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John Birdsell
John Birdsell

Champaign, Ill.

Assistant Equipment Manager

John Birdsell began his career with the DIA in 1983 and became a member of the equipment staff in 1985.

Birdsell works primarily with football, baseball and other men's sports and is vital to the equipment department's daily operation. He plays an essential role in equipment maintenance, readying teams for weekly travel as well as football road trips and game-day operations.

A life-long resident of the Champaign-Urbana area, Birdsell has four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Updated August 2014