Zach Acton was hired as the Event Coordinator in October of 2011. He is responsible for assisting the Director of Event Management in game day operations for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Acton is the head event manager for women's soccer, women's basketball, wrestling and baseball. He also oversees parking operations on Illinois Football home games. Acton also assists with NCAA, Big Ten and IHSA championships.
Acton started in Illinois Athletics as an intern in the office of Sport Camps & Clinics in 2006. From 2008 - 2010 he was an intern in the office of Event Management.
A native of Collison, Ill., and graduate of Armstrong Township High School, Acton earned his degree in Recreation Administration in 2007 from Eastern Illinois University.
Updated November 2011