Part I: Please take this time to introduce yourself to your classmates by providing a brief bio/introduction so we can get to know you better. When introducing yourself, please create a new message and change the title. For example, your title should be something like “Introduction – Joe Smith.” Some items to consider sharing include: your name or nickname, current location or hometown, family, occupation, sports background, hobbies, favorite sports or sports teams, favorite athlete(s), favorite sports movie, and career goals.
Part II: As a sports manager, there will be times when change in the workplace will be necessary, whether it be a new policy or downsizing. It is the manager’s job to keep his or her employees motivated. Due to the economy, you, as the athletic director, recently had to inform the men’s Soccer coach that his program at your university was being cut completely (i.e., dissolved). There are no immediate plans to cut any other programs, but the Men’s and Women’s Tennis as well as Baseball and Softball coaches are all asking you if their athletic program will be dissolved in the near future. How would you keep these coaches motivated to continue to recruit and train their athletes without applying for immediate employment opportunities at other institutions?