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Athletic Hall of Fame

John Antonelli

John Antonelli

'80, '83S (MBA)

At Rochester:

  • Lettered in football over a four-year period, 1976-79
  • Three-year starter on defense as the middle guard
  • Elected team captain as a senior
  • Long snapper on all special teams - field goals, extra points, and punts
  • Selected as team's Outstanding Defensive Player as a senior (1979)
  • Selected to receive the Louis A. Alexander Award in Spring, 1980, as the senior male athlete who contributed the most to sports, academics achievement, and student life
  • Member of Theta Delta Chi where he received a Senior Award for the highest cumulative average among fraternity members over a four-year period
  • Graduated with a B.A. in history


  • Earned an MBA in finance/marketing from the William E. Simon School of Business Administration in 1983
  • Following graduation, he participated in the management of his family's business, Antonelli Tire Company, for 10 years
  • Relocated to Seattle, Washington, and joined the Starbucks Coffee Company where he rose to the position of Director of Operations for Starbucks Coffee International which operates more than 1,2000 stores abroad
  • Currently Vice President of Operations for Verety LLC