Vanderbilt Athletics

Behind the V: Jeff Haynie

March 19, 2014

A native of Nashville, Jeff Haynie has been with Vanderbilt IMG, the athletic department's multimedia rights holder, since January, 2013. Haynie and his wife, Kim, are the parents of two children, Lindsay and Noah.

HaynieWhat are some of your hobbies?
Swimming, biking, snow skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coaching baseball

If you could have dinner with three people, who would you choose?
Any three people living would be Paul McCartney, Sting and Robert Redford. Any three that have ever lived would be George Harrison, John Lennon, Benjamin Franklin.

Favorite quote?
"If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours."   -  Thoreau

As someone with a photography background, what pictures do you enjoy shooting the most?

I got into photography before digital came along. I enjoy shooting scenic landscapes and nature photography.

Favorite trail you have hiked?
That’s a tough one. Hard not to go with somewhere in the Smokies, but I would say hiking Pikes Peak is the one that stands out the most.

Favorite vacation destination you have been?

Family ski trips to Winter Park, Colo.

Professional athlete you idolized growing up?

Willie Mays

Best part about doing multimedia sales for Vanderbilt?
Getting to work with a variety of businesses and personalities with their marketing and advertising in an area that I truly enjoy: college athletics. Being a native Nashvillian and sports enthusiast, it’s really interesting discussing Vanderbilt sports - past and present - with customers that also recall these players and teams through the years.

Sport you were/are best at?

Last movie you watched or book you read?
My son and I enjoy watching “The Other Guys” often, actually most anything with Will Ferrell. 

Behind the V Archive
Men's Tennis: Suresh Eswaran
Equipment Services: Gary Veach
Life Skills/Academics: Alison Wenzel
Baseball: Dansby Swanson
National Commodore Club: John Patterson
Women's Basketball: Vicki Spina
Women's Tennis: Lauren Mira
Swimming: Elly Faulkner
Associate Director: Lori Alexander
Baseball: Drew Fann
Swimming: Chrissy Oberg
Men's Basketball: Garry Christopher
Women's Golf: Rene Sobolewski
Bowling: Nicole Mosesso
Ticket Office: Eric Jones
Compliance: George Midgett

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