A Tomball, Texas native, Kyle Harmon has made his way around some of the major cities in Texas.
After graduating high school , he left the Houston area and made a one-year stop at UTSA before finding his home at The University of Texas at Austin. He graduated in December 2019 with a degree in sport management and is now pursuing a masters degree at his alma mater.
As a Longhorn, Kyle worked as an equipment manager with the football team. From wins and losses, to road games and bowl games (including a win in the 2019 Valero Alamo Bowl), he has a vast amount of college football knowledge that serves him well as the Valero Alamo Bowl’s Ticket Sales and Marketing Coordinator.
In this role, Kyle assists in the sale and service of tickets and sponsorships, the creation of marketing content and event management.
We sat down with Kyle and asked him a few questions about his return to San Antonio.
What has been your favorite part about working with the Valero Alamo Bowl?
“I love how it is a small office so you really get to connect with everyone and see how all the different departments operate. After work hours, I love all the fun activities we do as a group. This combination helps create a strong culture and good work environment.”
You worked the 2019 Valero Alamo Bowl as an equipment manager for Texas. Now that you are a part of the Valero Alamo Bowl staff, what has been your biggest takeaway?
“The biggest takeaway is seeing how much work has to go on behind the scenes. When teams roll up into San Antonio and stay for Bowl Week, everything is amazing. At the time, I never thought about the work that had to go in during the off season to make that week as spectacular as it was.”
Your affinity for the Longhorns runs so deep you are going to every home and away game this season. What prompted you to make such a commitment?
“I’m attending all these games with a core group of friends from school and we may never have this opportunity again. For the road games, we enjoy going to the local places that make their cities special like Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant in Ft. Worth last Friday before the TCU game. Pro tip: order your pitcher of margarita with ice on the side. These trips also help me service Bowl customers better as I’m learning what tickets and amenities really make the experience special.”
What are you most excited for in regards to game day?
“Honestly, I’m excited for the entire month of December. We have so many fun and exciting events all leading up to the Valero Alamo Bowl that I think the entire month will feel like a game day.”
What are your favorite San Antonio spots?
“Chris Madrid’s, Bohanan’s, Pat O’Brien’s, Smoke BBQ and Mama Margie’s”
How can people get in touch you?
“I’m eager to grow my network on LinkedIn or appreciate the opportunity to talk to anyone interested in attending this year’s Valero Alamo Bowl. My office number is 210-704-6387. Ticket prices increase on November 1 so reach out now for the best prices and selection!”