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Yancho Joe

Joe Yancho

Group Sales Account Executive


Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3023


Number of seasons with the Griffins (including 2018-19): 5.5

What you love most about working for the Griffins: The ability to sell a great hockey experience and help the community.

Favorite all-time Griffins players: Darren McCarty

Best thing about your job: The freedom to be creative and impact so many different groups of people.

Hometown: Montrose, Mich.

States (and provinces or countries) you’ve lived in: Michigan

College degree/year/school: Sport management/2013/Central Michigan University

Sports idol(s) as a youth: Barry Sanders, Bill Goldberg

Personal/professional hero(es): Oliver Stone, Ron Paul, John and Robert Kennedy

First job/your age: Working in my uncle's church supply store

Current dream job: Trophy husband

Other sports teams you've worked for: Detroit Red Wings, Traverse City Beach Bums

Proudest professional accomplishment: Getting hired by my favorite hockey organization

Most memorable on-the-job mistake/embarrassing moment: Doing a "half-backflip" two games in

Favorite charities/charitable causes: Big Brother & Big Sisters of America

Sports played growing up: Football, basketball, baseball, soccer, track

Hidden (or not so hidden) talents: I know everything about politics and world events

An interesting fact about you: I don't have cable TV.

Favorite foods: Anything...but I don't like olives or mushrooms.

Favorite music artists: Tupac (R.I.P.)

Favorite sports movie: The Longest Yard

Favorite book or author: Rowling, Tolkein and Jesse Ventura

Favorite subject in elementary school: The one with a substitute teacher

Favorite spectator sports: Hockey