Jake Velasquez joined the Athletics Department as assistant director for Game Operations and Event Management in August 2016. However, he has worked closely with the Cougars during the last two years.
Velasquez began working with Houston Athletics in July 2014 after joining Aramark. He began as a member of event staff and became an event supervisor more than a year later.
He was elevated to facilities and event manager in June 2015 and worked closely with the Houston Baseball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball programs. In addition, he assisted with Houston Football, Men's and Women's Basketball, Soccer, Softball and Swimming and Diving.
Velasquez, who hails from Angleton, Texas, entered the professional ranks as a sports marketing intern with the Houston Sports Marketing Association in 2013 before joining Aramark.
He received his bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Houston in 2014.