Ryan Long joins NXT after a successful three-year stint at Heineken USA, where he served as an on-premise sales representative. Long joins the country's top events management team, to which he brings a wealth of event experience from his time at the Pattison Sports Group, where he directed several tournaments and was the director of the Healthy Kids Running Series.
Long is a 2006 graduate of Penncrest High School and a 2010 alumnus of Neumann University, where he earned a bachelor of science in sport management. He is the Penncrest school record holder in the 800-meter run and was part of the relay team that broke the school record in the 4x800. His athletic prowess garnered him a scholarship to Robert Morris University, where he spent two years before transferring to Neumann.
Long interned with the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, among a handful of previous stops. He resides in West Chester.
Drew joins the NXT staff after his time at South Kent School, in South Kent (Conn.). At South Kent, Drew was the head coach of the boys' lacrosse team, as well as a faculty member, teaching pre-engineering and African-American history.
Prior to working at South Kent, Drew played four years of lacrosse at the University of Hartford, where he was named captain in his senior year. and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in U.S history and a minor in sociology. Drew started with NXT in the inaugural class of NXT Leaders before working for eight months in NXT's Chicago office. Drew then returned to Philadelphia in a full-time events capacity.
Drew was named Assistant Director of Field Operations and Events in November 2015. Drew will assist in NXTevents, Showcase Lacrosse and MVP Lacrosse Camps. Drew resides to the Northern Liberties neighborhood in Philadelphia, where he lives with his twin and Director of Operations for NXTtv, Adam.
As the Director of Girls Lacrosse Events, Kammes will be tasked with growing NXT’s portfolio of girls events, as well as expanding NXT’s offerings in the girls’ lacrosse events market for team events, individual showcase events and recruiting camps.
Kammes is currently the Abington High School Varsity Head Coach, taking over the reigns of the program in 2015. Most recently, she served as the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for UC-Davis’ Division I women’s lacrosse team from 2012-15. She oversaw defensive systems, player development, camps, clinics and academic support for the team. Under her watch, the 2015 Aggies posted the highest GPA in program history.
Prior to joining UC-Davis, Kammes served as the defensive coordinator at Garnet Valley High School, where she helped the Jaguars win back-to-back state championships in 2011 and 2012. She helped produce multiple All-Americans and academic All-Americans.
Kammes played Division I basketball at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also served as an assistant coach after a stint at American University. She served as an assistant director for Blue Star Events’ USJN Tournament for four years. A Chicago native, Kammes has also served as the Regional Director for NXT’s Cradle Lacrosse and Dribble Hoops and serves as the NXT Lacrosse Girls NXT 2020 team's head coach. She holds a bachelor’s of science in nursing and a master’s degree in nursing education.
Kyle began full-time with NXT in May 2015. In his role, he assists Joanna Johnson in managing external athletic programming at The Episcopal Academy and handles the operations and preparation of camps, clinics, clubs, and leagues. Kyle also directs internal NXT Leagues, including the Mid-Atlantic Lacrosse League and NXT Field Hockey Winter League.
Prior to joining NXT, Kyle spent six months working within operations at the United States Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista (Calif.) and three years as a member of the Temple athletic department as a student marketing assistant. During the summer of 2014, Kyle was a Facility Management Intern with NXT.
Kyle graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in sport and recreation management in May 2015. He currently resides in Philadelphia.