Florida Tech Football Poster Ranked Among Nation’s Best
By Space Coast Daily // June 25, 2014
area student-athletes featured on poster
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — A 2013 schedule poster highlighting Florida Tech’s Brevard County football players was ranked seventh-best in the college division by the College Sports Information Directors of America’s Publications Committee.
The poster titled “Brevard County Homegrown Panthers” was designed by former assistant athletic communications director Jonathan Hower, who is now the assistant commissioner for strategic communications at the Sunshine State Conference.
“This is a well-deserved honor,” Florida Tech Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications Ryan Jones said.
“Jon designed many pieces for our department in his time at Florida Tech. I congratulate him on earning this award, which is a first for our Athletic Communications Office.”
Hower selected a picture of the beach with an approaching storm as the poster’s background photo.
It was a perfect detail considering the closest beach to Florida Tech is just over four miles away.
He also used a subtle picture of a football field and pictures of the team’s Brevard County players taken by Amanda Stratford Photography.
STUDENT-ATHLETES FEATURED ON POSTER
The student-athletes featured on the poster included Andrew Adair (Merritt Island HS), John Armellini (Merritt Island HS), Trai Cadore (Cocoa HS), Jomo Daniels (Space Coast HS), Mike Ferguson (Cocoa HS), Jaz Gamble(Rockledge HS), Garrett Keith (Satellite HS), Nathan McDowell (Cocoa HS), Colton Odom (Rockledge HS) andSteven Thomas (Rockledge HS).
In all, there were 40 entries in the college poster category from institutions across the country.
A baseball poster designed by Joey Daniels at the University of Alabama-Huntsville was ranked No. 1.
Amanda Stratford Photography was recently on campus to take photos of the Panthers’ 2014 Brevard County players.
A new poster featuring those players and a second poster highlighting Florida Tech’s first-ever Gulf South Conference honorees will be available this summer.
Head coach Steve Englehart and the Panthers will play an 11-game regular season schedule this fall.
The slate includes two games against Football Championship Subdivision members Stetson on Sept. 6 in DeLand and Bethune-Cookman on Sept. 27 in Daytona Beach.
Florida Tech’s will also play Tarleton State at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, as part of the Lone Star Football Festival on Sept. 20.
The Panthers will open their five-game home schedule on Saturday, Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. against Ave Maria at Palm Bay High School’s Pirate Stadium.
They will also host fellow GSC members Delta State on Thursday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m., North Alabama on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 6 p.m., Mississippi College in their Homecoming Game on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. and Valdosta State in their regular season finale on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.
Season tickets are available for Florida Tech’s home schedule for only $65 for adults and $40 for seniors ages 65 and above, children ages 5-16 and Florida Tech’s faculty and staff. Faculty and staff can purchase up to two adult season tickets at the discounted rate of $40.