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Jon Denio -  - University of Kentucky Athletics


  • Is in his eighth season as the director of equipment operations
  • Handles the management of UK’s Nike account, working directly with each coaching staff in UK’s 22-sport intercollegiate athletics program. He also oversees the department’s inventory control software system as well as contract purchasing any athletic equipment needed by the athletic department
  • Came to the Bluegrass after serving seven years as an assistant director of equipment at the University of Oklahoma
  • Worked two seasons as an assistant equipment manager for the Washington Redskins, in charge of on-field setup and maintenance, and player footwear
  • Spent four years as a student equipment manager working with the football team at his alma mater, the University of Missouri
  • Spent the 1999 and 2000 summers as a college intern with the New York Jets equipment department
  • Earned a degree from Missouri in economics, personal finance and sociology in 2002
  • Married to the former Brooke Holt of Fremont, Neb., and the couple have one son, Kason
  • Native of Mexico, Mo.
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