Camp Coaching Staff

Nell Fortner and her experienced staff will run each camp, with the rest of the staff being made up of current players as well as some of the finest college and high school coaches in the area. We take pride in providing each participant with high quality instruction and close supervision.

Nell Fortner / Head Coach

Nell Fortner was named the sixth head coach in Georgia Tech women’s basketball history on April 9, 2019. One of the most successful coaches in women’s basketball history, Fortner has compiled a 305-187 (.620) record as a head coach at the collegiate, professional and international levels.

She has led teams to Big Ten (Purdue – 1997) and Southeastern Conference (Auburn – 2009) championships and coached the U.S. national team to three international titles, including the gold medal at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

Prior to her arrival on The Flats, Fortner held head coaching positions at Auburn (2004-12) and Purdue (1996-97), as well as the U.S. National Team and Indiana Fever. She has also served as an analyst for ESPN for nearly 10 years.
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Tasha Butts / Assistant Coach

A coaching veteran and former WNBA player, Tasha Butts joined the Georgia Tech women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach in April 2019. A Georgia native, Butts returns to the Peach State after eight years as an assistant coach at LSU.

Butts is currently serving as a WBCA mentor. She was also one of just 14 assistant coaches from around the country chosen to participate in Advocates for Athletic Equity’s (AAE) annual “Achieving Coaching Excellence” Professional Development Program for basketball coaches in June 2016. The program is recognized as helping to boost the careers of some of the top minority coaches in the college game.

During her time at LSU, Butts was part of four 20-win seasons and six NCAA Tournament appearances highlighted by back-to-back Sweet 16 runs in 2012 and 2013. She helped ink the three top-20 recruiting classes (2011, 2017, 2019), while signing seven top-100 prospects, including a McDonald’s All-American in 2017. In eight seasons at LSU, Butts coached and mentored six all-SEC academic honor roll recipients and developed seven all-SEC selections.
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Blanche Alverson / Assist. Coach

Blanche Alverson joined the Georgia Tech women’s basketball staff as an assistant coach in April, 2019. Alverson arrived on The Flats after spending two seasons in the same position at University of Southern California.

While with the Trojans, Alverson helped ink the No. 5 recruiting class in the country that included a McDonald’s All-American, two Gatorade State Players of the Year, four state champions and a honorable mention all-America. The 2018 and 2019 recruiting classes included five top 50 prospects.

As part of her role at USC, Alverson was the academic liaison, incoming student-athlete admissions director and camp coordinator. During her stay at USC, five student-athletes garnered Pac-12 academic accolades, including guard Minyon Moore who repeated as Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention two consecutive years. Additionally, six Trojans picked up All-Pac-12 honors during her two-year tenure.
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Brittni Oliver / Assistant Dir. of Operations

Brittni Oliver joined the Georgia Tech women’s basketball staff in August 2017 as the Assistant Director of Basketball Operations. Oliver came to The Flats from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Oliver spent last season at UNCW as the director of women’s basketball operations, coordinating team travel, practice schedules, student managers, and donor relationships, while also assisting with budget development. Prior to assuming the director of operations role, Oliver served three years as the women’s basketball administrative assistant at UNCW. While in that position, she managed the program’s budget, coordinated staff travel, created a monthly newsletter for supporters, assisted with fundraising events and organized community service projects.

She came to The Flats as no stranger to the Atlantic Coast Conference, having volunteered with the conference office in the marketing department at several events, including the men’s basketball tournament, women’s basketball tournament and football championship.
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