Thursday, October 29, 2009

Odds & Ends

I have been down here in Miami and Boca for work the past week but was able to schedule an off day and head up to Jupiter to see the World Wood Bat Association Championships. It is an impressive tournament!!! A player I coach at highschool for Brebeuf Jesuit Prep was playing with his summer team, so it was nice to have the opportunity to see a player I coach during the spring. Amazing tournament, tons of talent and if you ever get the opportunity please head to Jupiter to watch!!

I am excited about all that is coming up the next couple of months! I have a coaches clinic to attend at Butler University next week, just submitted my resume to the Indianapolis Indians for a position they have opening up and I am planning on the attending the Winter Meetings in Indianapolis from December 6-9.

And for those of you who didn't watch the baseball game last night, you missed a hell of a performance by Cliff Lee. The made the Yankees look foolish last night in his complete game victory and now to add a little bit of drama and flair to the World Series, Pedro Martinez gets the start in game #2 for the Phillies. As a diehard Red Sox fan, my heart is with Pedro and the Phils!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My work from a project blog in Grad School

Almost done with Graduate Work

It is exciting to see the end of the line. My graduate coursework is almost complete! This winter I have complete my Master's in Sports Leadership from Northeastern University's College of Professonial Studies. I am taking my last 2 courses right now and working on completing my graduate project.

In addition to this, I am also in the process of applying and looking for jobs in collegiate and professional baseball. I feel comfortable with how my resume has come along over the past couple of months and have actively been looking towards that "next step".

Even today, after some down time from work I was able to get together a few more emails and letters together. There are a couple of schools out there still looking for Graduate Assistants for baseball. Among them, Minot State and Valdosta State...

We will see what happens.....

This ALCS needs to end already. My Sox got swept by the Angels and then all of a sudden the Angels forgot they can play with the Yankees... What gives?? At least it will be execting to see Pedro pitch again for the Evil Empire.

Why I am blogging about baseball

My personal goal and career path is to work in baseball. I grew up in Southeastern, Massachusetts and like any New Englander my blood bleeds Boston Red. I have grown up to rooting for the Boston Red Sox and anyone who knows me well or for that matter that has even had the opportunity to interact with me knows I live and die with each pitch in a Red Sox game.

My Education:

Bachelor's Degree - Sports Management - Johnson & Wales University (2004)
Certificate - Baseball GM & Scouting - Sports Management Worldwide (2009)
Master's Degree - Sports Leadership - Northeastern University (Winter 2010)

I am currently coaching high schoool baseball in Indianpolis, IN. I serve as an Assistant Coach at Brebeuf Jesuit Prep. I am also an Assistant Coach for the Lafayette White Sox - a summer travel team.

I hope you enjoy my thoughts, perspectives and opinions in hopes I am able to capture my dreams!