Front Office

MICHAEL WOOD | GENERAL MANAGER

Michael will enter the 2018-19 season as his first full season with the Corpus Christi IceRays. Michael brings a rich baseball background to the IceRays, having served as the General Manager for the Corpus Christi Hooks for 10 years.

Michael got his start with the MLB’s Texas Rangers in the ticketing office before eventually being hired as the Director of Ticketing in 1999. He worked for the Rangers for 11 years before moving to Corpus Christi. He currently resides in Corpus Christi with his wife, Liza, and their children Kenedy (11) and Keane (8).

The Lubbock, TX native graduated from Austin College in 1991. While not at the IceRays office, Michael enjoys trying to keep up with his kids.

Email: mwood@goicerays.com

CASSIDY LANGE | ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER

Cassidy Lange enters his 11th season with the IceRays and first as Assistant General Manager. He has worn many hats since joining the team as a Game Operations Intern during the 2007-08 season. Once joining as a full-time staff member, the 27-year-old has served as Director of Community Relations until becoming an Account Executive for seven seasons.

He has overcome many challenges in his lifetime while living with a disability called Cerebral Palsy and also participated in the Special Olympics. Cassidy competed in swimming, track & field, and bowling, medaling in all three events.

Cassidy graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi this past May with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Email: clange@goicerays.com

AMANDA MARINES | FRONT OFFICE MANAGER

Amanda joined the IceRays front office back in 2008 while in the Central Hockey League.  Prior to joining the IceRays, she worked with the American Bank Center the previous four years.

With the IceRays, Amanda brings a wide range of experience in ticketing, accounting, and administration in the office. In her time while working with the IceRays she was awarded Central Hockey League Employee of the Month in 2009.

Amanda currently lives in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Email: amarines@goicerays.com

 

ROB SANDERSON | DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING & MEDIA RELATIONS

Rob enters his first season with the IceRays in 2018-19. He will call the play-by-play for all home and away IceRays broadcasts. Sanderson also manages the IceRays’ digital presence, handles media requests and assists with various other duties including graphic design and video.  The Rochester, N.Y., native spent the previous three seasons with the Chicago Steel, leading the organization to 2017-18 USHL Media Team of the Year honors. Sanderson has American Hockey League play-by-play experience, filling in for both the Rochester Americans and Utica Comets. From 2012-2015, he served as the Americans’ radio host, providing pre-game, intermission and post-game coverage. Sanderson’s other hockey broadcast highlights include calling the IIHF U18 Women’s World Championship in (2010 & 2015), as well as serving as the voice of the Nazareth College Golden Flyers and providing TV color analysis for the Atlantic Hockey Conference Tournament .  He also served as an on-camera host for USHLTV at the Clark Cup Final (2016, 2018) and NHL Draft (2016, 2017, 2018). Sanderson graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia and now resides in Corpus Christi.

Email: rsanderson@goicerays.com

 

CAITLYN ANDERSON | DIRECTOR OF TICKET SALES

Caitlyn Anderson enters her second season with the IceRays as the Director of Ticket Sales. She graduated from Texas A&M Corpus Christi in December of 2017, having majored in Sports Management with a minor in Marketing.

Caitlyn raises awareness of the IceRays throughout the greater Corpus Christi area. She is responsible for creating and sustaining relationships with local businesses, as well as building the IceRays brand through community appearances and through corporate partnerships. Within the 2017-2018 season, Caitlyn oversaw more than 1,800 hours between players, staff and mascot in community
appearances. She will go into the 2018-2019 season overseeing ticket sales as well.

When not at work, Caitlyn enjoys going to the gym and fishing. She is a native of Klein, TX and currently resides in Corpus Christi.

Email: canderson@goicerays.com

SCOTT McCLARREN | DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EVENTS

Scott McClarren begins his fourth season with the IceRays and continues to be a leader in sales. He brings 31 years of experience in sales and management at Hygeia Dairy to the front office following his retirement from the company earlier this year.

Scott graduated from Milligan College in Tennessee in 1974 with a business degree and played varsity basketball for the Buffaloes for four seasons, service as team captain for two years.

The Alliance, Ohio, native moved to Corpus Christi in 1983 with his wife, Melodie, and three daughters: Kelly, Leslie and Lauren. When not in the office, Scott can be seen playing golf or enjoying yard work.

Email: smcclarren@goicerays.com

 

LEXY MANNING | GAME OPERATIONS & COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER
CHRISTINE LANARI | GRAPHIC DESIGN MANAGER

Christine is in her third non-consecutive season with the IceRays as the Director of Community Relations and second season as Director of Game Operations.

Christine previously worked for the IceRays during the 2014-15 season in the same capacity, helping to solidify the team's presence in the Corpus Christi area. During that season, the IceRays set a record for man-hours performed by players, staff and mascot appearances (1,015 hours) including 178.5 team hours in the community in a 12-month span. Under her guidance, defenseman Travis Howe became the first player in junior franchise history to earn the NAHL Community Man of the Year Award in recognition of his devotion to giving back to the Corpus Christi community.

She graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Christine is from Ancaster, Ont. and currently resides in Corpus Christi.

Email: clanari@goicerays.com