The Reading Express today announced that Tim Glase has been appointed as the new general manager. Glase will be responsible for overall business and team operations of the professional indoor football organization.
“Tim’s experience and background is a natural complement to the talent of the existing staff,” said Ted Lavender, owner of the Reading Express. “Tim’s formal education in sports management, track record of results in the sports industry, and his dedication to volunteerism fit perfectly into our vision for the future of Reading Express. We anticipate Tim to play a key role in developing our partnership programs and making our game days unforgettable.”
Prior to joining the Express, Glase served is roles as Director of Marketing and Consultant for Valley Preferred Cycling Center. He has been involved in the sports industry for over a decade. He was part of the editorial staff of Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Daily, the leading daily publication on the business of sports. Glase also held positions with various motorsports organizations and played an integral part in helping NASCAR launch its “Drive for Diversity” minority participant development program in 2004.
"I am thrilled to be part of this great organization," said Glase, a native of Macungie, Pa. "This is an exciting time for the Reading Express, as we aim to expand our scope. Our focus will be on conducting a fan-driven and corporate partner-driven business and winning football games while representing our fans, partners and city in a professional manner.”
In addition to a new general manager, the Express have many other exciting changes in store for the 2011 season. Chris Thompson, who previously served as assistant head coach, was recently promoted to the head coach position. Thompson will continue in his role as assistant general manager.
The Express plan an August 18 press conference to announce other key initiatives and introduce Glase and Thompson in their new roles. This media opportunity is slated for 2:00 p.m. at Crowne Plaza in Wyomissing.