There have been several staff changes in ODIA to include the office of Athletic Communications or AC. In addition to Bob Beretta still overseeing us, Ryan Yanoshak runs the office which has several newbies. No one, expect myself (Mady Salvani) has more than 10 years in the field, while the majority have one to five at the most. Congratulations to Shak who just received his 10-year certificate this summer from ECAC.
So let me introduce you to our new staff just in case you missed their bios on our website. Also returning from last year is Harrison Antognioni, who worked with women’s basketball and men’s soccer last year, and adds women’s lacrosse to his repertoire for 2014-15.
Matt Faulkner and Mark Mohrman came to us from the Patriot League. Matt is from Colgate and will be the secondary football contact, along with being the new guy for hockey and men’s lacrosse. Mark, who worked at Lafayette last year, is the contact for men’s basketball, volleyball and baseball.
Kelly Dumrauf, from IUP, has a busy slate with cross country, track and field along with gymnastics and women’s tennis. Nick Lantz, who joined out staff after working at Post University (Conn.) last year, is the primary contact for sprint football, wrestling and men’s tennis.
Ally Keirn spent the last two years at Bloomsburg University and is this year’s coordinator of Army-Navy social media, and will also be handling men’s and women’s swimming and diving along with golf.
With new folks come new ideas and I think Army fans will be loving the Social Media aspect as as the group of newbies, along with our Marketing Staff, are bringing some fantastic new ideas and networking sites that you will enjoy this season.
Army’s new recruits are still in the midst of Beast Barracks learning to cadet, but also enjoying mass athletics. I was at mass athletics for softball last week and everyone was loose and having a great time.
Don’t forget to keep up with changes on Army’s website at www.goarmysports.com. Congratulations to rising junior Jesse Glenn, a gymnast who will be heading to the P&G Gymnastics Championships in Pittsburg in late August. He is just the second Black Knight to qualify for this prestigious event.
The Army-Air Force football game on Nov. 1 will air live on CBS. Check out the info and game time.
The fall schedules are on-line and you can check out the home games if you are in area or maybe you can catch a road game and tweet it.
Season Ticket Renewal Prize Winners were announced, so take a quick look to see if you or one of your friends were one of the lucky ones.
A couple of weeks ago, I took photos at a 50-year reunion of the 1964 Army football team that defeated Navy. The MC was Army Hall of Famer Rollin Stichweh, who was the quarterback of that game. Check out the photo to see if you recognize the former players.