017-18, Bloodworth coached point guard Ashtyn Baker to Big South Freshman of the Year and Big South All-Tournament Team honors during a spectacular rookie year.

Bloodworth previously served as recruiting coordinator for the Valparaiso women's basketball team for two seasons (2005-06 and 2006-07), working with the Crusaders' perimeter players and assisting with scouting. The team went 36-24 during her two seasons as part of the coaching staff, including a 20-win season in 2006-07. Six Crusaders earned All-Mid-Continent Conference recognition during those two seasons.

Bloodworth's playing career at Calvin College included a pair of trips to the NCAA Division III regional tournament. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in physical education from Calvin in 1998.

Bloodworth became an aunt for the first time when Lainie Joy Dorow was born in February 2009 and now has a nephew, Baxter, as well. She resides in Lynchburg with her dog, Honey.

Assistant Coach
Katie Mattera

Liberty Athletics Hall of Famers Katie Mattera is returning to her alma mater as a women's basketball assistant coach in 2019-20. In this role, she will primarily coach the Lady Flames' post players.

Mattera previously served six seasons (2012-18) as head women's basketball coach at Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich. She posted a 112-78 coaching record and guided the Golden Eagles to a pair of NAIA National Tournament appearances (2014 and 2018) and the 2018 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference Tournament title.

Mattera led the Lady Flames to four straight Big South Conference titles and NCAA Tournament appearances during her time on the team, culminating with an NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 run during her senior season (2004-05).

The 6'8 center became the Lady Flames' first NCAA Division I All-American, earning Associated Press honorable mention recognition as both a junior and senior. She was the first-ever three-time Big South Women's Basketball Player of the Year (2003, 2004 and 2005) and was named Big South Championship MVP during each of those seasons as well.

After graduating from Liberty in 2005, Mattera embarked upon a successful professional career. She was selected with the No. 8 pick in the first round of the 2005 WNBA Draft and went on to be a unanimous WNBA All-Rookie Team selection for the San Antonio Silver Stars. Mattera played five total seasons in the WNBA.

Mattera's five-year professional career also included time in China and South Korea. She represented Team USA in tournaments in Spain and Russia, helping her team win a silver medal in the 2007 FIBA World League Tournament.

Mattera and her husband, Todd, have two sons, Liam and Jace.

Director of Women's Basketball Operations
Sarah Boruta

Sarah Boruta is in her ninth season on the Liberty women's basketball staff as director of operations. In that role, she is responsible for the daily operations of the program, including the logistics of budget, game-day management, coordination of managers' duties, team travel arrangements, scheduling of games, equipment coordination and overseeing video technology.

Boruta serves as director for the Lady Flames' summer camps, which have seen an 800 percent increase in campers since her arrival at Liberty. She also oversees the team's outreach activities, including postgame clinics and community service events.

Boruta is an active member of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). She is a 2015 graduate of the NACWAA Institute for Administrative Advancement (IAA) and was nominated for the Judith M. Sweet Commitment Award that NACWAA presents each year to an athletics administrator below the senior ranking level who is committed to providing high-level leadership and guidance within intercollegiate athletics, goes beyond the call of duty, and provides outstanding service to their organization.

Before arriving at Liberty, Boruta spent three years (2008-09 through 2009-11) at Stanford, where she was promoted from video intern to director of basketball marketing and video. She also previously spent three years (2005-06 through 2007-08) as the director of women's basketball operations at Ferris State.

Boruta served in many different roles at Stanford, including coordinating team travel and video exchange. She also spearheaded the team's social media efforts, as well as the Cardinal's game-day promotions and group events. While Boruta was at Stanford, the Cardinal saw an 18 percent increase in overall attendance and a 340 percent increase in student attendance.

Boruta has worked with some successful teams, including three straight Stanford squads which reached the Final Four of the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship. The 2009-10 Cardinal finished as national runner-up. Additionally, the 2006-07 Ferris State team won a school-record 23 games and advanced to the NCAA Division II Women's Basketball Championship's Sweet 16 round.

Boruta owns four degrees, including both an associate's degree in visual design and web media (2006) and a bachelor's degree in graphic design (2008) from Ferris State. She went on to earn a master's degree in sport management from California (Pa.) in 2010 and received an MBA from Liberty in 2017.