The Indiana Fever announced Monday that 16-year WNBA stalwart and four-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings has been named Vice President of Fever Basketball Operations. This is a major move up for Catchings, but not one that comes as a surprise.
Catchings has been involved in with Pacers Sports & Entertainment since 2001, when she was drafted by the Indiana franchise. She most recently served in the role of Director of Player Programs and Franchise Development, working with the Pacers, the Fever and the Fort Wayne Mad Ants — Indiana’s G League team.
In her new role on the Fever side, Catchings “will be responsible for the coordination of day-to-day basketball operations.”
Of the promotion, Catchings said:
I’m ecstatic about advancing my role with the Fever. Opportunities like this don’t happen often and I look forward to working with Allison and Pokey to help lead our franchise. On the court, we have such a great young core and we will continue to build our players and embrace the opportunity to grow our fan base in the community.
Pacers Sports & Entertainment also announced Dr. Allison Barber has been named President and Chief Operating Officer of the Indiana Fever.