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Darren Coelho, a San José State University athletics staff member since 2001, is the Assistant Athletics Director for Ticket Operations. He is responsible for all ticketing operations for the Spartan Athletics Department including selling season and individual tickets and all ticket operations on game days. He ensures compliance with all NCAA rules regarding all player-guest admissions and is responsible for road game ticket consignments and any postseason ticketing duties.
Coelho also oversees the ticketing operations for special events in CEFCU Stadium such as international soccer matches.
He is the San José State representative to the Mountain West Football Championship Working Group. Coelho was the first ticket director in the group that encompasses a cross-section of expertise from various professionals that provides guidance and knowledge in planning for the championship game.
Coelho joined the Spartans as the athletics ticket manager. In 2005, he was named director of ticket operations and was promoted to an assistant athletics director in 2008. At San José State, he also served as the ticket manager for the 2001 through 2004 Silicon Valley Football Classic bowl games and the 2007 and 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship games played in San Jose, Calif. Coelho's experience in ticketing dates back to 1997 when he was named ticket manager for the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.
The 1996 San José State University graduate majored in public relations. He is the Mountain West representative to the National Association of Athletic Ticket Sales & Operations (NAATSO), a member of the board of directors of the Bay Area Professional Ticketing Association (BAPTA) and previously served on two boards for the International Ticketing Association (INTIX).
Coelho is the father of twins, Jackson and Madison, and is currently engaged to Mariza Garcia, a first-grade teacher.