Tennessee Titans Announce Three New Executive Hires

Nissan Stadium. Photo: By Donald Page/Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans have announced three executive hires to join the front office including Gary Treangen as Vice President of Corporate Partnerships and Activation, Shannon Myersas Vice President of Finance, and Adam Nuse as Vice President of Business Operations.

Treangen, a San Francisco Bay Area native and graduate of San Diego State University and the University of Oregon, will report to Titans Sr. Vice President, Chief Marketing & Revenue Officer Gil Beverly. Treangen joins the Titans from the Phoenix Suns, where he held a similar role as VP of Marketing Partnerships, covering the NBA’s Suns, WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, and the IFL’s Arizona Rattlers.

Myers, a Portage, Michigan, native and a graduate of Western Kentucky University will report to Titans President and CEO Burke Nihill and will lead the team’s Finance and Accounting functions. She joins the Titans after spending over 10 years in public accounting with Ernst & Young (EY) in Nashville. As an Assurance Senior Manager with EY, Myers advised clients on technical accounting issues, financial reporting requirements, process improvement opportunities, and strengthening internal controls. She has experience working with the Titans, having served as the EY executive for the team’s annual audit over the last three years.

Nuse is a Texas native with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma, a master’s degree in sports administration from Wichita State University, and a doctorate in organizational leadership from Western Kentucky University. He will report to Nihill and will lead the team’s Stadium Operations and Fan Experience, Human Resources, and IT functions.

For the past five years, Nuse served as General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of the Nashville Sounds, overseeing all day-to-day operations related to the organization. Under his leadership, the Sounds broke attendance records and were regularly recognized by industry publications as leaders in operational excellence and fan experience. Most recently, in 2019 Baseball America awarded the Sounds with its prestigious Freitas Award in recognition of the club’s community involvement, long-term business success, and consistent operational excellence.

Nuse also serves on the Nashville Sports Council Board of Directors and the Nashville Sports Authority’s Women’s Professional Sports Committee.

The Heimerdinger Foundation To Host Fundraiser With NFL Greats

The Heiderdinger Foundation will be hosting Fisher & Friends at the Farm and Off the Record with former Titans’ head coach and player Jeff Fisher and Eddie George with Nashville radio icon George Plaster and more.

This event will help raise money for The Heiderdinger Foundation which is a nonprofit organization that provides nutrient-rich meals and education, free of charge, for families facing cancer.

The fundraiser will be on Saturday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. CST and will be held on Fisher’s farm. The night will offer behind the scenes stories with NFL coaching, talent, and broadcast giants including John Dwyer, as well as story telling, music, live and silent auctions, and a four-course farm to table meal inspired by the nonprofit’s Meals 4 Health and Healing Program.

“Jeff has always been so supportive of our mission from the very beginning and we are grateful to him for opening up his beautiful farm for this year’s fundraiser,” says foundation Executive Director Katharine Ray. “We can’t wait to gather safely in person again!”

Meals 4 Health and Healing, the signature program of The Heimerdinger Foundation, is a heart-centered, caring community preparing organic, immune-boosting, and anti-inflammatory meals free of charge for cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment and their caregivers. Since 2013, the nonprofit has served over 100,000 meals to hundreds of clients and their caregivers in Williamson and Davidson Counties.

Individual tickets for this event are $250 or $1800 for a table of eight and include a four-course farm to table dinner with proceeds benefiting the Meals 4 Health and Healing program of The Heimerdinger Foundation. .

Tennessee State University Hires Eddie George As Head Football Coach

Eddie George. Photo: Courtesy of TSU

Former Tennessee Titan Eddie George will be the next head football coach for the Tennessee State University Tigers.

George, an alumnus of Ohio State University and winner of the Heisman Trophy in 1995, was announced the new football coach by TSU Director of Athletics Dr. Mikki Allen at a press conference on April 13.

“Eddie George has been a winner in every facet of the game and we look forward to him bringing that same commitment to our players and having it translate into winning on and off the field,” says Allen. “We are excited to have him join us and lead the next chapter of our storied football program.”

“For decades, TSU has always made bold and strategic hires within our athletic programs that laid the foundation for our storied success in sports,” says university President Glenda Glover.  “Eddie George, with the resources he will bring to TSU, is the right choice and investment for the future of the TSU football program and the TSU community.”

George is a Tennessee Titan legend, having played eight seasons with the Houston Oilers/Titans, leading them to a championship appearance in Super Bowl XXXIV, and having his No. 27 retired. George is only the second NFL running back to rush for 10,000 yards while never missing a start, joining Jim Brown.

“Coaching is a full commitment, a duty of service. I take that seriously,” says George. “I’ve done a lot of soul searching and due diligence. The more I thought about it, I got more and more excited about it. It was like picking up an old guitar or getting back on a bike, it’s familiar but in a different capacity.”

The Tigers finished their 2020 season finishing with a record of 2-5. The Ohio Valley Conference team has failed to finish a season at or above .500 since the 2016 season.

NFL Hall of Fame’s Health Network Includes Vanderbilt Health As Founding Member

Vanderbilt Health is one of 12 of the nation’s premier providers of medical care that will begin offering services to any former NFL player or team employee, and their families, under the banner of Hall of Fame Health.

An estimated 80% of the League’s nearly 20,000 former players are not covered under employer-sponsored medical plans and must shop for insurance coverage each year during the national open-enrollment period, which this year begins Nov. 1.

As part of the agreement, Vanderbilt Health will work with Hall of Fame Health to provide a variety of services, some designed to fill gaps in existing coverage, along with concierge services to help former players and their families navigate the health care landscape. Offerings will complement services the NFL provides in the 30 cities where franchises are located and will add available in-network health options in areas of the country where thousands of NFL retirees are located.

“We have decades of experience caring for the unique and challenging health needs of elite athletes, world-class entertainers, corporate leaders and public figures of all kinds, so we feel it is our duty to step up and be involved early with Hall of Fame Health,” says C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer for VUMC. “Our region is home to many former players and their families, and we’re proud to be a resource for them as they start to play the long game with their health.”

“This network of world-class health systems, physician groups and provider organizations is committed to helping the Pro Football Hall of Fame serve former football players and their families as they look to navigate and gain access to the very best care,” says Jeremy Hogue, CEO of Hall of Fame Health. “It’s consistent with the hall’s mission ‘to honor the heroes of the game.’ In the community of former football players, there is a need. We’re rising to meet it.”

“When we talk about ‘honoring the heroes of the game,’ it’s more than documenting their accomplishments on the field. It’s about caring about them off the field as well,” says David Baker, president and CEO of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. “And that care is not limited to members of the Hall of Fame; it’s for everyone associated with the great game of football. Hall of Fame Health and these network partners will improve quality of life by providing world-class health care to the thousands of men and women who have been associated with the National Football League and its 32 clubs.”

Along with Vanderbilt Health, the Hall of Fame Health network includes other premier hospitals, physicians and orthopedic centers like Andrews Institute, Aultman Health, Baylor Scott & White Health, Emory Healthcare, HCA Houston Healthcare, HonorHealth, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR), OrthoLoneStar, Providence St. John’s Health Center, Tampa General Hospital and UCSF Health.