College Athletics

Hardwork on the Hardwood, the Journey of Chris Croft

By: Travis Gorsch, @tgorsch3 Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Chris Croft, Director of Men’s Basketball Operations for Southern Mississippi. Chris was generous enough to have offered up his time and insight into the importance of relationship building in the people business of coaching. He discussed the importance of accumulating trust, working hard and making everyone’s job around you easier. Take initiative by seeking out opportunities and having a plan about what level you want to […]

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Sean Cartell: A Path Through College Athletics

By: Joseph Barca, @BarkyCat Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Sean Cartell, Assistant Director for the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Sean’s sports business career started before college when he worked as a Sports Information Specialist for Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida. He’s currently serves as the Sport Administrator and Championship Director for the sport of equestrian. With over 10 years experience in the sports world, Sean was gracious enough to offer up his time and […]

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Opportunities Are Right around the Corner, the Journey of Peter Prigge

By: Amari Dryden, @Amari_Dryden Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Peter Prigge, the Director of Compliance at the University of Wyoming. Peter went to law school and became interested in compliance. After sending his cover letter and resume to every Power-5 institution in the nation, he found a job at the University of Wyoming. He was gracious enough to offer up his wisdom about how compliance is always changing and how a simple hand written gesture […]

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It All Started in Tokyo, the Journey of Bryan B. Blair

By: Amari Dryden, @Amari_Dryden Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Bryan B. Blair, the Associate Athletics Director for Compliance at Rice University. Bryan’s journey into athletic administration actually began 12 years earlier, as a football student-athlete for Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC. Bryan cherished those days as he experienced the benefits that college athletics can provide to young men and women. After his playing days ended, Bryan decided he would attend law school at the University […]

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Back to Where it All Started, the Journey of Jesse Marks

By: Adam White, @FOSAdam Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Jesse Marks, Associate Athletic Director for Development for the University of Miami. A two time graduate from the University of Miami, Jesse’s path to his current position has been all but straight. A Cane’ through and through along with a consummate professional, Jesse is the perfect example of someone who has turned their commitment and passion into success. He was gracious enough to offer up his […]

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Rounding the Bases, the Journey of Patrick Murphy

By: Chase McCaskill, @itsmechase Front Office Sports proudly had the opportunity to sit down with Patrick Murphy, Head Coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide Women’s Softball Team. Coach Murphy’s career has seen him go from his undergrad at Northern Iowa, down to the bayou at Louisiana Lafayette where he was an assistant coach, and finally to the University of Alabama. Coach Murphy has been with the Crimson Tide since the genesis of the softball program, which he took over not […]

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Every Little Step, the Journey of Chris Nichols

By: Amari Dryden, @Amari_Dryden Front Office Sports is proud to have sat down with Chris Nichols, the Manager of the Fan Relationship Management Center for The Aspire Group Inc. at Louisiana Tech University. Sports have always been a part of his life which led him to discover the business side of sports. He was gracious enough to offer up his wisdom about the most rewarding parts of his job, how to achieve a work-life balance and how everything he does […]

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Back Where it Began, the Journey of Eddie Jordan

By: Jay Stein, @Jstein209 Front Office Sports is proud to have had the opportunity to talk with Eddie Jordan, current Head Coach of the Rutgers University Men’s Basketball team. Eddie started his career playing collegiate basketball at Rutgers, which included a trip to the NCAA Final Four in 1976. He then enjoyed a successful seven-year career playing professional basketball, where he led the league in steals two years in a row and was also a key piece of the Los […]

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Fostering Educational Growth, the Journey of Brandon Urry

By: Jay Stein, @JStein209 Front Office Sports is delighted to have had the opportunity to talk with Brandon Urry, Program Coordinator for the Intercollegiate Athletics Administration Masters Program at the University of Nebraska. Prior to taking his position at Nebraska, Brandon worked in numerous roles in various collegiate sports programs, including California State University, Long Beach Fullerton College and Cypress College. Now at the University of Nebraska, Brandon has helped to develop and administer the launch of the new Master […]

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4 Positions, 4 States, 4 Schools and Countless Memories

By: Adam White, @FOSAdam Front Office Sports is extremely proud to have sat down with one of its biggest supporters and one of the best in his business Chris Yandle, Assistant AD of Communications and Public Relations for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association. A fan of FOS since the beginning, Chris’s journey is one of many trials and tribulations and one in which students can learn a lot from. A renaissance man of sorts in the sports industry, not only […]

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