Victor Ignatiev served as assistant director of equipment operations from 2002 to 2014.
Prior to coming to UH Ignatiev held different positions in a similar capacity including Head Football Equipment Manager at West Texas A&M University from 1995 to 1997, Head Equipment Manager at Sam Houston State during 1998 through 2000 and Head Equipment Manager/ Hockey Manager at The Colorado College from 2000-2001. His most recent position before coming to UH was the Assistant Equipment Manager for the Houston Aeroes Hockey Club during 2001 through 2002.
Ignatiev interned for the NFL Summer Equipment program during the summers of 1997, 1999, and 2002 - 2004. He also served as the equipment manager for the U.S. Army High School All-American football game for 2002 through 2005 and Universal Pictures "Friday Night Lights" in 2003.
Ignatiev is a member of the Athletic Equipment Mangers Association and of the Society of Professional Hockey Equipment Managers.
Ignatiev obtained his Bachelor of Arts from West Texas A&M University in 1997 and his Master of Arts from Sam Houston State in 2000. He lives in Houston with his wife, Julie. The couple has a daughter, Victoria.