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Let Your Career Guide You

Friday, December 6th, 2013

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I want everything to be taken care of so my coaching staff does not have to worry when it is gametime

Lynne Andrew came into the room to give us some guidelines on what it is like to be in her footsteps and how she got to where she is at today, Associate Athletic Director of Fort Lewis College. She gave some pretty good insight on what it means to have strong work ethics and how to maintain a strong bond of connections with people who make an impact on your life, especially on your career. Usually one would consider that as an Associate Athletic Director your job would be to sit at a desk all day; but Lynne is always running around and her first priorities are to the student athletes. She is so passionate about her job and what she does that she would not give it up. She can discuss that when the following Tuesday rolls around the triple header day they accomplished was all worth it, cleaning the snow off the soccer fields, getting the bleachers out for spectators to sit on and even having workers available to help at the gate.

Listening to her talk about how her career has led her to where she is at today, was amazing. Lynne stated that

Everywhere I went, was a career decision.

She has this mindset that what she sets for herself she accomplishes career wise. She started off playing basketball at the Collegiate level, which led to her climbing the ladder of becoming an assistant coach at the collegiate level, and then leading to what she wanted in her life, a head coach and now as an Associate Athletic Director. She encouraged us that throughout her career she had someone to help her along the ropes and to give her guidance or refer her for the next opportunity in her career. She deserves all the credit and appreciation to help put up an event.

I took for granted going to a game, but now I know who to thank when I’m sitting on the bleachers cheering on our SkyHawks.

For the Love of the (work) Game!

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

About Lynne!
She moved around a lot in her career. She originally came to the states from Canada to play basketball, and then played for a year in Germany. When she came back she finished her schooling at Montana State and started coaching at the high school level. She started at the high school level thinking it was a place for her because of a mentor/ role model she had had in high school. Lynne then realized she preferred the college level and enjoyed recruiting players. She went to assistant coach at University of North Dakota and then took a job at Weaver University. After that she moved on to Idaho State for four years to assistant coach, her last year they went to the NCAA tournament. She then was denied the head coach position so she went on to finish her master’s degree in athletic administration. This made her realize she was going to end up doing something involving that. For 5 years she then ended up with the head coaching job at Alaska Fairbanks. After this she came to FLC for compliance. The next year ended up taking over scholarships and then took over game managing, work study supervision and scheduling. The office manager position was then gotten rid of and Lynne hired and made up the title of athletic operations coordinator which will help her with work.

The main points that I gathered from Lynne’s talk was that communication with others even those not in your field, networking and loving and caring for what you do are some of the most important things to pay attention to and do to succeed in the career field.