Mr. National Champion Coach
I am an older candidate hoping to pivot from academia to industry and relocate from the rural deep south to a cosmopolitan city. I am also an academic (philosophy) turned professional athlete turned 11x national championship-winning coach of a co-ed college athletic team. I have fundraised over half a million dollars to keep the program afloat amidst cuts. I am like Ted Lasso before Ted Lasso existed.
Undergrad School: Augustana College (IL)
Undergrad Major: History/Philosophy
Age: 35, Ethnicity: White
Other Degree/Certification: M. Ed.; ABD
School Name: Midwestern State University; Temple University
Extracurriculars: Theater (college/community/regional), Tennis (DIII), Municipal Parks & Recreation Board Member
Industry: Sports Management
Length of Employment: 8 yrs, 8 mos
Big Life Wins:
– Was a finalist in a national theater competition (Irene Ryan)
– Collegiate tennis player
– Doctoral candidate in philosophy
– Earned a Masters in Sports Administration with a 4.0
– Coached athletes to wins in college national championships, masters world championships, age group podiums, and Kona, and major US marathon victories.
Post MBA Goal:
Recently had a daughter, prompting skyrocketing desire to fight for social change with respect to gender equity across every industry, particularly sports. I believe marketing is where I could make the biggest difference with respect to positive change, marrying positive social impact to profitability in creative and popular ways.