Dear Coach or Administrator, In the spirit of athletic competition, we welcome your visit to Elon University! To accommodate you and your team during your stay in Elon, North Carolina, the Elon Phoenix Visiting Team Guide has been created to help with any questions you may have. You can find this guide on our web site at: http://www.elon.edu/e-web/athletics/visitingteam.pdf On this site you will find: • • • • • • • Athletic Personnel Directory General visiting team information Athletic Training Information Sports Information Directions to Elon & Athletic Venues Listing of Area Hotels & Restaurants Parking/Ticket Information Please notice on the parking information page, locations for unloading and parking the team bus or van is indicated by athletic venue. For further information, contact me or someone on the staff list in the area of your question, now or prior to your trip and we will be glad to assist you. Sincerely, Kyle Wills Senior Associate Director of Athletics Business/Operations 336-278-6800 The Legend of the Elon University Phoenix Throughout history there is told the legend of the rare and remarkable Phoenix, a crimson and gold bird that lived 500 years. It was sleek, swift and strong ‐ the most marvelous bird ever created by human imagination. At the end of its life, with death approaching, it built a nest in an oak tree and was consumed in flames ignited by the sun. From the ashes emerged the next Phoenix ‐ reborn and renewed, with strength forged in fire. Fire, too, has shaped the history of Elon University. The disastrous fire of 1923 all but destroyed Elon. Gone were Main building, college records, classrooms, the library and chapel. But within days of the fire, Elon trustees set in motion the plan for Elon to rise from the ashes, stronger than ever. The Phoenix is a powerful leader and an emblem of immortality. It is a perfect symbol for a school that is constantly renewing and re‐creating itself. The Elon motto, Numen Lumen, embraces intellectual and spiritual light. And so too, throughout history, the Phoenix has served as a symbol of light and knowledge. The Phoenix is timeless and unique. It perfectly describes an athletics program and an institution that are rising to new levels of excellence. There is only one Phoenix. There is only one Elon. Catch the fire! ATHLETIC PERSONNEL Position Name (336) area code E-mail Director of Athletics Dave Blank 278-6705 email@example.com Senior Associate Director of Athletics Compliance/Campus Relations Clay Hassard 278-6707 firstname.lastname@example.org Senior Associate Director of Athletics Business/Operations Kyle Wills 278-6706 email@example.com Associate Director of Athletics & Senior Woman Administrator Faith Shearer 278-6790 firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Director of Athletics External Affairs Brian Tracy 278-6797 email@example.com Director of Media Relations Erica Roberson 278-6711 firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Marketing/Ticket Operations Michael Jacobs 278-6704 email@example.com Director of Sports Medicine Kenneth Barnes 278-6693 firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Athletic Training Services Eric Storsved 278-6713 email@example.com Director of Development for Athletics John Keegan 278-6709 firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Academic Progress/Life Skills Development Cayce Crenshaw 278-6710 email@example.com Director of Game Operations/ Facilities Gray Hunter 278-6107 firstname.lastname@example.org Faculty Athletics Representative Eric Hall 278-5880 email@example.com Head Equipment Manager Kenny Simpson 278-6729 firstname.lastname@example.org HEAD COACHING STAFF Baseball Mike Kennedy 278-6741 email@example.com Basketball (Men's) Matt Matheny 278-6730 firstname.lastname@example.org Basketball (Women's) Karen Barefoot 278-6733 email@example.com Cross Country (Men’s & Women’s) Christine Engel 278-6739 firstname.lastname@example.org Football Pete Lembo 278-6721 email@example.com Golf (Men's) Bill Morningstar 278-6740 firstname.lastname@example.org Golf (Women's) Chris Dockrill 278-6842 email@example.com Soccer (Men's) Darren Powell 278-6746 firstname.lastname@example.org Soccer (Women's) Chris Neal 278-6745 email@example.com Softball Patti Raduenz 278-6744 firstname.lastname@example.org Tennis (Men’s) Michael Leonard 278-6737 email@example.com Tennis (Women’s) Elizabeth Perry 278-6805 firstname.lastname@example.org Track & Field, Indoor Track (Women's) Mark Elliston 278-6806 email@example.com Volleyball Mary Tendler 278-6743 firstname.lastname@example.org ATHLETIC TRAINING Eric Storsved – Director of Athletic Training (Men’s Basketball) Office: 336-278-6716 Cell: 336-264-8334 E-mail: email@example.com Marty Baker – Associate Athletic Trainer (Women’s Basketball, Men’s & Women’s Golf) Office: 336-278-6713 Cell: 336-264-7500 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Dr. Kenneth Barnes - Director of Sports Medicine/Team Physician Office: 336-278-6716 E-mail: email@example.com AJ Lukjanczuk - Assistant Athletic Trainer (Football) Office: 336-278-6714 Cell: 336-263-7925 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Jodi McConnell - Assistant Athletic Trainer (Women’s Soccer & Baseball) Office: 336-278-6807 Cell: 336-263-8554 E-mail: email@example.com Elly Shearman – Assistant Athletic Trainer (Volleyball, Men’s & Women’s Tennis) Office: 336-278-5802 Cell: 336-343-7321 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Derek Lawrance - Assistant Athletic Trainer (Men’s Soccer, Softball) Office: 336-278-6817 Cell: 336-512-5229 E-mail: email@example.com TBA - Assistant Athletic Trainer (Men’s & Women’s Cross Country) Office: 336-278-5883 Cell: 336-264-6743 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Athletic Training Facilities Koury Center/Alumni Gymnasium 336-278-6717 Koury Field House 336-278-6752 DIRECTIONS TO ALAMANCE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER & KERNODLE CLINIC From Elon campus leaving Rhodes Stadium and the Koury Center/Alumni Gymnasium: Go south on Williamson Ave., crossing railroad tracks and continue on across Hwy. 70/South Church Street. Stay on St. Mark's Church Rd. Take a left onto University Drive and cross over I-85/40 bridge, turn left at the Huffman Mill Rd. intersection and then first right into the Medical Center Complex (1234 Huffman Mill Road). Alamance Regional Medical Center 1234 Huffman Mill Road 336-538-7000 Kernodle Clinic 1234 Huffman Mill Road 336-538-1234 The following information includes items that will be provided by the Elon University Athletics Department. FOOTBALL 1. Visiting teams will dress in the designated visitor team locker rooms at the Koury Fieldhouse. 2. Two taping tables will be available for you in your dressing room; however, we suggest you do the majority of your taping before arriving at the stadium, as space is limited. 3. A hydro-collator and 100 lbs of ice will be available in the locker room. 4. Approximately one hour before game time, the following will be available on your sideline: A. Two taping/treatment tables B. Four 10-gallon coolers of water C. 500 cups D. 300 lbs of ice on the sidelines E. Bio-hazardous waste containers 5. An ambulance will arrive prior to kick-off and will remain 5-10 minutes after the conclusion of the contest. 6. A physician will be available on the Elon sideline with specialists in internal medicine and orthopedics on call. 7. The following orthopedic supplies will be available on the Elon sideline: A. Vacuum Splints B. Crutches C. Immobilizers 8. Approximately 100 canned drinks will be available at half-time in your locker room. 9. 100 towels and soap will be furnished. 10. Headphones will be provided if needed. 11. Team walk-thru's on Friday must wear turf shoes. ALL OTHER SPORTS Baseball and Soccer teams will have access to the Koury Fieldhouse visiting team locker rooms. Volleyball, Men's Basketball, and Women's Basketball teams will go to the visitor locker rooms in the Koury Center. As a member of the Southern Conference, Elon University provides athletic training services consistent with league policy. These services include: 1. The following items will be available on your bench: A. A cooler of water and cups B. Bio-hazardous waste container and "sharps" container C. Injury ice and bags D. Five towels 2. Visiting teams will have full access to athletic training facilities for treatment and taping. Standard modalities are available for use. If a certified athletic trainer is not traveling with the visiting team, a letter of authorization for treatment signed by a certified athletic trainer or physician must accompany the athletic training student or coach. 3. A certified Athletic Trainer will be in attendance or on call during the game. 4. If your team is traveling without an athletic trainer, please contact us in advance so that we can assign one to handle your team's needs. 5. Splints, crutches and other orthopedic equipment are available upon request. 6. For men and women's basketball, a cooler of Gatorade will be available for use in the locker room. 7. A requested number of towels and soap will be provided for post game. MEDIA RELATIONS The Elon University Media Relations Office is responsible for all media relations for the Elon University Department of Athletics and the 16 NCAA Division I teams it sponsors. Press Areas: Allocated space in the press areas of all Elon University Athletic facilities will be available for newspaper reporters, film crews, radio networks and sports information staff members. Credentials are required to gain access to the press area of Rhodes Stadium (football) and Koury Center Alumni Gymnasium (basketball). Sideline Passes: (Football Only): All sideline personnel, except for players in uniform, are required to display a sideline pass. This includes coaches, players not in uniform, managers, trainers, team physicians and photographers. Please direct all additional non-media requests to Gray Hunter at 336-278-6107 and direct all media-related requests to Chris Rash at 336278-6712. Press Area Services: Media guides, game programs, rosters, game notes, statistics and play-by-play will be provided. Food and drinks will also be available (Football & Basketball Only). Radio Broadcasts: The visiting SID is asked to contact Erica Roberson at 336-278-6711 regarding plans to broadcast at least a week in advance. Elon will provide a phone line for visiting radio crews, which will be available for a standard fee of $50.00. However, this fee will be waived for schools who agree to provide reciprocal arrangements. Film Crews/Video Arrangements: Visiting film crews are located in the following areas: Football – Film stage on the roof of the Woods Center, entrance through the northeast stairwell of Rhodes Stadium. Also, an end zone shot from the catwalk on the scoreboard. Basketball & Volleyball – Upper arena between Sections 8-9 of Alumni Gymnasium in the upper aisle. Soccer – Film tower located on the east side of Rudd Field. Post Game Media Requests: The Elon University Media Relations Office will handle all post game media requests. The final results of athletic contests will be distributed to media outlets. We ask that the visiting SID provide a media contact list with telephone and fax numbers, and email addresses, prior to the event. Updated statistics will be provided to visiting sports information directors and coaches during halftime and a press release with a final statistical summary will be sent out as a part of the post game report. IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION Erica Roberson Director of Media Relations for Athletics Office: 336-278-6711 Email: email@example.com Chris Rash Assistant Director of Media Relations Office: 336-278-6712 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Jen Blackwell Assistant Director of Media Relations Office: 336-278-6634 Email: email@example.com Press Areas Football Press Box: 336-278-6777 Basketball Press Row: 336-278-6749 Baseball Press Box: 336-278-6788 Elon Athletics Web Site: www.elonphoenix.com PARKING/TICKETS/FOOD TEAM BUS/VAN PARKING Football, Baseball & Soccer – Visiting buses will be directed to rear of the Koury Field house. Basketball & Volleyball – Teams may be dropped off and picked up at the Koury Center parking lot, but all buses must park in the Oaks, located across from Williamson Avenue, west of the Koury Center. Softball - parking is available at the East softball field. Tennis - parking available off Antioch Avenue. *President and Athletics Director parking available in the VIP area adjacent to the stadium. TICKETS (Call 336-278-6750 for ticket information) Tickets (Football & Basketball Only): Any tickets that have been arranged through contract agreement will be mailed in advance to the Athletics Director. Football "Will Call" Tickets are to be picked up at the east window of the main ticket booth at Rhodes Stadium. Basketball "Will Call" Ticket booth located in the main lobby area of the Koury Center. LODGING These hotels have had a continuing relationship with Elon University Athletics: (call for Elon Rate) Acorn Inn 336-585-0167 Best Western 336-584-0151 Choice Hotels 1-800-4-CHOICE Courtyard by Marriott 336-585-1888 Ramada Inn 336-227-5541 Bojangles 775 Huffman Mill Rd. Burlington (336) 584-5646 RESTAURANTS Subway 112 Lebanon Ave. Elon 336-538-1190 Sal’s Italian Restaurant 402 Huffman Mill Rd. Burlington 336-584-3726 Dominos Pizza 417 W. Haggard Avenue Elon (336) 584-3336 Panchero’s Mexican Grill 210 Huffman Mill Rd. Burlington 336-260-4694 The Red Bull Tavern and Grill 3402 S. Church St. Burlington 336-584-7795 McDonald's 3446 S. Church Street Burlington (336) 585-0046 Zack’s Hot Dogs 201 W. Davis St. Burlington 336-226-4746 Wendy’s 2423 S. Church St. Burlington 336-226-8677 Golden Corral 3108 Garden Road Burlington (336) 584-3890 The Cutting Board 2699 Ramada Rd. Burlington 336-229-2770 Hursey’s BBQ 1834 S. Church St. Burlington 336-584-1377 Moe’s Southwest Grill 1449 E. University Drive Burlington 336-584-7000 Chop House Grille 710 Huffman Mil Rd. Burlington 336-524-9941 University Grill 2463 W. Webb Ave. Burlington 336-584-1444 TRAVEL INFORMATION DIRECTIONS TO ELON UNIVERSITY & ATHLETIC VENUES *see the web link to the Campus Map – www.elon.edu/e-net/map.asp To reach Elon University Visitor’s Center – Moseley Center 101 E. Haggard Ave. Elon, NC 27244 Take Interstate 85/40 to Exit 140 (University Drive). From southbound 85/40, exit right and turn right. From northbound 85/40, exit right and turn left. Stay on University Drive for 1.4 miles and turn right on Highway 70 East/S. Church Street. Take Highway 70 East/S. Church Street to Williamson Avenue (.7 miles). Turn left on Williamson. Follow this road for 1.7 miles. You will cross railroad tracks as you enter the campus area. Turn right at the stoplight on Haggard Avenue. Turn left at the stoplight on N. O'Kelly Ave. Take the first left into the Visitors Parking Lot at Moseley Center. Koury Center/Alumni Gymnasium 104 E. Haggard Ave. Elon, NC 27244 Continue straight on Williamson and the Koury Center is the first building on the right. Rhodes Football Stadium, Latham Baseball Park and Rudd Soccer Field 543 N. Williamson Ave. Elon, NC 27244 Continue straight on Williamson until you pass by a small lake on the right. Take the second right, the entrance to Rhodes Stadium, to reach all three areas. Koury Fieldhouse 10 Bank of America Drive Elon, NC 27244 Continue straight on Williamson until you pass by a small lake on the right. Take the first drive to the right and the next turn to the left on to Bank of America East Gym & Softball Field 109 E. Haggard Ave. Elon, NC 27244 Turn right onto Haggard Avenue. Take the first right after the second stop light onto North Antioch. Turn left onto College Street and the field is one block ahead on the right. Jimmy Powell Tennis Center 401 E. Haggard Ave. Elon, NC 27244 Turn right onto Haggard Avenue. Take the first right after the second stop light onto North Antioch. The Tennis Center is on the left. **These addresses are NOT to be used for FedEx or UPS delivery, just GPS/911/Google/MapQuest, etc. Directions to Off-Campus Athletic Venues: Indian Valley Golf Course – 1005 Indian Valley Drive, Burlington, NC 27215 From Elon University take Williamson Avenue North (from the Pantry past the Fine Arts Center) until you get to the signal light at the intersection of NC 87. Turn left on NC 87 North. Go past Western Alamance High School and at the signal light; turn right on Gerringer Mill Road. Turn right on Burch Bridge Road. Turn left onto Greenwood Drive. Turn right on Indian Valley Drive. The Pro Shop is at the end of the street. Stoney Creek Golf Club – 911 Golf House Rd. East, Whitsett, NC 27377 From Elon University take Highway 70 West (at the Food Lion Shopping Center, turn right toward Greensboro). Watch for Stoney Creek Golf Club sign on the right. Turn right and then left at the first street. The Pro Shop is at the far end of the parking lot.