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cast your vote before Friday, April 28

Glenn Sharp Award 2018

Cast your Vote

It is time once again to vote for the Glenn Sharp Award! This award is our highest honor in the AEMA. Glenn Sharp was known as the “Father” of our organization. Glenn was a long time Equipment manager at Bowling Green. Glenn and a handful of other equipment managers first met in June of 1973 in Atlanta Georgia to get the ball rolling. Glenn and his wife Helen started the AEMA office in 1974. Glenn went on to be the first Elected President of the organization in 1979. Glenn then went on to be the Associate Executive Director in 1983 and held that position until his death in on October 1, 2000. Glenn was the first recipient of the Glenn Sharp award that we proudly name after him today.

DEADLINE: Friday, April 27th 2018, vote must be in by 11:59PM, Central Time.

2018 Glenn Sharp Award Nominees in alphabetical order by last name

Here are the three nominees for the 2018 Glenn Sharp Award. Please take time to read each bio and then cast your vote for the most deserving candidate. Balloting ends Friday, April 27 at 11:59 PM, Central Time.

Online voting is open for members at the "Active" and "Retired" levels only.

Daniel Glynn
District III

Kennesaw State University
Educational Background
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education: Sport Management Degree - Grand Valley State University 2011

Athletic Equipment Management Background
  • Student Manager-Grand Valley State University-2007- 2010
  • Equipment Intern-Georgia State University-2011- 2012
  • Training Camp Intern-Jacksonville Jaguars-2012
  • Assistant Equipment Manager-Georgia State-2012- 2014
  • Head Football Equipment Manager –Kennesaw State University-2014-Present

Professional Accomplishments :
  • AEMA member since 2013
  • AEMA Certified-2013

Professional Accomplishments for 2017 :
  • District 3 Director since June 2015
    • Run the District 3 meeting during Conventions
    • Attend any board meetings
    • Annual District activity report
  • AEMA Scholarship Committee Member
    • Review of the Scholarship applications as directed by the Committee Chairperson
  • 2017 AEMA Convention
    • Organized members of District 3 to run Convention Registration booth and other needs as designated by the Executive Board
  • Presidential Search Committee Member
    • Outreach to AEMA members who were eligible to run for President of the AEMA

  • Community Service
    • Partnership with the Kennesaw State University Career Advisor’s for the Academy for Inclusive Learning and Social Growth- Getting Special Needs students involved with the football team to gain valuable real world experience.

    Additional Comments
    Honored to even be considered for this award. Thank you to District 3 for your continued support!

Ron Ohringer
District II

University of Maryland
I am honored to be a candidate for the Glenn Sharp Award. 

I have been a proud member of the association since I entered the profession on a full time basis in 1988. During my 30 years as a member, I feel that I have worked to help the association grow. As a district officer, I have been a part of the organizational structure for most of the time I have been a member. I was certified in 1992, passing the exam in the inaugural year of the certification program.
Educational Background
  • Graduated University of Maryland; Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations; December 1985

AEMA Accomplishments for 2017
  • District 2 Equipment Manager of the Year
  • District 2 Treasurer
  • Assist in the planning of a highly successful spring district meeting
  • Working with District Director, making payments for meeting and handling deposits from vendors
  • Handling communications with national office regarding district finances and account

Previous AEMA Accomplishments
  • District Director for six years
  • Wrote District by-laws
  • Started the idea and implementation of spring district meetings
  • District Treasurer for approximately 20 years
  • Member since 1988. Certified in the first class year of certification program—Summer of 1992. Have maintained certification for 26 years

Athletic Equipment Management Background
  • Student Manager, University of Maryland Football 1981-1985
  • Assistant Equipment manager, University of Maryland 1986
  • Head Equipment Manager, University of Maryland Summer of 1988 to present

Community Service
  • Little League Baseball Coach and Board Member
  • Prince George’s County Public Schools—Middle school baseball head coach
  • High School Baseball – PGCPS—Fall team head coach
  • Boy Scouts Merit Badge Counselor
  • Red Cross Certified CPR Current

Professional Accomplishments :
  • Worked to grow UMD equipment staff from two full time staff members to six.
  • Implemented use of computer software inventory program at UMD
  • Successfully planned and implemented multiple helmets and uniforms for University football team – 5-6 helmets and uniforms.
  • Have worked in various capacities for several professional teams: Washington Redskins, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Commandoes and the Alexandria Dukes

Thank you for your consideration.

Allen Wright
District VI

Kansas City Chiefs
Educational Background
  • Graduate of William Chrisman High School
  • Continuing education at Longview Community College

AEMA Accomplishments
  • First NFL Equipment Manager to take and pass the AEMA Certification Test. Was eligible to be grandfathered but felt strongly that all Equipment Managers should be certified.
  • Conducted 2 workshops at the Annual AEMA Equipment Managers Convention on Customizing Shoulder Pads and Fitting of Helmets and Shoulder Pads

Athletic Equipment Management Background
  • Moved to the Equipment Department 1984
  • Worked with 9 different head coaches including John Mackovic, Frank Ganz, Marty Schottenheimer, Herman Edwards and Andy Reid.

Community Service
  • Kansas City Fox 4 Love Fund Board of Directors
  • Organized and traveled with a group of players in the off-season to small midwest towns participating in charity basketball games to raise money for various Community initiatives
  • Fit football equipment for Blue Springs Athletic Association Little League Football
  • Lead Workshop at the NFL Women's Clinic: Head up Football - educated women on the basics of how to properly wear football equipment
  • Various Speaking engagements for local schools including presentation at the Greater Kansas City High School Coaches Association
  • Regularly assist in fundraising for local charities
  • Worked with Mother's Refuge, a local home for homeless teenage Mothers, providing clothing and necessities for residents

Professional Accomplishments :
  • Senior Bowl Equipment Manager 1990, 1991, 1997 & 2000
  • Pro Bowl Equipment Manager 1993, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017
  • Celebrated 500th regular season game 2013
  • New Era Equipment Manager of the year 2015
  • Organized Salute to Service Presentation of autographed apparel to Gold Star Families of Fallen Soldiers in 2016
  • Promoted to Chiefs Director of Equipment 2016
  • Maxwell Award Winner 2017 - Vicis Innovation in Safety Award