Fighting Irish Athletics | February 9, 2016
They'd love to tell you what they do, but they're not allowed. They call themselves numbers guys. Stat guys. Official titles often reference analytics.
The Chicago Bulls, for example, have a manager of basketball operations and analytics, as well as a basketball analytics coordinator.
These are the disciples of Billy Beane, the Oakland A's general manager of "Moneyball" fame.
The University of Notre Dame men's basketball program has one of these guys, but you won't find him listed on the staff directory.
He is, though, the guy on the far left in the back row of the 2015-16 Irish team picture. His name is AJ Meyer, and he's a senior at Notre Dame, originally from Naples, Florida.