Red Raider Club Completes Staff|
July 30, 2008
by Megan Myers, Media Relations Student Assistant
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Red Raider Club announced Tuesday two new staff members - Kelley Coffman, a former RRC student assistant, and Khalid Naziruddin, a former Texas Tech football player. The pair completes the staff for the RRC, which is dedicated to raise funds for athletic scholarships and other athletic department needs.
A December 2007 graduate, Coffman has been working with the RRC since the beginning of the summer. She began her ties with the RRC in 2005 as a student coordinator, promoting and executing Student Red Raider Club events, managing the public relations intern program for Student Red Raider Club collegiate interns, and selling and regulating SRRC memberships. Prior to graduation, Coffman interned with the United States Olympic Committee. Her duties included assisting in planning of events and domestic media tours and writing media articles for the Olympic publication The Olympic Beat. She spent a summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at the U.S. Pan American Games as the liaison between the USOC and the U.S. Soccer team. As Coffman continues her career with the RRC, she will serve as the unit coordinator for annual giving.
Naziruddin, a 2005 football team captain, graduated from Tech in August 2007 with a degree in human development and family studies with a minor in business. He was awarded rookie of the year honors by the Arena Football League, where he played for the Tampa Bay Storm. As a consultant and distributor for Fuel Freedom International, he was awarded the silver pin for reaching the silver level in the company. He owns multiple businesses that pertain to e-commerce and has a background in operating and refinancing mortgages for homes. The former defensive back will be a new development officer for the RRC.
The purpose of the RRC is to serve as the principal fundraising arm of Texas Tech Athletics. The RRC provides a comprehensive Annual Giving program to support scholarships for student-athletes in all sports under Texas Tech Athletics. In addition, the organization raises funds for athletic facilities, endowments, and special projects as needed.