Sarah Boruta cuts down a piece of the net after Stanford's women's basketball team qualified for the 2011 NCAA Final Four. (Photo courtesy Stanford Athletics Media Relations)
Liberty Women's Basketball Head Coach Carey Green has completed his coaching staff for the 2011-12 season with the hiring of Sarah Boruta as director of operations. Boruta joins the Lady Flames after spending the last three seasons on Stanford's women's basketball staff. Boruta, who will officially step into her new role on Aug. 10, was promoted from video intern to director of basketball communication and video during her time at Stanford. She also previously spent three years (2005-06 through 2007-08) as the director of women's basketball operations at Ferris State. "I chose to come to Liberty because I am excited for a new opportunity and challenge," stated Boruta. "I look forward to working for a program and campus that shares my Christian beliefs." "We are excited to have someone with such character as Sarah who is driven to honor God with the skills and talents she has been given," added Green. "She has established herself as an excellent worker, serving those around her in an exceptional way." 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. "Sarah's experiences at Stanford and Ferris State are great indicators of how she will be a major contributor to the success of our program," Green noted. "I believe I can make a difference in an already successful program," Boruta asserted, in reference to the Lady Flames' 13 Big South Conference titles in the last 15 seasons. Boruta owns a trio of 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. Boruta replaces Adam Deyo, who had served on the Liberty women's basketball staff for eight years (2003-11), including the last six seasons as director of operations. Deyo recently accepted a position as an assistant women's basketball coach at Tennessee Tech. "We are saddened for the loss of Adam," Green stated. "However, we are glad for the opportunity he has to gain coaching experience on the basketball court. "We are grateful and appreciative for all the contributions to the success of our program Adam has given during the past eight years. We wish God's blessings on his future, for both him and his family. "Tennessee Tech has gained a man of godly character and will be blessed by Adam's presence."
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