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Lou Heffner

In Memory of
LOU HEFFNER

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



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 will be an intern in Athletic Communications at Virginia Tech in 2016-2017.

Mike RoelkerMichael Roelker (Sport Management ’09is an Account Executive with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.

Ted TomTed Tom (Sport Management '04is Assistant Baseball Coach at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH.

Casey TodtCasey Todt (Sport Management ’11)  is a Sales Manager for the Orlando Predators (Arena Football League) in Orlando, FL.

Chris DunhamChris Dunham (Sport Management '09) is a Producer for PGATour.co in Ponta Vedra Beach, FL.

Mark BryantMark Bryant (Sport Management '14is Sports/Aquatics Director at the Greater Cincinnati YMCA -- Clermont in Batavia, OH.  

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

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

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

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.

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

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 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).

Renee Tallerico EldridgeRenee (Tallerico) Eldridge (Sport Management '07) is Assistant Director of Operations and Customer Service NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC.

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 the Department of Justice and Safety at Columbus State Community College. In 2006 he was in the inaugural class of the Columbus State Community College Sport and Exercise Studies Hall of Fame.

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.

Casey Wooddell (Sport Management '07) is the Director of the Parks and Recreation Department in Oxford, OH.

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.  She is currently pursuing her PTA degree through Clark State Community College.

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

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 
srader@shawnee.edu

Krista Rase
Academic Administrative Assistant I
(740) 351-3169 
krase@shawnee.edu

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