Managing Investor– Bill Ilett
President & General Manager – Steve Brandes
Sales & Marketing Coordinator – Steven Clenney
Media & Public Relations Coordinator – Travis Tate
Account Executive – Larry Maneely
Account Executive – Kyle Hays
Dance Team Director – Jessica Rowland
Broadcast Play-by-Play – Mark Snider
Broadcast Color Commentator – Ross Cook
Financial Controller – Frank Ilett
Head Coach – Michael Peck
Assistant Coach – Barry Rohrssen
Assistant Coach – Scott Williams
Director of Basketball Operations – Ed Flory
Athletic Trainer – Bradley Allison
Videographer – Ron Weatherly
A native of Amherst, Ohio, Brandes enjoys a diverse background ranging from traveling to Russia as a student ambassador to being a professional archaeologist throughout the Midwest for two years. Brandes obtained a liberal arts degree from the College of Wooster. He then attended Game Face, Inc.'s Executive Academy, a leading international sports sales training and placement company in Portland, Oregon. Brandes sold for a plethora of teams during his four months at Game Face. For more information about Game Face Inc.’s Executive Academy log on to gamefacesportsjobs.com.
Steve began with the Stampede as an Account Executive and has moved up the ranks serving as Director of Ticket Sales & Game Operations and Assistant General Manager. Through his time at the Stampede, Brandes has helped the team with successful transitions to a new arena and to a new league (CBA to NBA Development League). He also played an integral role in the success of the 2006 CBA All-Star Classic, as well as the 2008 and 2010 NBA Development League Showcase. Steve takes great pride in continuing to build the Stampede’s Community efforts and outreach programs through the Idaho Stampede Community Foundation.
Sales & Marketing Coordinator
Steven Clenney enters his third full season with the Idaho Stampede, his first as Sales & Marketing Coordinator. His responsibilities include developing Stampede marketing plans, along with sales of season tickets, group nights, mini-plans, and various operations, while also helping to oversee the entire sales staff.
Originally from Orlando, Florida, Clenney attended Florida State University where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Media Production and Marketing. He then attended the DeVos Sport Business Management Program at the University of Central Florida where he received a Master’s Degree in Sports Business Management.
In his spare time, Clenney enjoys giving back to the community and volunteering. He spent many hours in New Orleans with his graduate school program and the Hope for Stanley Alliance helping to rebuild the city after the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina.
Media and Public Relations Coordinator
Travis Tate enters his third season as the Media and Public Relations Coordinator. Tate is entering his third year in the D-League after internships in basketball communications roles with the Utah Jazz (2008-09) and New Orleans Hornets (2009-10). Tate received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign in Media Studies in 2006.
In his role, Tate oversees the team website, YouTube page, Twitter feed and Facebook page, produces all published content for public consumption, is the primary contact for the media, and coordinates all community outreach events.
Larry Maneely has spent most of his adult life in the Boise area, after accepting the position of Sports Newscaster with KTVB, NewsChannel-7. He spent two eight-year stints as the station’s primary sports anchor, interrupted by five years in a similar position at the Sacramento CBS affiliate. He earned significant industry honors, and realized the goal of nearly every TV sports journalist, with a chance to work in a Top-20 market , covering the 1984 Olympics, several Super Bowls, MLB playoffs and World Series, and the NBA on a nightly basis.
After 15 years in private business and government administrative service, he has returned to the sports world, joining the Stampede team as an Account Executive, where he will sell season tickets, mini-plans, group tickets, suites, loges and assist in game day responsibilities. Larry is a former member of the Boise Schools Foundation Board, an original member of the Humanitarian Bowl Chairman’s Council, a member of the Treasure Valley YMCA marketing committee, and a board member of the World Sports Humanitarian Hall of Fame. He is single, with two adult children who live and work in Boise.
Kyle Hays enters his first full season with the Idaho Stampede family as an Account Executive; his responsibilities include selling season tickets, mini-plans, group tickets, suites, loges and assisting with the game day operations. Hays received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management with minors in Business and Marketing from Stetson University (DeLand, FL). He spent two seasons, 2007-09, as a manager of the Stetson Men's basketball team and made the roster for the 2009-10 season. After graduation he worked in Minor League Baseball for the Daytona Cubs where he spent time in every aspect of sports and learned of his potential in the Sports Marketing and sales fields.
Director, Stampede Spirit Dance Team
Jessica Rowland is entering her second season as Director of the Idaho Stampede Spirit Dance Team. She was a dancer for the previous seven.
Rowland graduated from Boise State University in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and an Associate's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration. She earned her Master's Degree in Counseling from BSU in 2010, and shortly after, Rowland became a licensed professional counselor.