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Ethan Gelfand
Ethan  Gelfand

Brookline, Mass.

High School:

Director of Basketball Operations

Alma Mater:
Wake Forest '06

Gelfand is in his seventh year as director of basketball operations. Gelfand is responsible for a variety of administrative duties, including coordinating team travel, overseeing the operation of student managers and opponent scheduling. He also handles the logistics of the Lady Lions' summer camps.

Gelfand joined the Lady Lions after five seasons as the director of basketball operations at Central Michigan. While with the Chippewas, he was responsible for travel coordination, practice and game day management, community outreach and the ordering and distribution of apparel and equipment. He also supervised the women's basketball student personnel. Gelfand was also responsible for scheduling CMU's non-conference schedule.

Additionally, Gelfand served in the role of video coordinator where he organized the team's film exchange and prepared scouting reports and other video projects for the women's basketball staff. He also served as the camp director for the Chippewas' summer camp programs.

Prior to his tenure at Central Michigan, Gelfand was a manager for the Wake Forest men's basketball team, including a stint as the head manager in 2005. As the head manager, he oversaw a staff of eight managers that assisted in logistics of practice and game operations.

A native of Brookline, Mass., Gelfand served as a Red Sox replay ambassador for three summers. During his time at Wake Forest, he was active in Lambda Pi Eta, the communications honor society, and Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. He served as the vice president and treasurer of Alpha Sigma Phi at WFU.

Gelfand received his bachelor's degree in communication from Wake Forest University in 2006.

Gelfand and his wife, Kiersten, have a daughter, Addison (4) and son, Brady (1), and reside in Port Matilda.


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