August 22nd is a significant milestone in the history of St. Francis College: that's the date of the season opener for the College's inaugural Women's Soccer Team. Coach Justine Lombardi, who joined St. Francis last September and has largely been responsible for assembling the first-year roster, shares her reflections on the past ten months preparing to hit the field this fall.
Get In the Game with a Minor in Sports Management
There's more to athletics than the people playing the sport... a lot more. Sports Management is a vital part of any athletic activity and St. Francis College can help you get on the sidelines.
Find the sports career of your dreams.
In this global, multi-billion dollar business, sports organizations need creative, knowledgeable, and savvy professionals to succeed. Students in the Sports Management minor are equipped with the supervision, finance, media relations, sales, and promotion skills that today’s sports organizations need.
With more professional teams than any other market in the world, New York City offers unparalleled opportunity to gain an internship and hands-on experience.
Students in the program also pursue careers as sports agents, sports writers, fitness directors, strength and fitness coaches, sports photographers, facility and business, managers, and publicists, as well as sports-related opportunities in television, newspapers, and radio.
Today’s sports organization are high stakes businesses requiring creative, knowledgeable, and savvy professionals. Sports management is a burgeoning field both nationally and globally. St. Francis College is located in Brooklyn, New York, the epicenter of this expanding area. Numerous major league sports teams, corporations and sporting goods companies provide you with countless opportunities you couldn't find anywhere else. In addition there are several sports-related opportunities in television, newspapers, and radio. The St. Francis Sports Management Program provides the skills necessary for any number of career choices including work as a:
- sports agent,
- fitness director,
- strength and fitness coach, and
- sports photographer.
In addition students learn a skill set to enhance their expertise and knowledge in supervision, finance, media relations, and sales promotion.
As a member of the St. Francis Women's Volleyball team, Taris Pittman '20 is used to putting in hard work on the court. But this summer, Taris is seeing another side of sports entirely. The Washington, DC-native is interning with MediaCom, a global brand-building communications company, in its Sports and Entertainment unit. She shared how she landed the gig and what's she learning there.
The Northeast Conference (NEC) announced on June 18th that St. Francis College Brooklyn women's basketball's Dana DiRenzo and men's golf's Nick Nemergut have been named 2019 NEC Scholar-Athletes of the Year. DiRenzo was one of four female student-athletes in the NEC to receive the honor, while Nemergut was one of three males to earn the award.