EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE Director of Athletics Andrew Gavin has announced the appointment of Noah Manns as the Assistant Director of Revenue Generation/Annual Fund. Manns began his tenure with the Cougars on Monday, July 1.

Manns joins the SIUE Athletics family after working with the Columbia Fireflies baseball organization where he served as an Inside Sales Representative, working closely with ticket sales and customer relations.

“I am beyond excited to join the Cougar family and make Edwardsville home,” commented Manns. “This is a beautiful University with a lot of potential, and I was deeply inspired by the vision that was laid out during my interview.  I am looking forward to immersing myself in the community and building personalized relationships with our passionate fan base. The future of SIUE Athletics is very bright, and I am eager to hit the ground running with the rest of the team to help tell the story of this new era. Go Cougars!”

In his role with the Cougars, Manns will assist in revenue generation initiatives supporting the athletics department mainly through the department’s annual fund.  

“We are very excited to welcome Noah to SIUE,” commented Associate Director of Athletics for Revenue Generation, Jake Sutter. “It was clear through the interview process that Noah is a genuine person who has a great background in intercollegiate athletics that we believe will set him up for success in this new position.”  

Before Manns time at the Fireflies, he was a Gamecock Club Development Intern at South Carolina in the athletics department. He was heavily involved in growing and stewarding their annual fund donors while assisting with special events.

A 2023 graduate of Penn State University, Manns also served as a Development Specialist and a Marketing & Promotions/Event Management Intern within the athletics department from 2021-2023.


Jennifer James – Associate Director of Athletics for Events – Penn State University Athletics

“I am very excited for Noah Manns to take on his next chapter with the Cougars of SIUE.  Noah is an articulate young man with a bright future.  He takes great pride in doing his part to help make whatever event or program he is working with run successfully no matter what his role. He comes in with well-rounded experiences from both Penn State and South Carolina which will translate into a successful future with your program.”


Thomas Hoefer – Associate Director of the Gamecock Club – University of South Carolina Athletics

“During Noah’s time in the Gamecock Club, he always had a smile on his face while enthusiastically welcoming members through our front doors. Whether it was a normal workday or the final day of a 7-day work week, Noah kept the energy high with his infectious attitude and determination to get the job done. We miss Noah in our office, but we’re thrilled to see what the future holds for him at SIUE Athletics!”

Ben McDougald – Director of Development – University of South Carolina Athletics

“I’m excited for Noah, he will make a great impact on the SIUE Athletics Department and will do a great job of serving Cougar fans with pride.” 

Ty Jamesion – Director of Ticket Operations – Columbia Fireflies

“Noah is the man! His eagerness to learn, willingness to help others, and can-do attitude will do him wonders in his new role.”

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