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John Tull '86 Named President of United Hockey League's Motor City Mechanics

October 2, 2004

mc-mechanics-logo.gifOctober 2, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - The Motor City Mechanics of the United Hockey League have named John Tull, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, to the position of team president. A 16-year veteran of professional sports team management, Tull will oversee the daily business operation of the Mechanics franchise. He comes to the Mechanics after serving last season as president of the Arena Football 2 League's San Diego Riptide.

"John's hiring is an important acquisition for the Mechanics organization," said Mitch Rosen, co-owner of the Motor City Mechanics. "With his experience and leadership, we not only look to succeed as a business but also as a known sports entity within the Metro Detroit market."

In his new role, Tull will direct the team's marketing and promotion efforts, manage the budgets, supervise ticket sales and serve as team spokesman. Tull's first initiatives in this capacity include the start of Mechanic's training camp, pre-season games and launch of the team's inaugural season.

"I'm very excited about the opportunity to join this organization in its initial stages and be a part of the growth process," says Tull. "I look forward to meeting the challenges, and seeing us obtain and exceed the level of success I know the franchise is capable of reaching in this very competitive sports market."

A news release from the Mechanics states, "A native of South Bend, Indiana, Tull's professional sports accolades include winning the 1993 Bob Freitas Award for Best Class A Baseball Franchise; Vice President of the Dayton Bombers and Cincinnati Cyclones hockey teams; 2000-2002 West Coast Hockey League (WCHL) Executive of the Year Award, as President of the 2002 WCHL Taylor Cup Champion Fresno Falcons and setting back-to-back attendance records and organization of the year awards from 2000-2002 during his tenure with the Fresno Falcons. Tull earned his undergraduate degree from DePauw University and holds a Masters Degree in Sports Administration from Indiana University."

Read the complete announcement by clicking here.

The Motor City Mechanics are a professional AA hockey team competing in the United Hockey League's Central Division. For more information, visit the team online here.

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