2016-2017 Master’s Students

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Jenna Allison

  •   Hometown: East Hartford, CT
  •   Educational Background: Eastern Connecticut State University: B.S. Sports Management (2015)
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Gain more experience and knowledge within the sports industry and to help  positively influence the world through sport / becoming a professor
  •   E-Mail: jenna.allison@uconn.edu

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Kelly Austrie

  •   Hometown: Stamford, CT
  •   Educational Background: University of Connecticut: BA in Psychology, Minor in African American Studies (2015)
  •  Current Position: Graduate Co-Head Manager and Graduate Program Aide for the UConn Men's Basketball Program
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: To be one of the first female General Managers in the NBA
  •   E-Mail: Kelly.Austrie@uconn.edu

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Konnor Bachman

  •   Hometown: Solon, OH
  •   Educational Background: Eastern Connecticut State University: B.S. Sports Management (2015)
  •   Current Position: Head Manager of the UConn Men's Basketball Team
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: To work in the front office for an NBA team
  •   E-Mail: konnor.bachman@uconn.edu

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Harold H. Bentley III

  •   Hometown: Atlantic City, NJ
  •   Educational Background:  Towson University: B.S. in Sport Management, Minor in Business Administration (2013)
  •   Current Position: Graduate Assistant for the Sport Management Department at the University of Connecticut
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Gain experience and training leading to a career in athletic administration / Collegiate Director of Athletics
  •   E-Mail: harold.bentley_III@uconn.edu

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Casey Cochran

  •   Hometown: New London, CT
  •   Educational Background: B.S. in Communication, University of Connecticut (2015)
  •   Current Position: Radio Analyst for UConn Football 
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: College Football Analyst and Activist for Concussion Education
  •   E-Mail: casey.cochran@uconn.edu

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Kyle Cooper

  •   Hometown: Hurricane, WV
  •   Educational Background: Robert Morris University (PA): Bachelor’s in Business Administration; Concentration in Sports Management: BS (2013), Robert Morris University (PA): Master’s of Business Administration: MBA (2013)
  •   Current Position: Graduate Assistant for the UConn Football Team
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Head Football Coach, Collegiate or Professional
  •   E-Mail: kyle.cooper@uconn.edu

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Christopher Deberry

  •   Hometown: Torrington, CT
  •   Educational Background: BA Finance at UConn (2015)
  •   Current Position: Graduate Assistant at UConn, Sports management program / football department. Graduate Assistant coach.
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Either become a coach or get into the business / operations side of sports.
  •   E-Mail: Christopher.DeBerry@uconn.edu

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Aaron Deegan

  •   Hometown: Middletown, CT
  •   Educational Background: St. John's University (NY): B.S. in Sport Management, Minor in Business Administration (2016)
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: To work with student-athletes either academically or as a life skills coordinator and eventually work my way up to a Collegiate/High School Director of Athletics.
  •   E-Mail: aaron.deegan@uconn.edu

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Peter Feeney

  •   Hometown: Newington, CT
  •   Educational Background: University of Connecticut:  B.S. in Exercise Science w/ a concentration in Strength and Conditioning
  •   Current Position: Instructor for First Year Programs and Learning Communities/ Head Coach of Men's Club Volleyball Small Division Team/ Practice Player for Women's Basketball Team
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Work in the National Basketball Association either in Player Development role of Community Outreach role.
  •   E-Mail: peter.feeney@uconn.edu

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Carolina Franco

  •   Hometown: Redding, CT
  •   Educational Background: B.S. in Sport Management, Newbury College (2014)
  •   Current Position: Husky Sport Graduate Assistant
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: To work in a facility & event operations position in a collegiate setting
  •   E-Mail: carolina.franco@uconn.edu

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William Franz

  •   Hometown: Pine, CO
  •   Educational Background: University of Connecticut: BS in Agriculture and Natural Resources: Environmental Science, BS in Allied Health: Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety 
  •   Current Position: Assistant Coach UCONN Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Facilities and Special Event Management for International Athletic Events
  •   E-Mail: william.franz@uconn.edu

Matt Garrison graduate student

Matt Garrison

  •   Hometown: Claremont, NH
  •   Educational Background: B.S Kinesiology: Sport Studies, University of New Hampshire (2015)
  •   Current Position: Event Management Intern, UConn Athletics
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: My goal is to work for a major professional team or organization such as The New Orleans Saints or FIFA.
  •   E-Mail: matthew.garrison@uconn.edu

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Khalil Griffith

  •   Hometown: Windsor, CT
  •   Educational Background: Ithaca College, B.S. Sport Management, Minor in Legal Studies (2016)
  •   Current Position: Graduate Assistant with Husky Sport
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Head basketball coach at collegiate or high school level, athletic administration position at the high school level.
  •   E-Mail: khalil.griffith@uconn.edu

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Tyler Helton

  •   Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
  •   Educational Background: UConn: B.S. in Sport Management, Minor in Business Administration (2013)
  •   Educational Background: Graduate Assistant with Husky Sport
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Become a head hockey coach at the division 1 level. I also want to continue to grow as a person and give kids the opportunities to be successful. 
  •   E-Mail: tyler.helton@uconn.edu

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Jonathan Hicks

  •   Hometown: Palmyra, Pa
  •   Educational Background: B.S. in Exercise Science, University of Connecticut (2016)
  •   Current Position: Collegiate Athlete (Football)
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Director of Sports Performance at the collegiate level
  •   E-Mail: Jonathan.Hicks@uconn.edu

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Isaiah Jacobs

  •   Hometown: Hartford, CT
  •   Educational Background: University of Connecticut: B.A. in Sociology (2015)
  •   Current Position: Graduate Assistant for UConn Husky Sport
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: To be involved in player development, whether that be in their respective sport(s) or lifestyle endeavors. My ultimate dream job, though, GM of the LA Lakers!
  •   E-Mail: isaiah.jacobs@uconn.edu

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Jacalyn Kelly

  •   Hometown: Staten Island, NY
  •   Educational Background: University of Hartford: B.S. in Management, Minor in Marketing (2015)
  •   Current Position: Graduate Assistant for Husky Sport
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Pursue a career in intercollegiate athletics/ Senior Associate Athletic Director at a college or university.
  •   E-Mail: jacalyn.kelly@uconn.edu

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Charles Macaulay

  •   Hometown: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  •   Educational Background: associated Degree; Culture and Technology, Capilano University (2011); Bachelor of Arts; Major in Sociology, University of British Columbia (2014).
  •   Current Position: Graduate and Teaching Assistant to Dr. Joseph Cooper.
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Become a scholar of sport in society, specifically examining "race", race relations, collegiate athletics.
  •   E-Mail: charles.macaulay@uconn.edu

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Sean Marinan

  •   Hometown: Higganum, CT
  •   Educational Background: B.S. in Management Information Systems, University of Connecticut (2015)
  •   Current Position: Collegiate Athlete (Football)
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: To become a head football coach at either a high school, collegiate, or professional level.
  •   E-Mail: sean.marinan_jr@uconn.edu

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Patrick McKenna

  •   Hometown: Manchester, CT.
  •   Educational Background: University of Connecticut, 2003. Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Political Science.
  •   Current Position: Associate Director of Athletic Communications, University of Connecticut
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: PGA Tour caddy didn't work out so I hope to be a sports information director or an athletic director someday.
  •   E-Mail: patrick.mckenna@uconn.edu

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Kraig Page

  •   Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
  •   Educational Background: Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (2015)
  •   Current Position: Seeking opportunities to gain experience in the field of my career aspirations.
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job:  I would like to have a career in athletic administration / To become the commissioner of an intercollegiate athletic conference.
  •   E-Mail: kraig.page@uconn.edu

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Bobby Puyol

  •   Hometown: North Palm Beach, FL 
  •   Educational Background: University of Connecticut: B.S. in Business Management (2016)
  •   Current Position: Student-Athlete (UConn Football) 
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: To become an Athletic Director at a major university.
  •   E-Mail: roberto.puyol@uconn.edu

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Sofia Read

  •   Hometown: Takoma Park, MD
  •   Educational Background: Towson University: B.S. in Sport Management, Minors in Business Administration and Spanish (2015)
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: To work with student-athletes as an advisor/life skills coordinator. I am also passionate about increasing female and minority populations' involvement in sports at every level.
  •    E-Mail: sofia.read@uconn.edu

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Christopher Salvi

  •   Hometown: Chicago, IL
  •   Educational Background: University of Notre Dame: B.S. Political Science, 2013
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Help others reach their potential. Coach football with people who love it for enjoyment and hard work.
  •   E-Mail: christopher.salvi@uconn.edu

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Garrett Scott

  •   Hometown: Davenport, IA
  •   Educational Background: B.A. in Movement and Exercise Science: Sport Psychology. Minor in Business Marketing (2013)
  •   Current Position: UConn Graduate Assistant Football Coach
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: Become a head coach of a Division One program.
  •   E-Mail: garrett.scott@uconn.edu

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Noah Solomon

  •   Hometown: Warner, NH
  •   Educational Background: Wesleyan University (CT), Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  •    Current Position: Graduate Assistant Coach for UConn Women's Rowing
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job:Graduate Assistant Coach for UConn Women's Rowing
  •   E-Mail: noah.solomon@uconn.edu

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Kevin Spillman

  •   Hometown: Middletown, MD
  •   Educational Background: B.S. Marketing & Operations Management from the University of Maryland (2015)
  •   Current Position: Current Position: UConn Athletics Graduate Assistant - Marketing
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job:  Become a director of a Div. 1 marketing department with the goal of moving into athletic administration.
  •   E-Mail: kevin.spillman@uconn.edu

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Will Stitilis

  •   Hometown: Guilford, CT
  •   Educational Background: B.S. in Kinesiology, University of Maryland (2015)
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: work in college athletics in an administrative role and to not disappoint my mom.
  •   E-Mail: will.stitilis@uconn.edu

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Chelsea Zabel

  •   Hometown: Guilford, CT
  •   Educational Background: B.A. in Communication from UConn (2014)
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: I want to work academically with collegiate student athletes as an advisor/counselor.
  •   E-Mail: chelsea.zabel@uconn.edu

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Baolao Xie

  •   Hometown: East Hartford, CT
  •   Educational Background: Fujian Normal University B S in Computer Science(2015)
  •   Career Goals/Dream Job: IT related job in sports company such as Nike
  •   E-Mail: baoluo.xie@uconn.edu