|Position:||Athletics Operations Coordinator|
Tara Snowdeal was named UC San Diego's Athletics Operations Coordinator in June of 2012. Her primary responsibilities include equipment management and coordinating contest scheduling.
Prior to joining the Triton family, Snowdeal spent four years at San Diego State, where she served as an administrative assistant for the Aztec women's basketball team. Her responsibilities in that role included helping the staff organize team travel, daily schedules and the budget. In 2007-08, Snowdeal served as the team's head manager after six years as a Division I assistant coach.
Snowdeal was an assistant women's basketball coach at Binghamton University in Binghamton, N.Y., from 2005-07. Her responsibilities included coaching the Bearcats' forwards and post players, while also helping with the team's recruiting, academics, scouting and summer camps. Binghamton finished in the top four of the America East in each of her two seasons and twice made semifinal appearances at the league championships.
Before moving to New York, Snowdeal was an assistant at the University of Maine under head coach Sharon Versyp from 2001-05. The Black Bears were 86-34 overall during her four-year stay, including a 58-10 mark in conference play. Maine claimed three straight America East regular seasons titles from 2003-05, and advanced to the postseason on three occasions, including a trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2004.
Her duties with the Black Bears involved coaching the forward and post players, including two-time America East Conference Player of the Year Heather Ernest. Snowdeal also coordinated team travel and film exchange and helped with film editing, scouting, recruiting, summer camps and academics.
A 2001 graduate of Adams State College in Alamosa, Colo., Snowdeal was a three-year basketball letterwinner as a forward for the Grizzlies. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in exercise physiology with a minor in coaching while at Adams State.
Snowdeal and her wife Carol reside in San Diego.