Brion Raven is in his fourth season (2011-12) as the director of operations for SMU men's basketball after being named to the position by head coach Matt Doherty on June 6, 2008. Raven came to the Hilltop after two seasons as the program coordinator with the Georgia men's basketball team. He has also worked for the Philadelphia 76ers and the Charlotte Bobcats.
Raven is a Grand Prairie, Texas, native and a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M. Raven's duties include scheduling practice, arranging travel, coordinating video exchange, and overseeing the team's managers.
As Georgia's program coordinator for the men's basketball team, he managed the day-to-day operations of the basketball office, served as the team's traveling administrative assistant, helped monitor the academic progress of several players and worked as a liaison between the program and support groups such as the "G" Club and Tip-Off Club.
Raven went to Georgia after an internship with the Philadelphia 76ers for the 2005-06 NBA season. He served primarily in the 76ers' video operation, working closely with the General Manager and Director of Player Personnel in producing tapes of all prospective draftees. He also videotaped practices and individual workouts, as well as managed and updated scouting databases.
Before joining the 76ers, Raven spent the summer of 2005 as an intern with the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats. He served his internship in the Community Relations department and also worked as a counselor at the 2005 Bernie Bickerstaff Basketball Camp in Charlotte.
A native of Grand Prairie, Texas, Raven is a 2005 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in sports management. He worked two years in the Aggies' marketing and promotions office as a student. In his last year in College Station, he played on an intramural basketball team which won the American Collegiate Intramural Sports national championship.