|Title:||Director of Facilities and Events|
Ben Shannon was named in June 2007 as the full-time Director of
Facilities and Events for the Athletics Department. Shannon had
served in the same role in a full-time/interim capacity for the
previous three years.
He continues to serve as coordinator of Tech's athletic facilities and oversees intercollegiate athletic events hosted by the university. He was a primary contact in the installation of the new 24/7 turf system and track surface at Tucker Stadium, and new lights in the facility, and recently oversaw the construction of the new basketball office complex inside Eblen Center. He will also coordinate the construction upgrades being done to the Press Box at Tucker Stadium.
Shannon's goal is to help give the fans and student-athletes the finest facilities and best atmosphere possible.
He came to Tech in 2001 as a member of the Golden Eagle baseball
team following two seasons at Meridian (Miss.) Community College.
During his two seasons as a player, Shannon was among the team's
batting leaders and earned all-OVC honors as a senior.
He earned his bachelor's degree in 2004 from Tech and was hired in a part-time position to work with facilities and events. He added his master's in administration and supervision in 2005.
Among his duties, Shannon is responsible for game day operations for all 16 intercollegiate sports, including custodial staff and technicians, event staff and concessions. He also coordinates the maintenance and scheduling for Tech's athletic facilities and motor pool.