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Undergraduate Career Placement

The sport management program conducted a recent survey of sport management graduates from our B.S. program. Eighty-five students provided the following responses:

  • Forty percent had jobs in areas such as accounting, management, marketing, and even a federal officer.
  • Forty percent had jobs in the sports industries ranging from marketing, facility management, collegiate athletic administration, and other positions with professional sports teams.
  • Twenty percent of our graduates were continuing their education, seeking either master degrees or J.D.s.
    • Notable Alumni 

    • The following are examples of some notable University of New Haven sport management alumni working within various industry segments. 

    PROFESSIONAL SPORTS

    • Jeffrey Cafarchio, '12 BS, Coordinator of Player Safety, National Hockey League
    • Matt Fealey, '08 MS, Partnership Marketing, Major League Soccer
    • Chris Brown, '99 BS, Vice President, Guest Experience & Venue Services, New York Mets
    • Jef Thiffault, ’99 BS, Managing Director of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL)
    • Nick Sakiewicz, ’83 BS, Commissioner, National Lacrosse league (NLL)
    • Tony Sparano, Offensive Line Coach, Minnesota Vikings
    • Dean Lombardi, '82, BS, President/General Manager, Los Angeles Kings

    INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

    • Samantha Masayda, '13 MS, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, Southern Connecticut State University
    • Siobhan Whittemore, '13 MS, Assistant to the Director of Athletics, Kimball Union Academy
    • Michael O'Brien, '12 MBA, Director of Sports Information, Amherst College
    • Phil Paquette, '12 BS, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    • Jonathan Parsons, '09 MS, Assistant Women's Basketball Coach, Bryant University
    • Michael Kobylanski, '08 MS, Associate AD at Southern Connecticut State University
    • John Hubert, '99 BS, Athletic Ticket Manager, University of Hartford
    • William A. Aloia, Jr., ’14 MBAAssistant Athletic Director for NCAA Compliance and Life Skills, Manhattan College
    • Shamaree Brown, '17 MS, Director of Student-Athlete Programs & Compliance, Atlantic Coast Conference
    • Meghan Miller, '03 MS, Senior Associate AD for Compliance/SWA, Sacred Heart University
    • Christopher Smith, '11 MBA, Assistant Director of Facilities Operations, Columbia University
    • Tiana Williams, '11 BS, '12 MBA, Director of Promotions, Game Day Operations & Event Management, Sacred Heart University 

     FACILITY & EVENT MANAGEMENT

    • Alexandra Kahen, '15 MBA, Technical Recruiter, TSR Consulting Services, Inc.
    • Joe Iucci, '12 BS, Operations Supervisor, SMG-Reliant Park
    • Kristen Sackett, '12 MS, Marketing & Events Director, Missoula Downtown Partnership
    • Aaron Zimmerman, '11 MBA, Director of Event Operations, SportsRecruits
    • Michael P. Daley, '10 MS, Central Competition Director, Special Olympics of Pennsylvania
    • Charles Provenzano, '10 MS, Pricing Analyst, Vivid Seats in Chicago
    • Perla Fagan, '09 MS, Event Services Manager, San Antonio Convention & Sports Facilities
    • Nate Hayden, '09 MS, Game and Event Manager, Fiesta Bowl
    • Mychal Thigpen, '07 MS, Assistant Facility Manager, 2U
    • Tony Dipaolo, '04 MBA, Senior Vice President, Laz Parking
    • Christine Huber, '00 BS, GM, CFC Arena and Regional Director No. 1 Soccer Camps
    • Aaron Haviland, '97 BS, Director of Security, Music City Center

    SPORT MARKETING

    • Chris Bartels, ‘15 MS, Assistant Account Executive at United Entertainment Group, a DJE Company
    • Kristen Sackett, '12 MS, Marketing & Events Director, Missoula Downtown Partnership
    • Lisa Garrett, '10 MS, Exhibition Coordinator for Arthrex, Inc. out of Naples, FL
    • Lindsay Salt, ’10 BS, Senior Account Executive, Octagon
    • Al Carbone, '04 MBA, Publicity Director, Walter Camp Football Foundation and Commissioner, Southern Connecticut Conference
    • Frank O'Brien, '13, MS, Brand Strategist, New Era Pinstripe Bowl/Yankee Events

    SPORT MEDIA

    • Erin E. Conrod, ‘13 MBA, Associate Manager, SportsCenter and News & Information Marketing, ESPN
    • Ryan Kelley, '07 MS, Researcher - Live Event Production, The Big Ten Network
    • Brent Fisher, ’03, MA, Vice President, Distribution - Affiliate Sales & Marketing, MLB Network
    • Craig Mortali, ’84 BS, Former six-time Emmy Award-winning producer at ESPN
    • Daniel Kmiechick, '14 MBA, Coordinator - Affiliate Sales & Marketing, MLB Network

    SPORT SALES & FUNDRAISING

    • Kristina Chao, '14 MS, Assistant Store Manager, City Sports in Cambridge, MA
    • Megan Coleman, '13 MS, Account Representative, Octagon
    • James Barone, '11 MS, Assistant Director of the Annual Fund, Yale University
    • Anna (Vashurina) Nakapkina, ’09 MS, Head of Sponsorship and Special Projects, SOGAZ (Russia)
    • David Beckerman, '66 BS, Founder and Former CEO, Starter Corporation
    • Will Cashman, '10 MS, E-Commerce Buyer & Planner, Reebok
    • Joe Hajducky, '00 Certificate, District Sales Manager, HEAD/Penn Racquet Sports 

    RECREATIONAL SPORT

    • Danny Dearing, '14 MBA, is the Front Desk Registration Associate and Hockey Coach at Chelsea Piers
    • Brittany Franko, ’13 MBA, Facility Coordinator, Center for Discovery
    • Jadir Barbosa, ’09 MBA, Operations Manager, Rnunes Ole Soccer