Senior football managers ensure team runs smoothly

first_imgBehind every sports team, there is a legion of coaches and staffers that makes sure everything goes according to plan. Senior football managers Justin Cullen, Nathan Feldpausch and Claire Kueny are Notre Dame’s 12th men both on and off-season. Cullen oversees the essentials to all football games — equipment. “I’m the head student in charge of the equipment room and the locker room on both a day-to-day basis and on game day,” he said. Cullen’s job involves coordinating the laundry service with St. Michaels, issuing apparel and gear to the players and fixing any equipment malfunctions that occur during practice. Cullen said his role behind the scenes on game day often goes unnoticed. “What people don’t know is when the team goes out for practice, we set up white boards where different positions meet with their position coaches before the game,” he said. “We do this at halftime too.” Away games make his job a little more challenging, he said. “For away games, after halftime we immediately start moving stuff to our semi because the buses and the semi pull out within an hour of the end of the game,” he said. “That process usually takes through the end of the third quarter and sometimes the beginning the fourth quarter.” While Cullen oversees the equipment, Feldpausch is in charge of administration. Feldpausch works under Chad Klunder, director of football operations.  His main job is to monitor the players’ whereabouts, he said. “I actually get issued a work phone that has the player contacts and figure out where they are when they aren’t on time,” he said. “I always jump a little bit when I hear the [work] phone. [I think,] ‘Uh, oh what do I have to do now?’” His most unique job is watching over Irish coach Brian Kelly’s bag, he said. “I got Coach Kelly’s bag [and] I have to keep it with me at all times,” Feldpausch said. “I carry it on the plane with me and make sure it does not leave my sight.” Kueny oversees personnel involved in making the football game days run smoothly. “I’m the personnel manager, so I’m the person responsible for organizing, scheduling and training all the sophomore and junior managers,” she said. During practice, Kueny makes sure the junior and sophomore managers set up the field properly and know what drills are being performed. She is also responsible for setting up the field before the game and helps run the pre-game warm ups. While the program is fairly fluid now, it is in the midst of changes, she said. Next year, the number of football managers will decrease. Only those who express a deep interest in the football program will work with Irish football, while the other managers will specialize in the Olympic sports, Kueny said. “We’ll have a football pool for people who really want to do football and an Olympic sports pool, so people really go towards their interest,” she said. Cullen said the managers support the team both on and off-season, but their hard work comes to fruition 12 Saturdays a year. “We work for about eight months of the year, [but] when you really think about it, it comes down to 12 football games,” he said.last_img read more

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Female Found Dead in Bay Shore Apartment Complex

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 59-year-old East Norwich woman was found dead outside a Bay Shore apartment complex Friday morning, Suffolk County police said.The discovery was made around 9:15 a.m. at The Birches apartments on South Clinton Avenue, police said. Third Precinct officers found the woman in a rear parking lot of the complex, police said.The woman was identified as Saundra Simonee.  The Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office will perform an autopsy to determine her cause of death, police said.Detectives ask anyone with information regarding this case to call the Homicide Squad at 631-852-6392 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

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Alizeti unveils heavyweight executive team to reshape the Tote

first_imgShare Under the banner ‘Together for the Tote’, investment consortium Alizeti has unveiled the executive management team which will seek to revitalise the Tote’s racing pools betting proposition.Led by racing financier Alex Frost, last May Alizeti secured a 25% stake in the Tote, valued at approximately £150 million with a further option to acquire 100% of the legacy operator in future transactions.Today, Alizeti presented its management team of ‘individuals with significant experience and expertise in the horseracing, betting, technology and finance sectors’ who will support CEO Alex Frost and Chairman Eamonn Wilmott in redeveloping the Tote for the best interests of UK racing.Industry figureheads include former Sportech Chief Executive and Playtech Plc US Director Ian Penrose acting as ‘strategic commercial & operational advisor’ for the enterprise.Penrose is set to work closely with former JP Morgan executive Paddy Burrowes, who takes up the position of Commercial Director.Taking the lead of the new Tote’s product development is former William Hill innovation and Tabcorp international director Jamie Hart as Head Product.In its update, Alizeti confirms the appointment of seasoned UK marketing executive Andy Hobsbawm as Brand & Marketing Officer, charged with repositioning the Tote.Hobsbawm will be supported by former Betfair and ARC executive Susannah Gill as communications lead, with former Somo Mobile and PokerStars executive Emma Crowe as Marketing Director.Former Nomura and Merrill Lynch travel and leisure investment director Simon Larkin had been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the new Tote.Commenting on the team and ‘Together for the Tote’ guiding vision,  Chief Executive, Alex Frost, said “We have ambitious plans to grow the Tote and to achieve this it is essential we build a world-class team of dedicated people who are focused on ensuring it has a successful future. I am really excited by the team we are putting together which has individuals who bring vast experience and expertise from a range of sectors.”The full list of management appointments undertaken by Alizeti, can be found at Tote Ten to Follow returns as UK racing resumes June 1, 2020 Tote adds Superpools for all Royal Ascot races June 15, 2020 StumbleUpon John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020 Related Articles Submit Sharelast_img read more

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