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Clay Mazza was named Furman's new director of football operations on Feb. 7, 2020, by head coach Clay Hendrix.
Mazza comes to Furman following a five-year tenure at Stetson, where he coached tight ends and special teams. Over the last two years he also served as the Hatters' director of football operations.
As tight ends coach he played a key role in the development of 2018 consensus All-American Donald Parham.
Mazza graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne (N.C.) University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports management. He was a three-year letterwinner as a tight end for the Bears, who claimed three South Atlantic Conference Championships and played for the 2013 NCAA Division II National Championship in 2013 while he was in uniform. He was also a three-time SAC Commissioner Honor Roll selection and member of L-R's Alpha Kappa Delta Honors Society.
As a senior he served as a student assistant coach with the Bears' offense and special teams.
Mazza, a native of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., is engaged to Jennifer Ready.
Gannon Veh is entering his third season as assistant director of football operations/video coordinator.
Prior to coming to Furman, he worked two years at Akron serving as a graduate assistant in the video department for a Zips football program that appeared in the 2017 MAC Championship game and the 2017 Cheribundi Tart Cherry Bowl.
Veh worked as video coordinator at Hutchinson (Kansas) Community College.
From 2012-2014 he worked as a student video assistant at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. During his time there the Gorillas went 29-7 in three seasons and made two playoff appearances.
He got his first assistant at Hutchinson Community College (2010-12) when the Blue Dragons captured two Salt City Bowl games.
A Hutchinson, Kansas native, Veh earned an associate of arts degree in broadcast media and technology at Hutchinson Community College in 2012 and a bachelor of science in communication with an emphasis in broadcasting and coaching from Pittsburgh State.
He was accorded a master’s degree in sports management from Akron in 2017.
Veh is a member of Collegiate Sports Video Association.
Daniel Assey is now in his fifth year as Furman’s Director of Football Equipment and Facilities, having joined the program in January of 2014.
His wide array of duties associated with the Paladin football program include, among others, purchasing and managing all apparel and equipment; assisting the recruiting coordinator with official visits, facility tours, and equipment presentations; coordinating field setup for all practices and game day setup for sideline and locker rooms; setup of the coaches’ communication system during games; and managing the Pearce-Horton Football Complex, Paladin Stadium, and practice fields for repairs and maintenance.
In addition, he also serves as Furman’s athletic department liaison to Nike Sports Marketing and BSN Sports.
Assey came to Furman following an eight-month stint at Chattanooga. Before that he worked for two years at Wofford, where he also served as head football equipment manager and assistant director of athletic facilities from May of 2011 until June of 2013.
Certified by the Athletic Equipment Managers Association, he has served as president of the Southern Conference Equipment Managers Association for the past three years and was named SoCon Equipment Manager of the Year in 2016.
He is also an elected member of Furman University’s Staff Advisory Committee.
A member of the Professional Bowlers Association and former PBA Tour participant, Assey is a 2011 graduate of the University of South Carolina Upstate with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in business and education.
As Furman's Head Athletic Trainer, Craig Clark, ATC, SCAT, directly oversees the healthcare delivery services for the 20 intercollegiate athletic teams sponsored by Furman University. He also oversees the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program.
Prior to taking over the helm as the Head Athletic Trainer for Furman University in 2009, Clark served as the Assistant Director of Sports Medicine at the Citadel for 7 years. In this role, he provided coverage care for the university’s football and baseball teams, daily injury and sick call for cadets in the Citadel Infirmary, as well as serving as a clinical instructor for the College of Charleston Athletic Training Education Program. Clark has over 10 years of experience in athletic healthcare with additional training as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). His background also includes work with the professional organizations of the Atlanta Braves and Tennessee Titans.
Clark received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1999 from East Tennessee State University and completed his Master degree in 2003 from the Citadel.
Information composed by Furman Sports Medicine Department
Tracey Hendricks is entering her eighth season as administrative assistant to Furman’s football program and 10th year at the university. Prior to assuming her current duties she worked with continuing education.
An Ann Arbor, Mich., native she and her husband, Rob, have a son, Cody, and a daughter, Emily.