Elizabeth Coughlin

Director
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865.974.4081

Elizabeth joined the Tennessee Athletics Hospitality team as the Director in March of 2022. In addition to working closely with the team and overseeing daily office operations, she also manages premium seating, hospitality and football operations in Neyland Stadium.

Prior to joining the TAH team, Elizabeth served as Director of Catering Sales for The Cleveland Museum of Art in Cleveland, OH, where she produced hundreds of events ranging from intimate weddings and social gatherings to large-scale corporate and non-profit functions. She and her family lived in the greater Cleveland area for more than 6 years.

Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations and minor in Sport Management from East Tennessee State University in 2012. She served as a Sports Information Department Intern for Milligan College from 2011-2012 and an intern in the TAH office from 2012-2013. Additionally, she has vast experience with boutique catering and advertising companies.

She is originally from Strawberry Plains, TN and now resides in Knoxville with her husband, Alex, and their two daughters, Isabella and Adeline.

Bailey Cline

Assistant Director
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865.974.4119

Bailey joined the Tennessee Athletics Hospitality office as an Assistant Director in February 2022. She oversees softball operations, while coordinating the TAH internship program, social media accounts, and assisting with football operations.

Prior to TAH, Cline served as an Event Manager in the athletic department at the University of Missouri. She was in charge of all event operations for swim/dive and tennis, while also assisting with oversight of internal event staff and operations for football, men's basketball and various external events.

Cline is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. She earned her master's in Sport Management from the University of Tennessee in 2021. She also earned her bachelor's degree from Tennessee in Communication Studies with a minor in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2019. Bailey previously served as an intern and assistant in the athletic department at the University of Tennessee for 3 years in athletic event management. While in the event management office, she aided in game operation efforts for football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball. She also assisted in overseeing all internal event staff. 

Henry Powell

Assistant Director
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865.974.4099

Henry joined the Tennessee Athletics Hospitality staff in November of 2019 and currently serves as Assistant Director. Henry oversees basketball operations, as well as the event staff program. 

Originally born in Farragut, Henry grew up in Fort Collins, Colorado before returning to Knoxville to attend the University of Tennessee. Studying Recreation and Sports Management, Henry graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2019, followed by a master’s degree in the spring of 2021. During his time at UT, Henry worked as a student assistant with the Tennessee Fund office, as well as both an intern and Hospitality Assistant for Tennessee Athletics Hospitality.

Reid Wheeler

Assistant Director
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865.974.4084

Reid Wheeler joined the Tennessee Athletics Hospitality staff in December of 2021 as an Assistant Director. Prior to transitioning to the Tennessee Athletics Hospitality office, Reid served as an Intern with Pirate Hospitality at East Carolina University for nearly three years. He oversees baseball operations, while assisting with event staff program.

Reid was born and raised in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He attended East Carolina University, obtaining a B.S. in Kinesiology and a M.S. in Sport Management. While completing his master’s degree at ECU, Reid served as a Graduate Teaching Instructor with the Department of Kinesiology and was the primary instructor for over 250 undergraduate students each semester. He also completed a semester abroad, working with ECU’s Department of Kinesiology in accordance with the National Rugby League in Australia and New Zealand to develop cultural and historical awareness and implement indigenous leadership programs.

Reid is ecstatic to be in Knoxville and to experience the unparalleled culture of Rocky Top. GBO!

 


Office Location
 

The Tennessee Athletics Hospitality office is located on the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus.

Thompson-Boling Arena
1600 Phillip Fulmer Way, Suite 209

Knoxville, TN 37996