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Mike Chismar
Position: Sr. Associate AD, Operations & Facilities
Experience: 34 Years
*Arizona State alum (B.A., Communications, 1982)*

Mike Chismar begins his 34th year in Sun Devil Athletics and his seventh as Senior Associate Athletic Director. He began his Sun Devil career as equipment coordinator in 1980. His main area of emphasis is internal operations that include event management, contract negotiations, and oversight of the Sun Devils physical plant including construction. He also provides administrative leadership and management for Sports Medicine and Sports Performance. Chismar is the liaison to the department's food service provider and coordinates all football team travel arrangements, including postseason travel.

Chismar has been the manager of numerous events at Arizona State including the Fiesta and Buffalo Wild Wings Bowls, the NFL's Arizona Cardinals, the 2013 Pac-12 Football Championship Game and a visit to Sun Devil Stadium by President Obama in 2009. He is a four-time tournament manager for the NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Championships. He has also been the tournament manager for NCAA baseball, golf, softball, and tennis postseason tournaments.

In addition, Chismar has served on numerous Sun Devil Athletic construction project teams during his tenure, including the Carson Student-Athlete Center, Farrington Softball Stadium, Sun Devil Soccer Stadium, Verde Dickey Dome (SDA's indoor practice facility), the Weatherup Center Basketball Facility in 2009 and the remodel of the Sun Devil Sports Performance building in 2011. The Weatherup Center has received LEED Gold Certification, the first athletic building of its type to achieve LEED Gold status.

Chismar is a board member for the Tempe Sports Authority Foundation, which plays host to the annual Courage Awards that recognize when exceptional and inspirational young people have courageously overcome challenges. Additionally, the TSAF is a nonprofit organization that provides scholarship opportunities and offers programs to build a healthy spirit, mind and body in Tempe's youth and teens.

Chismar graduated from Arizona State University in 1982 with a BA in Communications. He has been involved in college athletics his entire life. His father, the late Ron Chismar, was a Sun Devil Football assistant coach from 1980-1983 under head coach Darryl Rogers.

A native of Canton, Ohio, he is married to the former Jina Solis. The Chismars have a daughter, Hannah, and a son, Matthew, and reside in Chandler, Ariz.

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Office Phone: (480) 965-1287
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