Final Episode – Megan Haigh & Will Millick

The final episode of the COUGS in Sport Management podcast features two current sport management seniors, Megan Haigh and Will Millick. We discuss the sport management program and career aspirations. Tune in to hear how these WSU Sport Management alumni intend to start their career in the sport world!

Ep. 07 Stephen Thomas

The SEVENTH episode of the COUGS in Sport Management podcast features guest and Executive Director, Tampa Bay Rays Foundation, Stephen Thomas. Stephen talks about his career with the Rays, the evolution of professional baseball, and the recent success of Tampa Bay sports. Tune in to hear how this WSU Sport Management alumnus has found success through his program experience and passion to work in baseball!

Ep. 06 Ryan Bates

The sixth episode of the COUGS in Sport Management podcast features guest and Director, Partnership Sales and Business Development with the San Francisco Giants, Ryan Bates. Ryan talks about working in baseball during Covid-19 and his experiences with the Coyotes, Cowboys, and 49ers. Tune in to hear how this WSU Sport Management alumnus has found success through his program experience and passion to work in baseball!

Ep. 05 Megan Thompson

In the fifth episode of the COUGS in Sport Management podcast, guest Megan Thompson talks about her experiences with WSU, CWU, and UW athletics and how they led to her current position with Pac-12 Networks. Tune in to hear how this WSU Sport Management alumna has found success through her program experience and networking!

Ep. 03 Melissa O’Brochta

In the third episode of the COUGS in Sport Management podcast, guest Melissa (Harris) O’Brochta talks about her previous sport experiences that have led to her current position with the Seattle Kraken. Tune in to hear how this WSU Sport Management alumna has found success through her program experience and networking!

Ep. 02 Desiree Stinger

In this episode of Cougs in Sport Management, Ryan talks to Desiree Stinger. Right now she’s earning her master’s degree in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco (Go Dons!). But before that, she was not only doing great in her WSU Sport Management classes, she was running for the Coug cross-country team. In this episode, she talks about her experiences as a WSU undergrad and gives advice to anyone trying to break into the industry.

075 Between Worlds: A powerful documentary by alumnus Eddie Aguilar

Between Worlds is a documentary that was written, shot, and produced by Eddie Aguilar, an alumnus of Washington State University’s Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education program. It is an autoethnography, meaning, it was about him, and his journey toward something called critical consciousness. We caught up Eddie at the 2020 Globalization Conference, and talked about this documentary, and how it’s meant to instill critical consciousness in communities.

074 2019 Dissertation of the Year – Elevating Support for School Principals

In the world of school principals, there’s plenty of technical research out there about tactics principals can use to improve their craft and help students. But there’s often still a disconnect in their professional development, and much of it has to do with the relationship between the principal and their principal supervisor.

So when James Crawford formed his dissertation, it dealt with far more than the technical, and dealt specifically with those relationships, how trust is built, what that looks like when it occurs, what are the actions that take place, how does the professional relationship help learning? The research was good. In fact, it was award-winning.