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“My time at Wilmington College definitely prepared me for a job in the sport management industry.  What I learned, experienced, and practiced while at Wilmington has been an immeasurable asset in my current job.”

Bethany Okran, Cincinnati Sports Mall

“Wilmington College was a great experience.  The small classrooms and student/teacher ratio allowed me to develop my communication skills much greater than attending a larger university.”

Nick Nicastro, NFL On-Location Services

“For anyone interested in a career in sports, I would recommend a small school like Wilmington.  The only way to learn anything is to do it, and you definitely get hands on experience at Wilmington.”

Amy Ashbrock, LEJ Sports, Sports Agents

“Classes such as Personal Selling and Facility Management have made my jump from college student to Sport Management professional much easier.”

Kevin Duplaga, Director of Ticket Sales – Miami Heat

“A small school like Wilmington is the perfect start to a successful career in sports. The hands-on approach in the different sports classes exposes you to real life scenarios and the Sport Management Club is a great extracurricular activity to network with established sport professionals through different events and activities.”

Andreas Koyfis – Account Executive, Season Ticket Sales – Cincinnati Bengals

Notable Alumni

Bethany Okran (1999) – Client Recruiting Specialist – ADP RPO, LLC

Amy Ashbrock (2000) – Account Director – LEJ Sports Group

Charlie Ciresi (2000) – Poker Director, Event Director, and Consultant at World Series of Poker, WSOP Circuit Events

Damien Garnett (2000) – Assistant Athletic Director of Equipment Operations – University of Nevada

Jill Garnett (2000) – Senior Administrative Assistant – Charles River Laboratories

Jayson Ameer Rasheed (2000) – Director of Athletic Communications – Wilmington College

Kevin Lucas (2001) – Head Coach Cross Country and Track – University of Mount Union

Rick Pickerell (2001) – Property and Casualty Insurance Agent – Roselius Insurance Agency, Inc.

Alan Ledford (2002) – Sport Management Program Director/Assistant Professor – Wilmington College

Nick Nicastro (2002) – Assistant Director Premium Sales/SunTrust Park at Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment – Atlanta Braves

Jake Pence (2002) – Owner – Port City Sports Performance/Doctoral Student – United States Sports Academy

Jon Cain (2003) – Owner/Founder – Future Stars of Dayton

Chad Cannady (2003) – Operations Coordinator/UD Arena– University of Dayton

Kevin Duplaga (2003) – Director of Ticket Sales – Miami Heat

Clint Fetty (2003) – Athletic Director – Ravenna High School

Ben Groh (2003) – Race Director/Owner – Cincy Run and Cycle Events

Paula Stewart (2003) – Assistant Swimming Coach – QuakerFit Wellness Director – Wilmington College

Morgan West (2003) – Senior Director of Operations & Client Services – GWS Global Workplace Solutions

Joe Schmetzer (2008) – National Sales Executive – Paycor

Mackenzie Wills (2012) – Development Coordinator Athletics – The Ohio State University

Kostas Koyfis (2013) – Ticket Sales Executive – Cincinnati Bengals

Steve Cukovecki (2014)- Admission Counselor Business, Accounting and Education Recruiter – Wilmington College

Alek Erwin (2014) – Assistant Cross Country Coach – University of Mount Union

Cameron Bridgewater (2015) – Community Relations Intern – Indianapolis Colts

Taylor Franklin (2015) – Office Manager – Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Alexander Koyfis (2015) – Master’s Degree in Sport Management – Graduate Assistant – Wright State University

Courtney Tucker (2015) – Sales Associate – Orangetheory Fitness

Eric Watts (2015) – Graduate Assistant – St. Ambrose University

Nate Dean (2016) – Master’s of Science in Athletic Administration – Ohio University/Assistant Football Coach – Nelsonville-York School District

Jake Griffith (2016) – Facilities and Game Operations Coordinator – Presbyterian College

Zack Stakely (2008) – Director of Athletics – St. Bernard High School

Josh Chua (2018) – Business Developement Specialist – Cleveland Monsters

Daniel Hayes (2018) – Experience Coordinator – Kentucky Speedway

Keith Hayes (2018) – Ticket Consultant – Columbus Blue Jackets

Tyler Brummett (2018) – Account Executive – Atlanta Hawks

Dylan Voltz (2018) – Account Executive – Cincinnati Bengals

Eric Wathen (2019) – Assistant Facilities Services Manager – Columbus Crew

Mellonee Hall (2019) – Assistant Soccer Coach – Wilmington College

Sarah Pierce (2019) – Sales Associate – Milwaukee Bucks

Alexis Doddridge – (2019) – Consumer Sales Executive – Minnesota Timberwolves

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