2016 marks Talisa Rhea’s first season as the Storm’s manager of basketball operations. Her duties include overseeing all player and staff personnel matters, acting as the primary contact for all team travel needs, assisting the Storm general manager and overseeing the film exchange. She spent the 2015 campaign as an intern with the basketball operations department.
Following her undergraduate career, Rhea played professionally in Poland for one season, August 2012 through March 2013, with Centrum Wzgorze Poland. She then returned to the U.S. and enrolled at the University of Illinois, earning her Masters of Sport Management in December of 2016.
Rhea graduated from Seattle U in 2012, where she as a captain of the women’s basketball team her senior year. That same season, she led the team in scoring, and graduated with a B.A. in sport and exercise science. She played her first three collegiate seasons at Oregon State before transferring to Seattle.