Director of Game Day Operations
Mike Seamon was appointed Director of Game Day Operations in 2009. In this position, Mike reports directly to President Fr. John Jenkins, C.S.C., and is responsible for all University facets that are related to a home football game weekend. On October 1, 2010, Mike was also appointed Associate Vice President for the new office of Campus Safety. His responsibilities include overseeing the Notre Dame Security Police Department, the Office of Risk Management & Safety, the Notre Dame Fire Department, and the University’s emergency preparedness initiative. As AVP for Campus Safety, Mike reports to Executive Vice President, John Affleck-Graves.
Prior to his current positions, Mike was appointed assistant vice president for University Events and Protocol in July 2008. In his position as assistant vice president for University Events and Protocol, Mike coordinated the strategic oversight and direction of the University’s major events, including commencement weekend.
Mike also served as the executive assistant to the two individuals who have most recently held the position of executive vice president, Dr. John Affleck-Graves and Fr. Tim Scully, C.S.C. As the executive vice president’s chief staff person, Mike was directly responsible for the daily operations of the office.
Prior to, and in between, his two stints in the Office of the Executive Vice President, Mike worked for the vice president of finance and the vice president of business operations serving as executive assistant to each officer.
In 1994 Mike was hired as the second employee of the newest Major League Baseball franchise, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. As director of sales and marketing, Mike’s responsibilities included overseeing the team’s ticket sales and operations as well as the sale of private suites and skyboxes. While with the Devil Rays, he also played integral roles in public relations and numerous major sponsorship agreements. Mike designed and introduced the team’s inaugural merchandise line and was involved in the $80 million renovation to Tropicana Field.
Mike received his MBA from the University of Notre Dame in 1994. While pursuing his master’s degree, he served as the business manager intern for the University’s Athletic Department with a focus in business, game management, and ticket operations.
Mike graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame in 1992 with a degree in business administration, majoring in management. During his time at Notre Dame, he served as head manager to Coach Lou Holtz and the Notre Dame football team and was responsible for the 250-member Student Manager’s Organization.
Mike has recently been appointed to serve on the Lou’s Lads Foundation which is a multi-faced foundation of former Notre Dame football players and managers under Coach Lou Holtz (1986-96).
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mike currently resides in Mishawaka, Indiana, and is involved in a variety of community activities. He is a graduate of the South Bend/Mishawaka Leadership Program, served as the chair of the Logan Center’s Foundation Board of Trustees and was on the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of St. Joseph County.