Marc Hohorst
Marc  Hohorst

Head Equipment Manager

alma mater:
Louisiana-Lafayette, 1997


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Marc Hohorst joined the athletic department in the summer of 2001 and 2015 marks his 15th season as the Tigers' equipment manager.

Hohorst is responsible for purchasing, issuing, and maintaining all athletic equipment, as well as supervising several student managers and interns. He also oversees the day-to-day operations of the equipment room at the Murphy Athletic Complex, which services football, baseball, soccer, track, softball and golf.

Hohorst is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association and received national certification in 1997.

He was honored by his peers in the profession in 2010 when he was named the Jeff Boss District 4 Equipment Manager of the Year. He also served a term as the District 4 Treasurer from 2007-2012.

Hohorst has coordinated moving and coordinating the equipment needs for the program around six bowl games including the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl in 2014.

In November 2008, the University of Memphis entered into a lucrative five-year contract with Nike, and Hohorst took on additional responsibilities of handling the increased inventory. The responsibilities continue in the University's current contract with Nike.

During the fall of 2002, the Athletic Department suffered a major loss when a fire on Halloween morning destroyed the turf room and most of the Tigers' football equipment. Hohorst received high marks and praise for gathering game day equipment from other universities in the area and preparing the football team for its next contest.

A native of Lafayette, La., Hohorst joined the U of M staff from Arkansas State, where he was the supervisor of equipment for three years.

Prior to his duties at ASU, Hohorst worked for one year at his collegiate alma mater, the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, in a game management capacity. He worked various ULL events, serving as the visiting team host and organizing ticket sales and records.

Hohorst graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) in 1997 with a degree in physical education. He received his Louisiana teaching certification that same year and served as a substitute teacher in 1997 and 1998 at Youngsville Middle School.

While at Louisiana, Hohorst also assisted in the equipment room as a student and worked both the NCAA softball regional tournament and Sun Belt Conference baseball tournament as a tournament official. He spent one year with the Lafayette Swamp Cats as the head equipment manager.

Hohorst and his wife Brenda, who were married in June 2010, reside in Bartlett.

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