Yulander Wells, Jr.

Yullander Wells

Yulander Wells, Jr.


  • Fiscal Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Ticket Operations

“Yulander is an outstanding athletics administrator who knows what it means to be a student-athlete. His understanding of college athletics, especially the business side, is one of his greatest assets. He also has a great ability to work and relate to coaches, administrators and university officials, while keeping the best outcome for the department and the student-athletes at the forefront of important decisions. He is a valuable asset to any team he is a part of.”

Omar Banks,
Director of Athletics, Campbell University

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Yulander’s wealth of practical experience in athletics administration, fiscal management, and fundraising adds an exceptional dimension to CarrSports’ consulting services.


Yulander Wells, Jr. currently serves as the University of South Florida Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development and Administration. Wells is responsible for major gift fundraising and strategic plan management, as well as football scheduling. In his current role, Wells helped USF Athletics reach all-time highs for total dollars raised in a single year, exceeding $14 million, Bulls Club donors over 3,800, and for the first time ever surpassing the 100 Iron Bull mark, which represents the highest annual giving donor level.

While at USF, Wells has also served as the Athletic Department’s Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure he has overseen all aspects of financial and business operations, human resources, game contracts, facility master calendars, information technology, and equipment management. Additionally, he has managed ticket operations, served as the direct management liaison for several third-party partners for ticket sales, corporate sponsorships, food and beverage, and arena management, while also serving as the sport administrator for Softball, Baseball, and Men’s Soccer.

Prior to USF, Wells served as the Assistant Controller for the University Athletics Association, Inc. at the University of Florida from 2008 to 2013. Wells’ experience also includes private industry work in sales and accountancy with Angie’s List and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

A native of Chicago, IL, Wells earned his Bachelors in Finance in 2001 and his MBA in Management from North Central College in 2005. While at NCC, Wells was a two-sport student-athlete as a member of the basketball and track teams. Wells and his wife, Janelle, have three sons and reside in Tampa, Fla.

ADMINISTRATIVE CAREER

2018 – Present
University of South Florida
(Sr. Associate Athletics Director – Development & Administration)

2014 – 2017
University of South Florida
(Sr. Associate Athletics Director – Chief Financial Officer)

2013 – 2014
University of South Florida
(Associate Athletics Director – Finance & Business Operations)

2008 – 2013
University of Florida – University Athletic Association, Inc.
(Assistant Controller)

2007 – 2008
Angie’s List
(Accounting Manager)

2001 – 2007
Enterprise Rent-A-Car
(Multiple roles in management)

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    Adam Haukap

    Adam Haukap

    Adam Haukap


    • Premium Seating
    • Ticket Sales and Customer Fulfillment
    • Annual Fund
    • Major Gifts
    • Media Rights Agreements

    “Adam has the unique ability to create memorable premium and game day experiences for donors and fans by applying creative partnerships and solutions, resulting in enhanced public sentiment and increased departmental revenues through ticket and premium seat sales.” 

    Rich Zvosec
    Deputy Director of Athletics, Arkansas State University

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    Adam’s extensive background in premium seating, ticket sales, fundraising, and negotiating media agreements affords CarrSports’ clients with unique access to innovative solutions in revenue generation and fan experience initiatives.


    Adam Haukap serves as Arkansas State University’s Senior Associate Athletics Director for Revenue Generation with oversight for all Red Wolves’ fundraising and ticket operations.

    Since his arrival in 2014, annual fund and premium seating revenues have increased 184% and he has played a major role in raising over $60 million for two significant facility expansion projects at   Centennial Bank Stadium. The Stadium’s premium suites, club seats, and loge boxes are sold out, and A-State continues to enjoy an unprecedented number of naming commitments. Haukap also initiated a locker sponsorship campaign prior to construction on the Centennial Bank Athletics Operation Center that generated an additional $600,000 in new revenue.

    Adam also manages the Learfield Sports Agreement, which provides record revenues for the Athletics Department. Subsequently, Athletics’ operating budget has grown from $16 million in FY 2016 to its current level of $43.1 million. Private funding has been instrumental in propelling Arkansas State Athletics growth. Recently A-State ranked 21st among Group of Five schools in self-generated revenue.

    Haukap has placed an emphasis on enhancing the football game day fan experience by creating the Artents Tailgate Promenade, a family-friendly tailgate park at Centennial Bank Stadium. This unique venue provides fans with live pre-game music, The Hijinx Family Fun Zone, and interactive games with Red Wolves student-athletes.

    Prior to joining A-State, Haukap spent seven years at Oklahoma State University. While there, he served as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Sales and Marketing developing a ticket sales and annual fund donation call center, a customer service department, and marketing plans for football and men’s basketball. He also helped increase season ticket sales from over 39,000 in 2008, to 50,000-plus in 2013.

    Prior to working at OSU, Adam served as an account executive for Pacers Sports & Entertainment in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he was responsible for servicing customer accounts and ensuring ticket renewals, creating sales proposals for prospective clients, and arranging appointments for the NBA and WNBA teams.

    Before Indianapolis, Haukap served as a sports marketing intern at Miami (OH) University, also working for the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum.

    Adam is a native of Southern Illinois, and earned his Bachelor of Arts in History Education from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville in 2003, and his Master of Education in Sports Administration from Xavier University in 2005.

    ADMINISTRATIVE CAREER

    2014 – Present
    Arkansas State University
    (Senior Associate Athletics Director for Revenue Generation)

    2007 – 2014
    Oklahoma State University
    (Senior Associate AD for Sales and Marketing)

    2005 – 2007
    Pacers Sports & Entertainment
    (Account Executive)

    2005
    Miami (OH) University and Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum
    (Sports Marketing Intern)

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      Dino Mattessich

      Dino Mattessich

      Dino Mattessich, Ed.D.


      • Financial Analysis, Planning, Management, and Forecasting
      • Business Operations Policy Development and Systems Implementation
      • Strategic Planning and Organizational Development

      “As a longtime collegiate athletics administrator, Dino’s comprehensive experience will enable him to provide both deep and provocative insight as it relates to your program, project and/or initiative. To that end, Dino clearly possesses a track record of success that has warranted the syntax “wizard”.”

      Dr. Kevin M. White, Ph. D
      Duke University, Vice President and Director of Athletics
      Duke University

      Dino is the consummate professional in developing and implementing effective business plans and fiscal management systems for intercollegiate athletics.


      With senior level NCAA Division I administration experience at Towson University, the University of Maine, the University of Connecticut and Hofstra University, Dino Mattessich is a highly skilled specialist in his field.  His expertise and accomplishments, spanning over 34 years in intercollegiate athletics, make him a leading authority in finance (CFO), resource planning and systems implementation. He is a proven professional with immeasurable skills in program assessments, policy development, strategic planning, organizational design, data analytics and event planning.

      At every institution he has served, his proficiency in budgeting and finances produced the financial systems and business operations required to ensure practical management of resources, effective planning, data driven decision-making, and compliance with regulatory policies.  As a former Division I student-athlete, coach, and administrator, he maintains a keen awareness of the many stakeholders affected by institutional and intercollegiate athletics decisions.

      Dr. Mattessich’s experience and volunteer service also includes committee work with intercollegiate conferences, the NCAA, and international governing bodies (FIL-World Lacrosse), with emphasis on budget analysis, strategic planning and organizational development.

      Dino received a BS in Physical Education from the University of Maryland, an MS in Athletic Administration from Western Illinois University, and his Ed.D. in Education Administration from Morgan State University.

      ADMINISTRATIVE CAREER

      2013 – 2017
      Hofstra University
      (Deputy Director of Athletics and CFO)

      2012 – 2013
      University of Hartford
      (Consultant to Department of Athletics and Recreation)

      2001 – 2012
      University of Connecticut
      (Sr. Associate Director of Athletics / Internal Operations and CFO)

      1996 – 2001
      University of Maine
      (Sr. Associate Director of Athletics and CFO)

      1983 – 1996
      Towson State University
      (Associate Director of Athletics)

      1980 – 1983
      University of Maryland
      (Head Lacrosse Coach)

      1979 – 1980
      University of Maryland
      (Personnel Officer and Assistant Lacrosse Coach)

      1977 – 1979
      University of Baltimore
      (Faculty Member and Head Lacrosse Coach)

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        Jason Penry

        Jason Penry

        Jason Penry


        • Fundraising Trends
        • Major Gifts
        • Annual Fund
        • Endowments
        • Collaboration between
          higher education and athletics

        “Jason Penry is an outstanding professional; he was one of the best and brightest in the Texas Tech University System.”

        texas techDr. Kent Hance,
        (former) Chancellor of the Texas Tech University System

        Professional Profile

        Dr. Jason Penry is an assistant vice president at the Texas A&M Foundation overseeing development operations. Previously, he served as vice chancellor of advancement at the Arkansas State University for over six years. Before he was appointed vice chancellor in 2013, he served as university chief of staff for a year. Starting in that role, he spearheaded a collaborative effort to start the second medical school in the state. The medical school, the first in Arkansas in over 100 years, opened in August 2016 for its inaugural class of 115 students.

        During his tenure at Arkansas State, the university achieved six of the seven greatest giving years in the institution’s 110-year history. Further, A-State secured 77 of the top 150 largest gifts ever received. Team accomplishments also include the recording of the best alumni giving rate in the university’s history, which was also best among its conference peer group.

        Before joining Arkansas State, Penry served in development roles with Texas A&M University, Oklahoma State University and then within the Texas Tech University System. With each role, he was part of successful $1 billion capital campaigns. Prior to the Texas Tech University System, Penry led the official fundraising arm of Oklahoma State University Athletics. As its executive director, he led the POSSE to the largest annual increase in the organization’s 45-year history and largest among Big 12 Conference peers. He started his career in higher education advancement at the 12th Man Foundation at Texas A&M University as development officer for major gifts.

        Penry holds his Ph.D. in higher education administration from Texas A&M University. He earned a master’s degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge and a bachelor’s degree from LSU-Shreveport, where he served as student body president and was a letterman on the baseball team. He was chair of the board (2019-2020) for the College Baseball Foundation, which governs the National College Baseball Hall of Fame.

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          Jeff Hathaway

          Jeff Hathaway

          Managing Partner


          • Executive Search
          • Current National Issues and Trends
          • Alignment of Athletics with University Values and Priorities
          • Conference Membership
          • Strategic Planning
          • Organizational Design and Operations

          With nearly 40 years of experience, Jeff Hathaway has successfully directed and enhanced both academic and athletic programs within intercollegiate athletics


          Jeff Hathaway has a demonstrated history of accomplishments in enhancing academic and athletic success of student-athletes, fundraising, student-athlete well-being, marketing, communications, university and community relations, strategic planning and fiscal management while serving and leading a diverse population of outstanding student-athletes, coaches and staff.

          Most recently, Hathaway has been working as a consultant for higher education and intercollegiate athletics clients including a number of outstanding institutions and conferences.  He has also taught Sports Management classes at the graduate level.

          Hathaway served as the Special Assistant to the President for Athletics at Hofstra University until June 2019.  Hathaway was the Vice President / Director of Athletics at Hofstra University for the past six years (2012-18) in which he served and lead an outstanding athletic program that enjoyed tremendous success in the classrooms, competitive venues and in the personal development of their student-athletes.

          Hathaway represented the Colonial Athletic Association on the inaugural NCAA Division I Council while also serving as the Chair of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Oversight Committee.  Hathaway was selected to serve on the “Commission on Basketball” chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.  He is also served a five – year term as a member of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Committee and was selected by his Committee peers to be the Chair in 2011-12.

          During his six-year tenure at Hofstra, there were 15 teams that qualified for NCAA Tournaments, eight CAA postseason championships, 10 regular season CAA titles and four other postseason tournaments including their first NIT appearance in nine years.  Hofstra’s student-athletes established a single semester athletic department record by posting an average GPA of 3.3 and an academic year record of 3.29 average GPA in 2016-17.Hofstra’s program established an athletic department record for Academic Progress Rates (APR) with 13 of their 17 teams earning perfect 1000 single year scores, twice in the last three years.

          As the Director of Athletics at UConn, Hathaway and his staff negotiated the university’s first ever department – wide apparel contract resulting in a $46 million agreement with NIKE.  Hathaway also negotiated UConn’s first ever multimedia / corporate partnership contract with IMG which guaranteed more than $80 million with the opportunity for additional revenue sharing.  Nine national championships were won during his tenure – five in women’s basketball, three in men’s basketball and one in men’s soccer.  The UConn football program was the first university to transition from Division IAA to participation in a Bowl Championship Series game when they accepted an invitation to play Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl.  In UConn’s first eight years of being a BCS member the football team played in five bowl games and won two Big East Football Championships. Hathaway also served on the NCAA Football Post-Season Committee which had the responsibility to manage the annual certification of all bowl games. The Huskies consistently attained a 99% academic retention rate among their student-athletes.

          During the last capital campaign of Hathaway’s UConn tenure, the athletic program generated over $71 million before his departure – more than any other campus entity at this time.

          As the Director of Athletics at Colorado State University, Hathaway had oversight for 15 sports.  Seven of the 15 sports were represented in post-season play during both of his years at CSU.  The Rams were Mountain West Champions in football, men’s basketball, softball and volleyball.  The men’s basketball team made their first trip to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in 13 years.  During that time, the football program played in two bowl games and the women’s basketball team advanced to the WNIT semi-finals.  The athletic program secured a record $15.2 million gift for football stadium renovations and the first-ever contract to outsource the athletic department’s multimedia rights and corporate sponsorship was initiated and continues to this day.

          Hathaway worked at the University of Maryland for eight years as the Assistant Athletic Director/Marketing and Communications, Acting Assistant Athletic Director/Business Affairs, Business Manager and Head Basketball Athletic Trainer. Prior to beginning his tenure in college athletics, Hathaway also served as the Director of Community Relations for the Chicago White Sox.

          Hathaway has been selected three times by the National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics (NACDA) as an Athletic Director of the Year honoree.  He was also one of four finalists for the Sports Business Journal’s national Athletic Director of the Year Award in 2008.

          Hathaway received both a Bachelor’s of Science (Athletic Administration) and a Master of General Administration from the University of Maryland.  He also earned a Master of Arts (Education Administration) from the University of Connecticut. Jeff’s impressive education is further complimented by participation in a Management Development Program at Harvard University, Graduate School of Education; the Sports Management Institute (consortium of University of Notre Dame, University of North Carolina & University of Southern California); and Division I-A (now LEAD1) Athletic Directors Institute.

          Experience

          2019-present – Southern Connecticut State University
          (Adjunct Professor-Sports Management)

          2018-present – Intercollegiate Athletics & Higher Education
          (Consultant)

          2018-2019 – Hofstra University
          (Special Assistant to the President/Athletics)

          2012-2018  – Hofstra University
          (Vice President / Director of Athletics)

          2011-2012 – The Big East Conference
          (Consultant, Men’s Basketball)

          2003-2011 – University of Connecticut
          (Director of Athletics)

          2001-2003 – Colorado State University
          (Director of Athletics)

          1990-2001 – University of Connecticut
          (Executive Associate Director of Athletics)

          1982-1990 – University of Maryland
          (multiple Department of Athletics positions)

          1981-1982 – Chicago White Sox
          (Director of Community Relations)

          1980-1981 – Washington Redskins
          (Public Relations Intern)

          Contact

          Jeff Hathaway
          860-977-3441
          Jeff@CarrSportsConsulting.com

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            Eileen Korey

            Eileen Korey

            Eileen Korey


            2015 to present – Communications Counsel & Consultant

            2011 to 2015 – University of Akron
            (Associate VP & Chief Communications Officer)

            2004 to 2011 – MetroHealth System (Cleveland)
            (Chief Communications Officer) 

            1994-2004 – University Hospitals of Cleveland
            (Director of Communications)       

            1992-1994 – Medical News Network (Cleveland)
            (Founder) 

            1984-1992 – WKYC-TV (NBC, Cleveland)
            (Medical Reporter/Anchor/Producer)

            1980-1984 – WEWS-TV (ABC, Cleveland)
            (Consumer/Business Reporter) 

            1977-1980 – Print and Radio Reporter, Cleveland

            Eileen Korey has provided strategic communications counsel to leadership of organizations for more than 20 years, including preparing them to handle threats to reputation, allegations of wrongdoing, ethics violations and other potential crises.  After a respected career in print and broadcast journalism, Eileen earned the trust of both media and organizational leadership in streamlining communications to advance reputation and brand, implementing crisis communications plans that help to protect reputations, and preparing executives to face the media.

            Korey has a deep understanding of the dynamics between university administration and athletics programs, advising athletic directors, coaches, trainers and university presidents on the management of messaging when confronting difficult issues, including NCAA infractions and Title IX violations.  In her career, she has helped organizations and individuals facing allegations of sexual assault, bribery, white collar theft, criminal misconduct, health and safety violations, and labor disputes.

            Korey is a cum laude graduate of Princeton University, and spent most of her career in Cleveland, Ohio, where more than a decade after leaving the media industry, she was inducted into the Journalism Hall of Fame by the Press Club of Cleveland.  She has her own consulting practice, now based out of Portland, Oregon.

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            Jesse Martin

            Jesse Martin

            Jesse Martin


            • Ticket Pricing
            • Data Analytics
            • Premium Seating
            • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

            “Jesse Martin is an excellent resource for a variety of funding opportunities in intercollegiate athletics. Not only is he well versed in donor cultivation and fund-raising but he is also adept at ticket sales and customer retention. A truly gifted individual who understands all facets of the revenue production model”

            Bill Sutton,
            Principal, Bill Sutton & Associates

            Jesse brings an impressive record of real-world experience in external relations, fan experience, revenue generation, and sport administration to CarrSports’ clients.


            Beginning his tenure at Oklahoma State University Athletics in 2006, Jesse Martin has proven himself in various capacities – as Associate Ticket Manager, Assistant Athletics Director for Development, and currently as OSU’s Senior Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs. Since 2009, Martin has also been a lecturer for the Spears School of Business in sports marketing.

            Prior to joining the Cowboys, Martin spent five seasons with the Mississippi Sea Wolves professional hockey team of the ECHL. Named the eighth general manager in team history, Martin also served for three seasons as Mississippi’s Assistant General Manager. During his time with the Sea Wolves, he was selected as the 2004 ECHL Ticket Executive of the Year.

            A native of Madison, Kansas, Martin received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Fort Hays State before completing an internship with Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, Florida.

            ADMINISTRATIVE CAREER

            2013 – Present
            Oklahoma State University
            (Senior Associate Athletic Director, External Affairs)

            2011 –2013
            Oklahoma State University
            (Associate Athletic Director, External Affairs)

            2009 –2011
            Oklahoma State University
            (Assistant Athletic Director, Development)

            2006 –2009
            Oklahoma State University
            (Associate Ticket Manager- Sales & Customer Service)

            2005 –2006
            Mississippi Sea Wolves Professional Hockey
            (General Manager)

            2002 –2005
            Mississippi Sea Wolves Professional Hockey
            (Assistant General Manager)

            2001 –2002
            Mississippi Sea Wolves Professional Hockey
            (Ticket Manager)

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              Jennifer Hyatt

              Jennifer Hyatt

              Jennifer Hyatt


              • Document Development
              • Style Standards
              • Content Editing

              “CSL recently collaborated with CarrSports on a NCAA Division I football feasibility study. As a vital member of The Project Team, Jennifer Hyatt’s development of a consistent style guide along with her expert formatting and editing skills added tremendous value to the end product.”

              Mike Miller,
              Project Manager, (Global Planning) at Legends / CSL
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              Jennifer’s proficiency in detailed content and copy editing ensures accuracy, consistency, and ‘polished’ deliverables for CarrSports’ clients.


              Expert content and copy editor Jennifer Olson Hyatt, holds dual-undergraduate degrees in English and Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she played NCAA Division I volleyball for the Panthers. She subsequently earned an MBA at the University of Cincinnati while working in the UC Department of Athletics. She spent several years with USA Volleyball, Junior Achievement International, and in ‘corporate America’ before becoming an independent business owner, grant writer, and communications consultant.

              Beyond CarrSports, Jennifer contributes to her community as an eleven-year elected member of the Cumberland Board of Education, a founding member and site coordinator for Cumberland Food Distribution, and a long-time youth volleyball coach.

              ADMINISTRATIVE CAREER

              2009-present – CarrSports Consulting
              (Editor, Writer & Communications Specialist)

              2001-2018 – Legacy Quilts
              (Independent Artist/Entrepreneur) 

              1999-2001 – USA.NET, Inc.
              (Strategic Partnerships, Business Development & Training)

              1997-1999 –  Jr. Achievement International
              (Director of Development & Public Relations)

              1997-1998 – USA Volleyball
              (Outreach and Special Projects)

              1994-1997 – University of Cincinnati
              (Assistant to the Athletics Director)

              1993-1994 – MBK Language School / Helsinki, Finland
              (Teacher of English as a Second Language)

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                Jennifer Phillips

                Jennifer Phillips

                Jennifer Phillips


                • Student-Athlete Development
                • Student-Athlete Well-Being and Performance
                • Academic Achievement
                • Rules Compliance

                “Jennifer Phillips is a rare gem of a colleague. She is a creative and innovative leader, a brilliant mind, an effective collaborator, and a true champion and advocate for student-athletes to ensure the highest quality experience. Her impact and value to her organization and her student-athletes is immeasurable. ”

                Adrianne L. Swinney,
                Chief Operating Officer/SWA,
                University of Connecticut Athletics

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                Jennifer is an accomplished and highly respected leader in designing effective models for the holistic development, academic success, and well-being of today’s student-athlete


                As the James Madison University Associate Athletics Director for Compliance, Student-Athlete Services, Student-Athlete Leadership, and Senior Woman Administrator, Jennifer Phillips oversees all NCAA compliance and student-athlete academic services for JMU’s 18 sports. Jennifer is also the lead administrator for two of JMU’s consistently successful sports: Women’s Basketball and Women’s Swimming / Diving.

                The breadth of her responsibilities also includes the design and implementation of the groundbreaking JMU Athletics Student-Athlete Leadership Development Program, Dukes Lead. She also chairs another one of her initiatives, the Athletics Eligibility Working Group, which meticulously monitors the academic progress of every JMU student-athlete. Jennifer’s Presidential appointment as Co-Chair of the campus-wide University Task Force on Inclusion, demonstrates that she is held in high regard by JMU peers.

                Beyond the campus, Jennifer served on the NCAA Division I Amateurism Fact-Finding Committee. Her leadership role within the Colonial Athletic Conference has encompassed chairing the CAA SWA Committee as well as representing JMU on several CAA standing committees.

                Prior to JMU, Phillips served as a Compliance/Financial Aid Coordinator at the University of Colorado before taking her first JMU position as an Assistant Director of Compliance. She also assumed a similar role at West Virginia University for two years before becoming the Assistant Athletics Director for NCAA Compliance at Gardner-Webb University. Phillips was at Gardner-Webb for four years before returning to JMU in 2008 as an Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance.

                Phillips graduated from West Virginia University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management and went on to receive a Master of Science in Sport Management from WVU the following year.

                ADMINISTRATIVE CAREER

                2008-present
                James Madison University
                (Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator)

                2004-2008
                Gardner Webb University
                (Assistant Athletic Director for NCAA Compliance)

                2002-2004
                West Virginia University
                (Compliance Director)

                2001-2002
                James Madison University
                (Assistant Director of Compliance)

                2000-2001
                Colorado University
                (Compliance and Financial Aid Coordinator)

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                  Michael Sagas

                  Michael Sagas

                  Dr. Michael Sagas


                  • Industry Benchmarking
                  • Survey Research
                  • Data Analysis

                  “Michael Sagas has a wealth of experience and a keen awareness of intercollegiate athletics. In previous research projects he has worked on with us at the NCAA, Sagas has always demonstrated a high level work product.”

                  DJ Brown
                  NCAA Associate Director, Academic and Membership Affairs
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                  Dr. Sagas provides an accomplished blend of applied research, first-hand experience in higher education sport management, and extensive service as a Southeastern Conference Faculty Athletics Representative


                  Dr. Michael Sagas currently a Professor and Chair in the Department of Sport Management at the University of Florida. He also serves as the University’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and Southeastern Conference.

                  Dr. Sagas has distinguished himself as an industry-leading expert in sports management by providing theoretical and practical research utilized by scholars, policy makers, and managers of intercollegiate athletics and youth sports programs worldwide. Sagas has authored or coauthored over 100 refereed journal articles and is a Research Fellow of the North American Society for Sport Management. His research interests are in Athlete Development, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Identity Development in Sports Organizations.

                  Sagas received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Texas A&M University in Sport Management, where he also served as a faculty member prior to his arrival to UF. Michael earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science-Coaching from the University of Utah.

                  ADMINISTRATIVE CAREER

                  2008 – 2018 and 2019 – Present
                  University of Florida
                  (Professor and Chair, Department of Sport Management)

                  2011 – Present
                  University of Florida
                  (Faculty Athletics Representative to the SEC and NCAA, UF Office of the President)

                  2009 – Present
                  University of Florida
                  (Director, Laboratory for Athlete and Athletics Development and Research)

                  2006-2008
                  Texas A&M University
                   (Associate Professor and Chair, Division of Sport Management)

                  2003 – 2008
                  Texas A&M University
                  (Director, Laboratory for the Study of Intercollegiate Athletics)

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