Alumni News

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

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

George Gamble (Sport Management '08)  is  Athletic Director/Physical Education Teacher at Millennium Community School in Columbus, OH.
Lucas-StuartLucas Stuart (Sport Management '16) is a Graduate Assistant in the Event Management and Championships department at the University of Kentucky, where he is pursuing a master's degree in Sport Leadership.
Andrew Kelly (Sport Management '16is Assistant Manager for Field Sports at SportsOhio in Dublin, OH.
NatashaWilsonNatasha Wilson  (Sport Management '16) is an Office Administrator at Kingdom Sports Center in Franklin, Ohio.
KaraBoboStumpKara Bobo-Stump (Sport Management '08) is the Marketing and Promotions Coordinator in the Office of Communications at Shawnee State University.

CodeeArthurCodee Arthur (Sport Management '15is a Sports Coordinator for the YMCA of Greater Dayton.

Jake DorowJake Dorow (Sport Management '13) is Assistant Director of Athletics Communications at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA.

Amy SalvatoreAmy Salvatore (Sport Management '13) received her master's degree in Sport Management from West Virginia University.  She is a Strategic Communications Assistant at Virginia Tech in 2016-2017.

Ted TomTed Tom (Sport Management '04is Assistant Baseball Coach at the University of Central Florida in Orlando.

Casey TodtCasey Todt (Sport Management ’11)  is Director of Business Development for the Orlando Sports Center.

Chris DunhamChris Dunham (Sport Management '09) is a Producer for in St. Augustine, FL.

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

Kevin ValeriusKevin Valerius (Sport Management '11is Conversion Manager at the BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, KY.

Keenan PerryKeenan Perry (Athletic Training '03) is Associate Professor of Athletic Training at SSU.

ChasonPerryChason Perry (Exercise Science '07)  is Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 17th Special Tactics Squadron at Fort Benning, GA.

ColleyKevin Colley (Sport Management '15is the Sports Editor for the Portsmouth Daily Times.

CaseyWooddellCasey Wooddell (Sport Management '07) is the Director of the Parks and Recreation for the City of Oxford, OH.

Andrew Walters (Exercise Science '05)  is a strength and conditioning coach for US Army Special Forces, as well as rehabilitating Wounded Warriors, at Fort Bragg, NC. He currently lives in Pinehurst, NC with is wife and two sons.

Kenny Kegley (Sport Management '12is a Recreation Program Officer at Kent State University - Stark campus.

Nathaniel BurgessNathaniel Burgess (Sport Management '08is a Financial Services Representative with First Investors Corporation in Dublin, OH.

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

Evan ShepherdEvan Shepherd (Sport Management '07) is the Director of Operations at the BBT Arena 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 have three children Laila (5), Maicy (3), and Stella (1).

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 VatterTodd Vatter (Sport Management ’01)  is Communications Coordinator for Administration and Finance at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville.

Curt LairdDr. Curt Laird (Sport Management ’98) is Chair of  Departments of Sport & Exercise Studies/Hospitality, Intercollegiate Athletics, and Campus Recreation at Columbus State Community College.


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

Frank PriceFrank 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 and Allen.

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 and Aubrey.

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.

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).

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

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.  

Sport Studies

Contact Information

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

Dr. Steven D. Rader
Program Director 
(740) 351-3634

Krista Sloas
Academic Administrative Assistant I
(740) 351-3169

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