San Diego Strike Force makes front office additions
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The San Diego Strike Force has added several new additions to the team’s front office.

Ryan Eucker has been named general manager. Eucker most recently helped the Indoor Football League’s Cedar Rapids River Kings (also owned by Roy Choi) through a relaunch and rebranding as the team’s general manager, and currently serves as a co-owner and advisor to the team.

He began his career in sports with the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League in 2011 and then oversaw the team’s rebranding to the Empire as they transitioned to the IFL for the 2016 season. Eucker took on the general manager position for his final three seasons with the Shock (2015-17), and at the end of the 2016 IFL season, he was named the IFL Executive of the Year.

Eucker is originally from Prosser, Wash. He attended the University of Montana-Western for one year and was a member of the football team (NAIA) before transferring to Eastern Washington University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Evan Arapostathis joins the team as vice president. His most recent experience includes the roles of physical education instructor and campus supervisor at SDUSD Dailard Elementary School (2016-17), kicking, snapping and punting coach for the Washington Redskins (2013), executive advisor for Cytori Therapeutics (2013), and director of human resources, employee relations and organizational training for InnovaSystems International, LLC. (2005-13).

His previous positions include CFO/CIO/director of OMB, employee relations and community outreach for Animal Care and Control of New York City (2002-05), CEO/senior human resources and business consultant for Business Resources Inc. (2001-02), and senior vice president of eVitals Inc. (2000-01). Arapostathis played one season as a kickoff specialist/punter for the NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals (1986).

The San Diego native played college football at Grossmont Community College for two years before getting a scholarship to Eastern Illinois University for his junior and senior seasons, where he studied organizational psychology. He also holds a master’s in human behavior psychology from National University.

Dan Dobbins has been named director of ticket sales. He comes to the Strike Force after serving as the director of ticket sales and service for the National Lacrosse League’s San Diego Seals (2018-19). Dobbins previously worked for the NBA G League’s Delaware Blue Coats as the team’s ticket sales manager (2017-18).

He spent time with the NHL’s New Jersey Devils as an account executive, business development (2015-17) and ticket sales associate (2014-15), following a marketing internship with the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers (2013). He grew up in West Chester, Pa., and graduated from Temple University’s Fox School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in marketing.

Amanda Janczak joins the team as director of public relations and communications. She most recently worked in the NBA G League for the Delaware Blue Coats as the team’s public relations and community engagement manager (2016-18). Prior to Delaware, Janczak’s sports experience included roles with the NBA G League’s Austin Spurs, Super Bowl XLIX, MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks, Harlem Globetrotters and Pac-12.

Janczak is originally from Milwaukee, and earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

The Strike Force’s front office also includes Choi (co-owner), Greg Anderson (co-owner), Nicole Cohen (business operations manager), Geno Gerbo (team productions and operations), Olivier “Stu” Laurin (IT manager and marketing), Tom McLain (game day public announcer) and Tim King (Bomb Squad director).

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