Administration
Mark LaBarbera
Director of Athletics
Kris Sanders
Administrative Assistant for Athletics
Kim Smith
Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance/Senior Woman Administrator
John Kuka
Associate Director of Athletics
Dr. Shannon Yates
Associate Director of Athletics for Event Management
Erik Weiler
Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities
Anne VanKeppel
Associate Director of Athletics for Corporate Partnerships
Rin Seibert
Director of Recreational Sports/Associate Director of Athletics
Candy Jessen
Assistant Director of Athletics for Business Services
Melissa Van Dygriff
Assistant Director of Athletics for Student Services
Phil George
Associate Director of Digital Media for Athletics
Lexi Nichols
Assistant Director of Marketing for Athletics
Ron Blatz
Broadcast & Streaming Manager
Erica Fedornock
Athletic Ticket Operations Manager
Ben Boggs
Assistant Director of Annual Giving
Renee' Turpa
Group Sales Ticket Coordinator
Jamie Anthony
Compliance Coordinator
Merel Nelson
Operations Coordinator
Lissa Yogan
Faculty Athletics Representative
Full List

Phil George

Associate Director of Digital Media for Athletics

Phone (219) 464-6757
Email Phil.George@valpo.edu

Phil George joined the Valparaiso University staff as Associate Director of Digital Media for Athletics in January 2017. He is responsible for the production of original video and graphic content for marketing, entertainment and recruitment purposes, as well as the management of Valpo Athletics’ social media platforms. 

Prior to his role at Valpo, Phil worked in creative media capacities for several professional and collegiate sports organizations, including Loyola Marymount University, Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the Los Angeles Dodgers and five years of experience in Minor League Baseball.

Phil graduated from the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in 2013 with a degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. At Syracuse, he was on staff at the WJPZ-89.1 student radio station for four years and covered several collegiate and high school sporting events, including the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball East Regionals in Washington, D.C.