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A 1966 graduate of Notre Dame, Cappy Gagnon returned to his alma mater in March 1996 to assume the position of coordinator of stadium personnel. In that role, he is responsible for overseeing the 857 ushers who handle crowd management for football games at Notre Dame Stadium. In addition, a select group of more than 100 of those Stadium ushers also work all the outdoor sports venues and various special assignments all over campus. In August 1997, he took on added responsibilities as manager of special event security and supervisor of student employees at the Notre Dame Security Police Department. In May 2010, Gagnon dropped the NDSP part of his job and added the Usher functions for the Joyce Center.

Gagnon has previously served as assistant director of training at THE POLICE FOUNDATION, a Washington, D.C.-based police think tank; the executive assistant/director of special programs for the Sheriff of Los Angeles County; and the technical services manager for the Olympia (Wash.) Police Department. While with the L.A. Sheriff's Department, he received the Exemplary Service Award, two commendations from the National Association of Counties, and a commendation from the L.A. Human Rights Commission. Because of his service on the nine-member Los Angeles County "Blue Ribbon Commission on the Homeless," he received a commendation from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors.

Gagnon also worked for Gavin de Becker as a security supervisor, providing protective services for more than 30 of the most prominent public figures in the entertainment industry. In that capacity, he supervised security of many of the entertainers who performed at President Ronald Reagan's first inauguration in 1981. Gagnon also was the security escort and provided all the advance work for more than 100 venues for Cher's 1990 world tour and for Neil Diamond's 1984 California tour..

A noted baseball historian, Gagnon served two years (1984-85) as the president of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), a worldwide group of 7,000 baseball historians. He has published more than 50 articles about various baseball topics, including two chapters in Total Baseball. He also wrote Notre Dame Baseball Greats, published by Arcadia Press (2004). He is currently working on a book about Notre Dame's greatest athletes.

Gagnon has been married to the former Cynthia Wightman of Venice, Fla., since 1969. They are the parents of two daughters (Megan and Marnie) and have five grandchildren.

Cappy Gagnon
Cappy  Gagnon

Position:
Program Manager-Crowd Control

Department:
Facilities

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