By: Adam White, @FOSAdam
Ever wonder what your first job in sports may be? Do you want to be an agent? Or maybe a marketing executive? Regardless of what you want to do, there have been countless others before you with similar aspirations. Some of them went according to plan, some of them didn’t, but in sports your first job doesn’t define your career, it just begins it. So whether or not you have aspirations of becoming the next Leigh Steinberg or head of marketing for adidas, check out where some of the best and brightest in the industry today got their start.
Some Started as Interns…
— Charles L. Reynolds (@33Chipper) April 29, 2016
— Natalie P. Mikolich (@npmikolich) April 27, 2016
— Temeka D. Samuels (@Ferrhocious1922) April 27, 2016
— Hugo Boutin (@HugoBoutinFr) April 27, 2016
— ilisa Kessler – Wear a MASK (@ikessler) April 27, 2016
— Morris E. White III (@morrisewhite3) April 27, 2016
— Sergio (@SergXman) April 26, 2016
— Joey Gardner III (@jegardner3) April 26, 2016
— Bob McKamey (@BobMcKamey) April 26, 2016
— Markus McCaine (@mdmccaine) April 25, 2016
— Rodney B. Nelson (@RailBirdRodney) April 25, 2016
Some were Student Assistants…
— Chevonne Mansfield (@cmansfield27) April 27, 2016
— O'Cephus T. Starks (@otstarks) April 27, 2016
Unofficial: Jack of All Trades w/ Dad as he ran local bsb league
Official: GA for UCM Athletics (& I'm still here!)
— Jeff Mason (@JeffWMason) April 26, 2016
— Johannes Schneider (@jocoolwu) April 26, 2016
— exhoopsprguy (@exhoopsPRguy) April 26, 2016
— Garrett J Thibodeaux (@gthib) April 25, 2016
I worked as a student intern in the Athletic Marketing and Promotions Department at the University of Alabama. #MyFirstSportsJob
— Morgan Plott (@MoPlott28) April 25, 2016
— Bryan Beals (@beals_bryan) April 25, 2016
— Lynnea Phillips (@LynneaPhillips) April 25, 2016
Some Took On Sales…
#MyFirstSportsJob was an Inside Sales Rep for the Memphis Redbirds. Eager to earn another job once I graduate in August with my Master's!
— Patric Howie (@Patric_Howie) April 27, 2016
— Mark A. Hodgkin (@Mark_Hodgkin) April 25, 2016
— David Schmoll (@dschmolly) April 25, 2016
— Jesse Ghiorzi (😷 🆙) (@jesseghiorzi) April 25, 2016
— Nicole Cost (@NicoleICost) April 25, 2016
— Jason Brower (@JaBrow) April 25, 2016
#MyFirstSportsJob was an Account Exec selling/servicing sponsors for PGA golf events for Synergy Sports Marketing ⛳️
— Windy Dees (@getDeestweets) April 25, 2016
Some Worked for Food…
#MyFirstSportsJob – in ECHL Louisiana I made 17K a year and could bring home the leftover pizza post-game. I think I ate 17K in pizza too.
— Ryan Stanzel (@rstanzel) April 25, 2016
#MyFirstSportsJob was sitting next to my dad on the bench & keeping his scorebook while he coached. I was eight, & he paid me in nachos.
— Josh McDaniel (@TheRealJoshMAC) April 25, 2016
And Some Even Got Ninjavitis…
— Ryan Sakamoto (@SyanRakamoto) April 25, 2016
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