Founded in 1967, Athlon Sports Communications, Inc., is a Nashville-based media company with two major areas of expertise: Publishing and Sports Marketing.
Athlon Sports publishes preseason, single-title sports annuals, covering professional and college athletics. These premium publications are sold at newsstands throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe.
The company's newest venture, Athlon Sports, is a monthly publication that launched in October 2010. Athlon Sports debuted with a circulation of seven (7) million, via daily and community newspapers, and grew to nine (9) million early in 2011, making it the largest sports magazine in the United States.
Athlon Sports engages sports fans of all kinds by offering unique perspectives and opinions, by telling compelling stories of athletes and teams, and by making accurate predictions and providing analyses of all sports. Athlon Sports is redefining the highly competitive sports category by offering advertisers an extended mass audience that is largely unduplicated by sports or men's lifestyle magazines.
Athlon's preseason annuals remain a core component of the brand's offering, providing detailed preseason analysis to the passionate sports fan. As a publisher, Athlon ranks No. 1 among sports annuals based on retail sales dollars and magazines sold. As a marketer, Athlon offers a unique trade-based sports marketing program designed to assist companies in the following areas: brand and product awareness, communicating sales and marketing initiatives (internally and externally), and selling more goods and services.
Athlon's digital properties include AthlonSports.com, which provides daily coverage for the sports we cover and garners more than 1 million visitors each month. AthlonSports.com also provides visitors with a variety of robust sports contests including our NCAA Tournament game ("Bracket Breakdown") and our award-winning Pick 'Em games for Pro and College Football. In addition to our consumer games, Athlon offers a full suite of white-labeled fantasy games for our trade partners. These customized games compliment our trade-based sports marketing programs by delivering branded company content to specifically targeted audiences on a weekly basis.
With each of Athlon's products, the company delivers the enormously powerful medium of sports to businesses and their customers. It is through this medium that Athlon partners with its clients to communicate with the hard-to-reach male audience. Athlon designs communications, promotions and marketing campaigns to meet its clients' corporate objectives, and offers solutions to assist in solidifying and maintaining relationships between its clients and their customers. Athlon provides media support through its magazines, websites, digital games, podcasts, videos and other media.
Athlon's 15 magazines include: Athlon Sports monthly, Pro Football, Fantasy Football, National College Football, Southeastern Football, Atlantic Coast Football, Big Ten Football, Big 12 Football, Pac-10 Football, Baseball, College Basketball, Racing and Golf.
Athlon has offices in Nashville, New York, Chicago, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Indianapolis.
|Executive Editors||Richard McVey, Mitch Light|
|Director of Sponsored Content||Charlie Miller|
|Senior Editor||Robert T. Doster III, David Fox|
|Deputy Online Editor/CFB Editor||Steven Lassan|
|Features Editor||Nathan Rush|
|Photo Editor||Harrison McClary|
Mark Ross, Braden Gall
|Production Director||Mark Malone|
|Design Director/Editor Racing||Matt Taliaferro|
|National Advertising Sales & Marketingsales@athlonsports.com|
|SVP/Publisher-Digital, Athlon Sports||Bryce Wells|
|Chief Marketing Dev.||Tracey Altman|
|Media Sales Manager||Patrick Ferencz|
|Corporate Sports Marketing Sales|
|Northeast Region||Anthony R. Hagelgans|
|Mid-Central/Southern Region||Tom Burr|
|South Central||Bill Gaglione|
|National Account Directors||Eddie Gonzalez (Mid-Central/South)|
|Events Marketing Manager||Kelly Duke|
|International / Fantasy||Richard Beck|
|Account Coordinators||Elizabeth Masterson, Katie Hilton|
|Pro Cir Retail Solutions||Scott Hill|
|Senior VP Newspaper Relations||Jerry Lyles|
|Marketing Coordinator||Karen Coleman|
|President and CEO||Spencer Hays|
|SVP/Publisher-Digital, Athlon Sports||Bryce Wells|
|Chief Operating Officer||Chuck Allen|
|Chief Financial Officer||Mary Lee Dunn|
|Executive Assistant||Karen Coleman|
|Accounts Receivable Manager||LuAnn Selby|
|Accounts Payable/Payroll Manager||Sommer Stephens|
|Athlon Sports Collectibles|
|Division President||Richard Beck|
|Manager, Mail Order||Jeff Duello|
|Warehouse Manager-Wholesale, Charity, Auction||Jim Kaus|
|Athlon Interactive/Fantasy Games|
|VP of Digital||Michael McCracken|
|Jr. Project Manager||Erin Dugan|
|Senior Web Developer||Eric Olson|
|Senior Web Developer||Erin McCargar|
|Jr. PHP Developer||Michael Harley|
|Jr. PHP Developer||Fiifi Appiah|
Employment opportunities and advancement at Athlon are open to all qualified applicants solely on the basic of their achievement, experience, aptitude, and abilities. Qualified applicants are considered for positions and for advancement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, or disability.
Athlon will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment of its employees due to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, or disability. Employees who feel they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment should immediately advise their supervisor, President or the Chief Executive Officer.