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Virtual Sport and Fitness Showcase


March 11, 2022

On Friday, March 11 from 9:30 – 12 p.m., the Tiffin University Sports Management Program will host a virtual sport and fitness showcase, wherein TU students and community members are encouraged to engage with alumni who are seasoned professionals in the world of health and athletics.

The guest panelists will discuss and field inquiries on several pre-chosen topics, with each subject being given its own session. There will be six meetings in total, and each will be repeated once throughout the duration of the event. Breakout rooms via Zoom will be used to facilitate each individual conference, and attendees may attend up to four without being double-booked. The topics of discussion include:

  1. Pathway to fitness training or strength and conditioning 
  2. Entry level careers in pro sports
  3. Pathway to becoming a certified sport agent
  4. Careers in exercise science and sport performance
  5. Working in minor league stadiums and arenas
  6. Jobs in college sports marketing and administration

General Schedule

  • 9:30 a.m. Main Room: Welcome, featuring Dr. Liston Bochette, Olympian
  • 9:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 1-3
  • 10:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions 1-3 Repeated
  • 10:45 a.m. Main Room: Career Advice, featuring Alreeda Goff
  • 11:00 a.m. Breakout Sessions 4-6
  • 11:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions 4-6 Repeated

The lineup of panelists will include representative university professors, NFL and NBA agents and coaches, former Olympic athletes, renowned trainers and many others. They include:

Dr. Lorenzo Guess, MSCC, CSCS, MBA*Michigan State University – Assoc Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
Joe Lofton*NFL Pittsburgh Steelers – Youth Football Coordinator
Ashley Madison*MLB Cleveland Guardians – Senior Account Executive Group Ticket Sales
Courtney Funchess*Pyramid Sports & Entertainment – NFL Agent
Darryl Greene, CPAMuskingum Community College – Faculty & NBA Agent 
Dr. Noemi Zaharia, Olympian University of AL Huntsville – Clinical Assistant Professor 
Dr. Cory Schierberl, CSCS, TSAC-FLionel University – Exercise Science Graduate Department Chair 
Brett Myers*AAA Louisville Bats – Vice President of Operations
Tim Lillis*AA Bowie Baysox – Former Stadium Operations Manager
Dylan Saunders*Learfield Sports & Ohio State University Athletics – Account Executive
Lauren Middleton*Southern Methodist University – Associate Director Athletic Development
Thadeus Jackson, CSCS, PESNFL Green Bay Packers – Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Dr. Liston Bochette, OlympianInternationally recognized athlete, artist, sport executive and civic leader
Alfreeda GoffSpelman Johnson Executive Search Firm – Consultant
*Tiffin University Alumni