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Front Office

Greeneville Reds Front Office

135 Shiloh Road | Greeneville, TN 37743 | Phone: (423) 609-7400 | Fax: (423) 461-4864


Email Address: contact@greenevillereds.com
Website: www.greenevillereds.com
Affiliation (1st year): Cincinnati Reds (2018-Present)
Years in Appalachian League: 1921-Present



Boyd Sports Executives


Randy and Jenny Boyd Owners

Randy and Jenny Boyd

Jenny and Randy are big baseball fans not just for the sport but also for how it brings communities together. Randy has been to 39 major league ballparks and Jenny is catching up with him! They are committed to making baseball a great family fun experience for our community for generations to come and look forward to making continuous improvements in the ballpark and the fan experience.

Jenny Boyd is the owner and operator of Boyd's Jig and Reel in the Old City of downtown Knoxville. The Jig and Reel is a musical Scottish pub dedicated to preserving and promoting our musical heritage. Jenny plays the fiddle and mandolin in the Celtic band "The Good Thymes Ceilidh Band." She is a member of the Old City Association and serves on the boards of The Tennessee Theater, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Museum of Appalachia, and the East Tennessee Historical Society. She was formerly a member of the board Young-Williams Animal Center. She is also a proud Tn Smokies baseball fan!

Randy Boyd is the founder and Executive Chairman of Radio Systems Corporation which he started in 1991 out of the back of his van. Radio Systems is headquartered in Knoxville and has over 700 associates worldwide with offices in seven countries. The company produces over 4,600 pet products under brand names such as Invisible Fence, PetSafe, and SportDOG. It is privately held with sales over $360 million.

Twice in the last four years Randy has answered the call to serve his state - first in 2013 taking a leave of absence from his company to serve Governor Bill Haslam in a volunteer role as his Special Advisor on Higher Education. There he assisted in the development of the Drive to 55 and the Tennessee Promise. The Tennessee Promise provides free tuition and fees for community college and technical schools to approximately 15,000 Tennesseans per year.

From 2015 - 2017 Randy served as Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Based in Nashville, he led the department's mission of developing strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. In his tenure, private companies committed more than $11 billion in capital investment and committed to create 50,000 jobs.

Jenny and Randy Boyd support many animal welfare projects, such as developing a new Animal Adoption Center in Knoxville that will more than double the city's annual capacity for spay and neuter procedures. They also help fund the Blount County Animal Center as well as the PetSafe Chair of Animal Behavior at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Tennessee. Radio Systems has provided the funds to create nine public dog parks in the Knoxville area as an effort to make Knoxville the most pet friendly community in America while Invisible Fence Brand has donated over 10,000 dog oxygen masks to Fire Department around the United States as part of its "Project Breathe".

Jenny and Randy were married 33 years ago at Erin Presbyterian, where they still worship today. They live in Knoxville and have two sons, Thomas and Harrison, one daughter-in-law Lindsey, and a beloved dog, Oskar.

Full Bio


Doug Kirchhofer

CEO

Doug Kirchhofer

In his 16th season with the Smokies, and first with the Greeneville Reds, Doug Kirchhofer has been a major player in the minor league sports industry for the past 25 years. Kirchhofer has "hands-on" experience in minor league franchise development and sports facility management as well as a finance background.

Kirchhofer came to the Smokies from Cincinnati, where he served as President and CEO of Cincinnati Entertainment Associates, Ltd. He oversaw the private acquisition and $16 million renovation of Riverfront Coliseum, transforming the aging downtown building into the Firstar Center (now US Bank Arena). He served as President and CEO of the Cincinnati Cyclones professional ice hockey team from 1990-2001 and also as General Manager of the club from 1990-96.

Kirchhofer got his start in professional sports in 1989 as part of the group that formed and operated the Nashville Knights of the East Coast Hockey League. Later in the '90s, Kirchhofer became part owner of the Birmingham Bulls, an offshoot of the Cincinnati franchise. During his years in Cincinnati, he also was involved with teams in minor league basketball and professional indoor soccer.

Kirchhofer's ties to Tennessee date to time spent as Vice President/Finance for Concoal Management Company in Knoxville from 1981-94. During that span he also sat on the Board of Directors at First Heritage National Bank in Loudon. Prior to working with Concoal, he was a manager in the tax department of a public accounting firm in Atlanta, a job he held after earning a Master's Degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois. Kirchhofer graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a B.S. in Business Administration.

Doug and his wife Lana have made their home in East Tennessee, at least during the "offseason," since 1981. They have two grown children, Kristi and Kyle, and four grandsons, Jay, Tanner, Drew and Evan. Doug and Lana both have served as board members of the Christian Academy of Knoxville, and Doug served a term as president of that Board of Directors. Doug was a member of the 2003 class of Leadership Sevier, the 2006 class of East Tennessee Regional Leadership and the 2007 class of Leadership Knoxville. He currently serves as chairman of the Advisory and Finance Committee for the Southern League. Doug also is proud to serve as a 2016 "pink tie guy" for Komen Knoxville bringing awareness to the battle to defeat breast cancer.


Chris Allen

President, COO

Chris Allen

Chris Allen is the President of Boyd Sports and is entering his first season with the Greeneville Reds and fifth with the Tennessee Smokies Baseball team. Chris received his B.S. In Sports Management from Liberty University, and brings over a decade of professional sports management experience.

Prior to joining the organization, Chris worked for the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, South Coast League, Salem Avalanche, Wilson Tobs and Chillicothe Paints. While working for the Tobs, Chris also spent four years working with the NCAA directing regional baseball tournaments.

In addition to his baseball career, Chris' business interests include majority ownership of Sayin' it Loud, a transit advertising agency serving Baltimore, Md. and metro Washington D.C. Chris and his Wife, Elisa, also own a Furniture and Design Studio in Lynchburg, Va.

In the past 15 years Chris has served on numerous Boards, including the North Carolina Baseball Museum, Greater Baden Medical Services, Maryland Tourism Advisory Board, and Madison Heights Dixie Youth Baseball. Chris currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of East Tennessee and Junior Achievement of East Tennessee.

Chris and Elisa reside in Dandridge, Tennessee with their four children Casey (15), Chase (11), Carolina (7), and Charley (1.5).


Jeremy Boler Vice President

Jeremy Boler

Jeremy is in his first season with the Greeneville Reds and fifth season with the Tennessee Smokies, third as Vice President of Boyd Sports after previously serving as Assistant General Manager and Director of Corporate Sales of the Smokies. Jeremy is also in his third season as the Vice President for Boyd Sports, and sister franchise the Johnson City Cardinals. Prior to joining the Smokies Jeremy spent three years as the General Manager of the Forest City Owls in the Coastal Plain League. As the General Manager Jeremy oversaw every aspect of the franchise. Under his leadership the Owls were ranked in the top 11 in the nation in overall attendance each of his three years. Prior to Joining the Owls he served as the Corporate Marketing Manager for the Winston-Salem Dash and helped build corporate ticket packages for businesses. He received his B.A. from Gardner-Webb University, in Boiling Springs, NC. with a degree in Business Administration. A North Carolina native, he resides in Knoxville, Tennessee with his wife, Adrienne and daughter, Brynn.


Front Office Staff


Brian Cox General Manager

Brian Cox

Brian Cox started his career in professional baseball in 1989. He has been the General Manager of the Tennessee Smokies for 17 seasons. Cox got his start in baseball with the Memphis Chicks in 1989 then worked for the Cleveland Indians that same year. He joined the Knoxville Blue Jays in 1990 as director of media relations, a position he maintained through the 1994 season before being promoted to Assistant General Manager. Cox was promoted to general manager of the Tennessee Smokies in Feb. 2002. He played a major role in the Knoxville name change to the Knoxville Smokies in 1993 and was heavily involved with the team's move to Smokies Park in 2000.

Brian has been named the Southern League "Jimmy Bragan Executive of the Year," three times (2004, 2010, and 2015). He currently serves as chairman of the Southern League Rules and Competition Committee. Brian is a Graduate of East Tennessee Regional Leadership (ETRLA), a previous board member of the Tennessee Donor Services and a graduate of Leadership Sevier in 2004.

Brian received a Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management from Bowling Green State University. He is a native of Columbia Station, Ohio (outside Cleveland). His parents, Francis and Betty Cox, and older brothers, David and Bruce, still reside there. Brian and his wife Cynthia have been married for 26 years. She is a kindergarten teacher with Knox County Schools. Brian and Cynthia live in Knoxville with their two sons, Brady and Logan. Brady currently works for Disney and Logan is a senior at Knoxville West High School. Both boys are very involved in school and community sports teams. The family are active members of Secret Heart Cathedral in Knoxville.


Kristen Atwell Assistant General Manager

Kristen Atwell

2018 will mark Kristen Atwell's first season with the Greeneville Reds. Kristen is coming from a Graduate Assistant Coaching position with the Tusculum College women's basketball program; while also serving as a director of women's basketball operations for one year at Tusculum College. Kristen was also a Stadium Operations intern for the Pulaski Yankees last summer during the 2017 season. She received her B.A. with a degree in Sports Management from Tusculum College, and received her M.A. with a degree in Human Resource and Development from Tusculum College. A Virginia native, Kristen resides in Greeneville, Tennessee.


Broadcasting


Justin Rocke Broadcaster

Kristen Atwell

Last summer, Justin Rocke served as the play-by-play voice of the Johnson City Cardinals, the rookie affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Justin also serves as the play-by-play broadcaster for Army West Point's women's basketball team during the winter. Rocke has also spent two summers as a play-by-play voice and media relations employee for the Tennessee Smokies, the Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, as well as a year serving as Broadcast and Media Assistant for the Brevard County Manatees, former High-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers. Rocke has also spent two summers as a play-by-play voice of the Bourne Braves in the prestigious Cape Cod Baseball League. A native of Closter, N.J., Rocke graduated from Penn State University in December 2014 with a degree in broadcast journalism and served as Sports Director of ComRadio, the school's student radio station. During his time at Penn State, Justin broadcasted multiple Nittany Lions sports, including football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, in addition to calling games for the State College Spikes, the Short-Season affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. Rocke also gained experience in his time as a student commentating Penn State men's and women's basketball games for the Big Ten Network's StudentU broadcasts.


2018 Field Staff


Gookie Dawkins Manager  

Chad Cordero Pitching Coach  

Darryl Brinkley Hitting Coach  

Reggie Williams Bench Coach