Sport Management Alumni

Sport Management Success Stories

Greg Gosselin's master's degree in Sport Management enabled him to turn his dream of working for a sports organization into a reality.

Greg Gosselin '11
Alumni; Online

Marc de Grandpre ’96, ’00 is the CMO for IMAX, the latest global brand in his portfolio.

Marc de Grandpre '96 and '00
Alumnus; On Campus and On Location

Sport management graduate Stephanie Cohen ‘10 has landed her dream job, with the Mets.

Stephanie Cohen '10
Alumna; On Campus and Online

Sport management and Global MBA grad Abbi Newton ’08 and ’11 has her dream job, working for ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Abbi Newton '08, '11
Alumna; On Campus and Online

Sport management graduate Melissa Conti still uses what she learned in class.

Melissa Conti '98
Alumna; On campus

Alumnus Chris Thompson ’01 stays connected by speaking about his career in classes.

Chris Thompson '01
Alumni; On campus
Dr. Doug Blais, chair of sport management, shows his students the business side of sports. More...
Doug Blais '88 and '90
Faculty; On Campus

Scott Griffin, '06
"SNHU offered me the best of both worlds -- the ability to learn from experienced professors and from real-life situations. Who you know will get your foot in the door, but after that it comes down to what you know and how hard you are willing to work for what you want. The Sport Management program is very hands-on and provided me with real-life situations to work through in the classroom and out in the field. The professors bring experiences from across the spectrum of different sports and organizations and are among the best in the country." Scott is currently the Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities Operations at Yale University.

Ryan Deal, ‘06
“The sport management program at SNHU gave me the opportunity to learn about the fast growing and ever changing sports industry, not only through course work but through hands on experience with professional sports franchises”. Ryan graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management and a minor in Human Resources. While attending SNHU, Ryan was also a four year member of the men’s lacrosse team. Soon after graduating, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where he was fortunate to get a job as the assistant manager of the Carolina Panthers’ team store. It was here Ryan gained valuable experience that later helped him earn a promotion into a new position working with the online store. Ryan is currently the E-Commerce/Online Fulfillment Manager for the Panthers online store.

Steven Vaughn, ‘98
Head PGA Professional at Sagamore Spring Golf Club in Lynnfield, MA. He is in his 10th year there and his 12th year overall as a Golf Professional. He has obtained his Class "A" PGA card-considered the Master’s In Golf-through the PGA of America. Steve says, “The Sport Management program at SNHU was an incredible experience that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in a lifelong career in the sport industry. It opened up the opportunity to be an adjunct professor during the winter and teach Golf Facility Management, which I developed with the assistance of Dr. Doug Blais. This is my dream job that I don't even consider work and that I will never retire from.”

Sport Management News for Alumni

Alumnus Shawn Sullivan Named a Sports Business Journal Forty Under 40

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
SNHU Communications Office

Shawn literally worked for peanuts on his way to the top More...

Alumnus Chris Thompson Named to 40 Under Forty

Monday, May 04, 2009
SNHU Communications Office

Sport Management Alumnus Makes BusinessWest List More...