Red Raider Club Staff
Amy Heard - email@example.com
Associate Athletics Director/Executive Director Red Raider Club
Amy Heard is in her second year as Associate Athletics Director and Executive Director of the Red Raider Club. A third generation Texas Tech graduate, Amy moved to Lubbock from Corpus Christi and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and her Master of Science in Sports Administration from Texas Tech. Amy has her sights set on a Ph.D. in Higher Education as she continues to work towards leading the Red Raider Club to record membership and donation numbers under her leadership. Amongst her numerous accomplishments as a Red Raider, none is more important to Amy than her marriage to fellow Red Raider Kirk Heard, Coordinator of Sports Broadcasting, in March 2012.
Adam Dunn - firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Annual Giving
Adam Dunn currently oversees Annual Giving and Donor Based Benefits; which includes Red Raider Club Membership, Donor Parking, and Donor Benefits. Prior to his arrival at Texas Tech, Adam received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from The University of Michigan before serving our country in the U.S. Navy for 10 years. While employed with Texas Tech, Adam earned his Master’s degree in Sports Management. In his spare time, Adam enjoys pitching batting practice to his son and spending time with his family.
Julia Garner - email@example.com
Events/Student Red Raider Club
Julia began her career with the Red Raider Club in the Fall of 2010 while completing her degree in Public Relations at Texas Tech and upon her graduation in 2011 transitioned into a full-time employee. She came to Lubbock in 2007 from Dripping Springs, Texas to begin her undergraduate career and as a graduate of Texas Tech she now oversees Student Red Raider Club as well as contributes as an event coordinator. She remembers Michael Crabtree’s last-second touchdown grab in 2008 to give the Red Raiders the 39-33 victory over #1 Texas as her fondest memory as a student, and as an alumna of the school enjoys the opportunity her work with the Red Raider Club gives her to be surrounded with people who love Texas Tech.
Leslie Hartline - firstname.lastname@example.org
For the past fifteen years, Leslie Hartline has been dedicated to the success of Texas Tech Athletics. Entering her second year with the Red Raider Club, she spent 13 years working as an Administrative Assistant for the Men’s Basketball program and not surprisingly, some of her fondest Texas Tech Athletics memories are associated with great moments in Red Raider Basketball history. A native of Plainview, Texas, Leslie moved to Lubbock in 1988 after receiving her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Marketing from Wayland Baptist University. During her free time, Leslie enjoys watching her daughter play volleyball and spending time with her two cats, Jingles and Freckles, and her dog Rowdy.
Christy Haynes - email@example.com
As Operations Manager for the past 2-plus years, Christy Haynes brings stability and fluidity behind the scenes for the Red Raider Club. Originally from Coleman, Texas, Christy came to Lubbock in 1988 to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science which she earned from Texas Tech in 1992. She has been married to her husband and fellow Texas Tech alum for 20 years, and she is also the mother to five daughters. When she isn’t attending her children’s activities or volunteering with various organizations in the community, Christy is in the process of earning her Master’s Degree in Higher Education from Texas Tech.
Blake Keathley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Donor Based Benefits
Blake Keathley is in his first year with the Red Raider Club as Member Benefits Coordinator. In addition to providing customer service and benefits fulfillment, Blake focuses on growing existing Red Raider Club programs to increase membership. He comes to Texas Tech from The University of Minnesota’s Golden Gopher Fund, and prior to that, he served as an intern for the Wildcat Club at The University of Arizona while earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, experiences that fostered his love for development and collegiate athletics. Blake hails from Bakersfield, California and has his sights set on pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Rawls College of Business in the near future.
Lauren Malloy - email@example.com
Lauren Malloy moved to Lubbock in 2008 from her hometown of Clovis, New Mexico in pursuit of her degree in Public Relations, which she earned in May 2011. She joined Texas Tech in November 2011 before eventually taking a position as Event Coordinator with Texas Tech Athletics in July 2012. Her primary duties include preparation and facilitation of Red Raider Club events for the athletics departments and she also serves the Red Raider Club as a liaison for the Double T Varsity Club. In addition to her work with the Red Raider Club, Lauren is currently a student at the Rawls College of Business and is working towards her Master’s Degree in Business.
Marc Nickell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Donor Based Benefits
Marc Nickell has been with the Red Raider Club since June 2012, serving as a Graduate Intern and assisting with Donor Based Benefits. The Van Alstyne, Texas native holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Austin College, where he also played guard on the basketball team for the Kangaroos for two seasons. He moved to Texas Tech in 2010 and began work towards his Master’s Degree in Sports Management, which he completed while serving Texas Tech Athletics in the Ticket Office and Academic Services. He is currently progressing towards his Ph.D. in Education and intends to finish his program in 2015.
Corky Oglesby - email@example.com
Special Projects/Car Coach Program
For over 40 years, the name Corky Oglesby has been synonymous with service to Texas Tech Athletics. A track athlete himself, Corky earned his bachelor's of science degree from Oklahoma Baptist University in 1958 and later went on to earn his Master's degree in Education from Texas A&M University in 1965. He moved to Bowling Green, Kentucky to coach basketball and teach at Western Kentucky University in 1967 before moving to Lubbock, a place he has called home since 1969. He was an assistant for former basketball coach Bob Bass until 1976 when he took over as the head track and field coach for the Red Raiders. He coached 32 All-Americans in his 20 years as track & field coach before transitioning to a role with the Red Raider Club in 1998. For his years of service and dedication to Texas Tech Athletics, the weight lifting area for Olympic sports was renamed the Gerald "Corky" Oglesby Strength & Conditioning Center in 2008. In his 15th year with the Red Raider Club, Corky is responsible for the Car Coach program among various other duties.
Vicki Taguba - firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Account Processor
Vicky Taguba has been with Texas Tech Athletics for the past 13 years working in Accounts Receivable. She is the Lead Account Processor for the Red Raider Club and primarily responsible for processing payments associated with new memberships and renewals. Originally from Post, Texas, Vicky’s fondest Texas Tech Athletics memory came from the 2004 Holiday Bowl when the Red Raiders defeated the #4 ranked California Golden Bears in San Diego, CA. She counts spending time with friends and family as well as genealogy as her hobbies outside of Texas Tech Athletics and enjoys spending time with fans in the “Bubble” on game-days.