Marilyn Coates Speight
Marilyn Coates SpeightSuites and Events Assistant Director
Marilyn Coates Speight joined the Foundation in March 2011. She assists with all Foundation events and the administration of the suites at Scott Stadium, Davenport Field and John Paul Jones Arena.

A native of Danville, Va., Marilyn earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations and sports communication from James Madison University in 2008. Upon graduation she worked as an event planner for the Office of the Dean of Students at UVA until joining the VAF staff. She received a certificate in Meeting and Event Planning from UVA in 2009 and became a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP) in 2014.

“Having a direct impact on student-athletes and their experiences at the Unviversity of Virginia, particularly through the different events we plan and host.”
Baseball’s 2011 win over UC-Irvine in Super Regionals to go to the College World Series.
Dynamic, Diversified and Determined.