Mark Cryan teaches Sport & Event Management at Elon University. He has served as GM of the Burlington Indians, and worked for the NHL's New Jersey Devils, heavyweight champ Riddick Bowe and the Coastal Plain League. His book, Cradle of the Game: Baseball and Ballparks in North Carolina, was published in 2008. A Hamilton College graduate, Cryan holds an MBA from N.C. Central University. He is a past president of the Alamance Sports Development Council, and a consultant in event recruitment and event management.