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Brazil takes on new role with women’s hoops

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Brazil takes on new role with women’s hoops

FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas women’s basketball coach Tom Collen announced Jeff Brazil as the director of internal operations, video and scouting coordinator for the Razorbacks this fall. Brazil began his career with the Razorback women’s basketball team in 2007, serving for three seasons as the assistant video coordinator. He was elevated into the director of video operations for the 2010-11 season and moved into the director of video and basketball operations position for the 2012-13 season. “Jeff has done such a great job for us,” said head coach Tom Collen. “He came here as a volunteer student assistant and has trained himself to be one of the best video coordinators in the country. “Jeff is qualified to work in any program including at the professional level,” Collen continued. “He spends countless hours doing all the little things you need for your program to be successful. His loyalty is unmatched and his work ethic is off the charts. We are excited about moving him into the director of operations position and giving him more responsibility. We are glad he is a part of our program.” As the director of operations, Brazil is responsible for planning and coordinating all aspects of team travel, planning home, away and opponent practice times and arranging pre and postgame meals. Other duties include assisting with on campus recruiting, managing team equipment and apparel, developing and maintain the operations budget, coordinating the team video, managing applications for admissions and coordinating game contracts. In his former position, Brazil was responsible for all aspects of video editing for the Razorbacks. He helped with film breakdown, digital video exchange and professional highlight videos. Brazil maintained the video databases assisted players and coaches with preparation and development. Brazil helped the Razorbacks move into the 21st century coordinating significant technological advancements in equipment, work stations and video review practices advancing the Arkansas women’s basketball program. Brazil instituted the use of Blackboard allowing student-athletes to watch individual film as well as opponent breakdowns anytime from any computer or terminal. A native of Colcord, Okla., Brazil’s experience includes stints as a student manager at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Oklahoma State under Eddie Sutton with the men’s basketball teams. In addition, Brazil has worked several camps and clinics throughout the south and midwest including the Tom Collen, Mike Anderson, John Pelphrey, Rick Barnes, Mark Turgeon, Dan Hays and Doc Sadler camps. He has also worked the SEC Tournament Youth Clinic. Brazil is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the Arkansas Coaches Association and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association. Recently Brazil assisted former Razorback coach Nolan Richardson and the WNBA’s Tulsa Shock with video in 2010-2011. He is a member of the Rising Coaches Elite organization as well. Brazil is married to the former Sheri McElroy of Springdale, Ark., and is a 2010 University of Arkansas graduate in education. He completed his master’s degree in physical education in 2012.

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