DC Sports Management’s new website

Written by: Hailey Krawczyk

Defiance College’s Sport Management department is one of the biggest academic departments on campus. With a large number of students and student-athletes studying Sports Management, it’s important to connect with one another inside and outside the classroom. The new DC Sport Management Website does just that. You can find the DC Sport Management page through the following link: https://defiancesportmanagement.blogspot.com/

Sport Management Director and Professor Scott Hirko owns and operates the site. Dr. Scott Hirko has been the Sport Management program’s leader since 2018. He has obtained degrees from Michigan State University (Lansing, MI) and Central Michigan University (Mount Pleasant, MI).

As a professor, Hirko focuses on different ways to connect his students to events and the world of athletics outside of the classroom, including the use of technology.

The website is filled with helpful information not just for DC Sport Management students but for everyone. The first page you’ll view on the website displays every tab and the newest posts, including the most recent articles published, the DC Sport Management Student of the Month, a search bar, and a label page. Viewers can learn about what is occurring within DC Sport Management courses and what is occurring within the world of sports.

Recent sports articles include “The White-boy leadership of NCAA sports is finally properly shamed in the court of public opinion,” “Finally, NLI creates a mandatory inclusive policy for women and minorities in coaching…NOW,” and “Summer Paid Internships: One Nation Baseball tournament work in Ohio.”

Other important pages available include specific course pages. These pages serve as tools for Sport Management Students and allow newcomers to learn about what students are studying in each course.

Students also have access to a list of other tools and resources available
to them on each course’s page.

Every month, Dr. Hirko nominates a DC Sport Management student for the student of the month. Students who are nominated and chosen are displayed with a description of their work in the program.

DC Student McKenzie Cooper was chosen for February. Cooper has completed work for his MKT 350 course this semester by helping her classmates market and work the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Track & Field Championships hosted by DC Athletics.

Other resources that can be found on the website include the “Jobs” tab. This tab features all sorts of internship and career opportunities available for students. Each job posting featured on the website includes a job title, job description, and contact information for each job listing.

This is a great resource for students to find and complete internships and to kick off their careers in the sports industry.

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