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Sport Studies alumni - we want to hear from you!

E-mail your latest news (new jobs, promotions, marriages, births, etc.) to us! Additionally, if you would like to receive notifications of job vacancies received by Sport Studies, provide us with an e-mail address and we will be happy to forward them to you.

Lou Heffner

In Memory of
LOU HEFFNER

8/1/78 – 5/15/11
SSU Sport Management, Class of 2001



Michael Roelker (Sport Management ’09) is an Account Executive with the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association. 

Casey Todt (Sport Management ’11)  is the Baseball Events Coordinator for the Amateur Athletics Union (AAU)  in Orlando, FL.

Kristy Kamer (Sport Management ’99) is the Head Volleyball Coach at Montreat College inMontreat, NC.

Chad Fyffe (Sport Management, ’01) is the athletic director at Northeastern High School in Springfield, OH.

Evan Shepherd (Sport Management '07) is the Changeover Manager at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights, KY, handling all conversions for the scheduled event and managing all changeover crews.  He currently resides in Bethel, OH with his wife Julie Mihalik (SSU Soccer Alum).  They welcomed their first child, Laila, in November 2010.

Brendan Houser (Sport Management '07) is Human resource Director with H&G Nursing Homes, Inc.. He resides in Bethel.   He and his wife Lacey, also an SSU alum, have two children, Sion (3) and Max (1).

Todd Vatter (Sport Management ’01 is Director of Athletic Communications at Kent State University in Kent, OH.  Todd and his wife Katie welcomed their first child, Lincoln Lanier Vatter, on June 17, 2010

Elizabeth Quatman (Sport Management ’03) has been promoted to Director of Ticket Sales with the Florence Freedom with baseball’s Frontier League in Florence, KY.

Lisa Howell (Sport Management '00) is event Manager for the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center in Buford, GA.

Dr. Curt Laird (Sport Management ’98) is Assistant Professor of Sport Management at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC.  In 2006 he was in the inaugural class of the Columbus State Community College Sport and Exercise Studies Hall of Fame.

Joey Estep (Sport Management, '00) is athletic director at Johnson Central High School in Paintsville, KY.

Brandi Munn (Sport Management '99) is working as a women's college basketball official.  She resides in Jacksonville, FL.

Brian Edwards (Athletic Training ’04) teaches applied physiology and serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Celina City Schools in Celina, OH.  he lives in Celina with his wife Jessica (SSU PTA '04) and their 19-month old son, A.J.

Frank Price (Sport Management '99) is Field Services Director for the U.S. Sportsmen's Association in Columbus.  He resides in Westerville, OH with his wife, Kristen (SSU '99) and their two children, Maggie (5) and Allen (6 weeks).

Shanen Zimmerman (Sport Management '99) is an intervention specialist, teacher, and baseball coach at South Webster High School in South Webster, OH.  he lives in Wheelersburg with his wife Brandi (Rose), and three children -- Shane (9), Trae (5) and Skylar (3).

Becky (Holden) Elkins (Exercise Science '02) is a physical therapy assistant with SpectraCarerehabilitation in Milford, OH.  She resides in Milford with her husband and two children (Austin (3) and Aubrey (1).

Joshua Aeh (Exercise Science '07) is a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at CanisiusCollege in Buffalo, NY where is pursuing a master's degree in Health and Human Performance.

Casey Wooddell (Sport Management '07) is the Sports Coordinator for the City of Oxford, OH.   He lives in Eaton with his wife, Heidi (Peltier), a former SSU student and now kindergarten teacher with Tri-Village Schools in New Madison, OH.

Lindsey (Liles) Hamilton (Sport Management '02) is Director of Academic Support for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.   She resides in West Chester, OH with her husband and two daughters.

Tom Bellamy (Sport Management '02) works security for Ohio Support Services and is a substitute teacher for Franklin County Educational Services.   He lives in Columbus.

Renee Tallerico (Sport Management '07) is Assistant Volleyball Coach at Shawnee State, and recently completed a second bachelor's degree in Visual Design from SSU.   She lives in Wheelersburg.

Brandon Entler (Sport Management '01) is a General Activity Therapist with the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.  He resides in McDermott with his wife and two daughters.

Thad Wells (Sport Management '98) is a Production Manager with A&P Technology in Cincinnati.  He lives in New Richmond.

David Stuart (Sport Management '99) is a Trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol assigned to Portsmouth Post 73.  He lives in Lucasville with his wife Andrea (Day) and two sons, Bryce (5) and Brock (2).

Catherine (Altman) Metzler (Exercise Science '06) is a full-time sub -- intervention specialist at Northwest Middle School in McDermott, OH.  She resides in Lucasville, OH with her husband and two children.

Jason Ratliff (Athletic Training '01) is an Athletic Trainer with Baptist Hospital Northeast in LaGrange, KY.  He resides in Louisville, KY.

Niki (Holloway) Hoffman (Athletic Training '03) is Lead Therapist for Elements Therapeutic Massage in Hilliard, OH.

Jessica (VotawMcGonigle (Athletic Training '06) works in Development and Administration for the State of Ohio MR/DD Medicaid.  She resides in Amanda, OH.

Dan Wysong (Sport Management '05) is assistant baseball coach at Lebanon High School and a laborer with Kneisel Contracting Corporation in Sharonville, OH.  He resides in Lebanon.

Aaron Mummert (Exercise Science '07) is an exercise physiologist in cardiopulmonary rehab at Southern Ohio Medical Center, and also a corrections officer at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility.

Nena (Shelton) McKinney (Athletic Training '03) is a Certified Athletic Trainer at Nova Care Rehabilitation in Columbus.  She is currently pursuing her PTA degree through Clark State Community College.

Keenan Perry (Athletic Training '02) and wife Rachel ('99) have two children Madison, 5m and Colin, 1.  Keenan is a Senior Instructor in Sport Studies at SSU.

Regina (Penix) Tipton (Athletic Training ’02) is a Wellness Specialist and Exercise Physiologist at Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Life Center in Portsmouth, OH

Natalie Brannon (Sport Management ’06) is a Player Services Assistant with the United States Tennis Association in Boca Raton, FL

Sport Studies

Contact Information

Sports Studies
940 Second Street
Health Science Building, Office 150
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Dr. Steven D. Rader
Program Director 
(740) 351-3634 
srader@shawnee.edu

Nita Roark, Department Secretary 
(740) 351-3169 
nroark@shawnee.edu

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