BY JAMES HARPER
Daytona native Anthony J. Azama has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing, Sales and Licensing at Miami University in Oxford Ohio.
In addition to overseeing the marketing and sales staff, Azama will become the sports administrator for the Miami men’s basketball.
“Anthony’s commitment to Miami’s athletic department for the last six years has been tremendous,” said Josh Fenton, senior associate athletic director for finance and administration.
“He works in one of the most difficult areas of the entire department and has been able to show progress with unique strategies and techniques in promoting our programs and selling tickets,” Fenton added.
Azama graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in human and organizational development. He also played on the football team. Following graduation, he was inducted into the Mid-Tennessee Chapter of the College Football Hall of Fame.
Former associate director of Florida Classic
He also is chair of the Oxford Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Butler County Visitors Bureau Governing Board.
Prior to Miami University, Azama worked for Florida Citrus Sports in Orlando.
In July 2005, he was the associate director of the Walt Disney World Florida Classic, an annual football game between Bethune-Cookman University and Florida A&M University.
He handled marketing, sponsorships and day-to-day operations for the game in addition to serving as the primary point of contact between the participating universities.
He is the son of Gwen Azama-Edwards and the Rev. Larry Edwards of Daytona Beach.