On Tuesdays, we offer a “tip of the hat” to current students and alumni who have been hired, promoted, recognized for outstanding achievement or embarked on new opportunities.
Chaz Coleman (’16) has been hired as Facility Operations Manager at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center in Richmond, VA. Chaz will be assisting with the day-to-day operations in addition to the marketing and execution of events at the venue.
Kevin Tiller (’16) has been hired as Basketball Operations Associate for the Orlando Magic. Kevin will responsible for assisting in the on-court and off-court responsibilities for the team. Kevin worked as a graduate assistant for VCU men’s basketball for two seasons helping coordinate operations such as tickets, game day events, scout film, and team travel. He had been elevated to Director of Student-Athlete Development for the team before taking the position with the Magic.
Rebecca Lynch (’15) has been hired as a Group Sales Specialist for Madison Square Garden. Rebecca will generate group ticket sales for the New York Knicks, New York Liberty and New York Rangers in addition to live entertainment performances such as Christmas Spectacular. Most recently, Rebecca was a group sales associate with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, Double A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.
David Metzendorf (’15) has been hired as the director of basketball operations for Holy Cross Men’s Basketball team. His primary responsibilities include serving as the team’s travel and video coordinator, in addition to assisting with recruiting efforts, summer camps and day-to-day office duties.Most recently, David was an assistant coach at Cornell University.
Hayley Simpson (’12) has been promoted to Premium Sales Account Executive with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hayley has been working for the Bucs since March 2014.
Whitney Curtis (’11) has been hired as the Associate AD of Marketing at Jacksonville University. Whitney will oversee all external marketing and promotion initiatives for the athletic department. Most recently, Whitney was the Director of Marketing at Longwood University, where she worked in the athletic department for the past five years.
John Polle (’11) was honored amogn the 2016 Connect Sports Game Changers. Connect Sports is the leading sports tourism publication and website. The list represent individuals at the top of their game across the sports tourism industry. John is currently the director of sports marketing and development for Discover Kissimmee