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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.