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Wines, Bradford Named to Lead Lobo Events Staff

by Frank Mercogliano

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Daniel Wines, most recently at Utah Tech, and Josh Bradford, who spent last year working on the events staff, have both been hired to help lead UNM’s Events Staff Unit.  Wines will serve as Associate A.D. for Event Management and Bradford will serve as Director of Parking and Events.

Wines officially joined the Lobo Family in August of 2023 as the Associate A.D. for Event Management. With UNM, Wines will have oversight of all athletic and special events that take place in UNM athletic facilities, including serving as tournament director for all postseason championship events.  He also oversees UNM’s event staff from parking management to stadium ushers to volunteers at various golf tournaments hosted by UNM.

Wines previously served as Assistant A.D. for Events at Utah Tech (formerly Dixie State) in St. George, Utah.  There he oversaw all scheduling of UTU’s athletic facilities, including outside rentals.  He oversaw all game management of home events including set-up and tear down, and he oversaw hiring, training and payroll of all interns and events staff.

Prior to Utah Tech, Wines spent three years with Arizona State as Event Coordinator.  With the Sun Devils, he served as Event Manager for Beach Volleyball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Track & Field and Wrestling, and he was an Assistant Events Manager, handling at various times baseball, women’s basketball, football and men’s and women’s golf.  He also served as the No. 2 point of contact for Arizona Hotshots home games of the American Alliance of Football.

He also earned postseason tournament experience, serving as Tournament Co-Director of the PAC-12 Wrestling Tournament, and he assisted with both the 2021 NCAA Softball Regional and the NCAA Golf Championships.

Wines got his collegiate career started with CSU Bakersfield, serving as a Facilities and Events Coordinator, serving as a visiting team point of contact and handling set-up and tear down for all home events from 2016-2018.

Wines earned his master of science in kinesiology from LSU, where he also served as an operations assistant, and he earned his bachelor of science in education from UNLV in 2008.

Bradford performed a valuable role with events in 2022-23 on a part-time basis, overseeing softball and men’s and women’s tennis events, along with helping at many of the various high school events hosted by UNM, including the NMAA High School Championships for basketball, baseball, softball and track & field.  He also had a big hand in helping UNM host the 2023 NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Now in his new role, he will continue to oversee events and he will now oversee all parking operations for the various events hosted by UNM, which along with UNM’s home events for football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, tennis and track and field includes over 70 dates for the Albuquerque Isotopes, nearly 20 home events for New Mexico United and all NMAA Championship events, plus the New Mexico Bowl.

Bradford earned his bachelor of science in exercise science in 2019 from UNM, and he is completing his master’s in sports administration from UNM as well.  He is an Albuquerque native, having graduated from Eldorado High School.