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March Madness 2018: OHIO Family's best offense is taking over

Tuesday, March 20 2018 12:00am

OHIO Sports Administration alumni are taking part in this year's March Madness

In the middle of the madness as upsets bust brackets around the country and Cinderella stories turn unknown teams into overnight celebrities, we would like to recognize the OHIO alumni who are working at NCAA member institutions competing in the NCAA DI Men’s Basketball Tournament this year.

In addition to Bernard Muir (MSA ’92), athletic director at Stanford University, who serves on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee, there are 54 OHIO Sports Administration alumni that are represented throughout the 28 schools competing on the big stage, including eight (!) athletic directors along with Jeremy Foley, athletic director emeritus at the University of Florida.

Be sure to keep an eye out for our OHIO Family who have played a part in this year’s tournament. 

A special highlight on one Sweet 16 match-up between Steve Watson of Loyola-Chicago and Doug Knuth of Nevada, former classmates (MSA '98) and now athletic directors at their respective institution, that will take place on Thursday, 22 at 7:07 p.m. ET! 

Schools First Name Last Name Year Position
Syracuse Bob Arkeilpane 1982 Executive Director, Athletics Development
Duke  Kevin Atkins 2015 Assistant Ticket Manager
Purdue Erika Austin 2012 Manager of Trademarks and Licensing
Kentucky Mitch Barnhart 1982 Director of Athletics
Virginia Tech  Andrew Bauschelt 2016 Annual Giving Officer
North Carolina Michael Beale 1995 Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing
Kentucky Tim Bernal 1987 Associate Athletic Director, Brand & Content
Cincinnati Mike Bohn 1984 Director of Athletics
Cincinnati Tanner Bond 2015 Assistant Director, Development 
Duke  Gina Bradley (Rosser) 2005 Assistant Athletic Director, Business Operations
Xavier Seth Bretenstein 2012 Assistant Athletic Director, Development
Georgia State Charles Cobb 1992 Director of Athletics
Texas Kevin Collins 2016 Assistant Director, Development
NC State Brett Compton 2012 Assistant Athletic Director, Communications
Michigan Charlie Coon 2015 Associate Director of Development
Marshall Beatrice Crane Canford 1993 Associate Director of Athletics for Olympic Sports / SWA
Marshall Joe deGuzman 2014 Account Executive, IMG College at Marshall
Penn Tim Folan 2014 Senior Associate Athletic Director, Development and Alumni Relations
Florida Jeremy Foley 1976 Director of Athletics, Emeritus
North Carolina Clint Gwaltney 1995 Senior Associate Athletic Director
Marshall Mike Hamrick 1981 Director of Athletics
Cincinnati Karen Hatcher (Williams) 1982 Executive Sr. Associate Athletic Director, External Relations
Purdue Jake Hirshman 2017 Manager, Partnership Services - Learfield Sports
Florida Ann Hughes 1979 Assistant Director, Student Services
Florida State Greg Hulen 2000 Executive Vice President of Seminole Boosters, Inc.
NC State Joe Hull 1985 Major Gifts Officer
Michigan State Greg Ianni 1978 Deputy Director of Athletics
Michigan Matthew Kirinovic 2009 Director of Major Gifts
Nevada Doug Knuth 1998 Director of Athletics
UCLA Jake Kuennen 2013 Assistant Director, Athletic, Facilities & Event Manager
UNC-Greensboro Patrick Martin 1982 Assistant Athletic Director, Business
Florida Jamie  McCloskey 1980 Senior Associate Athletic Director, Compliance & Sports Administration
Florida Melissa McGee-Stuckey 1993 Associate Athletic Director, Business Management
Georgia State Leigh Morrow 2015 Assistant Athletic Director, Development
Duke  Mitch Moser 1990 Deputy Director of Athletics
Ohio State Maura Murphy 2008 Associate Athletic Director, Development
UCLA Parker Poliakoff 2016 Associate Director of Development
Charleston Matt Roberts 1999 Director of Athletics
Ohio State Diana Sabau 2014 Executive Associate AD, Sport Administration, Strategic Communications
Oklahoma Matt Schaeperkoetter 2006 Assistant Athletic Director, Development
West Virginia Ryan Schulman 2015 Associate Director of Development, Annual Giving
Xavier Sally Schultz 1994 Manager, Business Development at Xavier Sports Properties
Marshall George Smalley 2010 General Manager, IMG College at Marshall
Marshall David Steele 1984 Associate Director of Athletics for Administration and Business
Missouri Jim Sterk 1986 Director of Athletics
Cincinnati Jeff Vedder 2013 Assistant Director, Development, Major Gifts
Florida Paul Vosilla 2015 Director of Membership & External Affairs, Gator Boosters
Loyola-Chicago Steve Watson 1998 Director of Athletics
Buffalo Nate Wills 2005 Senior Associate Athletic Director, Administration