Briana Weiss, who began working with USA Basketball as assistant director for the USA Women’s National Team program in May 2019, was promoted to USA Basketball Women’s National Team director in October 2021.
As the USA Women’s National Team director, Weiss is responsible for directing and coordinating all facets of the women’s national team program, including competitions, trials and training camps, and serves as a liaison to women’s competition committees.
In 2021, Weiss served as the team leader for the gold medalist U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team and the USA U16 National Team, and coordinated efforts at USA team trials and training camps.
Since joining USA Basketball, Weiss aided with the logistics for several teams, highlighted by the 2019-20 USA National Team expanded program that posted a 17-1 record against collegiate and international opponents, and included a gold medal at the 2019 FIBA AmeriCup and a perfect 6-0 slate in FIBA Olympic qualifying contests.
Weiss came to USA Basketball from the Big East Conference in New York, where she was the senior director of conference operations from 2017 until she was hired at USA Basketball.
She was a co-championship manager for the 2018 and 2019 Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament, the assistant tournament manager for the 2019 Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament, and in 2017, she served as the assistant tournament manager for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Regional at Madison Square Garden in New York. From August 2014 to August 2017, her title at the Big East was director of conference operations.
A four-year women’s basketball student-athlete at Villanova University (2005-06 to 2008-09), Weiss was a women’s basketball graduate assistant at Villanova from July 2009 to June 2010 and the director of women’s basketball operations from July 2010 to June 2013.
At Villanova, she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in communications, and she also has a master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University.