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  Stacey Brann-Hotchkiss
Stacey Brann-Hotchkiss

Player Profile
Hometown:
Village, Va.

Position:
Assistant Athletic Director

Stacey Brann-Hotchkiss was elevated to Assistant Athletic Director/Women's Basketball at the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. As a sport administrator, Brann assists in the oversight, direction and operation of women's basketball, softball and men's soccer.

Brann joined the Pitt Athletics family in November 2010 as a associate director in the media relations office. With more than a decade of collegiate public relations experience, she worked with the women's basketball and men's soccer teams.

Prior to Pitt, Brann was a member of the athletic communications staff at Rutgers University for four years. She managed Rutgers' public relations efforts surrounding the Scarlet Knights' women's basketball program amid a shock jock's comments following the team's appearance in the 2007 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament championship game.

Brann served as the primary spokesperson for Hall of Fame head coach C. Vivian Stringer, the basketball program and athletic department amid the scandal, interacting with local, state and national media members from print, radio, TV and internet outlets. For her efforts, Brann was named the 2007 PRSAA New Jersey Chapter PR Professional of the Year. Also at Rutgers, Brann was responsible for several operational tasks which included team scheduling.

Brann served as an Assistant Director of Athletics at Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y. from 2003-06, directing all day-to-day operations of the media relations office. She was responsible for coordinating and producing media publications for five sports - including men's basketball where she worked with Jim Ferry, the then-LIU coach and now the head coach at neighboring Duquesne - while overseeing 17 NCAA Division I sports in total at the school. In addition, Brann also served as an adjunct member of the journalism school at LIU.

The Village, Va. native began her career in college athletics at the University of Richmond where she served as the Director of Athletic Communications for four years, working primarily with the men's basketball team and then-head coach John Beilein and later Jerry Wainwright. While at Richmond, Brann shared co-head duties and managed the office budget.

Brann started her professional career in the world of television as the weekend sports anchor at WNCT, a CBS affiliate in Greenville, N.C. in 1995. She followed it with a 2 1/2 year stay at the CBS affiliate WTVR in Richmond, where served as a sports anchor, reporter and photographer covering such major events as the Daytona 500 and the Orange Bowl. Brann was a regular fixture - and at times the only woman - on the sidelines and baselines at University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, University of Richmond, and in the NFL with the Washington Redskins. During her time at WTVR, Brann also free-lanced for the University of Richmond. She shot and produced the football and men's basketball coaches shows, traveling with the teams to various locations.

She was the first female sports anchor in the Norfolk, Va., market in 1999. Brann was with the NBC affiliate WAVY and its sister station, Fox affiliate WVBT handling anchor duties along with sports reporting and shooting in the top-40 market. She made the transition over college athletics later that year, joining the Spiders' sports information staff.

Brann is a 1994 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. She is married to Greg Hotchkiss, a Director of Media Relations in the Pitt Athletic Department. They are the parents of one daughter, Lilly.