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Sports Division

Jeremiah Blanton

Sports Manager

Jeremiah Blanton, or JB as most of the world knows him, is the Sports Manager and has worked at RFPRA since 2006 spending 13 years in the Parks division and three years now on the recreation side.  JB graduated from Shorter College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation Management. He also played baseball at Shorter from 1996-2000. JB handles all RFPRA’s sports programs as well as handling field rentals for tournaments.  Jeremiah’s favorite moments are when he sees kids enjoying the sports they are involved in and when they have a smile on their face.  Another moment is when his son Cam Blanton was selected to participate in the Pitch Hit and Run regional competition that was held at Truist Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. 

 

JB loves spending time with his family. He is married to Melissa Blanton.  JB is a huge UGA fan, Go Dawgs, and a big Atlanta Braves fan. He loves what he does here at RFPRA and is looking forward to serving the youth of Rome and Floyd County for years to come

Blake Lambert

Assistant Sport Manager

Blake Lambert is the Assistant Sports Manager. He began working at Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation in 2022. Blake is a graduate of Shorter University where he obtained a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management. Blake also played football at Shorter. Blake handles all of the football operations, oversees the concession services, oversees and schedules the part time staff for sporting events and assists with all other sports.

 

In his spare time, Blake loves spending time with his wife Trista and their two sons; Noah and Eli, attending church worship services and cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide. Blake says he enjoys working in the Sports Division and being over the football side of the operations, because he is a huge football fan. He says this job is something that he can enjoy doing every day.

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Adam Mull

Sports Coordinator

Adam Mull has worked for Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation since 2018 as a sports coordinator. Adam graduated from KSU in 2010 where he earned a Bachelors degree in Sports Management. He supervises and helps with organizing sports, concessions logistics and creating game schedules. The thing he enjoys best about parks and recreation is getting a chance to watch participants improve as the season goes on. 

 

In his free time, Adam loves cheering for the Atlanta Braves and the Georgia Bulldogs.
 

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Rick Nelson

Sports Coordinator

Rick Nelson started working full-time as a Sports Coordinator in July of 2023 after seven years of working part-time for Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation. While Rick helps alongside his team with sports camps, scheduling, handling coaches, and so much more, you can be sure to find him teaching kids how to play within the game's rules and building positive athletes for the future. 

 

 

Outside of work, Rick has a great passion for volunteering at his local church, officiating, fitness, reading, oh and, of course, the Atlanta Braves and the 18-time National Champions Alabama Crimson Tide.

Pam Hobbs

Admin Specialist

Pam Hobbs is the Sports Administration Specialist. She began working Rome-Floyd Parks and Recreation in 2022. Pam attended Coosa Valley Tech, where she majored in Accounting. Pam handles all the practice scheduling along with coaches’ applications.  She assists the Sports Division with clerical duties, processes scholarship applications and answers and directs calls to sports.  She is responsible for the background checks.

 

In Pam’s spare time, she likes to spend time with family and watch her favorite hockey team, the Nashville Predators. She also enjoys all aspects of the outdoors; including camping, boating, and hiking.

She enjoys helping in any way she can.

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