Letterwinners,James-Hong

It was great seeing everyone at our annual meeting on August 12th. What a great turnout and a lot of energy about the upcoming football season with Head Coach Tom Herman and the direction of UH Athletics from Deputy Athletics Director Jeramiah Dickey! I would like to congratulate our 2015-2016 Officers, Board of Directors and Committee Chairs:

Officers:

President- James Hong (Football)
1st VP- Brian Teykl (Football)
2nd VP- Alois Blackwell (Football)
Treasurer- Ralph Adams (Basketball Manager)
Secretary- Horst Paul (Football)
Assistant Treasurer- Mike Brem (Football/Baseball Manager)

Board of Directors:
James Hong (Football), Chairman of the Board
Byron Alfred (Football)
Brandon Barker (Football)
Blade Bassler (Football)
Tony Black (Baseball)
Charlie Brown (Football)
Chuck Brown (Football)
Brandi Clark (Softball)
Stephen Daulong (Football Manager)
Duane Losack (Football)
Roger Mayes (Football)
John Moore (Basketball)
John Morriss (Track)
Josanna Smith (Cheerleader)
Halley Spencer (Football)
Paul Teeters (Football Manager)

Committees:

Finance & Sponsorship- Chair, Ralph Adams
Tailgating- Chair, Jerry Blankenship
Membership- Chair, Alois Blackwell
BBQ- Chair, John Morriss
Communication & Website- Chair, Horst Paul
Golf Tournament- Chair, Brian Teykl
Mentoring & Student-Athlete Engagement- Chair, Byron Alfred
Social/Happy Hours- Chair, John Clarke
Permanent Tailgate Pavilion Fundraiser- Chair, Darryl Schroeder

I am excited and honored to serve alongside these great, loyal Cougars to represent the rest of our membership. We will continue to focus on initiatives that will engage and enhance the overall athletics experience for current and former letterwinners across all 17 sports at the University of Houston. I encourage everyone to get involved with your time, talents or treasures as we embark on the future of this organization. Please feel free to reach out to any of us with feedback on ways that we can improve the overall letterwinner experience.

A special thanks to our new VP for Intercollegiate Athletics (Athletics Director), Hunter Yurachek and the entire athletics department for all of their hard work and efforts in making incredible progress with our programs. Future success is dependent on the teamwork of all parties working together for the same goal.

Great days are ahead…Go Coogs!

James Hong, Football ’05
President & Chairman of the Board