Marketing and Promotions


G. Stan Bradley
Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs


G. Stan Bradley came on board as Sports Information Director (SID) for the Hawks' athletic staff in July of 2001. Since then, he has been working to build a relationship with local and extended media across the Eastern Shore and surrounding areas. Bradley has brought many new and creative ideas to UMES to further enhance its marketing and visibility throughout the community.

In 2003, Bradley was promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics for External Affairs. In that capacity, he maintained his duties as the SID but took on many other tasks, including: development, advertising, fundraising, facility operations and game day operations.

Bradley versees design of all departmental publications and promotional materials, is responsible for the department's website, solicits many external events to come to the campus and acts as a liason with local organizations and businesses, including the Convention and Visitor's Association in nearby Salisbury, Md.

During his time at UMES, he has redesigned the website twice, overseen the creation of a new athletic logo series, expanded the sports information staff, created broadcast agreements on local radio for men and women's basketball and baseball, started live video and audio streaming of many home events and reached sponsorship deals with area hotels, car dealers, bottling companies and restaurants.

However, he states that his greatest accomplishments are the staff he has hired and trained who have gone on to hold a variety of positions in various athletic organizations. These include The University of Massachusetts, University of Akron, University of Louisville, Howard University and the Buffalo Bisons AAA baseball club.

Prior to his current position at UMES, Bradley worked at the University of Maryland College Park with Campus Recreation Services as the Coordinator of Student Personnel/Training. He has also served at Salisbury University as the Public Relations Associate from 1997-98. He holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Maryland and two master's degrees, one in Human Resource Management and the other in Business Administration, both from the University of Maryland University College.

He works in part-time capacities with the Delmarva Shorebirds baseball club, an affilliate of the Baltimore Orioles, as their official scorer. He also works with Wicomico Coutny, Md. in a variety of roles with athletic events including the Holiday Basketball Tournament and DIII baseball regional, and is a 14-year veteran of high school basketball officiating.

Bradley lives in Laurel, Delaware, with his wife Jennie, son Carter, and twins Lillie and Reid.

Airis Thomas
Marketing and Game Day Operations Coordinator

Airis Thomas rejoins the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Athletics Department in August 2010 and serves as the department's Marketing and Game Day Operations Coordinator. The 2015-16 year is Thomas' fourth year in the office.

This past year, Thomas worked as a media relations staffer with the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) helping to prepare game notes and assist with conference tournament, along with other duties.

The Windsor Mills, Md., native is the past president of the Resident Hall Association at UMES and is the past secretary for the Hollarin' Hawks Pep Squad. In 2012, she was a National Communication Coordinator for the Resident Hall Association and is the past president of the National Society of Leadership and Success. She served as the manager for the UMES baseball team and as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Thomas graduated from UMES in December 2013 with a degree in kinesiology and is currently pursuing a master's in athletic administation. She enjoys spending her free time traveling and spending time with her family and is also an avid sports fan who likes to watch and commentate games, particularly with football. In summer 2012, Thomas was a media relations intern at Morgan State University.

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