A veteran of 20 years of athletics administration, Dana Rieger followed Jamelle Elliott from Connecticut to serve as the Director of Basketball Operations. Rieger has experience in coaching, sales, marketing, development, alumni relations, compliance, event planning, and administrative duties.
Prior to arriving at UC, Rieger spent four seasons at UConn, first as an Assistant Director of Development and most recently as the Executive Assistant of the Director of Athletics.
Prior to UConn, Rieger spent a season at the University of Hartford as Assistant Athletics Director/External Relations where she was responsible for sponsorship, ticket sales, licensing, supervision of Hartford's sports information and ticket office staffs, and administration of pep band, cheerleading, and dance team activities.
She spent four years in the golf industry, including three with the Greater Hartford Open, where she concentrated on sponsorship and hospitality sales.
Rieger received an associate's degree from Concordia College in 1992, a bachelor's from Albion College in 1994, and her master's from Western Michigan in 1995.
Following her graduation from Western Michigan, Rieger joined the Broncos women's basketball staff as an assistant coach, where she handled summer camps and marketing, travel, and development. After a year of coaching, she joined the Western Michigan development office, where she spent two years and assisted with the merger of the athletic fund and the university foundation.
She also had stints at Rutgers in the development field and Springfield College, where she handled compliance as well as club sports oversight and community outreach programs.