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Ep. 30 - Melissa Beasley

“I'm kind of the middle person that's making sure that the wheels are turning so that everybody knows what's going on. Communication is key. When you're dealing with 50 to 60 people, moving them and just making sure that everyone knows what the plan is.”

If travel headaches are not your thing, you definitely should not get a job like Melissa Beasley’s. As Director of Operations for the Cross Country and Track & Field teams at the University of Georgia, any snafu with a bus or a flight for the traveling party of as many as 70 is her problem to solve.


In this episode, Melissa shares how she enjoys planning all the details related to her team’s travels as well as how much she enjoys seeing the success of her athletes she works with during competition.


Melissa also discusses her time working at USA Track & Field, including at three Olympics, and at ESPN. She also considers relationship building very important in her career and she shares some great advice for students looking to get into the sports industry.


You can find show notes below the episode player.

Melissa Beasley

Bio | Email | LinkedIn

University of Georgia Athletics

Cross Country | Track & Field


Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championship

Hurricane Zeta Recap (Weather Channel)

Two Men and a Truck: The Last-Minute, 2,200-Mile Journey to Get BYU on the Field at Coast Carolina (Sports Illustrated)

Stanford Stuck in North Carolina (Axios)

How Stanford Found a Home at UNC (The Athletic - subscription req.)

Source: Marlins to Bus Virus-Stricken Back to Miami (ESPN)

Teamworks

University of Alabama Cross Country, Track & Field

Coach Dan Waters

U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association

USA Track & Field

Xavier University Athletics

ESPN

USADA

2004 Athens Olympic Games

2008 Beijing Olympic Games

2012 London Olympic Games

Costco











2012 Team USA at Disney













Team USA at White House

Alyson Felix

Wes Felix

CBS Sports

Jim Nantz

Final Four

Super Bowl

Fox Sports

NFL Network

Daytona 500

No, really email her! mbeasley@sports.uga.edu

SET PIECES

D1 Ticker

Sports Business Journal

ESPN

CBS Sports

CNN

Real Housewives

This is Us

People’s Court

Dayton Marriott

UD Arena

Jimmy Jackson

1991 NCAA Tournament











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