Women's Basketball Coaching Staff
Theresa Pusateri
Director Of Operations
Coach Info:
Position: Director Of Operations

Theresa Pusateri completed her third year with the Lady Monarchs in 2016-17. She was named the Director of Basketball Operations by head coach Karen Barefoot on Friday, May 16, 2014.

Pusateri oversees day to day operations for the women's basketball program which includes team travel, marketing, fundraising, community service, player personnel and summer camps.

Pusateri came to ODU after serving three years as an Assistant to the Athletic Program and Coach (basketball, field hockey and softball) at Rye High/Middle School.

Prior to moving to Rye, N.Y., Pusateri was an Executive Assistant for Nancy Lieberman Enterprises and Camp Director for Nancy Lieberman’s Basketball Camps/Clinics from May 2007 to August 2011. From 2010-11, Head Coach Nancy Lieberman appointed Pusateri as the Executive Assistant of the Texas Legends, a National Basketball Association Development Team.

Nancy Lieberman discussed Pusateri, "Theresa was a Monarch long before she became a Monarch. When she worked with me, she knew about the history of our esteemed University. She's the right woman for the right job. I'm glad she's in the Lady Monarch family."

Before Pusateri’s stint in the NBA D-League, she was a Graduate Assistant for the Michigan State University women’s basketball team under head coach Joanne P. McCallie, where Pusateri obtained her Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Administration and Coaching in the May of 2007. Pusateri also attained her Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Communication in East Lansing, Mich. at MSU.

While at Michigan State, Pusateri was three-sport varsity athlete (field hockey, basketball and softball). She was a member of the field hockey team from 2000-2004, when the team compiled 67 wins, one Final Four run and two Big Ten Regular Season/Tournament titles. Pusateri played on the basketball team from 2002-2005, as the Spartans made it to the NCAA Tournament’s First Round in 2002 and then Second Round in 2003. Pusateri was also a member of the MSU softball team for the 2000-01 season.

Joanne P. McCallie (who coached Pusateri at Michigan State and is currently the head coach at Duke University) talked about the Lady Monarch’s newest addition, “I am thrilled for Theresa to become a part of the outstanding Old Dominion program. Theresa's enthusiasm, work ethic and overall positive spirit will bring even more energy to ODU women's basketball. Coach Barefoot is a phenomenal coach and role model for which Theresa will benefit greatly.”