Crystal A. Moody joined Georgia State Athletics Department in January 2017 as an intern for the Panthers Athlete Support Service Department where she was eventually hired as the Tutorial Coordinator and Learning Specialist for the department. In this role, Moody oversees and provides individual and/or small group tutoring for all Georgia State University student-athletes.
Moody collaborates with Administrators and Directors in specific areas to support the implementation and assessment of programs and practices in which supported student-athlete retention and progression as well as provide instruction in areas including reading comprehension, note taking, test taking, time management, study skills, concentration, memory, motivation, faculty interaction, classroom engagement, and other learning strategies. In addition, Moody is also responsible for the successful management of budgeting, payroll, and onboarding for 18 support staff members for the department.
Moody earned her Bachelor’s degree from Southern University in Therapeutic Recreation (2001) where she was a member of the Lady Jaguar Softball team. As a member of the team in 2000, she was awarded Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Year. Moody later returned to school to receive her Masters of Education degree in Coaching, Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Administration (CSRF, 2017) with an emphasis on Academic Advising from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. While attending Angelo State, Moody was the recipient of the 2017-2018 William N. Wasson, Student Leadership and Academic Award.
While completing her Master’s degree at Angelo State University she implemented the First Generation Rams program (FirstGenRams) designed to help first generational college students’ transition from high school to college. The program strived to educate, mentor, and help students to reach their ultimate goal of graduation from college. She was also responsible for overseeing the update and revision of the CSRF Graduate Assistant Handbook (2016). In addition, she conducted a book review of “3-D Coach: Capturing the Heart Behind the Jersey by Jeff Duke” (2016).
Moody is a strong believer of being a servant to the community and giving back. She enjoys volunteering for Meals for the Elderly and animal rescue, Snap2It. In addition to volunteering, she is a member of Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA), a member of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A), the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA).
Moody is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. She is a native of Georgia where she graduated from Stone Mountain High School.