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  Drake Bolon

Drake Bolon

Player Profile

Position:
Director of Marketing

An Ohio University alumnus and Athens native, Drake Bolon serves as Ohio Athletics' Director of Marketing. In his current capacity, Bolon oversees all marketing, advertising and ticket sales efforts for the Bobcats' 16 varsity sports.

In 2012, Bolon led the creation of the Ohio Ticket Sales Team. Under his direction, the sales team has generated the highest season ticket sales and revenue in Ohio Football and Ohio Men's Basketball history. The team has also been instrumental in setting the #1, #2 and #6 record crowds in Peden Stadium history.

Bolon joined the department after serving as Marketing and Ticketing Director at Robert Morris University. In his time with the Colonials, he reorganized the department's advertising and sales strategy, while also creating an inside sales team comprised of graduate and undergraduate students. His strategies led to record season ticket sales and revenue for football, men's basketball and men's ice hockey. Bolon's time at Robert Morris also included the all-time record crowds for football and men's ice hockey.

Bolon is no stranger to Ohio Athletics. As a student, he spent much of his collegiate career working the Bobcats' marketing office where he developed advertising and sales strategies for swimming and diving, field hockey, wrestling, baseball and softball. He was also instrumental in the development of Ohio's post-season ticket sales and marketing strategies for the 2009 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl and 2010 New Orleans Bowl.

Bolon is a graduate of Ohio University's College of Business and earned his MBA from Robert Morris University. He resides in Athens.