Assistant Director of Athletic Development
Chris Schaefer joined the Old Dominion Athletic Foundation in July 2016 as the Assistant Director of Development after spending two and a half years in the ODU Ticket Office where he oversaw football ticketing. In his new role, Chris will oversee the Power of the Pride Campaign, as well assist with fundraising efforts of the ODAF Annual Fund. Prior to coming to ODU in 2013, Chris worked in the NC State Ticket Office as a Ticket Office Assistant.
Born and raised in Saratoga, NY, Chris received his Bachelor’s from NC State in 2012 and completed his Master’s in Sport Management from ODU in 2016.
In his free time Chris enjoys golfing, fishing and spending time with friends barbequing or at the beach. He currently resides in Virginia Beach with his fiancé, Nicole.
FAVORITE ODU SPORTS MOMENT
Trey Freeman’s last second shot to beat Murray St. in the NIT. The crowd that night was electric and created a home court advantage that would rival any in college basketball.
THREE WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE ODAF
Pride, Passionate, Supportive
FAVORITE REASON FOR WORKING AT ODAF
Being a part of a University and Athletic Department whose ceiling continues to climb higher and higher. The future is bright for the Monarchs.
FAVORITE LOCAL RESTAURANT
Dockside in Virginia Beach, Virginia