Intercollegiate Athletics Staff Directory

Mailing Address
516 15th Ave. SE
Minneapolis, Minn. 55455
Phone: (612) area code

ADMINISTRATION  
ADMINISTRATION    
250 BFAB icaadmin@umn.edu 624-4497
Director of Athletics Mark Coyle 624-4497
Deputy Athletics Director John Cunningham 624-4497
Deputy Athletics Director/CFO Rhonda McFarland 625-3696
Executive Associate Athletics Director/SWA Julie Manning 624-7345
Sr. Associate AD Tom McGinnis 624-4497
Sr. Associate AD Marc Ryan 624-4497
Sr. Associate AD/Fan Development Ayo Taylor-Dixon 624-4497
Associate AD/Facilities Scott Ellison 624-4497
Associate AD/Development Randy Handel 624-4497
Assistant AD/Chief of Staff Jenny Yehlen 625-0775
Assistant AD/Creative Services Jeff Keiser 626-1097
Assistant AD/Development Michael Halloran 624-4497
Assistant AD/Development Deb Noll 624-4497
Assistant AD/Student-Athlete Development/Diversity & Inclusion Peyton N. Owens III 624-5834
Assistant AD/Sales & Services   624-8080
Director of Compliance Jeremiah Carter 626-5480
Director of MAC J.T. Bruett 626-5093
Executive Assistant Chris Howell 625-2372
Principle Office & Admin. Specialist Elizabeth Covelli 624-4497
     
BUSINESS
270 BFAB    
Director of Budget & Finance David May 625-2524
Asst. Director of Budget & Finance Carol Flannigan 626-8627
Finance & Budget Associate Julie Gabrielson 625-1597
Finance & Budget Associate Ryan Enselein 626-7687
Finance & Budget Associate Sandra Smolka 624-3866
     
COMMUNICATIONS  
244 BFAB gophers@umn.edu 625-4090
Director Paul Rovnak 625-9379
Associate Director Dan Reisig 625-4389
Associate Director Jake Ricker 625-4802
Assistant Director Brian Deutsch 626-4011
Assistant Director Michelle Traversie 624-0522
Assistant Director Justine Buerkle 624-1023
Assistant Director Mandy Hansen 626-9394
Social Media Intern Taylor Nardinger 625-4090
Communications Assistant Zach Thole 625-4090
Communications Assistant Ryan Tibbitts 625-4090
Communications Assistant Madeline Olson 625-4090
     
COMPLIANCE  
230 BFAB 626-5480
Director Jeremiah Carter 626-5480
Assoc. Director / Scholarship Coordinator Jim Praska 626-7117
Associate Director Ashley Hedges 626-7218
Assistant Director Andrew Nelson 626-8233
Assistant Director Rhett Caviel 626-5480
Compliance Coordinator Kevin Gomer 624-5425
Financial Aid Coordinator Molly Nelson 625-5357
     
CREATIVE SERVICES    
244 BFAB    
Assistant AD/Creative Services Jeff Keiser 626-1097
Associate Creative Director Chris Lagasse 625-0854
Assistant Creative Director Courtney Anderson 624-9396
Assistant Creative Director Niko Alexander 625-4090
Director of Photography Eric Miller 625-0828
     
EQUIPMENT ROOMS  
Director of Equipment - Pavilion/Williams Arena Lori Gislason 625-1357
Equipment Manager - Williams/Pavilion Emily Oberlander 625-1357
Head Equipment Manager - Football Kyle Gergely 625-0087
Equipment Manager - Football Andrew Harris 625-5523
Equipment Manager - 145 BFAB Brad Andrews 625-0087
Equipment Manager - 145 BFAB John Blackshear 625-7828
Equipment Manager - 145 BFAB Students 625-2318
Equipment Manager - Mariucci Lee Greseth 625-9303
Equipment Manager - Ridder Arena/Baseline Tennis Center Brent Proulx 626-9793
     
EVENT MANAGEMENT    
TCF Bank Stadium    
Director of Event Management John Tweedy 626-4007
Assistant Director of Event Management Geoff Riehl 626-5105
Assistant Event Manager Tyler Boike 624-8147
Premium Service & Events Coordinator Dana Nelson 626-6027
Premium Service & Events Coordinator Lindsay Schutter 626-8032
Intern Jake Hoepfner 626-8749
Intern Sarah Lahtinen 626-6025
 
FACILITIES  
Associate AD Scott Ellison 625-8860
Senior Director Jeff Seifriz 624-7559
BFAB/Gibson-Nagurski 516 15th Ave. SE, RM 141 624-2868
Assistant Director Sam Nolden 625-9378
Intern Tyler Willis 624-1514
TCF Bank Stadium    
G120A TCFSTAD tcfbsops@umn.edu 624-5072
Director of Operations Derek Hillestad 624-5523
Assistant Director of Operations Lacey Probst 625-1207
Sr. Bldg & Grounds Supervisor Karin Holida 626-2703
Sr. General Mechanic Jim Wittek 625-5696
Sr. General Mechanic Stuart Wiberg  
Sr. General Mechanic   626-5912
Turf Manager Mike McDonald* 625-5154
Grounds Steve Boeknehauer 626-6097
  Luke Fernandez 625-5659
  Andy Johnson* 625-5659
  Luke Wittrock 625-5659
Intern Robert Jeffries  
  Cordell Smith 625-1044
A/V Coordinator Erik Dwyer 624-5768
Intern Ben Maxwell 624-5283
  *BFAB Outdoors  
Baseline Tennis Center    
Director John Pratt 624-7664
Assistant Director Mason Hemmer 625-2444
Court Reservations 625-1433
Mariucci/Ridder 1901 4th St. SE 625-5804
Assistant Director Craig Flor 625-8365
Ice Maker Adam Stirn / Isaac Risbrudt 625-5587
Exec. Ofc & Admin Specialist Lisa Hardy 625-0790
Bldg. & Grounds Super. Brent Roos 626-1398
Intern Nathan Wiste 626-8678
Open Skating (Recording) 625-6648
Williams/Pavilion 1925 University Ave. SE 624-6487
Assistant Director Brady Buresh 301-1339
Sr. Bldg. & Grounds Worker Deaynn Brausen 626-0896
Intern Elliot Olsen 625-3007
Boathouse    
Rigger/Fac. Mgr. Tom Perry 625-0285
 
FACULTY REPRESENTATIVES  
  Emily Hoover 624-6220
  Dr. Perry Leo 625-0535 
     
GOPHER DIGITAL PRODUCTIONS
121 Mariucci 626-4653
Director Ryan Maus 626-3999
Digital Content Manager Daniel Claxton 612-875-3651
Digital Media Assistant John Romo 624-7318
Senior Producer Garrett Wright 626-6552
Audio/Video Media Producer Josh Blessing 626-8313
Broadcast Engineer Ryan McCarthy 625-2528
Intern Doug Solem  
Intern Chris Jackson  
Video Boards    
Live Production Operations Manager Joel Larsen  
Live Production Coordinator Aric Carpenter 952-540-7904
Intern Benjy Portnoe  
 
 
GOLDEN GOPHER FUND
275 BFAB 626-4653
Associate AD Randy Handel 626-4653
Major Gifts    
Assistant AD Michael Halloran 626-4653
Assistant AD Deb Noll 626-4653
Major Gifts Officer Quincy Lewis 625-0806
Major Gifts Officer Joe Quinn 626-5485
Director of Donor Relations Brittany Barber 626-1715
Capital Campaign Coordinator Courtney Juds 625-4211
Executive Assistant Anne Miller 626-4653
Intern Drew Goodger 626-8688
Annual Fund    
Director of Annual Fund Ben Fraser 624-6902
Assistant Director Special Projects Laura Halldorson 626-1770
Intern Jessika Mozia 625-5119
Premium Seating, Stewardship & Events    
Director of Events Jessica Holck 626-2258
Intern Caitlin Ochtera 626-7941
 
GOPHER SPORTS PROPERTIES  
159 Mariucci  
General Manager Greg Gerlach 624-6336
Associate General Manager Nate Schultz 625-9316
Director of Sales Marc Morgan 625-3534
Director of Suite Sales Danielle Bloom 626-1064
Senior Manager - Business Development Matt Sherman 624-7308
Senior Manager - Business Development Ryan McDonald 624-1655
Sales Operations Coordinator Ann Counihan 625-9421
Partnership Services Coordinator Jake Mulder 625-0015
Partnership Services Coordinator Chelsea Ochtera 626-4107
     
ATHLETIC HUMAN RESOURCES  
259 BFAB    
Human Resources Director Tricia Budke 625-3361
Human Resources Associate Kelly Monroe 625-9331
     
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
252 Gibson-Nagurski icahelp@umn.edu 624-8502 
Director Doug Goon 624-1080
Associate IT Director Andrew Cope 626-1450
Assistant Director Krista Sheely 624-1163
Service Desk Manager Max Stoesz 625-0691
Info Tech Specialist Josh Wolanin 625-0070
Helpdesk   624-8502
     
LICENSING/ATHLETIC PROPERTY  
244 Bierman    
Director Dave Lindquist 626-2086
     
"M" CLUB
259 Bierman    
Director of "M" Club George Adzick 626-7305
     
FAN DEVELOPMENT
159 Mariucci 625-4879
Assistant AD/Fan Development Mike Wierzbicki 626-9640
Assistant Director of Fan Development   624-7028
Assistant Director of Fan Development Jacqui Sharpee 625-4582
Assistant Director of Fan Development Stephanie Woelfel 624-4528
Fan Development Intern/Coordinator Shaina Machado 625-4879
     
McNAMARA ACADEMIC  
225 BFAB 625-6888
Director J.T. Bruett 626-5093
Associate Director/Dir. of Football Jacki Lienesch 625-9860
Academic Counselor Ky Burgess 624-6540
Academic Counselor Chris Cords 625-3805
Academic Counselor Robert Day 625-5170
Academic Counselor Jacqueline Hoak 624-1435
Academic Counselor Kyle Quagliana 624-9355
Academic Counselor Laura Schnell 625-7803
Coordinator of Learning Services Lainey Brottem  
Learning Services Kim Halgren 626-8333
Learning Services Stephanie Shuey 625-1183
Tutor Coordinator Adam Demchak 625-3510
Data Analyst Mike Prytz 625-3469
Administrative Assistant Caitlin Boon 625-6888
Intern Kyle Nelson 626-5073
Intern Scottie Moler 625-6888
Intern Mary Maruggi 625-6540
Intern Jessica Eubanks 625-3510
Intern Brent Anderson  
Intern Anna Belpedio  
     
ATHLETIC MEDICINE
190 BFAB    
Director of Athletic Medicine Moira Novak 624-5084
Insurance Coordinator Deb Hoffoss 626-2066
Sports Psychologist Dr. Carly Anderson 206-948-9118
Sports Psychologist Dr. Justin Anderson 651-308-8415
Sports Psychologist Dr. Allie Wagener 710-1872
Aquatic Center   625-2850
Athletic Trainer Erin Moore 625-2850
Graduate Assistant   625-2850
BFAB    
Athletic Trainer Curtis Simondet  
Athletic Trainer Emily Wendolek 624-9844
Athletic Trainer   626-9488
Athletic Trainer Sarah Wambheim 626-4449
Athletic Trainer   625-0649
Athletic Trainer Michelle Bertrand 625-2850
Graduate Assistant Anna Lundeen 625-2827
Graduate Assistant Erin Murphy 625-0649
Gibson-Nagurski Complex    
Athletic Trainer Kammy Powell 625-3008
Assistant Athletic Trainer Arno Rheinberger 624-3344
Athletic Trainer   625-0723
Graduate Assistant   624-4527
Mariucci Arena    
Athletic Trainer Jeffrey Winslow 626-4499
Ridder Arena    
Athletic Trainer Jaime Hall 626-4740
Graduate Assistant   625-4740
Williams Arena    
Athletic Trainer Ronni Beatty-Kollasch 625-5845
Athletic Trainer Stephen Patterson 626-4688
Athletic Trainer Ben Felz 626-8771
Graduate Assistant   624-2394
     
SALES & SERVICE  
101 Mariucci 624-8080
Assistant AD/Sales and Service   624-8080
Web Content/Email Marketing Manager Neal Hohman 624-9435
Business Analyst Anna Shtuk 625-4792
Director of Sales and Service Chad Rasmussen 624-8080
Asst. Director of Sales and Service Zach Duket 624-5280
Sales and Service Supervisor Mike Chandler 624-5787
Sales and Service Supervisor Jacob Kershaw 625-4205
Senior Accountant Ron Gavino 624-5811
Office Support Asst. Barb Chandler  626-8116
Intern Emily Mallek 625-4205

 
Fan Relationship Management Center    
TCF Bank Stadium    
Director T.J. Ill 626-0717
Team Leader Ben Gorman 606-0973
Team Leader Steve Walter 626-1592
Senior Sales Consultant John Lewis 626-0864
Senior Sales Consultant R.J. Zimmerman 626-1946
Senior Sales Consultant Petey Brown 626-2197
Sales Consultant Jeff Ross 626-1249
Sales Consultant Allie Lewis 626-1834
Sales Consultant Andrew Bornholdt 626-2340
Sales Consultant Andrew Clark 626-2022
Sales Consultant Patrick Hamelberg 626-0536

 
Baseball Ticket Office   626-1506
Pavilion Ticket Office   626-2025
Soccer Ticket Office   624-8080
Softball Ticket Office   624-2907
Vault   624-2853
Williams Ticket Office   625-6562
     
SPIRIT SQUADS  
140 Pavilion    
Head Coach Sam Owens 625-2629
Program Director / Hockey Cheer Coach Kristina Anderson 625-2628
Mascot Coord. / Recruiting Coord. / Co-Ed Cheer Jacob Schauf 625-2559
Dance Team Coach Amanda Gaines 625-1600
     
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING  
103 BFAB    
Assistant to the Athletic Director Bob Rohde 625-9891
Associate Director Sara Wiley 626-9792
Associate Director Cal Dietz 626-7845
Associate Director (FB)   626-8933
Assistant Director (FB)   625-6732
Assistant Director (FB)   625-5016
Assistant Director (FB)   625-5016
Assistant Director (FB)   625-5016
Assistant Director Shaun Brown 625-3085
Assistant Director Kristin Zdanczewicz 625-0339
Assistant Director J.D. Mehlhorn 626-9163
Assistant Director Scott McWilliams  
Assistant Director Allyse Rodriguez  
Assistant Director Ralph Petrella 625-0159
Assistant Director Corey Petersen  
Intern Megan Gill  
     
STUDENT-ATHLETE DEVELOPMENT  
225 Gibson-Nagurski    
Assistant AD / Student-Athlete Development / Diversity & Inclusion Peyton N. Owens III 624-5834
Director of Outreach Linda Roberts 626-7857
Director / Student-Athlete Development Anissa Lightner 625-1544
Intern    
     
BASEBALL  
200 Gibson-Nagurski   625-1060
Head Coach John Anderson 625-1060
Assistant Coach Rob Fornasiere 625-0115
Volunteer Coach Patrick Casey 625-1060
Director of Operations Lee Swenson 625-0135
     
MEN'S BASKETBALL  
205 BFAB 625-3085
Head Coach Richard Pitino 625-3085
Assistant Coaches Ben Johnson 625-3085
  Ed Conroy 625-3085
  Kimani Young 625-3085
Director of Operations Ryan Livingston 625-3085
Assistant Director of Operations Caitlin Mahoney 625-2061
Assistant Director of Operations Billy O'Meara 626-2018
Assistant to the Head Coach Josh Adel 624-5751
Assistant Director - Player Personnel Aaron Katsuma 625-3085
Graduate Manager Isaac Hermer 625-3085
Graduate Manager Emma Montie 625-3085
Student Worker Emily Katsuma  
     
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL  
249 BFAB 624-3563
Head Coach Marlene Stollings 624-3563
Associate Head Coach Niki Dawkins 624-3563
Assistant Coach Tamisha Augustin 624-3563
Assistant Coach Gail Striegler 624-3563
Director of Operations Tiffanie Couts 626-7943
Assistant to the Head Coach Benjamin Dolezal 624-3563
Director of Video Services Greg Haag 624-3563
Intern   624-3563
     
MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY  
240 BFAB 625-6063
Head Coach Steve Plasencia 625-6063
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Jo Rider 625-6063
     
WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY  
290 BFAB 624-6533
Director Matt Bingle 624-9065
Head Coach Sarah Hopkins 624-2058
Director of Operations Lyndsey Thorpe 624-2576
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Cindi Linell 624-6533
     
FOOTBALL  
Gibson-Nagurski 624-6004
Head Coach P.J. Fleck  
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Kirk Ciarrocca  
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Robb Smith  
Running Backs Kenni Burns  
Wide Receivers Matt Simon  
Offensive Line Ed Warinner  
Defensive Line Bryce Paup  
Defensive Backs Maurice Linquist  
Special Teams Coordinator Rob Wenger  
Head Strength & Conditioning Dan Nichol  
General Manager Gerrit Chernoff  
Director of Player Personnel Marcus Hendrickson  
  Mike Sherels  
Assistant Coordinator of Recruiting Operations John Schaekel  
Defensive Graduate Assistant Keanon Cooper  
Defensive/Special Teams Graduate Assistant Adam Hippe  
Graphic Designer Will Henry  
Dietician & Nutrition    
Assistant to the Head Coach Madeline Hayes  
Assistant to the Assistant Coaches Jenna Henry  
Director of Video Matt Childers  
Coordinator (Films)   325-0579
Communications Tech.   624-1102
     
MEN'S GOLF  
240 BFAB 625-6063
Head Coach John Carlson 625-6063
Assistant Coach Justin Smith 625-6063
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Jo Rider 625-6063
     
WOMEN'S GOLF  
240 BFAB 625-6063
Head Coach Michele Redman 625-0017
Associate Head Coach John Cleary 624-7599
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Jo Rider 625-6063
     
MEN'S GYMNASTICS  
306 Cooke Hall 626-1320
Head Coach Mike Burns 626-1320
Assistant Coach Russ Fystrom 626-1320
Assistant Coach Kostya Kolesnikov 626-2245
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Shelley Slominski 626-1320
     
WOMEN'S GYMNASTICS  
G-25 Peik 624-4331
Head Coach Jenny Hansen 624-4331
Assistant Coach Geralen Stack-Eaton  624-4331
Assistant Coach Rich Stenger 624-4331
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Mary Jo Brandt 624-4331
     
MEN'S HOCKEY  
121 Mariucci 625-2886
Head Coach Don Lucia 625-2886
Assoc. Head Coach Mike Guentzel 625-2886
Assistant Coach Grant Potulny 625-2886
Director of Operations Ben Gordon 624-6889
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Andrea Stakston 625-2886
     
WOMEN'S HOCKEY  
290 BFAB 625-0188
Head Coach Brad Frost 625-0188
Associate Head Coach Joel Johnson 624-1015
Assistant Coach Bethany Brausen 625-7280
Director of Operations Dean Thibodeau 624-4859
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Cindi Linell 624-6533
     
ROWING  
290 BFAB   625-0188
Head Coach Wendy Davis 625-5588
Assistant Coach Claudia Herpertz 910-2985
Assistant Coach Cassie Drozynski 624-3508
Assistant Coach Chrissy Holm 625-0188
Assistant Program Director Tom Perry 625-0285
Executive Assistant Chris Howell 625-2372
Graduate Assistant Rachel Sartor  
     
SOCCER  
260 BFAB 624-4331
Head Coach Stefanie Golan 624-4331
Associate Head Coach Krystle Seidel 624-4331
Assistant Coach Andy Stoots 624-4331
Director of Operations   626-1321
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Mary Jo Brandt 624-4331
     
SOFTBALL  
260 BFAB 626-5594
Head Coach Jessica Allister 626-5594
Associate Head Coach Jessica Merchant 626-5594
Assistant Coach Piper Ritter 626-5594
Director of Operations Michael Kyllo-Kittleson 626-5594
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Mary Jo Brandt 624-4331
     
MEN'S & WOMEN'S SWIMMING & DIVING  
35 Aquatic Center   626-1320
Head Coach Kelly Kremer 626-1320
Senior Associate Head Coach Terry Ganley 626-1320
Assistant Coach Tyler Gerst 626-1320
Assistant Coach Gideon Louw 626-1320
Assistant Coach Ryan Purdy 626-1320
Head Diving Coach Wenbo Chen 626-1320
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Shelley Slominski 626-1320
     
MEN'S TENNIS  
240 BFAB 625-1013
Head Coach Geoff Young 625-1013
Associate Head Coach Urban Ljubic 624-0829
Executive Administrative Specialist Mary Christensen-White 625-1013
     
WOMEN'S TENNIS  
293 BFAB 625-1013
Head Coach Chuck Merzbacher 624-8059
Assistant Coach Nick Kavelaris 625-4860
Executive Administrative Specialist Mary Christensen-White 625-1013
     
MEN'S TRACK & FIELD  
240 BFAB   625-6063
Head Coach Steve Plasencia 625-6063
Associate Head Coach Paul Thornton 624-5700
Assistant Coach Matt Conly 626-1603
Director of Operations Zach Siegmeier 625-6063
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Jo Rider 625-6063
Intern   626-6072
     
WOMEN'S TRACK & FIELD  
290 BFAB 624-6533
Head Coach Matt Bingle 624-6533
Assistant Coach Peter Miller 624-6533
Assistant Coach Sarah Hopkins 624-6533
Director of Operations Lyndsey Thorpe 624-2576
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Cindi Linell 624-6533
Intern   626-6072
     
VOLLEYBALL  
290 BFAB 624-6533
Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon 626-5788
Assistant Coach Laura Kasey 624-2889
Assistant Coach Matt Houk 624-6032
Director of Operations Nao Ikeda 624-4868
Assistant Director of Operations David Ganser 624-6533
Exec. Ofc & Admin. Specialist Cindi Linell 624-6533
     
WRESTLING  
240 BFAB 625-1013
Head Coach Brandon Eggum 625-1013
Assistant Coach Luke Becker 626-2055
Volunteer Coach Jayson Ness 625-3026
Director of Operations Jordan Kingsley 626-7697
Executive Administrative Specialist Mary Christensen-White 625-1013

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