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Tulsa Athletics Makes Staff Appointments

Tulsa athletics made staff appointments today.
Tulsa athletics made staff appointments today.

July 6, 2012

Tulsa, Oklahoma - University of Tulsa Director of Athletics Ross Parmley announced today three athletic staff appointments. Russell Fisher has been named assistant compliance officer, Bryant Tyler assistant ticket/business manager, Ryder Weischedel assistant director of strength & conditioning and Taylor Gulley assistant track & cross country coach.

Russell Fisher has been working the past two years as a graduate assistant in Tulsa's compliance office, while earning his Juris Doctorate in December 2011.

During his graduate assistantship, Fisher revised Tulsa's compliance manual and created the recruiting manual detailing NCAA Bylaw 13 and athletic department policies and procedures. He was also involved in oversight of NCAA Bylaws 13 (Recruiting) and 14.3 (Initial Eligibility) and monitored NCAA Bylaw 17 (Playing and Practice Seasons).

Fisher earned his bachelor's degree in business administration - marketing from Oklahoma State University in 2008.

Bryant Tyler comes to Tulsa after spending the past two years as ticket office graduate assistant at Wichita State University.

In his tenure at WSU, Tyler became proficient with the paciolan ticketing software, the same system Tulsa uses for ticketing, sold season and game day tickets, supervised game day ticket sellers in the sports of baseball, volleyball and women's basketball and trained game day ticket sellers on ticketing operations and software.

He also served an internship at the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference.

Tyler received both his bachelor's degree in sports management in 2010 and master's of Education in sports management in 2012, both from Wichita State.

Ryder Weischedel comes to Tulsa following one year as the assistant strength & conditioning coach and exercise science instructor at Central College in Pella. Iowa. Weischedel worked with the sports of wrestling, softball, men's & women's track, men's basketball and football.

Before that, Weischedel served six months as the director of fitness and facility manager at North Dakota State College of Science (Jan.-June 2011). Previously, he also served as head strength & conditioning coach as well as an assistant football coach from Aug. 2007-Dec. 2008 at NDSCS. Weischedel was also a graduate assistant in athletic performance at Baylor University for two seasons (2009-11).

Weischedel earned his bachelor's degree in health & fitness administration from Jamestown (ND) College in 2007, while earning Academic All-America honors in football and wrestling. He received a master's of science degree in sports psychology from California University of Pennsylvania in 2010.

Taylor Gulley spent the last two years as a student assistant coach with the Golden Hurricane track & field team. He assisted in home meet management, generated and maintained the recruiting database and assisted with the set-up of official recruiting visits.

He also spent one year on the athletic facilities maintenance staff, where he worked with venue set-up for basketball, volleyball and soccer games.

Gulley earned his bachelor's degree in exercise & sports science in May 2012.