NIRSA Championship Series
NIRSA Championship Series

Staff & Officials

Develop professionally as a NIRSA Championship Series staff member

The NIRSA Championship Series Committee has developed the following staff structure to coordinate the efforts of the NIRSA Member volunteers and staff who work together to make NIRSA Championship Series national and regional events possible.

Volunteering is a great career opportunity for any recreation professional or student. The professional development experience that volunteering with the NIRSA Championship Series offers is grounded in learning outcomes and professional development goals consistent with NIRSA’s mission and the NIRSA Championship Series guiding principles.

The tournaments are run by NIRSA professionals, who select volunteer applicants based on their stated interests and qualifications.

Representatives of the host institution serve as the Directors of Operations for each tournament. The NIRSA Championship Series Committee will be seeking volunteers for Director of Officials, Director of Competition, and all tournament staff positions. Please review the following information carefully before applying:

Sports Staff Descriptions & Qualifications

Soccer Staff
Basketball Staff
Flag Football Staff

NIRSA Championship Series Committee & Work Teams

CommitteePositionFirst NameLast NameUniveristyRegion
NIRSA Chamionship Series Executive TeamChairScottFlickingerCornell UniversityI
NIRSA Chamionship Series Executive TeamViceMartyDempseyUniversity of FloridaII
NIRSA Chamionship Series Executive TeamSecond ViceAshleyLaxUniversity of Wisconsin - MadisonIII
AssessmentChairAntonioGonzalezUniversity of South FloridaII
AssessmentMemberAndrewChadickThe University of Texas at San AntonioIV
AssessmentMemberJonCorumJames Madison UniversityII
AssessmentMemberKristenDrapp LaFleurFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityII
AssessmentMemberChadEllsworthTexas Tech UniversityIV
AssessmentMemberAndrewFunariUniversity of Illinois At Urbana- ChampaignIII
AssessmentMemberShanaKesslerSalem State UniversityI
AssessmentMemberAndreaSneadUniversity of Central FloridaII
BasketballChairJefferyLogsdonUniversity of CincinnatiIII
BasketballMemberSeanButlerUniversity of Rhode IslandI
BasketballMemberMichaelCastanedaThe University of Texas at San AntonioIV
BasketballMemberJonCorumJames Madison UniversityII
BasketballMemberCrystallDooleySoutheast Missouri State UniversityIV
BasketballMemberAaronDuekerUniversity of NebraskaV
BasketballMemberDeannaHewlettManhattan CollegeIV
BasketballMemberHeatherMarshallUniversity of Central FloridaII
BasketballMemberDexterShorterThe Ohio State UniversityIII
BasketballMemberDavidWileyNorthern Kentucky UniversityII
Brand ManagementChairDerekDossKennesaw State UniversityII
Brand ManagementMemberCrystalDurhamNorthern Arizona UniversityVI
Brand ManagementMemberAlexHornLoyola University ChicagoIII
Brand ManagementMemberRogerJerezUniversity of DelawareIII
Brand ManagementMemberDanielRenfroUniversity of South FloridaII
Brand ManagementMemberAustinSandersonWichita State UniversityIV
Brand ManagementMemberMichaelWozniakUniversity of North DakotaV
Club BasketballChairJoshuaDietrichKent State UniversityIII
Club BasketballMemberCaseyAndersonUniversity of ArizonaVI
Club BasketballMemberBrandonBermeaOklahoma State UniversityIV
Club BasketballMemberSteveDrasdisUniversity of ConnecticutI
Club BasketballMemberMattDuniganUC - RiversideVI
Club BasketballMemberJasmineHolmesCentral Michigan UniversityIII
Club BasketballMemberBaileyKenneyUniversity of MississippiII
Club BasketballMemberPhilipLocanteFairmont StateII
Club BasketballMemberShawnRileyDrexel UniversityI
Club BasketballMemberEmilyWalkerAppalachian State UniversityII
Flag FootballChairJarrodeDavisThe Ohio State UniversityIII
Flag FootballMemberBrookeCochranUniversity of FloridaII
Flag FootballMemberMikeDominguezUniversity of California-DavisVI
Flag FootballMemberDomoniqueDunnThe University of AlabamaII
Flag FootballMemberMatthewFerdinandUniversity of DaytonIII
Flag FootballMemberWinstonGoodwinUniversity of Wisconsin- MadisonIII
Flag FootballMemberRobertKellyUniversity of North GeorgiaII
Flag FootballMemberShanaKesslerSalem State UniversityI
Flag FootballMemberKevinMartinUniversity of California-RiversideVI
Flag FootballMemberKleeSellersOklahoma State UniversityIV
Flag FootballMemberDavidStewartTowson UniversityI
Flag FootballMemberKatieThomasTexas A & M University- CommerceIV
SoccerChairJonJanisUniversity of HoustonIV
SoccerMemberKristaChauvinAshland UniversityIII
SoccerMemberChadEllsworthTexas Tech UniversityIV
SoccerMemberLaurelHannaUniversity of MichiganIII
SoccerMemberHannahRobertsEast Carolina UniversityII
SoccerMemberNicholasSingerUniversity of Illinois At Urbana- ChampaignIII
SoccerMemberLauraWhiteleyUniversity of the PacificVI
Standards of CompetitionChairKelliRockwellGeorgia Institute of TechnologyII
Standards of CompetitionMemberDannyFeitelUniversity of California-MercedVI
Standards of CompetitionMemberLauraFergusonUniversity of ArizonaVI
Standards of CompetitionMemberChadMcKenzieCity of Round RockIV
Standards of CompetitionMemberMaxwellMillerSwarthmore CollegeI
Standards of CompetitionMemberAdamRichmanThe University of AlabamaII
Student/Professional DevelopmentChairAbbyVan NoteUniversity of Wisconsin- MadisonIII
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberRobertBrunerUniversity of Central FloridaII
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberVeronicaChevalierTexas A & M University- CommerceIV
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberTimCollinsCalifornia State University- Monterey BayVI
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberCarolineMashburnFlorida Gulf Coast UniversityII
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberJeremyMcKendallUniversity of WyomingV
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberKristoferNewsomeUniversity of South FloridaII
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberZackSephtonUniversity of WindsorVII
Student/Professional DevelopmentMemberDavidSweeneyKeene State CollegeI
TennisChairGaryCahenUniversity of Central FloridaII
TennisMemberAndreaSneadUniversity of Central FloridaII
Unified Task ForceChairAmandaAlpertUniversity of MississippiII
Unified Task ForceMemberJohnLukUniversity of Massachusetts-LowellI
Unified Task ForceMemberJonathanJohnstonTexas A&M-CommerceIV
Unified Task ForceMemberSophieRattrayUNC-CharlotteII
Unified Task ForceMemberSeanGraningerUniversity of OregonVI
Unified Task ForceConsultantAbbyVan NoteUniversity of Wisconsin-MadisonIII

NIRSA Championship Series Applications

Tournament Staff

Basketball Staff

Flag Football Staff

Soccer Staff

Tennis Staff

Open Close
National Tennis Directors Oct 9 Nov 27
National Tennis Staff Positions Dec 18 Jan 17

Tournament Host Sites

National Host Applications

Applications open every three years Open Close
National Basketball Site Aug 10 Oct 31
National Flag Football Site Mar 1 May 7

Regional Host Applications

Open Close
Regional Flag Football Sites Feb 4 Apr 10
Regional Basketball Sites Apr 30 June 10
Regional Soccer Sites Jan 2 May 1

NIRSA Volunteer Groups

Championship Series Volunteers

Open Close
Series Exec Team Nov 14 Jan 16
Series Committee Chairs Nov 14 Jan 16
Series Work Team Members Dec 10 Feb 25

Institutional Registration

National Institutional Registration

NIRSA Championship Series Applications
Tournament Staff
Basketball Staff Open Close
Regional Basketball Directors Positions Oct 16 Nov 10
Regional Basketball Staff Positions Oct 16 Nov 17
Regional Officials Positions Dec 11 Varies
National Basketball Directors Positions Oct 16 Nov 6
National Basketball Staff Positions Dec 4 Jan 19
National Officials Positions Feb 6 Mar 26
Flag Football Staff Open Close
Regional Flag Football Director Positions Aug 6 Sept 7
Regional Flag Football Staff Positions — APPLY NOW! Aug 6 Sep 14
Regional Flag Football Officials Positions Sep 18 Contact Host
National Flag Football Directors Positions Sep 15 Oct 11
National Flag Football Officials Positions Nov 3 Dec 8
National Flag Football Staff Positions Sep 22 Oct 24
Special Olympics USA Games Student Officials Nov 1 Jan 7
Soccer Staff Open Close
Regional Soccer Staff Positions — APPLY NOW! Aug 6 Sep 14
Regional Soccer Coordinator Positions Feb 7  Apr 2
National Soccer Staff Positions — APPLY NOW! Aug 6 Sept 14
National Soccer Officials Positions July 16 Aug 11
Tennis Staff Open Close
National Tennis Directors Oct 9 Nov 27
National Tennis Staff Positions  Dec 18 Jan 18
Tournament Host Sites
National Host Applications Open Close
National Basketball Site Aug 10 Oct 31
National Flag Football Site Mar 1 May 7
Regional Host Applications Open Close
Regional Flag Football Sites Feb 2 Mar 28
Regional Basketball Sites Apr 30 June 8
Regional Soccer Sites Mar 1 Apr 16
NIRSA Volunteer Groups
Championship Series Volunteers Open Close
Series Workteams Nov 30 Feb 15
Series Committee Nov 30 Feb 15
Series Exec Team Nov 15 Jan 16
Institutional Registration
National Institutional Registration Open Close
Flag Football Institutional Registration — APPLY NOW! Jun 27 Sept 22
Basketball Institutional Registration — APPLY NOW! Jun 27 Jan 24

NIRSA Flag Football Officials Webinars

2018 NIRSA Regional Flag Football Director of Officials Webinar
2018 NIRSA Regional Flag Football Student Officials Webinar

Need more information?

Questions about the NIRSA Championship Series can be directed to the NIRSA National Sport Programs Coordinator, Nicole Jackson.