Blake Huckaby has joined the Saint Mary's College athletics staff as the Director of Ticket Operations and Sales, Athletic Director Mark Orr announced. A native of Lakeville, Minn., Huckaby is responsible for all ticket operations for the Saint Mary's intercollegiate athletics program and will direct all individual game, season and group sales initiatives. He will also serve as a key member of the department's external relations group, which develops all marketing and promotions plans, creates and directs gameday operations and fan experience efforts.
"We are happy to have Blake join the Saint Mary's athletics program," said Orr. "He brings a depth of experience in a number of areas from his minor league baseball background. He is energetic and personable and, most importantly, customer service focused. I believe he will be a strong addition to our staff."
Huckaby joins Saint Mary's after working the last four years in minor league baseball. For the last two seasons, he served as the director of ticket operations for the Quad Cities River Bandits, a Single-A affiliate of the Saint Louis Cardinals located in Davenport, Iowa.
While with the River Bandits, he was responsible for all facets of the operation of the organization's ticket office. He collarborated with the front office staff on a number of marketing, sales and promotional initiatives throughout his time with the club and played a key role with the sales and marketing efforts for the 2011 Midwest League All-Star Game and Home Run Derby.
A 2007 graduate of Mankato State University, Huckaby began his career as an intern with the Rockford (Ill.) RiverHawks. He assisted in the marketing, community relations and ticket operations units with the club, which competes in the independent Frontier League.
Prior to his time at Quad Cities, Hucky served as a ticket operations assistant with the Memphis (Tenn.) Redbirds, a Triple-A affiliate of the Saint Louis Cardinals.
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