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Nov. 9, 2007
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - USC Upstate women's basketball head coach Tammy George does her best to practice a tireless work ethic every day, which is something that she is trying to pass along to her team. George will lead the Spartans into their first Division I game Saturday, November 10, when they travel to Kentucky. After two seasons at the helm of the women's basketball program, George has compiled a 27-31 record and guided the Spartans to an NCAA Division II tournament appearance in 2006. In her four years as head coach, she has a record of 70-52.
George recently sat down with Adam Walker of upstatespartans.com to talk about her team, road trips, and pick-up games with co-workers.
US.com: How hard has your team been preparing for their first game this weekend?
US.com: Are you excited about your team's first Division I game?
US.com: What is the best part about going on the road to play games?
US.com: How do you assistant coaches, Kiki Glass, Kevin Nichols, and Bill Tinder, fit in what your vision for the team is?
US.com: What was it like playing for a traveling exhibition team like the Smoky Mountain Swarm after you graduated from college?
US.com: Which one of your players makes you laugh the most?
US.com: You play in pick-up games with your co-workers in the USC Upstate athletic department. Who is the fiercest competitor in those games?
US.com: You and assistant coach Bill Tinder worked together at Wofford before you came to Upstate. Why did you decide to bring him in on your staff?
US.com: The men's basketball team is traveling almost 13,000 miles for road games this season. Could you see your team doing something like that?
US.com: Did you ever imagine yourself one day being the head coach of a Division I basketball program?