Ali Hoesly returns to Rutgers as director of women’s basketball operations

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Ali HoeslyRutgers Class of 2016 graduate, a native of Summit, N.J., and former head student manager for the Rutgers women’s basketball team, returned to her alma mater as director of operations at Washingtonthe staff. Since graduating, Hoesly has launched a career in basketball operations through the WNBA and college ranks.

“Ali is another person on our team that adds experience from previous successes with Rutgers women’s basketball,” Washington said. “His love and passion for Rutgers University and this program is evident, and his operational experience will be a tremendous boon to our team.”

Hoesly was the student manager for the women’s basketball program at Rutgers from June 2014 to May 2016 for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame coach. C. Vivian Stringer. She regulated day-to-day team operations for the director of basketball operations, coaching staff, and players while supervising and recruiting student managers and practice players for each season. His duties also included arranging travel logistics, game day assignments, official recruiting tours and summer camp. She was named the program’s “Manager of the Year” in 2014-2015.

“It’s a surreal moment for me to be back home and at my alma mater,” Hoesly said. “That’s where I got my start in basketball and to be back representing a place I love in my dream role is truly amazing. I’m forever grateful that Coach Stringer gave me given the chance to be a manager for her during college and now I’m honored to have this opportunity to come back to work for Coquese, a phenomenal person and leader. I look forward to making a positive impact on the players, the program and the Rutgers community.

Hoesly returns home after a four-year stint as Pittsburgh women’s basketball operations manager, where she oversaw day-to-day operations for the program, including logistics for team practices, meals and meetings. She was responsible for team travel while supervising the team of Pitt student-managers.

Prior to Pittsburgh, Hoesly spent two seasons at Florida State with Lance White. In 2016-17, Hoesly served as assistant director of basketball operations before assuming the role of executive assistant to the head coach and director of scouting operations for Seminoles head coach Sue Semrau in 2017-18.

During his two years at Florida State, Hoesly’s many duties included performing operational duties, recruiting operations, and creative initiatives for the Seminoles. She managed rookie profiles in multiple databases, organized schedules for recruiting trips and coaching evaluation periods, and facilitated official and unofficial rookie visits. She coordinated the creation and distribution of all recruiting graphics, mailings and social media posts, while supervising a group of graphic designers and helping to maintain the head coach’s social media accounts and of the assistant coach. In doing so, Hoesly helped sign the nation’s No. 4 recruiting class (ACC No. 1) for 2018.

Additionally, Hoesly assisted the Director of Basketball Operations with day-to-day team operations and helped facilitate team travel on the road. She was also responsible for all summer camp operations.

Hoesly was appointed to assist the Seminoles Director of Sports Information with social media posts across all social media platforms, and was responsible for updating graphics during the season, as well as tournaments. ACC and NCAA 2017 and 2018.

During her undergraduate career at Rutgers, Hoesly worked as an operations intern for the Washington Mystics of the WNBA from May to September 2015. She assisted the Director of Basketball Operations with day-to-day operations, such as the creating travel itineraries, exposure reports, spreadsheets and the playoff budget. , as well as updating monthly schedules and organizing per diems. She operated the game/shot clock during practice, assisted with rebounding and practice drills, assisted the equipment manager with setting up and taking down the facility before/after practice and matches, and supervised the visiting team’s locker room and pitch staff. Additionally, Hoesly has updated league and team stats in addition to opponent and player profiles via FastScout.

Hoesly received his bachelor’s degree from Rutgers in 2016 in exercise science and sports studies with a sports management option and a minor in criminology.

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Lance B. Holton