But Can I Find a Job?


That's one of our most frequently asked questions in Sport Management.

The AQ Difference: a rich network of successful alumni in sport related fields.

AQ Alumni Sport and Fitness Network
Paul Bee '06
Director of Sales
Detroit Red Wings

Mike Kalchik '11

Account Services Supervisor

San Jose SaberCats


David Baldwin '09
Senior Director, Membership Development and Group Sales

Miami Dolphins

Padja Lazic '11

Professional Basketball Player

Feurs Fores Basket


Michelle Buss '13

Community Relations Manager

Asheville Tourists

Casey McDonald '13

Game/Events Manager

New Jersey Institute of Technology


Mike Craven

Operations Manager

West Michigan Whitecaps

Paul McKeeby '14

The Zone Store Manager

Grand Rapids Griffins


Sam Connell '13

Ticket Sales Consultant

West Michigan Whitecaps

Elmer Straub '94

Vice President of Event Booking

St. Pete Times Forum


Cory Garneau '11

Consultant, Membership Services

Atlanta Hawks


Taelor Sanders '13

Project Manager & Sports Director

RMG Technologies


Chas Irman '14

Assistant Director of Ticketing

Traverse City Beach Bums

Dan Szatkowski '09

Corporate Sales Executive

Augusta Green Jackets



Matt Bocian '05

Teacher, Baseball Coach & Events Coordinator

Traverse City West HS

Chris Overbeek '80

Teacher, Administrator & Baseball Coach

Tri County HS


John Conlon, M. Ed. '02
Varsity Head Coach

East Kentwood Soccer

Director of Coaching

Kentwood Soccer Club

Vice President

Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Assoc.

Pat O'Dell '02

Tennis Coach

North Marion HS


Dean Cooper '99
Head Coach

Idaho Stampede

Brian Osborn '03

Teacher, Administrator & Baseball Coach

Corunna HS


Marie Carbee '09

Graduate Assistant Women's Basketball Coach

Berry College

Dino Paganelli '90

Teacher & Coach

Wyoming Rogers HS




Careena Demull-Hillard '10

Softball Coach

St. Claire Community College

Mike Perry

Baseball Coach

Thornapple Kellogg High School


Matt Dryer '09

Varsity Baseball Pitching Coach

Grand Rapids Catholic Central

Andy Postema '98

Assistant Principal & Baseball Coach

Grapevine Faith Christian High School


Brett Dyke '86

Assistant Principal & Head Basketball Coach

Jenison HS

Joe Powers '12

Basketball Coach

Aquinas College


Joe Emmanuele

Administrator & Baseball Coach

Stevenson HS

Brent Serba '10

Administrator & Varsity Baseball Coach

Grand Rapids Catholic Central



Jonathan Goei

Teacher & Basketball Coach

Northview HS

Emily Smith '13

Conditioning & Throwing Coach

Marietta College



Corey Gross '09

Recruiting Coordinator/Hitting Coach

North Carolina Central University

Kevin Tidey

Admissions & Head Baseball Coach

Davenport University - GR




Tom Hudson '85


Wyoming Rogers HS

Ryan Vellanti

Teacher & Baseball Coach

Lakeview HS



Bob Jones

Assistant Principal & Baseball Coach

Carleton Airport HS

Shawn Veenstra '07

Teacher & Baseball Coach

Wyoming Park HS


Dave Joppie '88

Hitting Coach

Pawtucket (Triple AAA- Boston Red Sox affiliate) Former Manager Kane County Cougars

College basketball official in off-season

Larry Ward '80

Teacher & Baseball Coach

Wayland HS



Chris Lamange '94

Teacher & Baseball Coach

East Grand Rapids HS

Big Ten football official

Jeff Wierenga

Teacher & Coach

Forest Hills Northern HS


Colleen Lamoreaux-Tate '93

Women's Basketball Coach

Ferris State University

John Wojciakowski '99

Cross Country & Track and Field Coach

Northview High School


Beth Launiere '85
Head Volleyball Coach
University of Utah


American Volleyball Coaches Association

Michael Wojciakowski '97

Cross Country & Track and Field Coach

Sports Information Director

Aquinas College


Megan McCorry '10

Varsity Volleyball Coach

Paw Paw HS

Jeff Woodworth '94

Teacher & Baseball Coach

Haslett HS



Justin Miller '03

Administrator & Baseball Coach

Lowell HS

Jim Orlowski

Teacher & Coach

Wayland Public Schools


John Dolce '77

Administrator & Coach

Forest Hills Northern High School

Kyle Kracht

Teacher & Coach

Battle Creek Lakeview High School


Jeff Jayson

Teacher & Coach

Romeo High School

Bernard Varnesdel

Administrator & Coach

Wyoming High School


Ryan Robats


Grandville High School

Brett Dyke

Teacher & Coach

Jenison High School


Steve Crawford '85

Teacher & Coach

Forest Hills Northern High School

Joesph Curcuru

Administrator & Coach

Forest Hills Northern High School


Tom Enslen '85


Thronapple-Kellogg Public Schools


Jaclyn Braspenninx '07
Fitness Specialist
National Academy of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer


Shandy Longcore '02

Director of Operations

MVP Athletic Club - Rockford


Carlee Chapman '10

Fitness Trainer/Sports Performance Coach

MVP Sportsplex

Anne-Marie Shumaker '12

Camp Counselor and Coach



Jason Epplett '99


Spring Lake Community Fitness and Aquatics Center

Mitch Spelde '13

Fitness manager

Snap Fitness


Andrew Finkbeiner '02
Operations Manager

St. Mary's Health Management


Alina Svendsen '08

Personal Trainer

MVP Sports Clubs


Nick Grady '14

Lead Sport Program Specialist


Devin Tarrant '10

Fitness Practitioner

Applied Fitness Solutions


Adam Jauregui '02

Personal Trainer and Strength Coach

The Spot Athletics

Audrey VanderKamp '06

Training Services Team Leader

Equinox Fitness


Trey Kubizna

Physical Therapist


Chris Bronson '11

Sports Information Manager / Event Coordinator


Kati Rogers '13

Assistant Sports Information Director

Brevard College


John Dolce '77

Assistant Principal

Forest Hills Northern HS

Former AD Forest Hills Northern HS

Patti Tibaldi '73

Athletic Director & Women's Basketball Coach

Traverse City West HS


Shannyn Fasbender '93

Athletic Director East Grand Rapids Middle School

Athletic Supervisor East Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation

Bernard Varnesdeel '00

Athletic Director & Coach

Wyoming Rogers HS


James Hogan '11

Athletic Director

Allendale High School

Ronda Varnesdeel '02

Assistant Athletic Director & Softball Coach

Davenport University - GR


Bryan Rizzo '90

Athletic Director

Madonna University

Katy VanCuren

Assistant Principal

Rockford HS


Dan Zang


Rockford HS

Other Related Fields

Maria Buday '14

Housing Coordinator

West Michigan Sports Commission

Tony Lamerato '05


Local Sales Manager (sells NBC sports)


Former Account Executive Chevy Sport Marketing



Chad DuRussel '11

Team Gazelle


Tom Sadler

CEO & President

The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority




Rick Heuvelman '79

VP Home Building Supply

Jacob Thayer '08

Advertising & Sponsorship Sales

IMG: University of Michigan Athletics

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