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 416-158 record in 18 seasons on the Liberty bench, good for a winning percentage of .725. He currently ranks 17th 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 13 times with Green as head coach. Liberty has totaled 24 or more victories during 10 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 actually been to the postseason on 27 occasions (24 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 15 20-win seasons in Green's 18 years at the helm. He is a five-time Big South Coach of the Year and a four-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 10 teams in rebounding margin for 15 straight years.

Speaking of rebounding, Avery Warley wrapped up her career in 2011-12 as the leading rebounder in Liberty and Big South Conference history with 1,282 rebounds. She then became Liberty's third WNBA player, making the Phoenix Mercury's roster as an undrafted free agent.

In 2008-09, Green earned his unprecedented fifth Big South Coach of the Year award, after guiding a team decimated by ACL injuries to a 24-9 record and another Big South title.

In 2007-08, Green led the Lady Flames to one of the best seasons in program history. Liberty tied a school record for victories, finishing the year 28-4.

The 2005-06 season represented one of the best coaching jobs of Green's career. The Lady Flames had lost the top four scorers from the previous year's Sweet 16 squad to graduation. Moreover, freshman Megan Frazee averaged 18.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game through the first 14 games of her collegiate career, only to be lost for the remainder of the season due to injury. Yet, Liberty was still able to win 25 games, capture its 10thstraight Big South title and earn its 10th consecutive NCAA Tournament berth. Green's efforts were recognized by both the Big South Conference and VaSID. Both groups named Green as their women's basketball coach of the year at season's end. It marked Green's second straight selection as VaSID Coach of the Year.

The 2004-05 year was a special one on Liberty Mountain, for many reasons. A senior-laden Lady Flames team recorded upset wins over No. 4 seed Penn State (78-70) and No. 5 seed DePaul (88-79) in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament, becoming just the second team ever to advance to the Sweet 16 as a No. 13 seed ending season ranked 21st.

His record against conference foes is equally impressive. He led the Lady Flames on a Big South-record 57-game winning streak versus league opponents (Jan. 24, 2002 through Feb. 21, 2005) and currently owns a .872 (292-43) winning percentage against conference teams. Green has marched through Big South Conference play with one or fewer setbacks eight times, while guiding the Lady Flames to two undefeated conference seasons.

Green arrived at Liberty after spending 12 years as an assistant at Clemson. While with the Tigers, Green participated in 11 NCAA Tournaments, making four Sweet 16 appearances and one trip to the Elite Eight, in 1991. The Tigers were ranked in the Top 25 during 10 of his 12 years and averaged 22 wins per season. Green had an immediate impact in his first season, as he helped guide Clemson to the ACC's best turnaround in league history. The Tigers posted a 21-7 record in 1988.

Clemson made five appearances in the ACC Tournament championship game with Green's assistance, winning the title during the 1995-96 and 1998-99 seasons. He helped coach 15 all-conference players, four Kodak All-District performers and one Kodak All-American. Clemson also recorded 45 wins over Top 25 programs during the 12 seasons.

Green and his wife, Denise, reside in the Lynchburg area and have two children, Angie and Brian. Angie is a physical therapist and is married to Jason Grunkemeyer, a men's basketball associate head coach at Ball State. The couple has three children, Joshua, Nathan and Evelyn.

Brian is a project manager at Fluor Corporation, in Greenville, S.C., and his wife, Susan, is a pharmacist for CVS. They have two sons, Connor and Bryson.

Associate Head Coach
Alexis Sherard

Alexis Sherard is in his 11th 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 Big South championship rings during six of his first 10 years with the Lady Flames. Liberty made six NCAA Tournament appearances and two trips to the Postseason WNIT Tournament with Sherard on staff.

Sherard, who will begin coaching the Lady Flames' wing players in 2017-18, previously guided the team's posts. 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.

Sherard also oversaw the development of the "Big 3" of Katelyn Adams, Catherine Kearney and Ashley Rininger, each of whom wrapped up their time with the Lady Flames in 2015-16. The trio totaled 2,898 points and 2,431 rebounds during their careers.

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.

During the 2002-03 and 2004-05 seasons, Sherard served as an assistant coach, where he aided in Virginia's recruiting efforts, while assisting in practice planning, game preparation, bench coaching and opponent scouting. Sherard helped guide the Cavaliers to the NCAA Tournament in 2001, as Virginia finished the season with a 20-9 record and was ranked as high as No. 6 in the country. He was also a part of two Cavalier squads which qualified for the NIT Tournament (2000 and 2002). The 2002 squad finished fourth in the event.

Sherard got his coaching career started at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vt., where he served as an assistant coach from 1993 to 1995. He assisted the head coach in practice preparation, skill instruction and recruiting. During the 1995-96 campaign, Sherard served as the head boys varsity basketball coach and Dean of Admissions at Lakewood Prep School in Howell, N.J., where he led his team to a 15-7 record and the semifinals of the playoffs.

From 1996-98, Sherard was the administrative assistant at Providence, where he helped guide the Friars to the NIT in 1998 with an 18-12 record and to the "Elite Eight" round of the 1997 NCAA Tournament, as Providence finished the season with a 24-12 overall record.

Prior to joining the staff at Virginia, Sherard served as the assistant coach at Binghamton during the 1998-99 season and was responsible for the Bearcats' recruiting efforts throughout the East Coast.

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.

Sherard, who received his master's degree in guidance from Providence in 1998, is a native of Lakewood, N.J., and has two children – Iyana (12) and Elijah (11).

Assistant Coach
Andrea Bloodworth

Andrea "Andy" Bloodworth begins her 11th 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 Big South titles during six of Bloodworth's first 10 seasons on Liberty Mountain, tallying a 231-94 record in the process.

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.

Prior to her time at Valparaiso, Bloodworth worked for three years on the Gannon women's basketball coaching staff. As an assistant coach, she served as the Golden Knights' recruiting coordinator. Bloodworth also helped develop guard play, coordinated team travel arrangements and assisted with scouting. She was the staff's academic monitor and the team camp coordinator for a squad which won 37 games during her final two seasons and reached the 2005 Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title game.

Bloodworth spent the 2000-01 and 2001-02 campaigns as an assistant coach and physical education instructor at Armstrong Atlantic State, under head coach Roger Hodge, himself a Liberty assistant coach from 1997-2000. She helped recruit a class of players which posted a 27-4 record in 2002-03, marking the best single-season turnaround in the NCAA that season (15 games) and qualifying for the postseason for the first time in school history.

Bloodworth's resume also contains a stint as an assistant coach for an Athletes in Action Fall Tour team which played exhibition games around the Midwest in 1999. She was additionally an assistant for the Lake Michigan Community College women's basketball team which placed sixth at the 2000 NJCAA Division II national championships.

Bloodworth got her start in college coaching as an assistant for the 1998-99 Ferris State women's basketball team. The team's head coach was her sister, Tracey Dorow, who is now the head women's basketball coach at Valparaiso.

Her father, Rick Bloodworth, retired in 2006 from a long coaching career, which included 31 years as the head girls' basketball coach at St. Joseph High School in Michigan and 19 years as the head women's basketball coach at Lake Michigan College.

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
Erin Batth

Erin Batth is the newest member of the Lady Flames' coaching staff, beginning her tenure as an assistant coach in April 2017. She coaches the team's post players.

Batth, who played at Clemson during head coach Carey Green's tenure as an assistant coach for the Tigers, spent the last three seasons (2014-15 through 2016-17) as an assistant at Georgia State. She primarily worked with the Panthers' post players, helping Georgia State rank among the Sun Belt Conference's top four rebounding teams for three straight years. Batth also served on the 2015-16 Strategic Plan Committee for Community Engagement for GSU Athletics.

Batth spent the 2012-13 and 2013-14 campaigns as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Tennessee Tech. The 2012-13 squad won 19 games and captured the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title.

Batth also served as an assistant at Towson for two seasons (2010-11 and 2011-12), following three years (2007-08 through 2009-10) as Hall of Fame Coach Debbie Ryan's director of operations at Virginia. The Cavaliers made the NCAA Tournament during all three of Batth's years on staff.

During 2006-07, Batth worked as an executive assistant to the General Manager and operations specialist for both the NBA's Sacramento Kings and the WNBA's Sacramento Monarchs.

Batth got her start in collegiate coaching as an assistant for the 2004-05 VCU women's basketball team.

Batth was a standout post player for Clemson from 1997-98 through 2000-01, earning second team Defensive All-America honors. She was named second team All-ACC as a senior, averaging 12.1 ppg and 8.7 rpg. For her career, Batth totaled 972 points, 722 rebounds and 116 blocked shots.

Batth played in the NCAA Tournament during all four seasons at Clemson, highlighted by an ACC championship and Sweet 16 appearance in 1999, Green's final year on the Tigers' staff.

Off the court, Batth was Clemson's representative to the ACC Student-Athlete Academic Board, the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Board and was a Clemson minority council representative. She was nominated twice for the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Award. Batth was chosen for the ACC "Top Six" award for community service in 2001.

Batth was the first player drafted into the WNBA from Clemson, going 59th overall to the Cleveland Rockers in 2001. She played professionally with the Panithnikos and Apollon teams in Greece and Migros in Turkey. Her WNBA experience included time with the San Antonio Silver Stars and the Sacramento Monarchs.

A native of Marietta, Ga., Batth earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Clemson in 2001 with a minor in management. She has one daughter, Sierra.

Director of Women's Basketball Operations
Sarah Boruta

Sarah Boruta is in her seventh 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 Women Leaders in College Sports (formerly NACWAA) and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and has presented at both organizations' conventions. 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.

At Ferris State, Boruta organized the Bulldogs' summer camps and clinics, while coordinating video exchange. She also designed marketing and promotional materials for the team.

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.