Student Sports is a premier event and grassroots marketing organization dedicated to the student-athlete. Our events offer a safe environment and level playing field for student-athletes to compete on a national platform, against the most talented collection of their peers.
Meanwhile, the event experience is enhanced by our sponsors who are fully integrated in authentic fashion. Through our partnerships with leading national media outlets we provide distribution and exposure that is unmatched in the high school space, leading to an organic connection with this hard to reach demographic.
MEET THE STUDENT SPORTS TEAM
MICHAEL FLETCHER - Player Personnel
EUGENE JACKSON - Player Personnel
KIRSTEN LEETCH - Director of Baseball
RONNY TORRES - Player Personnel
KEALANI BARTLETT - Business Operations
BOB MASAJO - Tech Systems
LAURA TAMILIN - Accounting/Finance
CHELSEA TUPUOLA - Associate Director of Operations
Andy grew up on the South Bay beaches between Palos Verdes and Manhattan Beach, participating in every sport imaginable including surfing, paddling, swimming, diving, volleyball and water polo.
But on November 28, 1974, he was asked to attend a USC football practice with a seventh grade classmate, John Demirjian, and his father, Ed, who was a Trojan quarterback in the ‘50’s. On that day, Andy met several players including Pat Haden and coaches such as John McKay.
Two days later, the Trojans, led by Anthony Davis made an incredible comeback to beat Notre Dame, 55-24, after trailing 24-0 in the first half and the football bug had bitten Andy. That passion remains strong some 40 years later.
Andy went on to become a ball boy in the L.A. Coliseum for both USC and UCLA where he also served under Dick Vermeil and Terry Donahue on the Bruins’ home sideline and for legendary coaches like Bill Walsh, John Robinson, Don James and Ara Parseghian on the visitors’ side.
He graduated from Palos Verdes High School in 1979 and signed a Letter of Intent with Bill Parcells at the United States Air Force Academy. It was there that more great coaches influenced his life, including Ken Hatfield, Fisher DeBerry and Chan Gailey to name a few.
After a few too many concussions while playing safety, wide receiver and punt returner, Andy lost his pilot qualification and subsequently transferred to Cal where Roger Theder, who had hired innovator Mouse Davis, was installing his Run and Shoot offense.
Andy eventually played and graduated from Cal before brief stops in the USFL (San Antonio Gunslingers) and NFL (San Diego Chargers). He quickly learned, however, that he was not good enough to play professionally.
After being cut by the Chargers, he began a broadcasting career as a correspondent for Network 10 Australia and as a Beach Sports, Surf and Weather reporter for KLOS radio in Los Angeles.
After realizing that he was not a very good broadcaster, he took his sports life lessons and began what is Student Sports today (see History).
He is married to Megan and they live in Palos Verdes with their three children, Danika, Bryce and Slader.
CEO & FOUNDER
Brian Stumpf has been with Student Sports since February of 2000. He spearheads Student Sports’ football events, which include the Nike Football Opening Regionals, The Opening and the Elite 11. He graduated from Cal in 1999 where he was a two-year letter winner at wide receiver for the Bears. He was a CalHiSports.com all-state selection at receiver in 1994 at Arcata High. Brian is married to Allison and has two children, Connor and Hannah.
PRESIDENT - SPORT
Miya Usumali'i has been with Student Sports since 2008 and serves as the President of Operations. A Bishop Montgomery graduate, Miya went on to play volleyball for Oregon State University. After graduating Miya went on to become an assistant, then later head women's volleyball coach for Montana State University. Miya comes from a family of athletes and is a Carson native. She is married to Tevete Usumali'i who was a defensive lineman at the University of Arizona.
PRESIDENT - OPERATIONS
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DIRECTOR OF BRAND PARTNERSHIP
Zack currently serves as Chief Revenue Officer for Student Sports. In this position, he manages overall responsibility for revenue generation and partnerships including new business and event development. He graduated from Duke University in 2008 as the NCAA Lacrosse Div. I all-time leader in goals and continues to play professionally in the NLL and MLL. In 2009 Zack received his MBA from Bryant University. Born and raised in Canada, Zack now lives in the Dallas area with his wife Kristine and their two daughters.
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ASSOC DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL
Michael Fletcher started with Student Sports in 1996 as an intern. "Fletch" now helps and assists in all things football which includes being the lead Player Personnel Director for running backs and linebackers. "Fletch" also oversees all things staffing on the football tour. After making the CalHiSports.com All-State Team in 1994 as an ATH at Paramount High School, he graduated from the University of Oregon in 1999 where he was a two-time All Pac-10 performer as a DB and returner. He also played nine years in the CFL (BC Lions/Toronto Argonauts) where he won two Grey Cup Championships and was voted to the All-Time Toronto Argonaut team as an OLB in 2007. Fletch is married to Brandi and has three daughters, Ryan, Reese, and Reagan.
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ASST. DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL
Eugene Jackson has been with Student Sports since 2001. He currently serves as the Associate Director of Football and also oversees player personnel for the defensive backs. Eugene played football at Lynwood High School and was an All-state, All-CIF and an All San Gabriel Valley League defensive back. He later attended and played football at the University of Oregon where he graduated with a BA in Sociology and a minor in Ethnic Studies/Psychology Counseling in 1995. Eugene was a proud member of the 1994 Rose Bowl football team for the Ducks.
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DIRECTOR OF BASEBALL
Kirsten first started with Student Sports in 2001 and is currently the Director of Area Code Baseball; an event she has worked with since 2004. Kirsten attended the University of California, Berkeley on a scholarship for cross country and track where she was a five-time All-American. She held the school record in both the 5,000 and 10,000 meters for 27 years and was inducted into the Cal Hall of Fame in 2006. She is also the current age-group American Record holder in the 10,000 meters. Kirsten is married to Bob and has two children, Bobby and Quinn.
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ASST DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL
Ronny has been with Student Sports since June of 2013. He serves as Director of Player Personnel (WR/TE) for The Opening Regionals and The Opening while also being involved in the company's media efforts. A native of Clovis, California, Ronny graduated from New Mexico State in 2011 where he played tight end for the Aggies. He is married to Marcelle and currently resides in El Segundo, California.
Kealani started as an intern with Student Sports in 2004 and has since ben utilized across a variety of positions withing Student Sports over the years. She currently oversses Business Operations. Originally from the island of Molokai, Kealani left Hawaii after earning a volleyball scholarship to LMU where she received her BA in Business. After completing her volleyball career LMU retired her jersey in 2005 and inducted her into the LMU Hall of Fame in 2013. Kealani went on to continue her education at California State University, Long Beach where she earned her Masters in Sports Management. Kealani is married to Kai Bartlett, 5-time OC-1 Molokai World Champion paddler, and has three children Lea, Kaiakea and Keliana.
Bob Masajo began as an intern with Student Sports in 2005 before becoming a full-time team member in 2007. He is currently a Football Events Manager where he is the lead for the all football event registration and customer service needs. Bob was born and raised in Carson, California. He attended L.A. Banning High School where he lettered in both football and track & field. He went on continue his education and running at Humboldt State University where he majored in Physical Education. Bob was born August 11th, 1970 and currently resides in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife Serena and daughter Makayla.
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FOOTBALL EVENTS MANAGER
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VP OF ADMINISTRATION
Laura serves as Chief Financial Officer for Student Sports. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and worked for the LA Dodgers, Toyota and Pete Carroll’s Win Forever before joining Student Sports in 2014. Laura is married to Andy and has three children- Malia, Tanner and Kaia.
Chelsea Tupuola has been with Student Sports since January 2015 and serves in Event Operations. A graduate from Torrance High School, Chelsea then went on to further her education and compete in collegiate volleyball at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Chelsea interned with ESPN Rise during her Sophomore and Junior years in college, assisting with Nike Football The Opening and Area Code Baseball. A 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Libero of the Year, she graduated from Temple University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management. Chelsea is the youngest of five, who’s father was the first Samoan to graduate from the Naval Academy.
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ASSOC DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Patrick earned his degree in Marketing at Cal State San Marcos while working the surf industry. He’s been a part of Student Sports since before Instagram featured videos, parents started creating Snapchat accounts, and Vine was born (rip). He and the digital team are excited to entertain you with the content they push to the palm of your hand.
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DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MEDIA
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ASSOC DIRECTOR OF
Joe Murphy has been part of the Student Sports team since the summer of 2013 and works on all things digital for the football and baseball properties. Prior to Student Sports, Joe attended California State University San Marcos where he earned a degree in marketing. Joe calls the South Bay of Los Angeles home and enjoys surfing, travel, and storytelling through the lens of any capturing device. When he isn't working, you can find him in or around the ocean.