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Fundamentals: Patrick Mouratoglou

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today’s episode features acclaimed tennis coach and entrepreneur Patrick Mouratoglou, who has coached Serena Williams since 2012 and organized the “Ultimate Tennis Showdown” round-robin tournament underway in France. Today’s episode begins at 9am ET.

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Office Hours: Isaac Rochell, Founder, Local Human

Listen/Download on Apple Podcasts I Spotify Podcasts Powered by RedCircle Welcome to a new episode of Office Hours: a podcast with Front Office Sports CEO Adam White and figures from the sports industry. This season is focused on athletes, both current and retired, who have found success in business endeavors off the field. On today’s episode, we’re joined by Isaac Rochell, Los Angeles Chargers defensive end and founder of apparel company Local Human. A product of Notre Dame, Rochell has used his time during […]

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Fundamentals: Drone Racing League President Rachel Jacobson

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today’s episode features Rachel Jacobson, the newly-appointed President of Drone Racing League. Before taking the role with DRL, Jacobson worked for the NBA as SVP of Global Partnerships. Upcoming Episodes…Tues July 7: Patrick Mouratoglou — Pro Tennis CoachSign up for email reminder. Thurs July 9: Missy Franklin — Olympic Gold Medalist SwimmerSign up for email reminder.

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Fundamentals: TBT Founder/CEO Jon Mugar

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today’s episode featured Jon Mugar, the founder and CEO of The Basketball Tournament — commonly known as TBT. Jon provided a live tour and inside look at TBT’s “bubble” setup as they prepare for their quarantined tournament beginning on July 4th in Columbus, Ohio. **The live tour begins at about the 8:40 mark of the episode** Upcoming […]

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Fundamentals: Special Olympics CMO Kelli Seely

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today’s episode features Kelli Seely, the chief marketing officer for Special Olympics. Upcoming Episodes…Weds July 1: Jon Mugar — Founder/CEO, The Basketball Tournament (“TBT”)Sign up for email reminder. Thurs July 2: Rachel Jacobson — President, Drone Racing LeagueSign up for email reminder.

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How A Mascot Can Be A Digital Key Component of Fan Engagement

  • The social media presence of Western Kentucky's mascot Big Red generated over two million impressions in April.
  • Mascots can be an important part of digital fan engagement, as well as in-person.

Going back to the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA basketball championships, diehard college sports fans have been searching for ways to engage with their favorite teams and alma maters. Sirius XM found a way to provide this throughout what would have been the spring sport season with their college mascot bracket contest.  In this contest, mascots were paired off and fans voted on their favorites to move into subsequent rounds. This provided a unique opportunity for the marketing team of […]

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Fundamentals: NWSL Commissioner Lisa Baird

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today we will be joined by Lisa Baird — the commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League — as the NWSL prepares to become the first major American team sports league to return to live play on Saturday, June 27th.

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Fundamentals: Relevent Sports Group CEO Daniel Sillman

  • Relevent Sports Group CEO Daniel Sillman joins Fundamentals on Tuesday, June 23rd.
  • The episode will begin at 12pm ET on Tuesday, streamed live on this page.

Welcome to the latest episode of Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports interview show featuring leading operators and voices of the sports industry. Today we will be joined by Daniel Sillman, the CEO of Relevent Sports Group. Daniel will discuss the return to live soccer across the world, adjusting to operations after cancelling the 2020 International Champions Cup, Relevent’s partnership with La Liga, and more. Additional Episodes This Week:Weds June 24th: Lisa Baird — Commissioner, NWSLThurs June 25th: Xavier Gutierrez […]

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Ohio University PMSA Virtually Prepares Alums For Industry Challenges

  • 85% of Ohio University PMSA graduates are currently employed in the industry.
  • Chief Revenue Officer of Global Attractions for Legends Corey Breton details his experience in the program.

(Ohio University is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) For the better part of the last 50 years, Ohio University has been one of the premier names in sports business education. The Professional Master of Sports Administration (PMSA) program has given a large number of Bobcat alumni the tools and knowledge to become leaders across college and college professional sports. 85% of the program’s graduates are currently employed in the industry and shaping its future for the better. One […]

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