Careers in Sport Management and UW-L Sport Management Alumni

Jobs in Sport Management - Where are graduates going?

Typical Job Responsibilities: Students with a degree in sport management have varied job responsibilities depending on the type of organization, area of the sport industry, and level of management. Here are examples of job responsibilities:

  • Event management
  • Promotion and marketing
  • Advertising
  • Sports information
  • Sports sponsorship
  • Budgeting
  • Accounting
  • Ticket sales
  • Financial operations 
  • Fund raising
  • Corporate sales
  • Team operations
  • Academic counseling
  • Compliance
  • Athletic eligibility
  • Athletic development
  • Risk management
  • Facility management
  • Sport broadcasting 
  • Media relations
  • Public Relations
  • Sporting goods and licensed sport products sales

Typical Job Titles: Sport management positions include a variety of areas. Here are examples of sport management job titles of our graduates: (Note: Some graduates have gained years of extensive experience in sport management or have pursued advanced degrees for the job titles below.)

  • Marketing and promotions director
  • Sporting goods sales representative
  • Corporate sales director
  • Director of ticket sales
  • Intramural director of campus recreation
  • Facilities coordinator
  • Athletic director
  • Compliance director
  • Athletic business manager
  • Community sport & recreation
  • Fitness manager 
  • Program directors in community sport programs
  • Sports attorney
  • Professional sports team manager

Our graduates are employed in key positions within intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, community sports, corporate sports organizations, sports media, and the fitness industry. Please visit UW-L Employment & Internship Statistics or Sport Management Employment and Post Graduation Education Statistics for Graduates for recent employment statistics of UW-L graduates.

UW-L Sport Management Alumni
(Last Revised: September, 2013)

If you are an alumnus, please contact us to update your information. Email your name and what you are doing to Chia-Chen Yu at cyu@uwlax.edu.

UW-L Sport Management Alumni

  • Aaron Aanonsen (2005), Men's Basketball Coach, Assistant Athletic Director Lakeland College, Sheboygan, WI
  • William Adler (2009), Group Sales Representative, Lansing Lugnuts Baseball Team, MI
  • Jacob Anderson (2003), Parks & Recreation Director, City of Monona, Madison
  • Tyler Anderson (2012), Competitions Coordinator, USA Shooting, CO
  • Steve Appelhans (2008), Assistant Director of Sports Information, Texas State University
  • Casey Ausloos (2004), Hall of Fame Group Sales Coordinator, Green Bay Packers
  • Chris Baldock (2005), Online Marketing Specialist at Manna Freight Systems, Inc, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Nick Barbera (2001), Director of Business Development, Human Capital Solutions, Milwaukee
  • Brittany Becker (2009), Telephone Sales Representative, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Tanya Beekman (2008), Recreation Supervisor, City of Lino Lakes, Minnesota
  • Margaret Bell, Membership Services Associate, Midtown Tennis Club, Chicago
  • Scott Bergner (2005), Vice President of Marketing at Dream Careers, Inc, Chicago
  • Nicholas Bernhardt (2006), Athletic Director, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse
  • Jon Boos (1989), Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sponsorship/Sales, University of Denver
  • Isaac Bray (2008), Graduate Student, Physical Education Teaching, UW-L
  • Colton Breister (2011), Master Program in Educational Leadership, UW-Oshkosh
  • Christopher Breuer (2010), Graduate Sport Administration Program, University of Louisville
  • William Brueske (2002), Financial Analyst, Wells Fargo Bank, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Brandon Brunner (2010), Pro Personnel Assistant, San Jose SaberCats, San Francisco
  • Jeremiah Burish (2012), Director of Sports Sales, La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Tyler Burmeister (2012), Brew Crew Lead at Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club
  • Audra Burns (2004), Personal Trainers, Peak Physique, Denver, CO
  • Brian Buron (2005), Director of Mobile Marketing, FILO Productions Inc., Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area
  • Christine Nickels (Buysse) (2005), Junior Teams Specialist, United States Tennis Association (USTA) Northern, Minnesota
  • Elizabeth Carlisle (2008), Chiropractic School at Northwestern Health Sciences University, Minneapolis
  • Zachary Carlson (2011), Operations Assistant, Rochester Amateur Sports Commission
  • Michael Carrano (2002), Assistant VP, Financial Advisor, AAMS with Merrill Lynch, Portland, Oregon
  • Angela Ceranski (2000), Director of Marketing, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
  • Dustin Chenoweth (2004), Production Supervisor, Donaldson Company, WI
  • Samuel Cipriano (2001), Player Agent at 11Management, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Marcus Conigliaro (2007), Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, Lakeland College, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Rory Cook (2008), Media Consultant, Cerberus Capital Management, Minneapolis
  • Angela Cramer (2012), Club Coordinator, Fitness 19, West Allis, WI
  • Kyle Crosby (2012), Concession Manager, Players Choice of the Fox Cities, WI
  • Brooke Croshier-Sidebotham (2002), Athletics Associate Director, Iowa State University
  • David A. Dean (2000), Director Of Basketball Administration, Milwaukee Bucks
  • Michael Delong (2000), Strength Coach, Graduate Assistant, Masters of Exercise Science, Appalachian State
  • Maxx Daniels (2009), Assistant Manager of Golf, Petrifying Springs Golf Course, Kenosha, WI
  • Alison Daubenmier (2005), Business Coordinator at JM Electrical Contractors, LLC, Milwaukee
  • Michael Delong (2008), Strength Coach, Graduate Assistant, Master of Exercise Science, Appalachian State University
  • Daniel Demerit (2010), University of Florida, Graduate student/assistant, Campus Recreation Programming and Administration
  • Daniel Dettman (2008), Corporate Sales Consultant, Wells Print & Digital Services, Madison
  • Matt Devine (2005), Marketing Specialist with UW-Madison Division of University Housing; Creative Director - StatFox at Daily Racing Form
  • Alison Dibb (2009), Ticket & Group Sales Director, La Crosse Loggers
  • Bradley Duckworth (2000), Director of Athletics, Alverno College, Milwaukee
  • Stephanie (Eberhart) Larson (2001), Academic Advisor of Undergraduate Programs, College of Business, Iowa State University
  • Erin Ehnerd (2004), Media Planner at Compass Point Media, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Jeanette Ehnerd (2001), General Manager, TSE Sports & Entertainment, La Crosse
  • Amanda Fall (2009), Communications Director, New Richmond Area Centre
  • Jay Fanta (2010), Operations Assistant, Rochester Amateur Sports Commission, MN
  • John Fanta (2009), Assistant General Manager, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters
  • Steven Fischer (2009), UW-L Academic Advisor; M.S. Ed Student, Affairs Administration in Higher Ed., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Kevin Fitzgerald (2004), Assistant Athletic Director – Compliance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Meghan Flahive (2004), Marketing Manager at Norvax, Chicago
  • Derek Fogarty (2005), Revenue Analyst at IBM, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Benjamin Fraser (2006), Director of Guest Services, University of Wisconsin Athletics
  • Tara Freeman (2001), AGM at Courtyard Marriott, Denver
  • Sasha Gajewski (2012), Graduate Student, Sport Management, Indiana University
  • Brian Gaumont (2009), Corporate Sales Executive at Learfield Sports, Madison
  • Scott Geary (2011), Tournament Manager, American Junior Golf Association
  • Kristopher Giese (2002), Assistant Director of Ticket Operations and Customer Relations, University of Arizona
  • Joseph Gliniecki (2003), Director of Marketing at International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans, Milwaukee
  • Matthew Glocke (2009), Director of Corporate Sales/Promotions, Beloit Snappers, WI
  • Kelsey Golackson (2011), Fundraising Coordinator, Muscular Dystrophy Association, El Paso & Southern New Mexico Rio Grande Chapter
  • Jay Grusznski (2000), Merchandise Manager, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
  • Brett Gullicksrud (2007), Sports, Fitness, and Recreation Coordinator, Boys and Girls Clubs, Milwaukee Don & Sallie Davis Branch
  • Benjamin Gunning (2005), Account Executive, Corporate Partnerships, Chicago Bulls
  • Jennifer Haag (2004), Meeting and Convention Planner, Florida Chiropractic Association
  • Andrew Haass (2009), Coordinator of Game Operations- Facilities, University of Missouri - St. Louis
  • Aaron Hahn (2004), Assistant General Manager, Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
  • Leah Harms (2012), Graduate Student, Sport Management Program, The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Brent Harring (2007), Ticket Sales Manager at Fort Wayne TinCaps, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Seth Harrison (2007), Member Services at Wisconsin Athletic Club, Milwaukee
  • Ashley Harrop (2010), Graduate Student in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, UW-L
  • Tylor Hastings (2010), Inside Sales Representative at Angels Baseball, Orange County, California
  • Caley Hatchell (2011), Assistant Manager of Sales and Operations, Lakeshore Chinooks
  • Jason Hegarty (2003), Employee Benefits Consultant at Foster Klima & Co, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Jeffrey Heimerl (2006), Program Counselor at New Challenges Inc., Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Paul Hittman (2008), Ticket Office Assistant at University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Joseph Hoff (2007), Student Development Specialist, Student Activities, Texas A&M University at Galveston
  • Luke Hoffman (2007), Delivery Manager at Apex Systems, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Matthew Holbach (2012), Retail Sales Program Specialist - Midwest Region, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company
  • Brandon Holstein (2011), Sports Coordinator, Madison Area Sports Commission, WI
  • Rebekah Holt (2007), Support Staff at Elite Racing, San Diego
  • Travis Hoppe (2003), Senior account executive at Princeton Group, Madison
  • Alex Hover (2009), Season Ticket Sales and Service Executive, Minnesota Twins
  • Denise Waas (Hussli) (2005), Territory Marketing Assistant Manager at Kohl's Department Stores, Milwaukee
  • Isaac Bray(2008), Graduate Student, Physical Education Teaching, UW-L
  • Billy Kegler (2008), Tournament and Recreation Director, JustAgame Fieldhouse, Wisconsin Dells
  • Liz Kern (2006), General Manager, Wisconsin Rapids Rafters
  • Adam Kiefer (2003), Post-Doctoral Research Associate at Brown University
  • Drew Kiefer (2009), Customer Success Manager at Pharmacy OneSource, Madison
  • Casey Klein (2004), Manager, Ticket Sales at Chicago Bulls
  • Kate Kleiva (2010), Sponsor Services Specialist/Account Executive, Schaumburg Boomers, IL
  • Matt Kohl (2007), Health and Fitness Coordinator, Neenah-Menasha YMCA
  • Nicole Kopacz (2008), Assistant for Athletics Operations/Assistant Basketball Coach at Alverno College, Milwaukee
  • Joshua Korb (2011), Development Coordinator, Wisconsin Athletic Development Office, UW-Madison
  • Stephanie Kotsovos (2007), Coordinator, Ticket and Phone Center Services, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club
  • Kelsey Krieg (2008), Reebok, Key Account Manager of Apparel Sales for the South, TX
  • Brian Lammi (1996), Founder & CEO, Lammi Sports Management, Milwaukee, WI
  • Matt Lehmann (2006), Event Services Coordinator, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club
  • Randy Leiberg (2006), Recruiter at Farmers Insurance, Milwaukee
  • Stephen Leitheiser (2012), Princeton Group Sports Marketing, Brookfield, WI
  • Rebecca Lemminger (2010), Account Executive, International Sports Management, Inc., Milwaukee
  • Pamela Lentz (2006), Territory Manager at Wyeth, Milwaukee
  • Nicole Lepak-Melberg (2003), Sr. Category Specialist at NVISION, division of North American Corporation, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Ray Luedtke (2001), Owner, Sound Legal Copy, Seattle
  • Erin Luethi (2007), Ticket Sales Representative, St. Paul Saints
  • Dana LaBlonde (Maedke) (2003), Territory Sales Manager at DePuy Mitek, Green Bay
  • Ryan Majszak (2005), Account Executive at GMR Marketing LLC, Milwaukee
  • Drew Manor (2008), Quality Control, Receiving Inspector, CURT Manufacturing, Inc., Eau Claire, WI
  • Travis Marten (2012), Graduate Student, Sport Management Program, Florida State University
  • Clint McCullick (2012), Ticket Sales, Frisco RoughRiders, Minor League Baseball, TX
  • Molly Mcginn (2008), Research & Marketing at Korer Media, San Francisco
  • Matthew McGilliard (2011), Scouting Coordinator, National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA), Chicago
  • Philip McMullen (2007), Group Ticket Sales and Service Representative at Minnesota Twins
  • Lisa Meindl (2005), Assistant Director of Development and Special Events at UIC Athletics, Chicago
  • Kristina (Meissen) Navarro (2006), Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Coaching, UW-Whitewater
  • Geoffrey Mertens (2000), Executive Director at YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
  • James Meulendyke (2011), Group Sales Representative, WI Timber Rattlers
  • Tricia Meyer (2010), Field Compensation Representative, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, WI
  • Daniel Mielke (2004), Coordinator of Game Operations at Chicago White Sox
  • Travis Minegar (2008), Account Manager - Private Label Sports Nutrition at Main Street Ingredients, La Crosse
  • Jim Misudek (2007), Media Relations Coordinator, Atlanta Braves
  • Matthew Moes (2011), Ticket Sales Associate, Carolina Panthers
  • Josh Moon (2003), Athletic Director, Northern State University, SD
  • Brian Morgan (2003), Director of Tickets and Events at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Matt Motiff (2012), Membership Director, Anytime Fitness, Deforest, WI
  • Markus Movrich (2007), Sales Manager, RWJ Hamilton Center for Health & Wellness, Mercerville, NJ
  • Mark Mueller (2003), Manager, Administration - Player Development, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Nathan Mueske (2008), Director of Operations at Wilmington Sharks, North Carolina
  • Rob Multerer (2000), Account Supervisor, GMR Marketing, Milwaukee
  • Angela Murphy (2006), Coaching Specialty Manager at USA Triathlon, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Brett Nagan (2009), Corporate Marketing Manager for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
  • Desiree Nelms-Saari (2006), MRP Manager, Seneca Foods Corporation, WI
  • Brett Nolan (2003), Small Business Relationship Manager, Branch Manager at U.S. Bank, Cincinnati
  • Todd Novotny (2002), Mortgage Loan Officer at M&I Bank, Milwaukee
  • John O’Day (2009), Football Coach, Valley City State University
  • Nicholas O’Malley (2006), Athletic Ticket Office Staff, University Of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Brady Orvik (2003), Athletic Ticket Manager, Old Dominion University
  • Nicole (Ostrem) Meulemans (2003), Director of Student Life and Athletics Advisor, Dakota County Technical College, MN
  • William Pemberton (2001), Owner, Pemberton Law Offices, Madison
  • Kyle Petrashek (2007), Teacher, Sugar Creek Elementary School, Verona, WI
  • Kathryn Pietrowiak (2011), Director of Ticket Operations and Merchandise with the Beloit Snappers
  • Cory Poppitz (2009), Assistant Director of Athletic Business and Operations, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Dustin Powell (2005), Business Banker, Farmers and Merchants Bank, La Crosse
  • Adam Pulford (2006), Coach at Carmichael Training Systems, Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Julia Purvis (2001), Director of Membership, Green Bay YMCA
  • Austin Punzel (2010), Concessions Supervisor, Peoria Chiefs, IL
  • Daniel Rainbow (2003), Owner/President at Rainbow Golf Systems, LLC; Multi-Facility General Manager at Madison Golf and Development Group
  • Hector Ramirez (2007), Assistant Warehouse Supervisor, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Organization
  • Timothy Rath (2009), External Operations Assistant, Newsberry College, SC
  • Will Riebe (2009), Telephone Sales Representative, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Megan Ritchie (2009), Coordinator-Suite Services at Milwaukee Brewers
  • Aubrey Rice (2007), Business Development Consultant at Rackspace Hosting, Austin, Texas
  • Matt Ritzer (2003), Account Executive, Minnesota Swarm
  • Tyler Roeker (2011), Sports Marketing, Intersports, Chicago
  • Daniel Ruder (2008), Reebok Marketing Representative at Reebok, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Joshua Ruston (2004), Event Manager, Special Events Management, Chicago
  • Shane Ryan (20040, Regional Aquatic and Swim Team Director, Lussier Family West YMCA, Madison, WI
  • Cara Salm (2010), Manager at Players Choice of the Fox Cities, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • Josh Schaub (2005), Attorney at Weber Law Group, Minneapolis-St. Paul; Associate Scout, Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club
  • Eric Schleicher (2009), Aquatics Director, Door County YMCA, Sturgeon WI
  • John Schmeltzer (2004), Marketing Associate, Sysco, WI
  • Jordan Schneider (2007), Tournament Coordinator, American Junior Golf Association
  • Michael Schoenborn (2004), Sports Information Director, Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI
  • Kory Schooley (2003), Vice President of Sales, Milwaukee Wave
  • Tyler Shaker (2012), University of Minnesota Fan Relationship Management Center, The Aspire Group Inc.
  • Joel Shirley (2004), Strategic Account Manager, Integra Telecom, MN
  • Amy Siedschlag (2006), Junior Varsity Softball Coach, Middleton High School, WI
  • Samantha Sieracki (2010), National Teams Program Manager & USOC Resident Coordinator
  • Derek Sisko (2007), E-Business Analyst at Rexnord Corporation; CEO, Green Grips, WI
  • Tyler Slind (2010), Sales Exec, Princeton Group, Sports Marketing in Madison
  • Ron Sobiek (2005), Business Development Manager, MYZONE/CFM, IL
  • Nicholas Spence (2007), Assistant Recreation Supervisor, Milwaukee Public Schools
  • Ken Spindler (2005), Coordinator - Media Relations, Milwaukee Brewers
  • John Stangler (2005), Director of Buildings & Grounds, Pewaukee School District, WI
  • Kyle Stephany (2010), Sports Administration Master's Program, Drexel University
  • David Sutor (2003), Military/Government Sales at Life Fitness/Hammer Strength, Chicago
  • Kevin Szozda (2005), Sales Manager at Radisson University Hotel, Minneapolis
  • Paul Tarnowski (2001), Senior Demand Planning Analyst at Best Buy, Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Matthew Ten Haken (2004), Sports Sales Manager at the Fox Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau, Appleton, Wisconsin; President of the United Sports Association for Youth
  • Steven Tennies (2006), Physical Education Teacher, Germantown High School, Milwaukee
  • Ryan Thibodeau (2008), Transfer Admission Counselor; Assistant Men's Basketball Coach, Viterbo University
  • Joseph Trevino (2009), Associate Attorney, SmithAmundsen LLC, Milwaukee
  • Kahlil Trocme (2012), French consultant, Authenticom, Inc., WI
  • Taylor Tully (2009), Graduate Assistant/Student, Georgia Southern University
  • Abby Tyjeski (2008), Graduate Student, Sport Management Program, West Virginia University
  • Marques Tyler (2010), Ticket Office Assistant, University of Wisconsin Athletics
  • Amy Ufnowski (2004), Associate Director of Communication, Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Kyle Van Camp (2011), Inside Sales Account Executive/Assistant Operations Manager, Madison Mallards
  • Stacie Van Handel (2012), Players Choice of the Fox Cities, WI
  • Scott Van Someren (2004), NASCAR Series Operations Account Executive
  • Troy Van Zile (2005), Head Strength & Conditioning/Assistant Football Coach, Benedictine University, Chicago
  • Brandon Vanderhoof (2004), Sports & Recreation Coordinator, YMCA, Appleton, WI
  • J. Garot Vanderpas (2010), Sales Account Executive, Schneider National, WI
  • Broc Vike (2011), Associate Manager, MC Sports, Madison
  • Dreu Viola (2006), Territory Manager, Inova Labs Inc., Austin, TX
  • Trevor Wallace (2006), Sports Director, YMCA of Northern Rock County, Wisconsin
  • Mitchell Wegner (2001), Area Sales Manager at CNH Capital, Milwaukee
  • Jared Weymier (2010), Director of Promotions, Hickory Crawdads, NC
  • Greg Wilcox (2009), League Administrator, KEVA Sports Center, Madison
  • Elizabeth Wockenfus (2010), Group Sales Representative, WI Timber Rattlers
  • Katherine Wurst (2003), Coach Educator at USA Rugby; Graduate Assistant at University of Minnesota
  • Kristine Zegers (2002), Coordinator, Packers Hall of Fame & Stadium Tour
  • Andrew Zink (2012), Master of Professional Studies in Sports Industry Management, Georgetown University