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Wrapping Up 2016 N4A

By June 14, 2016 October 10th, 2016 No Comments

As the 2016 N4A Conference in Dallas comes to a successful end, we would like to share some highlights from Game Plan’s trip.


Vin McCaffrey, CEO/Founder of Game Plan, spoke Friday afternoon about the stages of student-athlete development. He outlined the state of the industry, the student-athlete’s journey, the benefits of unifying student-athlete stakeholders and tactics and resources for doing this. A main takeaway was if you want to create a plan for success in your student-athlete development initiatives, walk through a series of key questions to ensure a more comprehensive approach.


We would like to brag for a minute on some of the wonderful clients we have the privilege of working with here at Game Plan. A number of of the colleges we work with received top honors this year and we would like to send a special congratulations and thanks for all the hard work that they do. Their passion and dedication is what drives Game Plan to do the work that we do every day. Congratulations to:

Lan Hewitt Award Winner: 
Jim Pignataro, Executive Associate AD for Student-Athlete Services, Michigan State University

Distinguished Service Award Winner:
Joe Luckey, Senior Associate AD for Student-Athlete Support Services, University of Cincinnati

Research Award Winner: 
Bob Baker, Director of Athletic Academic Services, University of Memphis
Heather McCormick, Regional Director of Development & Alumni Relations, University of Georgia

Professional Promise Award Winner: 
Meghan Pfeiffer, University of Memphis (Region II)
Denzel Burrell, Arizona State University (Region V)



GP customer group pictureGame Plan is fortunate to work with over 40 amazing colleges. Our customers have been instrumental in helping Game Plan grow since we started 8 years ago. Each year at the N4A the Game Plan family is invited to a special dinner to show our appreciation for their continued support and loyalty. This year was no exception, thank you again to all who could attend and we hope to expand this celebratory dinner each year with new college partners.


To learn more about N4A 2016 awards and recipients, click here. To request a copy of Vin’s PowerPoint presentation, contact Erica Cenci at erica@wearegameplan.com. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year’s N4A conference in Orlando.