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Eileen Roche enters her eighth season at Stanford, serving as the women's basketball program's Assistant Athletic Director of Basketball Operations.
Roche's responsibilities include opponent scheduling and securing of contracts, facility scheduling home and away, community service and of course assisting the coaching staff in day-to-day operations.
Other duties include game day management and the coordination and planning of various team events and special projects related to the Women's program. Roche works closely with other athletic department staffs as well as those of facilities, marketing, media relations and development.
Roche is the liaison to the Buck/Cardinal-Fast Break Club, Stanford's women's basketball booster organization. She also serves as Assistant Tournament Director for the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament First and Second Rounds hosted at Stanford. In addition, Roche is the Camp Director for Tara VanDerveer's summer basketball camps. She oversees all aspects of coordination and operation of TVBE Basketball Camps.
Prior to her arrival at Stanford, Roche was an event coordinator and championship director for the CIF-Central Coast Section (CCS), High School Athletic Championships, from 1990-2005. She also served as the CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) Nor-Cal Volleyball Director 1999-2005.
This is Roche's second stint at Stanford as she served as an assistant coach from 1982-85. Roche began her career as an assistant coach at Virginia Tech University in 1981-82. Roche was the head women's basketball coach at West Valley Community College in 1985-86.
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Roche grew up in Berkeley Heights, N.J. She earned her B.A. in health education and physical education with a K-12 teaching credential and a minor in coaching, from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1981. A three-sport athlete, Roche played basketball, field hockey and softball, earning 12 varsity letters as a Bishop. She was inducted into the Ohio Wesleyan University Athletic Hall Fame in 1989.
Roche has been a Bay Area resident for 30 years and is the proud mother of two incredible sons, Conor (23) and Christian (20).