Season tickets for Bulldog football still on sale
Doug Sutherland enters his first year as the assistant athletics director in charge of ticket operations at Louisiana Tech University after joining the athletic department staff in July of 2012.
Sutherland brings a wealth of experience to the position after spending the past nine years in a variety of ticketing roles at some of the top AQ programs in the country, including Florida, Ohio State, Miami and USF.
In addition to the normal day-to-day responsibilities of the ticket office, Sutherland will coordinate all marketing and sales efforts with The Aspire Group, will coordinate game day staffing for ushers, ticket takers and sales staff, will oversee the Ticketmaster system, and will coordinate donor tickets and seating with the Foundation and LTAC. He will also work closely with the business office setting revenue goals and balancing accounts as well as overseeing the annual audit.
Sutherland comes to Ruston after spending more than two years at the University of Florida where he served as the student ticket supervisor before he was promoted to the assistant director of ticket operations. During his time in Gainesville, he oversaw the distribution and administration of all UF student tickets, assisted in the daily management of ticket office operation including overseeing staff and creation of seasons/events in the Ticketmaster/Archtics system. He also supervised ticket operations for volleyball and lacrosse including NCAA post-season events and was a member of the Athletic Association's Annual Plan Committee.
The Laurel, Delaware native also spent time as the director of athletic ticket operations at the University of Miami (2009) and as the assistant director of athletic ticket operations at USF (2007-09) during a time that saw football ticket revenues exceed its goal by $2 million dollars.
At Ohio State University he started as a sports programs associate in the ticket office in August of 2004 before being promoted to the assistant director of ticket operations less than a year later. Previous to Ohio State he had the opportunity to intern for the New Orleans Hornets and a year in the UCF ticket office (2003-2004) as an intern where he started his career in college athletics.
He earned his bachelor's degree in forest resources and conservation from Florida in 2001 and then earned a pair of master's degrees in sports business management as well as business administration from UCF in 2004.