David Schmoll enters his sixth season with the Mississippi RiverKings and his first as General Manager. In his role, David is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Front Office.
The St. Louis, Missouri native first interned with the RiverKings in the fall of 2009, serving as Game Operations Coordinator. He went on to intern with the St. Louis Blues ticket office, the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League in the media relations and hockey operations departments and National Public Radio as a reporter.
David graduated from Murray State University where he received his degree in Political Science. When he's not at the rink, David is a part of the Board of Directors of the Horn Lake Chamber of Commerce and coaches youth baseball and football. He is an avid supporter of his hometown St. Louis Blues and Cardinals, and the Murray State Racers. He resides in Horn Lake.
Kari is beginning her first season with the Mississippi RiverKings as Season Ticket Sales and Retention Manager.
Originally from Athens, Alabama, Kari worked as a ticket sales intern with the Huntsville Havoc before joining the Mississippi RiverKings. In May 2016, she graduated from the University of North Alabama, receiving a degree in Sport Management. Kari is an avid sports fan and loves cheering on the Crimson Tide, Nashville Predators, and her hometown Golden Eagles. She currently resides in Southaven, Mississippi.
Bradley begins his fourth season with the Mississippi RiverKings as Game Operations and Marketing Coordinator. He graduated from Milan (Tenn.) High School in 2008 and from Freed-Hardeman University in May 2012 with a BA in Media Arts. Before coming to the RiverKings, Bradley worked two seasons with the Jackson Generals baseball team.
Bradley is a very active sports fan and served for three years as the Sports Programming Director at FM91, FHU's campus radio station. He enjoys going to Nashville Predators and Memphis Grizzlies games. He is also a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan. Bradley is married to his college sweetheart, Heather. They have two pet rabbits named Mipsy & Disco.
Amber is starting her first of many seasons with the RiverKings as the Office Manager. She comes to us from a corporation in Memphis as an experienced retail store manager.
Originally from Memphis, Amber and her husband are proud supporters of our military and law enforcement, with her husband being an ex-member of law enforcement as well as being a combat veteran with 8 years military service. Amber worked her way through college and graduated with a degree in Social Work as well as one in Psychology. Amber is very passionate about her work and family. And so with that all that is left to say is GO RIVERKINGS!!
Zach begins his first season with the Mississippi RiverKings as Group Sales and Community Development Coordinator. He graduated from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in May 2016 with a BS in Sport Management and Leadership Studies. Before coming to the RiverKings, Zach worked briefly with the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
Zach is a very passionate sports fan and played soccer and baseball for 20 years. Zach is a diehard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Philadelphia Phillies. Besides sports, Zach enjoys going on adventures and finding new things to do in the Memphis area.
The Mississippi RiverKings named Derek Landmesser Head Coach/Director of Hockey Operations on August 1st, 2011, making him the 13th head coach in franchise history.
A former Mississippi RiverKings captain and veteran defenseman, Landmesser returns for his 16th season with the Mid-South's professional hockey team. He's in his sixth season as Head Coach as the franchise enters its 25th season. Derek’s playing resume includes a CHL Championship with the then Memphis RiverKings in 2002-03.
Among Landmesser's career highlights was his selection as the CHL’s most outstanding defenseman after the 2000-01 season. He was also a three-time all-CHL team selection, after the 2004-05, 2005-06, and 2006-07 seasons.
RiverKings' career records held by Landmesser include: season points by a defenseman (81, 2005-06), season plus-minus (+59, 2000-01), career regular season games played (627), career assists (462) and career points (563). Derek also celebrated a milestone in 2010-11, playing in his 900th career regular season game in professional hockey. He finished his playing career with 932 games played. Landmesser led the RiverKings in assists in six of his last eight seasons and led team blue liners in points in each of his last eight seasons.
On November 21, 2009 against Missouri, Landmesser recorded his 400th career CHL assist, becoming the 10th CHL player to reach that achievement. He also notched his 500th career CHL point on January 29, 2010 against the Wichita Thunder. Derek was also the RiverKings' representative in the CHL All-Star Game that year played in Laredo, Texas, his seventh All-Star appearance. He scored seven points (one goal, six assists) in CHL All-Star play. In 2009-10, Landmesser was named a defenseman on the CHL All-Decade team.
The Thunder Bay, Ontario native started his professional career in 1996 with his hometown team, the Thunder Cats, who played in the Colonial Hockey League and moved to the United Hockey League. In addition to playing in Memphis/Mississippi, Landmesser's playing career included stops in Manitoba (IHL), Rockford (UHL), Muskegon (UHL), along with three games in the American Hockey League with the Toronto Marlies.
On November 6, 2015, the RiverKings retired Landmesser’s number 55 in a pregame ceremony. His jersey is the third number retired by the RiverKings organization, taking its place in the rafters next to Scott Brower’s 31 and Don Parsons’ 13.
Rick Hanlon begins his 12th season as the head athletic trainer for the RiverKings.
Before coming to the Mid-South, the St. Louis, Missouri native spent two seasons with the Missouri River Otters of the UHL as assistant trainer from 1999-2001, before joining the Roanoke Express of the ECHL as head trainer for three seasons. He then returned to the River Otters to be their head trainer during the 2004-2005 season. Rick joined the RiverKings in October 2005.
Rick received his B.S. in Sports Medicine from Missouri Baptist College. He and his wife Jen reside in Southaven.
Jim Chesnut is in his third season as the equipment manager for the RiverKings.
Chesnut has plenty of experience in minor league hockey. He was the equipment manager for the Lowell Lock Monsters (AHL) from 2004 to 2006. He then became the equipment manager with the Oklahoma City Blazers (CHL); he took the same position with the Augusta RiverHawks (SPHL) for the 2011-12 season. After his one season with Augusta, Chesnut returned to the CHL as equipment manager for the Tulsa Oilers for the 2012-13 season.
Chesnut is a University of Oklahoma graduate and he currently resides in Southaven.
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Liam is a Season Ticket Sales intern with the Mississippi RiverKings.
Originally from San Clemente, California, Liam is working on his M.S. in Sports Commerce at the University of Memphis. In May 2016, he graduated from the University of Alabama, receiving his B.A. in Marketing. Liam is a supporter of the Anaheim Ducks and the Alabama Crimson Tide. He currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee.