Staff Directory

Mickey Gray

Mickey is in his sixth year with the Rail Yard Dawgs and fourth as the President. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Mickey was hired to head up operations of the team in January of 2016 and started with the team in March. He first held the role of Vice President and General Manager before being promoted to President in June of 2018. Mickey had most recently worked in Peoria, Illinois, spending three years as the Assistant General Manager of the SPHL’s Peoria Rivermen. Prior to that, he spent time with the Bloomington Blaze, the Central Illinois Drive and the Bloomington Edge.

Mickey is a graduate of Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois, where he received a degree in Business Administration. He lives in Roanoke with his wife Allison and their two dogs, Sydney and Gus.

Alexandra Crutchfield
Vice President

Contact Alexandra for information on corporate partnerships, mascot appearances, and marketing.

Alexandra is in her sixth year with the Rail Yard Dawgs. She first served as the Marketing Manager, then had that role expanded to Director of Corporate Partnerships and Marketing. Most recently, she was named Vice President of Business Operations in the summer of 2019. A Roanoke native, Alexandra graduated from the North Cross School in Roanoke before attending Roanoke College in Salem. She received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in Biology.

Alexandra was a two-sport athlete for the Maroons, competing in both volleyball and tennis. She also worked for the Roanoke College sports information department while she was a student. She enjoys spending time on the river with her husband, Clark, and their former Pup of the Game, Maple.

Andrew King
Ticket Sales Manager


Contact Andrew for assistance with season tickets, packages, group tickets, and donations.

Andrew is in his third year with the Rail Yard Dawgs. A Roanoke native, he attended Hidden Valley High School and stayed close to home to earn a Marketing degree with a minor in Economics from Radford University. When he’s not talking to our fans, he enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and walking his rescued pup, Rusty, and fiancé, Lindsei.

Dan Bremner
Head Coach and General Manager of Hockey Operations

Dan is in his fourth season with the Rail Yard Dawgs and his fourth as a head coach and general manager. He retired following a six-year career in the SPHL during which he appeared for the Knoxville Ice Bears, Columbus Cottonmouths and Peoria Rivermen. Dan served as captain for the Rivermen for each of his final two seasons. He played in 281 career games and netted 48 goals along with 79 assists and 709 penalty minutes. Dan joined Ohio University’s staff as an assistant coach following his retirement and worked there until he was hired as head coach of the Rail Yard Dawgs in December of 2017.

Travis Johns
Athletic Trainer

Travis in in his sixth year in professional sports and his fifth with the Rail Yard Dawgs. A Buffalo, New York native, Travis attended Alfred University where he earned a degree in Athletic Training and spent a year on the football team. Before joining the Dawgs, he worked as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Rochester Lancers of the Major Arena Soccer League and an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Houghton College. Travis lives in Roanoke with his wife, Blaire, his three kids and their two dogs.

Locker Room Dawg

Carl is in his second season with the Rail Yard Dawgs and his second in pro sports. Adopted by Rail Yard Dawgs head coach Dan Bremner and his fiancée Deanna, the pit bull mix is serving as an assistant coach who specializes in instructing the team in the finer points of stick chewing and fetch. During his free time, Carl enjoys napping on the couch in the coach’s office and running on the ice.