University Of Virginia Athletics Staff Directory

University Of Virginia Athletics Staff Directory

The University of Virginia Athletics Staff Directory is a list of UVA staff members who work with the department and its various teams. Staff biographies include information about their specific roles and responsibilities within athletics.

Cunningham, Mike (Executive Associate Athletic Director/Chief Operating Officer)

Mike Cunningham is the Executive Associate Athletic Director/Chief Operating Officer of the University of Virginia Athletics Department.

He has held this position since April 1, 2018.

Cunningham joined the department and was named Deputy Director of Athletics on March 9, 2017, following a successful career in sports management with the Detroit Pistons organization and Michigan State University. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer for the Pistons from June 2011 to May 2016 before assuming his role at MSU as Senior Associate Athletic Director (External Operations).

Bernhard, Ryan (Assistant Director of Operations)

Ryan Bernhard is the Assistant Director of Operations for the athletic department. His duties include managing Virginia athletics’ facilities and operations, including:

  • The Cavaliers’ football stadium
  • Virginia’s training facility
  • Basketball arena, John Paul Jones Arena

Burton, Erin (Director of Ticket Sales and Service)

Erin Burton is the Director of Ticket Sales and Service. Her primary responsibility is to ensure that all ticket sales and operations are conducted in a professional manner. She is also responsible for managing the ticket department, including day-to-day operations, reporting statistics, monitoring financials (credit cards/check payments) and ensuring compliance with NCAA regulations.

Burton can be reached at (434) 924-7167 or via e-mail at

Burnett, Don (Director of Game Management)

  • Don Burnett, Director of Game Management
  • Duties: Coordinate game management for all home and away events at Klöckner Stadium and Davenport Field. Responsible for coordinating on-field operations, including balls and foul balls hit into the stands, as well as managing fan service in both stadiums.
  • Background: Served in a similar role at the University of Alabama from 2014-18 before being hired by UVA. He began his career coaching high school baseball and softball in Alabama.
  • Contact information:

Cacciatore, Katie (Assistant to the Executive Associate Athletic Director)

Katie Cacciatore is the Assistant to the Executive Associate Athletic Director. In this role she provides administrative support for Mike Cunningham, who serves as Executive Associate Athletic Director of Administrative Affairs and was previously Deputy Athletic Director at Virginia.

Chambers, LaTisha (Director of Operations for Men’s & Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country)

LaTisha Chambers (Director of Operations for Men’s & Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country)

LaTisha Chambers is the director of operations for men’s and women’s track and field and cross country. She was hired February 10, 2018.

Dohring, Nick (Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities Planning and Project Management)

Nick Dohring, Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities Planning and Project Management

Nick oversees the department’s facility planning and project management functions. He also serves as the liaison between Athletics and Grounds & Buildings to coordinate maintenance services for all UVA athletic facilities. In addition, Nick manages the operation of Maury Tennis Center, which hosts some of the top college tennis players across the country every year.

Prior to joining UVA in 2016, Nick worked at both Baylor University (football) and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (men’s basketball).

Eads, Mary Grace (Associate Athletic Director for Compliance Services)

The NCAA is the governing body for collegiate athletics. The ACC, SEC and Big 10 are conferences in which UVA teams compete. The Pac-12 is another conference in which UVA teams compete.

Erdenyi-Orban, Eva (Senior Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development Services)

Eva Erdenyi-Orban is a senior associate athletic director for student-athlete development services. She oversees the Student-Athlete Development Services office and is responsible for the development of student-athletes.

Freitas, Bobbie Jo (Director of Student-Athlete Nutrition Programs)

The Nutrition Programs at UVA Athletics include the following:

  • The Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) is a year-round peer-based support group for student-athletes who have struggled with alcohol and drug abuse. It provides education, dialogue, and opportunities for peer support.
  • CRP meets weekly during the academic year, led by trained members of the program’s staff; there are also monthly meetings in summer months for those who need additional support during breaks.
  • The Nutrition Program Department oversees all health and nutrition services offered at UVA Athletics. This includes meal plans for athletes; consulting on community dining options throughout Charlottesville; providing programs such as Freshman 15 Challenge to educate incoming students on healthy eating habits; managing various clinical services including performance nutrition assessments to help you reach peak performance levels; offering nutrition guidance tailored specifically to your sport(s) of choice through one-on-one consultations; working closely with coaches & staff within each sport program on their individualized needs regarding meals & snacks served post practice/game etc.; developing team yoga classes & other wellness initiatives aimed at increasing awareness around healthy choices while maintaining competitive edge!

Gagnon, Bethany (Assistant Director of the Virginia Athletics Foundation)

Bethany Gagnon is the Assistant Director of the Virginia Athletics Foundation. She serves as a critical point of contact for all inquiries related to the Virginia Athletics Foundation. Ms. Gagnon is responsible for fundraising efforts, donor relations and event planning through the Virginia Athletics Foundation.

The Virginia Athletics Foundation is a separate entity from UVA athletics and serves as its own non-profit organization that supports UVA student-athlete success through scholarship support, life skills training, mental health initiatives and other programs designed to enhance an athlete’s overall experience at UVA.

Giardina, Randy (Senior Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations)

Giardina has been at UVA for 20 years and is responsible for all facilities at UVA.

He was the Chief of Staff when the construction of the new baseball stadium began, he then took over after it was completed as Director of Athletics. He also oversaw the construction of our new softball stadium which opened in 2014.

Graybeal, Jason (Senior Associate Athletics Director and Chief Financial Officer / Asst. VP Finance & Admin.)

Jason Graybeal is the Senior Associate Athletic Director and Chief Financial Officer / Asst. VP Finance & Admin. He is responsible for managing the finances of the department, as well as serving as Chief Financial Officer for the Virginia Athletics Foundation. Graybeal joined Virginia Tech in 1996, serving in various capacities including assistant athletics director for development and business operations, senior associate athletics director for finance and administration, chief financial officer, vice president for advancement at Old Dominion University (ODU), executive director of ODU’s Hampton Roads Sports Commission from 2011-14 prior to returning to Blacksburg as interim athletic director in 2015-16 before being named full time AD in Dec 2016.

Hinton, Kelly (Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer – Men’s Basketball/Football)

  • Hinton, Kelly (Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer – Men’s Basketball/Football)
  • Kelly has been with Virginia Athletics since 1994 and is currently the head athletic trainer for the football team and men’s basketball. She earned a degree in athletic training from Virginia in 1991, followed by a master’s degree in kinesiology from Virginia in 1994.

These people work at UVA Athletics

This directory lists the departments, job titles and contact information for athletics staff members.

  • Director of Athletics – Craig Littlepage (CL)
  • Deputy Director of Athletics – Jon Oliver (JO)

If you have any questions about the University of Virginia Athletic Department, please contact the appropriate department below.

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