Pitt Women’s Basketball Staff Update

Pitt women’s basketball head coach Tory Verdi announced Thursday morning a pair of additions and a promotion to his staff for the upcoming 2023-24 campaign. Brandon Jackson and Chloe Hatfield join the Pitt staff while Anthony Brammer earned a promotion after joining the staff in early May.

Brammer has been promoted to assistant coach and director of NIL for the Panthers for the 2023-24 campaign. Originally joining Verdi’s staff in early May as director of video and player development, Brammer quickly became an asset for the program and earned the promotion three months later.

In his new role, Brammer will be able to participate in on-court instruction and development for the Panthers. In the newly founded role of director of NIL, Brammer will be responsible for helping players develop and manage their brands, educating student-athletes on how to make smart decisions, while maximizing their NIL opportunities, and serving as an NIL liaison between internal units.

Jackson is a familiar face for Verdi as the two have worked together for a total of eight seasons (four at EMU, four at UMass). Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, Jackson spent the previous four seasons as director of video operations for the UMass women’s basketball program where he utilized film breakdown software daily, charting offensive and defensive tendencies. He also helped to breakdown film with players following practices to help with their development.

Prior to Umass, he spent five seasons at Eastern Michigan as the video coordinator for women’s basketball. In his role, Jackson broke down film with players and coaches while also contributing by creating graphics and presentations for team bonding activities.

“I’m excited to add Brandon Jackson to our staff,” stated Verdi. “I have worked with him before and I know what he can do. He will organize all coaches video and operations for our program, as well as be involved in player development.” 

Hatfield joins the Panthers after spending the previous five seasons as a student intern in the creative services department at Oklahoma State. She spent her first four seasons at Oklahoma State working with the women’s basketball program as their main creative. She produced content (photo, video, motion graphics) for the Cowgirls social media accounts as well as in-house needs. Traveled with the team over her four years and helped create the programs brand and identity through creative avenues during her time with the program.

Last season, Hatfield switched roles and began working with the OSU women’s golf and wrestling programs as their lead creative. In her role, she produced all the content for the two programs while also planning out the social calendars for the programs. She helped to define and develop a brand for both programs through storytelling of the program, student-athletes, and coaching staffs.


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