Self-described “world’s okayest triathlete and marathoner”

Brandon PodgorskiBrandon Podgorski

Trine University - Ketner School of Business

B.G.S. - Indiana University

M.S. - Ohio University

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This is my third year as a Sport Management professor at Trine after spending two seasons with Roc Ventures as the Sports Marketing Director for the Kokomo Jackrabbits and Lafayette Aviators Prospect League baseball teams and the Kokomo Jackrabbits Premier Development League soccer club. Although this is my first full-time professor position, I was an instructor in the Physical Education Department at Darton State College in Albany, Georgia for four years and I was an adjunct professor teaching Sports Promotion & Public Relations at Indiana University Kokomo. In addition to my adjunct duties at IUK I was also the Cole Fitness Center & Athletics Director from 2015-2017 where I oversaw the operations for a brand new 20,000 sq. ft. fitness center and helped grow a young athletic department into a full-fledged member of the NAIA.

My experience in sport management began in 2003 as a manager with Cardinal Fitness in Indianapolis. Within eight months I was made a general manager and eventually a partner where I either owner or managed health clubs in Bloomington, Columbus, and Indianapolis. In 2009 I sold my interest in Cardinal Fitness to pursue my dream of coaching college basketball and I was an assistant coach at Wabash College and then Darton until 2013. It was at Darton where I found that my true passion was actually teaching and I’m thrilled to be part of the amazing faculty at Trine. I hope my combination of experience in sport management, use of relevant technology, and some humor lead to success in my classes. It’s my job to make sure students get a job after graduation!

I self-describe  as the “world’s okayest triathlete and marathoner” with a goal to run all six world major marathons (I’ve completed three – Chicago, New York, and Berlin with Tokyo, London, and Boston to go) and completed an Ironman triathlon. I live in Ft. Wayne with my wife and newborn son and we love to spend our time running, traveling, volunteering at church or playing with our dog Wrigley. My spare time is reserved for obsessing over the Chicago Cubs.