Favorite non-hockey sports team: Chicago White Sox
Last meal on earth: Italian beef and cheese fries from Portillo’s in Chicago and a PBR
Favorite song: Just about any Green Day song
Coffee or soda? Coffee
In-N-Out or Chick-fil-A? In-N-Out
Most memorable sports game he’s attended: Mark Buehrle’s perfect game for the White Sox
Does pineapple belong on pizza? Absolutely not
Joe Tichy joined the Heat in September 2017 as the team’s Director, Game Operations, responsible for writing game scripts, directing the control room and Hot Shots Promo team, and ensuring terrific fan engagement throughout the 2017-18 season at Heat home games.
Tichy has a long history of working in sports, including the last four years as the Modesto Nuts Director of In-Game Entertainment along with a season with the Indianapolis Indians as a Video Production Assistant and with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as a Video Production and Technical Director.
In addition, Tichy spent 10 years working for Victory Records as a tour manager for the bands Bayside and Spitalfield and even worked for the record label as the Director of Research and Development, traveling to festivals and various concerts monitoring marketplace trends and scouting bands.
Tichy, who holds a Certificate in TV and Radio Production from the Illinois Center for Broadcasting (now known as Illinois Media School), currently resides in Modesto.