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Eric Reveno Honored by Rising Coaches

New Orleans, La. – Georgia Tech associate head coach Eric Reveno, who led a student-athlete voter engagement effort on campus in 2020 that became a nationwide movement, has been honored for that service by the Rising Coaches organization with its Impact Award.

The Rising Coaches Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alliance is proud to announce its inaugural DEI Awards. The DEI Alliance will present four awards to 12 recipients on April 2 at the Rising Coaches Final Four Speaker Series in New Orleans.

The Impact Award is presented to an individual who actively advances diversity, equity and inclusion in transformative sustainable ways in coaching and the sports industry. Reveno was honored with this award along with Katy Young Staudt of Turnkey ZRG and Felicia Hall Allen, founder and president of Felicia Hall Allen and Associates.

Reveno, who has completed six seasons on the staff at Georgia Tech, has led several initiatives around student-athlete voter registration. Ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Coach Reveno helped register more than 8,000 student-athletes. He also was instrumental in passing the All Vote No Play NCAA legislation that requires all sports to have a mandatory day off from practice on national election days.

He has earned a top-level reputation in developing the Yellow Jackets’ post players and leading the implementation of analytics at a high level in the program. He also handles many other responsibilities within the program such as scheduling and budget.

Struck by the civil unrest and racial injustice in the summer of 2020 and in a meeting with his team members, Reveno had the revelation that college athletes needed to take action and one way to do that was to become more involved in national and local elections. All of Georgia Tech’s sports immediately embraced the effort and declared Election Day as a day off from team activities. Over many months, Reveno reached out to his coaching colleagues across America and the AllVoteNoPlay campaign was launched, eventually leading to the establishment of making Election Day as a required day off from practice and competition nationwide.

Basketball coaches from all levels joined forces to help student-athletes register and educate themselves on the voting process with many campus arenas used as polling places.

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The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.   

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