Little Rock Athletics announces promotions, additions to staff

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Little Rock Athletics has announced a pair of promotions, as well as a pair of new additions to its external operations team as the Trojans head into the 2019-20 season. Seth Jones has been promoted to Little Rock’s director of sales and service, while Devin Gregory has had the interim label removed from his position as director of ticketing.

Additionally, two new faces will join the external operations team, including former Trojan soccer player Jaclyn Purvine, who was named a marketing and development assistant. Kaylie Noll also joins the program as a communications and marketing assistant director, serving as the primary contact for the Trojan wrestling and swimming and diving programs while assisting both the communications and marketing staffs with graphic and creative initiatives.

The four will provide unique insights and perspectives as the external operations and communications team continues to increase the Trojans’ visibility as Little Rock’s Team and enhance the Little Rock Athletics brand.

More information about the staff members:

Seth Jones – Former Trojan baseball student-athlete Seth Jones is in his third season with the Little Rock Athletic department, being promoted to the director of sales and service in July 2019.

Jones joined the department in the summer of 2017, working with the Trojan marketing department while pursuing a master’s degree in sport management, which he completed in 2018. He was promoted to an account executive prior to the 2018 season. During his time as a graduate assistant, Jones was responsible for season ticket sales for basketball while working with group sales and assisting with special events for the department.

A former Little Rock student-athlete, the Argyle, Texas, native spent two seasons as a member of the Trojan baseball program, earning his bachelor’s degree in business in 2017.

Devin Gregory is in his second year with the Trojan Athletic Department, joining the staff as an external operations assistant in June 2018 before taking on the role of interim director of ticketing in January.

Gregory came to Little Rock from Corpus Christi, Texas, where he worked as both a marketing and sales assistant as well as a ticket operations intern in the Islander Athletic Department for the 2017-18 season. During that time, Gregory also worked with the Corpus Christi Hooks, the Double A minor league baseball affiliate of the Houston Astros, in their sales and marketing office.

A native of Belton, Texas, Gregory earned his bachelor’s degree in sports management from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in 2017. He is currently pursuing his master’s degree in sport management at Little Rock with an anticipated graduation date of May 2020.

Kaylie Noll joined the Little Rock Athletic Department in July 2019, serving as the communications and marketing assistant director. Noll handles the communication efforts for the Trojan wrestling and swimming and diving teams while assisting with graphic design work for both communication and external purposes.

Noll comes to Little Rock from Green Bay where she spent three years in the Phoenix’s athletic offices. Beginning as a communications and marketing assistant, Noll assumed the role of coordinator of athletic communications in August 2018, serving as the main communications contact for the Green Bay volleyball, tennis, cross country, swimming and diving, and skiing programs.

In her first full year working with the Phoenix volleyball program, Noll oversaw the media efforts for Green Bay’s historic 2018 season, capturing the program’s first-ever regular season conference title and making its first NCAA tournament appearance in 15 years.

Noll came to Green Bay as a student-athlete, competing for four years on the Phoenix swimming and diving team in the backstroke, freestyle, and IM events. The Peoria, Illinois, native graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in communication and as a Chancellor’s Medallion recipient in May 2018. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in sport management at Little Rock.

Jacklyn Purvive – Former Little Rock soccer player Jacklyn Purvive joined the Little Rock Athletic department in July 2019 as a marketing and development assistant. In this role, she will play an active role in the Trojans’ fundraising events, including SpectacUALR¬†and the Little Rock Golf Shamble, while assisting with the day-to-day marketing initiatives for the Trojans.

Purvine was a four-year letter winner in soccer for the Trojans, earning her degree in May 2019. She played in 81 games with 71 starts during her Little Rock career, ending her career eighth all-time in goals (21) and seventh in assists (11), ranking eighth in program history in career points (53).

A native of Moore, Oklahoma, Purvine was one of the senior leaders of the 2018 team that won a program-record 13 games and captured the Sun Belt Tournament championship, earning the program’s first-ever NCAA tournament appearance. A second-team All-Sun Belt selection in 2018, Purvine was named to the Sun Belt All-Tournament team in both 2017 and 2018.

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