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Liz Darger Staff Bio | Associate Athletic Director / SWA

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Liz Darger

Responsibilities

Sport administrator for women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s gymnastics, and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field. Oversees human resources, the spirit squads, and serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Serves on a variety of campus committees including the homecoming committee. Serves on the West Coast Conference Executive Council and WCC Administration and Operations Cabinet.

Years at BYU

2015-present

Education

  • M.S. in School Counseling Psychology, BYU (2004)
  • B.S. in Family Sciences, BYU (2000)

Prior to BYU

  • Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Utah Valley University, 2009-2015              
  • Women’s Athletic Director, Timpanogos High School, 2007-2009                                              
  • Varsity Women’s Basketball Coach, Timpanogos High School, 2005-2009                     
  • School Guidance Counselor, Timpanogos High School, 2005-2009                            
  • President, Utah High School Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, 2008-2009
  • Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Timpview High School, 1999-2004

Personal

  • Hometown: Boise, Idaho                                                                                                    
  • Daughter of Stan and Anne Carroll Darger, 2nd of 5 children                                                
  • Aunt to 11 nieces and nephews                                                                                                 
  • Sister, Emily Darger Deans was Director of Athletic Marketing at BYU from 2002-2007; Brother-in-law, Logan Deans, played running back at BYU from 2001-2004; Brother, Preston Darger, was a Sports Marketing Coordinator at BYU from 2009-2014
  • Enjoys showtunes and Broadway musicals, boating on Bear Lake and traveling with family and friends
Liz Darger

 

Elizabeth Darger is the associate athletic director/senior woman administrator (SWA) at BYU. She serves as the sport administrator for women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s gymnastics, and men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field. She also oversees human resources, the spirit squads, and serves as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator and on a variety of campus committees including the homecoming committee. Darger serves on the West Coast Conference Executive Council and WCC Administration and Operations Cabinet.

Darger, a two-time BYU graduate, was an assistant coach of the women’s basketball team at Utah Valley University for the past six years after working as the Timpanogos High School athletic director over girls sports for two years. She brings 15 years of coaching experience, as well as a decade of building successful relationships with coaches and student-athletes in the locker room and classroom.

In her time at UVU, Darger worked as the recruiting, student affairs and basketball camps coordinator for women’s basketball. She helped the team to earn the highest GPA among all Division I schools in two of her five years with the Wolverines. She mentored 29 Academic All-Conference student-athletes and each year the team made the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Academic Team Honor Roll. She helped double the participation in UVU’s basketball camps and led the team’s recruiting efforts, which resulted in a conference regular season and tournament championship, as well as three conference tournament championship appearances.

Darger worked as athletic director over girls sports for two years and was a varsity girls basketball coach and school guidance counselor for four years at Timpanogos High School. She oversaw seven athletic teams and guided students through academic eligibility requirements for graduation, college enrollment and NCAA eligibility. At both UVU and Timpanogos, she has helped hundreds of students reach their academic and athletic potential.

Darger originally graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in family science in 2000. She earned her master’s degree in school counseling psychology in 2004.

The Boise, Idaho, native is one of five children and an aunt to 11 nieces and nephews.