Wake Forest Grads to Head College Football Playoff
Feb. 5, 2013
By Alex Botoman, Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@Wake_FB)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Former Demon Deacon placekicker Reid Sigmon was named the Chief Financial Officer of the new college football playoff and national championship game today, joining Chief Operating Officer Michael Kelly as Wake Forest graduates charged with running the revamped college football postseason.
Kelly, Sigmon and BCS Executive Director Bill Hancock will administer the playoff from the group's new headquarters in Dallas.
Kelly was most recently a Senior Associate Commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference with responsibility for communications and football operations. Sigmon comes from Kansas State, where he was a Senior Associate Athletic Director and Chief Operating Officer.
The two previously worked together on the host committee for Super Bowl XXXIX, which was held in Jacksonville, Fla. in 2005 where Kelly was the president of the host committee, and Sigmon served as vice president of operations. Sigmon later went on to serve as Executive Director of the host committee for Super Bowl XLIII, which was held in Tampa, Fla. in 2009.
Sigmon was a member of the Wake Forest football team from 1992-95, earning a varsity letter during his senior season of 1995. He also served as president of the Student Deacon Club for the 1994-95 academic year.
Kelly graduated from Wake Forest in 1992 and later spent time as the director of operations and facilities for the Demon Deacon athletic department.