HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Southern Miss Women's Basketball Head Coach Joye Lee-McNelis announced the hiring of Jeff Stur as director of basketball operations for the Lady Eagle program.
“We are excited to have Jeff as a member of our staff,” McNelis said. “He brings much experience in the area of budgeting, sports marketing, event promotion and the understanding that in the world of athletics never stays the same. He has served as the liaison between Office Depot sponsorship with Tony Stewart and NASCAR. We are happy to have Jeff as a member of the Lady Eagle Family.”
Prior to coming to joining the Lady Eagle basketball staff, Stur spent the past eight years working in private business. During that time, he also worked with the Chicagoland Speedway as the director of communications and public relations manager.
Stur's duties include coordinating team travel, marketing, directing public relations and speaking events for the program, assisting with equipment, liaison for “The Wings”, coordinating the annual golf tournament and summer camps as well as assisting in monitoring the players' academic progress.
Stur also served as public relations coordinator of the Chicago Storm for the 2004-05 season.
Stur earned his bachelor's degree in public relations with a minor in marketing from Marquette University in 2002.