Monday, October 10, 2011

News: Commercial director leaves Rotherham United


With less than a year before Rotherham United open their new £17m community stadium, the club's commercial director, Steve Coakley, has left to take up a similar position at Sheffield United.

Coakley joined The Millers in May 2009 and has been an important figure in turning around the club's commercial department and helped to guarantee year on year rises in commercial earnings.

After playing an important role in Derby County's move to their new stadium, Pride Park, Coakley took up the position as commercial manger at Sheffield Wednesday. He made the step up to the director position at Rotherham a year after local businessman, Tony Stewart took over as chairman.

During his time, the club has signed significant sponsorship deals with Puma and Sports Identity plus the continuing deals with Parkgate Shopping. Despite the economic climate and playing home games at the Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield, corporate hospitality and advertising sales have made a significant contribution to the club's finances.

A statement on Rotherham United's official website said: "During his two and a half years with the club Steve has done an excellent job and has been a wonderful ambassador and colleague and we would like to wish him every success in his new role."

Brian Chapple, community director at Rotherham United gave his best wishes via twitter and added that he would miss working with him.

The Millers have also appointed Jamie Noble as the new head of community at the Rotherham United Community Sports Trust.

Rotherham United website



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