Assistant Director of Football Operations Mike Antonoplos is in hissixth season with Pitt's football staff and plays a highly valuable role in the daily operations of the program.
Whether it is assisting with away game travel or the hosting of prospects, Antonoplos has been an instrumental figure for the Panthers. In his role of assistant director of operations, he works alongside assistant athletic director Chris LaSala to make sure all the logistics for the Panthers go smoothly.
Antonoplos provides vital support and planning for Pitt's official recruiting visits. Moreover, he was influential in creating a productive partnership between the football program and Pitt Pathfinders, a group of university undergraduates who provide tours and information for prospective students.
Antonoplos additionally represents Pitt football while working with various campus organizations. His vital behind-the-scenes efforts helped Pitt land the Big East's top recruiting class each of the last three years. The Panthers' classes have ranked in the top 25 each of those three years, including top 10 rankings in 2006 and 2007.
Antonoplos joined the Panthers in 2004 after working the previous four years with Pittsburgh's professional sports franchises. From 2002-03, he worked inside sales for the Pittsburgh Pirates, specializing in season and group tickets. In 2001, Antonoplos worked with the Pittsburgh Steelers' fan relations department and assisted with the team's annual training camp in Latrobe, Pa. He additionally interned with the Pittsburgh Penguins, assisting in customer relations, ticketing, marketing and promotions.
Antonoplos is a 2001 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor's in communications.
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