May 17, 2006
Greg Schiller, the New York Mets Manager of Computer Ticketing, has been selected as Baylor's Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Services, Director of Athletics Ian McCaw announced Wednesday. His appointment is effective June 5.
"Greg brings us a broad range of experience having worked in Major League Baseball, the ACC and The Big East," McCaw said. "His considerable ticketing, sales and service skills will be of great benefit to Baylor fans and our department."
Prior to moving into Major League Baseball with the Mets in 2005, Schiller spent six years (1999-2005) in the University of Maryland's athletic ticket office, a time frame which saw the Terps' football team play in three bowl games, including the 2002 Fed Ex Orange Bowl, and the men's basketball program play in five NCAA Tournaments with back-to-back Final Four appearances in 2001 and 2002. He went to Maryland as the school's Associate Ticket Manager in June 1999, became its Interim Director of Ticket Operations in October 2002 and was selected as the Terrapins' Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Operations in January 2003.
Schiller, who spent much of his youth in Plano, Texas, graduated from Miami (Ohio) University in May 1993 with a bachelor's of science degree in mass communications. After serving as a ticket office trainee with the Richmond Braves in 1995 and working a year as a ticket sales intern at the University of Miami, he served as assistant ticket manager for the Hurricanes from June 1996 through June 1999 before moving to Maryland.
"We are tremendously excited to have someone with Greg's ticketing background and experience joining the Baylor family," said Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs Bill Chaves. "His extensive background in ticket sales and operations at the University's of Miami and Maryland as well as with the Mets coupled with his expertise of the Paciolan ticketing system will be a tremendous asset for our loyal season ticket holders, donors, and fans. We look forward to Greg's leadership within our ticket services area."
McCaw also announced that Ticket Manager Mary Felkner is retiring May 31 from the University after 25 years of service to Baylor Athletics. A retirement party honoring Felkner will be held on May 30 from 3-5 p.m. at Floyd Casey Stadium.
"We are grateful to Mary for her 25 years of service to Baylor Athletics and our fans," said McCaw. "We welcome our fans and season ticket holders to join us in recognizing her on May 30."