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Batth Hired as Liberty WBB Assistant Coach

April 17, 2017  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Erin Batth was hired on Monday as an assistant coach for the Liberty women's basketball team.

Erin Batth was hired on Monday as an assistant coach for the Liberty women's basketball team.

Liberty Women's Basketball Head Coach Carey Green has announced the hiring of Erin Batth as an assistant coach.

Batth, who played at Clemson during 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.

"I've known Erin for several years, because I actually recruited her out of high school," stated Green. "Bringing her knowledge to Liberty is advantageous for us. She fits a lot of our needs, is a high-character person, a great motivator and a great communicator. Erin will assume the role of working with the post players."

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.