Todd Childers Added to Big Green Staff
MU grad named Assistant Director of Athletic Development
By The Big Green Scholarship Foundation
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Todd Childers is a Huntington native, Marshall University graduate and a passionate supporter of Thundering Herd athletics. He has participated in sports and volunteered his time to the community. All of that makes the 23-year-old a perfect fit as the newest addition to the Big Green Scholarship Foundation office.
“As a former student at Marshall, Todd has a great passion for the Herd,” said John Sutherland, Executive Director of the Big Green. “He has great people skills, and he will be an asset in the area of donor and prospect research. He will be a great ambassador to our chapters.”
Childers is the new Assistant Director of Development for the Big Green. He is a new face around the Big Green offices, but he has been around Marshall all of his life. He is a Huntington High School graduate and the grandchild of two well-known Huntington families.
“I’ve had a big connection to Huntington from my family,” Childers said. “My maternal grandfather was a magistrate in Cabell County for 40 years. My paternal grandfather, he and his uncle owned a construction company. My dad grew up on southside and my mom grew up in the eastern part, so I grew up here.”
Childers has always been drawn to athletics. He played on Huntington High’s state tournament golf team and has been a long-serving volunteer for Upward Basketball.
He enrolled at Marshall and initially pursued a degree in Sport Management, and then ultimately graduated with a degree in Finance. He also held a lengthy internship in accounting at Steel of West Virginia.
The goal, however, has been to combine his passion for people, athletics, his hometown and alma mater.
“That was my big pitch to the Big Green when they asked why I would be good for this job,” Childers said. “Our job is really to believe. We’re the morale. Our love for Marshall and our passion for Marshall is always there.
“People always want to help. They just need to know that Marshall is a good place for them to help; that they’re helping something that matters. I believe that Marshall matters in many different ways, so I get the opportunity, in working with the Big Green, to show people what I already know in my heart – that Marshall matters.”