STUDENTathleteWorld Staff

Jody Burrows

TRIP COORDINATOR FOR ALL ATHLETES. Jody serves as the first point of contact with our athletes and families and helps them through the application process and finding athletes who are the right fit for SaWUSA. She interviews each athlete that is selected to apply and makes the final call on which athletes are selected for which trips. Jody came to SaW after coaching Women’s College Basketball at Navy (MD), Case Western Reserve University (OH), Oberlin College (OH), and Northeastern University (MA). She also was a standout athlete at Northeastern. She resides in Southern California and is a native of Pennsylvania.




Hadley is the office dog. Her duties include sleeping, getting hair all over the carpet and couches, and interrupting video chats by bashing through the french doors. She’s never missed a day of work, is easy to work with, and is an all-around excellent employee that can’t be replaced :).

Tim Ryerson

Tim founded STUDENTathleteWorld in 2009 after an eight year college basketball coaching career. He previously has coached, taught, or worked at seven different colleges; Hardin-Simmons University (TX), University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI), Fayetteville Technical Community College (NC), Methodist University (NC), Wayne State College (NE), and Miller-Motte College (NC). He also spent time as a high school coach in Basketball, Baseball, Softball, and Football. He has a M.Ed in Sports Management from Hardin-Simmons University (TX). He lives in Fuquay-Varina, NC with his wife Erika, daughter Harper (4), and son Hayes (2). Please contact Tim at or 984-225-1040.