PlayOn! Sports, the nation’s leading high school sports media company, announced today that sales executives Christopher Young and Owen Shull have both been promoted to senior leadership positions within the company. Young has been upped to Senior Vice President of Sales for the NFHS Network, where he will be responsible for working with national brands and partners. The NFHS Network is the online destination for watching high school sports and other events live and on demand from anywhere at anytime at www.NFHSnetwork.com. Shull has been promoted to Senior Vice President & General Manager, PlayOn! Sports Properties, where he will oversee sales, operations, TV distribution, and state marketing agreements for PlayOn! Sports Properties. Young and Shull are both based in Atlanta, Ga.
“Chris and Owen bring to their roles a wealth of experience and have driven tremendous innovation for our sales divisions,” said David Rudolph, CEO of PlayOn! Sports. “Their insights into marketing effectiveness and strategy for PlayOn! Sports and the NFHS Network as well and our advertising partners make them leaders in the industry. They both play crucial roles in guiding our strategy as we grow PlayOn! Sports and the NFHS Network going forward.”
Young has been with the NFHS Network since 2014. Prior to his current role, Young was the Director of Strategic Sports Partnerships with CBS Altitude, a division of CBS that leveraged all CBS platforms (radio, TV, outdoor, digital, sports, social). He was the General Sales Manager at Sports Radio 790 The Zone for 13 years, where under his leadership, the sales staff became known as one of the most creative and effective sales teams in sports radio. Young has diverse sales experience in radio, TV, digital, event, sponsorships, athlete endorsement, and activation. Originally from Indianapolis, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Purdue University.
Shull has been with PlayOn! Sports since March 2013. Prior to joining the company, he was the Chief Revenue Officer for the Chick-fil-A Bowl and the College Football Hall of Fame where he oversaw all revenues for the Bowl as well as the fundraising effort to relocate the Hall of Fame to Atlanta, GA. Shull spent 18 years in marketing and sales in college athletics. He is from Nashville, TN and attended Rhodes College in Memphis, TN for his undergraduate degree and Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL for his masters.
The NFHS Network captures the passion, pride, and energy of the high school experience by delivering live high school sports and events to family members and fans whenever they want, wherever they are.
The NFHS Network celebrates and showcases the unique accomplishments of students, whether they are a student-athlete participating in the 27 different sports covered by the Network, or one of the student broadcasters from schools around the country that produce events through the School Broadcast Program. The NFHS Network also features state playoff and championship events for the 40 state members of the NFHS Network.
All NFHS Network events are available online at NFHSnetwork.com and is optimized to view on all devices and screen sizes. Follow the NFHS Network on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram at @NFHSnetwork for the latest news and event information.
The NFHS Network is a joint venture among the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), its member state associations and PlayOn! Sports. The NFHS is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and is the national leadership organization for high school sports and performing arts activities. PlayOn! Sports is based in Atlanta, Georgia and is the nation”s largest high school sports media company.