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Phil Cronin

Director of Game Operations
Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3024

Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2017-18): 5

What you love most about working for the Griffins: Waking up every morning and going to “work” for a professional sports organization.

Best thing about your job: Being “the goal horn guy”

Hometown: Lapeer, Michigan

States (and provinces or countries) you’ve lived in: Only Michigan

College degree/year/school: Bachelor of Applied Arts (Sports Management), Central Michigan University, 2010

Sports idol(s) as a youth: Steve Yzerman

Personal/professional hero(es): My dad.

As a child, you dreamed of becoming: A hockey player.

First job/your age: I worked at a driving range /putt-putt/go cart track when I was 16.

Other sports teams you've worked for: Saginaw Spirit (OHL)

Proudest professional accomplishment: Being able to bring back some sponsors that I didn't think would come back.

Most memorable on-the-job mistake/embarrassing moment: Falling on the ice during an intermission promotion my first season in Saginaw. Crowd loved it... I didn’t.

Sports played growing up: Hockey

Favorite foods: Pizza

Favorite sports movie: Happy Gilmore

Favorite subject in elementary school: Does recess count?

Favorite spectator sports: Hockey, baseball, golf

Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions

Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Golfing, playing hockey, spending time with family and friends