Leadership

Leadership

Alan Gooch, Executive Director

Alan Gooch has committed his life to one thing…helping others. His primary vehicle for doing this has been his work for more than 25 years in college athletics and, primarily, football. Alan is the Executive Director of the Orlando Sports Foundation, whose goal is to bring a new and different college football bowl game experience to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, the bowl’s goal is to create awareness and additional financial resource for breast cancer research.

Gooch began his career as a member of the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights as a defensive back in 1981 before spending 22 seasons as a member of the coaching staff. He started his coaching career in 1983 as a graduate assistant, quickly moving thru the ranks and becoming UCF’s recruiting coordinator. During his eight years at the position, he aided the program’s transition from Division II through I-AA and into I-A status. He was named assistant head coach in 1998 and took over as interim head coach at the end of the 2003 season. Gooch and Gary Gibbs of University of Oklahoma are the only two coaches in division one football to rise from player to Head Coach without leaving their alma mater.

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Orlando Sports Foundation
Board of Directors

mack-mcLaughlin

Mack McLaughlin*
President & Media Events Sets-Facilities
CEO, FX Design

kay-stanney

Kay Stanney
Vice President & Science Officer
CEO, Design Interactive

jim-warmus

Jim Warmus
CFO – Finance Committee Chair
Partner-CPA, WithumSmith+Brown

megan-dowdy

Megan Dowdy*
Host Committee Chair
President, Megan Dowdy Realty

dave-almstead

Dave Almstead*
Media / TV Consultant
CEO, ONE CONNXT

jeff-lagos

Jeff Lagos*
Selection Comm. Chair
President, Insurance of America

scott-rose

Scott Rose*
Team Scouting Coordinator
Scott Rose All-State

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Alan Gooch*
Executive Director
Managing Partner Tizon Commercial LLC

Orlando Sports Foundation
Advisory Board

scott-adams

Scott Adams
Social Media Consultant
Scott Adams Creative

wendy-almstead

Wendy Almstead
Event Engagement
OSF

RayBastin

Ray D. Bastin
Accounting/Business Advisor Support
WithumSmith+Brown

TroyBubley

Troy Bubley
Mobile, Social and Interactive Media
Right Brain Media

kennanburch

Kennan Burch
Brand Strategist
Brand Catalyst Partners

DavidCassidy

David Cassidy
Director of Medical Operations
Florida Hospital Sports & Rehabilitation

VicCollazo

Victor Collazo
Director of Volunteer Services

michelle-crawford

Michelle Crawford
Spirit (Band, Cheer, Dance) Coordinator
OCPS

marc-daniels

Marc Daniels
Radio Consultant
Perfect Game Productions

mike-foristall

Mike Foristall*
Strategic Marketing
& Creative Production
Knight Agency

GretchenHahn

Gretchen Hahn
Media Buyer, Media Relations
Green Grass Marketing & Advertising

TiffanyHughes-2

Tiffany Hughes
Corporate Relations
UCF College of Business

LoriJohnson

Lori Johnson
Public Relations
Edelman

paul-kennedy

Paul Kennedy
Broadcast TV Program Consultant
Fox Sports Network

erik-kohler

Erik Kohler
Public Address Announcer
EK Sports

george-lamelza

George Lamelza*
Web Services
CEO, incend Media

Tom-McAleavey

Tom McAleavey
Holland & Knight LLP

christin-petroski

Christin Petroski
Holland & Knight LLP

pete-rugules

Pete Rugules
Event Emcee
Cort

roy-reid

Roy Reid
Director of Corporate Communications
Florida Hospital

Jason-T

Jason Turoff
Specialty Rx Source

Orlando Sports Foundation
Advisory Board / Gameday Ops

nate-blythe

Nate Blythe
SID Coordinator, Historian
Media Relations
UCFAA

rj-dowdy-sm

R.J. Dowdy
Motor Sports Liaison

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John R. Evans
Team Chaplain Coordinator
Central Florida FCA

joel-johnson

Joel Johnson
Director of Sports Medicine
SST Rehab

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Tyler Lampe
Officials Liaison

alyson-mckoy

Alyson McCoy
Game Day Operations Coordinator
Solo Event Planning

JenniferScallin

Jennifer Scallin Perez
Coordinator of Team Sports Medicine
Florida Hospital Sports & Rehabilitation

TimPhillips

Tim Phillips
Promotions & Game Day Merchandise
The Solutions Group

LarryRogers

Larry Rogers
Director TV Production Operations
Firstintv, President

DeronStults

Deron Stultz
Promotions & Game Day Merchandise
The Solutions Group

Orlando Sports Foundation
Staff

alan gooch

Alan Gooch
CEO

Terri-Bernhardt2

Terri Bernhardt
Director of Communications /
Internal Operations
 

MattStover

Matt Stover
Director of Ticket Operations

whitney-prince

Whitney Prince
Operations & Events Coordinator

taylor giess

Taylor Gies
Business Services & Event Operations Coordinator

*Denotes “Founding Member” of the AutoNation Cure Bowl and the Orlando Sports Foundation. Read More