Our Mission Statement
The UConn SBA is dedicated to providing its members with invaluable first-hand experience in the sport business and entertainment industry along with tremendous opportunities for professional networking. By providing our members with unique opportunities to connect with top sports professionals, gain exclusive access to prominent sports businesses, and gain exclusive access to local sports internships, the SBA properly prepares each member for a career in sports and more.
What you need to know about the club
SBA invites elite sport professionals in the Northeast to speak about their career accomplishments, personal experiences, and points of advice to aspiring students.
To better understand the inner mechanisms of a major sports organization, SBA occasionally takes field trips to visit prominent sport businesses to experience their daily operations and network with elite sport professionals.
In order to prepare each member for a career in sport business and entertainment, we share information about local sports internship opportunities with our members as they become available.
Being apart of the SBA Team will bring many benefits.
The fee for becoming a member is $15
Priority and discounts for SBA trips
Weekly "Internship of the week" emails
Exclusive access to networking events
Meet Our Executive Board
Meet the SBA President: Sebastien Kerr. Seb is a senior at the University of Connecticut pursuing a degree in Sport Management. Seb is a Game Day Operations Supervisor for UConn Athletics, and the RA for the ScHOLA2RS House Learning Community. Seb was also the Director of Sponsorship for the second annual UConn Sport Business Conference last spring. He aspires to go to law school immediately following his undergraduate career in hopes of becoming a Sport Agent.
Meet Gage Fiorentino, the Vice President and former UConn Sport Business Conference Co-Director. Gage is a junior in UConn’s Sport Management Program and has a minor in economics, as well as a pre-law track. He works at the UConn Office of Athletic Compliance, volunteer coaches for the Granby Memorial High School Varsity Football Team, and is also involved with UConn’s Law Society. Gage’s goal is to work as an agent for NFL Players and his favorite professional sports team is the Indianapolis Colts.
Director of Fundraising
Ty Reeves, the Director of Fundraising for SBA and Associate Vice President. He is a sophomore dual-majoring in Journalism and Communications. His favorite sports are Soccer, Basketball and Baseball and he currently plays for the Uconn Club Baseball team.
SBA Chief Financial Officer
Micah Collins, the Chief Financial Officer for SBA. He is a Senior dual-majoring in Sport Management and Communications. His favorite sport is hockey, and he has worked for the Danbury Titans of the Federal Hockey League and the UConn Women’s Ice Hockey Team.
Director of Administration
Meet SBA Director of Administration, Dylan Barrett. Dylan is a senior at the University of Connecticut pursuing an individual degree in Sports Analysis. He is a student manager for the Uconn Baseball team, has interned with the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and writes for Daily Campus.
SBA Chief Marketing Officer
Taylor Woods, the Chief of Marketing Officer for SBA. She is a senior majoring in Communications. Her favorite sport is Track and field as she is currently on the Division 1 Track and Field Team here at UConn. Taylor will be assisting the current CMO as she transitions to take over the position next year.
SBC Chief Marketing Officer
Jalaal Sandy, the Chief Marketing Officer for the Sport Business Conference. He is a senior majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Economics. His favorite sports are basketball and football and he is a student assistant in the recruiting department with UConn Football. Jalaal will be assisting the current CMO and editing the SBC website for the upcoming conference.
Director of Career Services
Meet the SBA Director of Career Services: Douglas Wardlaw. He is an offensive lineman for UConn Football and an economics major. Doug’s favorite sports teams are the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Yankees. He aspires to get in the field of finance in sports. Doug locates local internships weekly and helps find mentors for the annual UConn Sports Business Conference.
Director of Diversity & Outreach
Meet Noel Brouse III, the Associate Director of Diversity & Outreach for the SBA. He is a senior majoring in Sport Management. He currently works with the UConn Sport Management Digital Media Team and works directly with all social media platforms and posts on behalf of the Sport Management program. Noel is from Allentown, Pennsylvania and currently plays on the UConn Football team as an Offensive Lineman. Noel is also part of the UConn Ski club and enjoys skiing when he’s not playing on the football field. His favorite sports teams include: the New England Patriots, Philadelphia 76ers, Philadelphia Phillies, and the Philadelphia Flyers.
SBC Director of Finance
Conference Director of Finance: Alex Rubinfeld is a senior dual-degreeing in Sport Management and Marketing with a minor in Psychology. As an avid fan of the New York Knicks and the NBA in general, Alex is a contributor for the Daily Knicks, a Fansided page.
While trying to make a career out of the NBA, Alex interned with the Brooklyn Nets in Facility Operations through the Summer. As for this upcoming semester, Alex will be working with Husky Sport as well as fill the position of secretary for Husky Adapted Sport.
Sport Business Conference Co-Coordinator
Chris Mena, a Sport Business Conference Co-Coordinator. He is a junior majoring in Sport Management and minoring in Business Fundamentals. His favorite sport is baseball and he has worked for the Rockland Boulders and the UConn Men’s Basketball team. Chris will be getting advice from the past SBC Coordinators in order to plan and coordinate the conference in 2020.
Sport Business Conference Co-Coordinator
Mark is a junior pursuing a double major in Sport Management and Finance. He wants to attend law school and ultimately work in the front office of a major league baseball team and is also building a company focused around data collection and analysis in sports. Mark has interned at USA Basketball and if involved in many organizations on campus.
Joe Foley is entering his senior year and majors in Sport Management. A huge basketball fan, Joe hopes to one day work for an NBA organization or team, but he also enjoys baseball as he has worked for the Hartford Yard Goats front office for the past two summers
Meet Nathan Nugent. Nate is senior at the University of Connecticut pursuing a dual degree in Journalism and Sport Management. Nate takes part in Undergraduate Research through the Neag School of Education focused around African American Athlete Activism. He is also currently a manager for the UConn Men’s Basketball Team, and a reporter for UCTV Sports. Nate was also the Co-Director for the second annual UConn Sport Business Conference last spring. He aspires to someday break into the field of sports broadcasting and analytics.
Meet Our Associates
SBA Associate Director of Fundraising
Tyron is a Sophomore, Political Science major with a minor in Sports Management. His favorite sport is a tossup between basketball and football. As an avid Kevin Durant fan he believes KD can lead any team to a championship. He is also a die hard New England Patriots fan, and is a firm believer that Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. is the greatest QB of all time !
SBA Associate Chief Marketing Officer
Frank Pergola. He is a Freshman from New Jersey in the Honors Program and the School of Business. Currently an undecided student but interested in a focus in marketing. His favorite sport is college basketball.
SBA Associate Chief Financial Officer
Yanice Lin. She is a Junior from China majoring in Sport Management with a minor in Statistics. She is very optimistic and easy to get along with. And she aspires to work in Event Planning and International Business after graduation.
Associate Director of Administration
Molly Cronin. She is a freshman majoring in psychology with the hope of eventually applying into the Sport Management Program sophomore year while maintaining a minor in psychology. Her favorite sports are basketball and volleyball and she is the current manager of the UConn Women’s Lacrosse team.
Associate Director of Outreach
Addy Hadsell. He is a Junior from Napa, California majoring in Sport Management with a minor in Analytics. His favorite sports are basketball and football and he plans on interning with a professional team in one of those sports this summer. Addy also has a passion for hip-hop/rap music and world history, and loves staying physically active whenever he can. He is super excited to contribute to SBA and continue helping the club grow!
Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion
Fernanda Reyes. Fernanda is a Sophomore in the Allied Health Sciences program with a minor in Spanish and Psychological Sciences. Her favorite sport to watch is college basketball. She has hopes of becoming a physical therapist for either a professional or college sports team.
Associate Director of Member Engagement
Mark Jeune. Mark is a Communications Major with a Minor in Business Information Assurance. Basketball is Mark’s favorite sport to watch and play. He is a super cool, laid back guy and is extremely excited to be apart of SBA and is thrilled to watch this club flourish.