Who we are…

The Daytona Beach Gator Club was originally organized in the 1950’s, then known as the Daytona Beach Chapter of the UF Alumni Association under president Max Cleland. In 1963, “Gator Bert” Reames took over as Club President, and paved the way for the club’s official charter with the University of Florida Alumni Association, which was issued on July 1, 1970.

What we do…

Annually, merit scholarships are awarded to Volusia County students accepted to and/or attending University of Florida. These funds are garnered through events, including The Gator Club Golf Tournament and Dunderfest.

Membership in the Daytona Beach Gator Club is included in Volusia County residents’ membership to the University of Florida Alumni Association.

Our Mission

The mission of the Daytona Beach Gator Club is to foster and enhance the relationship between the University of Florida, its Alumni, Students and friends in Volusia County, and to support the University’s mission of teaching, research and service. 

Committee Chairmen

Creative Director – Nickie Ball

Gator Gathering – Virtual

Golf Committee – Dennis Casey

International Gator Day – Emily Smith

Merchandise Manager – Jim Langin

Scholarship Banquet – TBD

Board of Directors


President – Catherine Coleman

President-Elect – Dennis Casey

Treasurer – Michelle Wainwright

Secretary – Kim Masters

Athletic Vice-President – Ken Phelps

Communication Vice-President – vacant

Membership Vice-President – Lori Langin

Scholarship Vice President – Tim Kostidakis

Webmaster – Tom Pokorny


Want to get involved?

The Daytona Beach Gator Club is an Affiliated Organization of the University of Florida Alumni Association.