June 30, 2010
By Danielle Marshall
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State women’s basketball Head Coach Kristen Holt announced Wednesday the hiring of Corey Steven as the Rams’ director of operations.
“Corey is a great addition to our staff,” said Holt. “Her experience, organization and professionalism will be a positive contribution to the day-to-day efforts of the women’s basketball program.”
Steven, a native of Wichita, Kan., and assistant coach Taylor Steven’s cousin, joins the Rams staff after stints with the tennis IMG/Sony Ericsson Open and the Orange Bowl Committee. While in Florida, Steven worked as the player registration and credentials assistant as a liaison to other tournament departments ensuring that all qualified attendees had the appropriate access credentials. With the Orange Bowl committee, Steven organized the events that took place for the Hall of Fame and Courage Award inductees.
“I am excited about joining the women’s basketball program and the CSU family,” said Steven. “It’s a privilege to work with Coach Holt and the coaching staff because they are passionate in their student-athletes and program’s success. I will put my best foot forward to add to the future success of Colorado State University.”
Prior to her arrival in Florida, Steven spent two seasons as an assistant for compliance and student services at Wichita State, where she earned her master’s degree in education, sport management and administration. During that time Taylor was competing for the Shockers in her junior and senior seasons. As a graduate student, Corey served on the advisory board for WSU and was the executive vice president for the WSU Sport Management Student Association.
A 2006 graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Steven received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and sciences with an emphasis in biology. At UIC, Steven was captain of the tennis team and earned first-team all-conference two seasons while leading the Flames to conference championships in all four years. She began her work in the UIC athletic department as a front office receptionist in 2005 and later worked on the student-athlete advisory committee for the NCAA in Indianapolis, Ind., for three years.
Steven replaces Matt Klein
, who transferred to the athletics business department earlier this month.