In accordance with the mission of the
The advisory board meets on campus a minimum of once per year
Gerry is the chair of the
Matt Coats is the Associate Director of Athletics for Intercollegiate Operations at Cornell University. He oversees the management of athletic facilities, contest scheduling, game contracts, and all home athletic events. He serves as the primary administrator for baseball, equestrian, fencing, gymnastics, men’s and women’s polo, men’s and women’s soccer, and sprint football. Matt first arrived at Cornell in 2001 as the Athletic Operations Manager until 2005 when he was named Assistant Director of Athletics for Intercollegiate Operations and then promoted to his current role as Associate Director of Athletics for Intercollegiate Operations in 2014. Additionally, Matt serves on the Board of Directors for the Cortland YMCA.
Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in
Growing up in upstate New York, I spent most of my life playing every sport imaginable. As you can imagine, I thought I was going to be the next Billie Jean King! When reality hit and I was trying to come to grips with not being able to make a career out of playing sports I thought I might be able to make a career in the Sports Medicine field, turns out I was very good at that either. After taking a few Sport Management classes at Cortland I quickly fell in love with event operations and have been working in the field ever since. I took an internship for credit at The University Notre Dame in the Fall of '07 in Event Management, eventually made some money (which I am sure my parents were thankful for!) and have enjoyed and learned from almost every second of it!
Title: Sponsorship Coordinator
Company: Fenway Sports Management
Ameena is the sponsorship coordinator for Fenway Sports Management. She has also worked as an Inside Sales Representative at the Boston Red Sox. She completed her Masters in Sports Leadership at Northeastern University and graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2015 as a Communications Major and
Robert Emmett joined the Binghamton University men's soccer coaching staff as an assistant coach in February 2017. Prior to joining the Bearcats staff, he spent one season as the top assistant at Division II Lake Erie College in Painesville Ohio. Emmett also served as an assistant coach for the SUNY Cortland men’s soccer program. Emmett competed for the Red Dragons men’s soccer program from 2010-2013 as a goalkeeper. In December of 2016, he earned his
Kaylin joined ESPN’s Research & Analytics department a few months after graduating from SUNY Cortland in May 2006. She has been the Director of Sports and Fan Intelligence since 2016.
Title: Chair of Board of Trustees
Company: SUNY Cortland
Business Owner - Pepsi Cola
Title: Vice President, Global Merchandising
Company: Brooklyn Nets & Barclays Center
Tyrel Kirkham is the Vice President of Global Merchandising for the Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center. He joined the Nets in July 2012 as Merchandising Director and was promoted to his current role in July 2014. Tyrel is responsible for all aspects of the Nets merchandising business, including managing the company’s relationship with
Prior to joining the Nets, Tyrel was a mainstay in the New York Mets organization. Starting as an intern in 2004, he worked his way up to Director of Venue Services, in which he oversaw all elements of the team’s merchandising and promotions operation. Tyrel currently resides in Long Island City, NY.
Title: Sports Reporter
Company: JIJI Press
Kotaro is Japan-based sports reporter who covers Japanese baseball players who join Major League Baseball.
Originally from North Babylon, N.Y., Rob first came to the University of Michigan in 1994 as an intern with the Department of Recreational Sports. He was an Assistant Director of Recreational Sports from 1995-98 before becoming an Athletic Department Facility Manager in 1998, overseeing Schembechler Hall, Oosterbaan Fieldhouse, Fisher Stadium, Ferry Field and Alumni Field. In 2000, Rademacher was named Director of Facilities for Michigan Athletics, where his responsibilities included all athletic facilities as well as game operations for football, men’s basketball and ice hockey. He was shortly promoted to Assistant Athletic Director before being named to Associate Athletic Director of Facilities and Operations in 2010 where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Athletic Facility Campus including scheduling, maintenance, event management, new construction
Mitch Reynolds has worked for the Kansas City Chiefs since 2011. Some of Reynolds’ responsibilities include handling logistics of team travel, scheduling, and the
In his current role with the NYSGA, Dan leads all marketing, communication and sales efforts for the association. Additionally, he acts as the staff person in charge and
Previously, Dan worked at Hunter Mountain Resort in the Catskill Mountains where he was responsible for an array of marketing, public relations, special events and sales duties for the organization beginning in the Fall of 2015. Dan also interned for the Albany Dutchmen baseball team for three summers in sports media and operations and spent a semester interning in Cornell University’s Alumni Affairs & Athletic Development office in 2015.
Dan graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2015, with a