Tim Sypher, a member of the U of L athletics staff for the past eight years, is in his second year as Director of the Yum! Center.
Sypher oversees the operations of the Cardinals' new building which houses offices and training facilities for U of L's men's basketball, volleyball and women's lacrosse teams. He served as the men's basketball equipment manager for eight years prior to his current role.
Sypher, 48, worked as a personal assistant to Pitino during his 3 1/2 years as the Boston Celtics' President and Head Coach. After a short stint as a fireman, Sypher was an investigator for the state of Massachusetts for 10 years.
Originally from Raynham, Mass., Sypher studied computer programming at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass.
Sypher has a daughter, Annabelle.