Terry Gardner begins her 10th year at SMU as the administrative assistant for the head football coach. She is responsible for maintaining the head coach's calendar and correspondence, as well as all other aspects of the day-to-day office operation.
Gardner came to SMU after a decade as an executive assistant at companies in the Dallas area. Prior to that, she worked for Halliburton as a training coordinator.
Gardner and her husband Bill have three children - Breanne Bishop, Allison Lough and Brady Bishop, as well as daughter-in-law Jenni Bishop and son-in-law Sean Lough. They also have one grandson, Kelby. Gardner has deep ties to SMU as her husband, father-in-law, two of her children, daughter-in-law and nephew are SMU grads.