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Stephen Hale
Stephen Hale

Hometown:
Marlton, NJ

Position:
Assistant Equipment Manager

Alma Mater:
Virginia Tech '09

Stephen Hale was named Assistant Equipment Manager in 2014.

Stephen began his career as a football student manager at Virginia Tech from 2004-2009, eventually working up to a full scholarship. He was also invited to remain on staff as a Graduate Assistant, earning his Master's Degree in Sports Performance. Following his tenure at Virginia Tech, Stephen went on to work in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2010. He then decided to take a break from equipment and moved out to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the movie industry as a talent agent. Ultimately, he realized that football was his love and returned to Jacksonville in 2013.

Stephen assists Head Football Equipment Manager, Trent Chesnut, with purchasing, maintenance, organization and management of all Illinois Football equipment.

Stephen is originally from Marlton, NJ., where his family still resides.

Updated July 2014

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