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Ben Presnell
Ben  Presnell

Director of Player Personnel

Alma Mater:
Central Michigan

Ben Presnell is set to begin his fourth season as a member of the Central Michigan University football staff and his first as the Director of Player Personnel.

In his present position, Presnell’s duties include current roster and scholarship management, managing all official and unofficial visits, serving as a liaison to NFL scouts, running all of the football programs summer camps, and handles the teams recruiting administration and the organization of the team’s current recruiting board.

During the 2014-2015 Presnell served as the programs Coordinator for Recruiting and Player Personnel. He also served as a quality control coach working with the special teams during the 2013 season, and was an intern working in the football operations department during the 2012 season.  Presnell also served as an intern in the football operations department with the Detroit Lions during training camp for the 2013 season where Coach Bonamego was serving as Special Team’s Coordinator.

Presnell spent nearly a decade working in the online media business in Southern California where he was part of a team that helped launch two very successful online entertainment news websites and TV shows before returning home to Mount Pleasant to pursue a career in athletics.

The Chippewa’s benefit tremendously from Presnell's experience, knowledge of collegiate athletics and his familiarity with the program, its personnel, the campus, and the surrounding community.  Presnell earned both his Bachelor's degree in Entrepreneurship (2004) and Master’s degree in Sports Administration (2013) from CMU.  He is a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, and has had ties to the CMU program since his family moved to Mt. Pleasant in 1987.

He and his wife Liz a Chattanooga, Tenn., native have been married for three years and are expecting their first child in February of 2016.
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