Sports

Explore careers in sports industry by exploring the links below. Found a career you're interested in? Stop by our office or make an appointment via Handshake with a career advisor and begin networking to learn more.

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Job and Internship Resources

Coaching 

Exercise and Fitness

Equestrian

Sports Media, Management, and Analytics

  • Sports Internships - Opportunities across the country in sports equipment stores or sports management
  • US Sports Institute - Offers internships in areas such as marketing, media, and coaching; 7-14 weeks long
  • NASCAR - Internship opportunities for rising juniors and above; areas include marketing, finance, media, etc.
  • Major League Soccer - Summer internship program; opportunities within the media aspect of sports
  • US Olympic Team - Internship with US Olympic Committee involving sports medicine, marketing, sports management, and more
  • World Internships - Sports medicine, marketing, and management internships abroad
  • SAS - Business data and analytics company that offers sports analytics services used by MLB, NBA, and NHL franchises.
  • List of Sports Analytics Companies

Student Organizations & Departmental Resources

  • 24 - 24 at Washington & Lee University is a student-run organization committed to creating and promoting a united community of student-athletes.
  • Boxing Club - The Boxing Club at Washington and Lee aims to provide an environment for students to learn and improve their boxing skills while keeping one another accountable for their goals. It teaches members to learn safe technique and form while developing their skills.
  • Polo Club - The Washington and Lee Polo Association provides opportunities for polo training and competition to its membership. It serves to maintain equestrian training opportunities for riders wishing to ride recreationally or establish a polo-playing base.

Alumni to Know

One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with professionals. Below are alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource to you. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.

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Angie Littlejohn '09L

Angie Littlejohn is General Counsel and Executive Associate Athletics Director for Furman University. As one of the youngest in-house legal counsels in Division I, Angie remains active in teaching sports law and coaching the Furman University Mock Trial teams.

John Twomey '10

John Twomey graduated from Washington and Lee in 2010 with a degree in Politics. Following graduation John joined Reingold, Inc in DC as a Communications Associate where he was part of a team of communications professionals who assisted with internal and external communications for government, non-profit and association clients.

Will Dorrance '11

Will graduated from Washington and Lee in 2011 with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Following graduation, he joined KPMG's Risk Consulting practice in New York City. One of his practice's clients was the NFL's Internal Audit department, where Will had interned as a student. He worked on the NFL account for a couple years before working at the NFL as manager of Club Finance. He is now an MBA candidate at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Sarah Otey '07

Sarah Otey currently serves as the Director of Student-Athlete Reinstatement at the NCAA. In this role, Otey manages a 15 person team responsible for working with institutions across all three NCAA divisions on issues that impact student-athlete eligibility. Otey also oversees the NCAA staff liaisons for the Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committees in each of the three divisions. Prior to her current position, Otey served stints as both an Assistant Director of Academic and Membership Affairs (AMA) at the NCAA and an Associate Director of AMA. In each of these roles, her primary responsibility was providing legislative and interpretive support on NCAA rules and regulations to Division III institutions. Before she joined the NCAA staff, she was the Assistant Athletic Director and Senior Woman Administrator at Hollins University. In addition to her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Washington & Lee, Otey earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Virginia.

Austin Brown '13L

Mr. Brown is a 2007 graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he majored in Communications and minored in Economics. Additionally, Mr. Brown was an all-conference player for the men's basketball team and also named to the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. Upon graduation from DePauw, Mr. Brown relocated to New York City, where he spent time on Wall Street as an analyst in the tax-exempt capital markets group at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., with specific focus on clients in the Southeast region consisting of Florida and Puerto Rico.In 2013, Mr. Brown graduated from Washington and Lee School of Law. During law school, Mr. Brown was a member of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, serving as President his 2L year. During the summers, Mr. Brown spent time as an intern at Priority Sports & Entertainment in Los Angeles and also worked as a summer associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City, working in the investment management group. As part of the Third Year Program, Mr. Brown spent time at both Octagon and Creative Artists Agency Sports (CAA Sports), both located in Chicago, IL, focusing on NBA contractual analysis and player evaluation.