EVANSVILLE - Eric Marvin has been named executive director of the Evansville Sports Corp. He previously served as director of sports tourism for the The Columbus Area Visitors Center.

Marvin succeeds Jason Sands who now serves as director of sports at the Fort Worth Convention and Visitors Bureau. The organization helps prepare bids, manage, recruit, promote and sell tournaments and sporting events in the city. It also hosts youth clinics and events connected to the various competitions.

Evansville Sports Corp. has been involved in a number of major events since its launch in 2010, including:

  • The NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Elite Eight and National Championship in 2014 and 2015
  • The Big 10 Men’s Golf Championships in 2015 and 2016
  • The Division II Men’s and Women’s Cross Country National Championships in 2017
  • The Small College Basketball Hall of Fame Classic in 2016 and 2017
  • The 10th Annual U.S. Figure Skating National Theatre On Ice Competition in 2017