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Technology junkie builds hoops home

04/20/2015, 2:45pm CDT
By Loren Nelson

Webmaster of the Week: April 13-19

Name: Steve Hollaway

Site: Midwest Professional Basketball Association

Position: Director of Information Technology

Background: Hollaway, who served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps for six years, is a technology junkie who, as a pre-teen, happily spent his time digging through the guts of old TVs and VCRs while wielding a soldering iron. He founded TeknoLogik, an IT consulting and web development firm, in 2009. Hollaway also serves as the Chief Technology Officer for ThomasSchumerGroup, whose owner, Ed Schumer, is also the Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the Midwest Professional Basketball Association.

What he does: As Hollaway describes it, “If it touches the website, I’m involved in it.” That means Hollaway, who was heavily involved in the design and structure of the site, helped organize the effort to ensure the league’s schedule, rosters and statistics all were entered and updated in the league’s inaugural season that concluded in mid-April. He also oversaw the execution of the league's live-streaming initiative (most of the MPBA's games were webcast). About the only thing web-related that Hollaway doesn’t do is create content for the league’s news wire.

Making his mark: Despite the league and its website being just months old, Hollaway said more than 100,000 people have viewed the site, including 400 outside of the U.S. The league’s well-designed and well-organized site makes a dramatic first impression and is at least partially responsible for the groundswell of interest from other minor league teams to join the MPBA.

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      Loren Nelson is the Community Manager at SportsEngine. He is also the National Media Editor and has served in a variety of other customer facing and media roles since 2009.

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