SportsBiz Free Agent of the Week: Brett Bush

It’s time for the SportsBiz Free Agent of the Week. Instead of featuring a top job posting, I like to feature a qualified industry professional who is looking for their next opportunity. If you are interested in being a future SportsBiz Free Agent of the Week, you can apply here. Now it’s time to introduce our next free agent, Brett Bush! Let’s learn more about him.

Goal: I would like to use my Sports Management Masters Degree to help me launch my career in the industry using the training and experiences that I have developed while interning in various positions with several professional teams and colleges.


Premium Services Game Day Employee, Philadelphia Phillies, 2010

  • Direct face-to-face interaction with guests
  • Ensure guests receive “World Class” customer service as part of their game day experience

Athletics Special Events Coordinator, Drexel University, 2009- 2010

  • Created and implemented a marketing plan, including advertising and grassroots campaigns, for games and events (Field Hockey Play 4the Cure game and Midnight Madness)
  • Helped the field hockey team raise double the amount of donations from the prior year
  • Assisted in creating, planning and execution of events
  • Coordinate all aspects of assigned projects within marketing, promotions and special events
  • Coordinate the development and execution of secondary activities (donations and apparel sales) at collegiate athletic events

Event Manager, Coaches v. Cancer: Bowl for the Cure, Drexel University, 2009

  • Managed all aspects of the charity event, including budgeting and team supervision
  • Coordinated with the American Cancer Society
  • Coordinated the event marketing material with the public relations department

Athletic Operations Intern, Drexel University, 2008-2009

  • Ensured media outlets received official stats for basketball games
  • Assisted in the operation of athletic events (set-up, break-down, in-game operations, official scoring)
  • Trained in ticket sales and distribution and event management

Complex Marketing Department Intern, Comcast-Spectacor, 2009

  • Responsible for grassroots marketing efforts in my local area
  • Lead the most successful sales and marketing efforts out of 35 individuals to target new fan base for the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Trained in the basics of athletic event management including marketing, sales, public relations, media relations, advertising,  and event planning

Media Center/Public Relations Intern, World TeamTennis: Philadelphia Freedoms, 2009

  • Brainstormed, wrote, proofread and edited promotional documents and press releases regarding upcoming events, matches and athletes
  • Liaised with World TeamTennis Vice President of Communications
  • Coordinated media credential requests from various news organizations
  • Helped manage journalists and photographers at media deck & responsible for Press Room setup
  • Coordinated Press Conferences and interviews with media outlets and marquee players
  • Tracked and filed media clippings regarding the Freedoms from media outlets in attendance

Sports Information Director Intern, Philadelphia Force, 2009

  • Wrote press releases regarding all team and league activities and edited team media guide

Athletic Communications Student Aid, Hofstra University, 1997-2000

  • Edited Media Guides and other game day publications
  • Worked with PA Announcer syncing with on-field acts and on-screen advertisements
  • Official statistician for collegiate athletic games
  • Assisted in the operation of athletic events (set-up, break-down, in-game operations, official scoring)


  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management, Hofstra University, May 2001
  • Masters of Science, Sports Management, Drexel University, June 2010

Greatest Accomplishments:

Finishing my 325 page thesis, “Rule 5: An Analysis of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Character Clause” (viewable at and being asked by The Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) to turn it into an article for possible publishing next year.

Sell Yourself in 3 Sentences or Less:

I purposely took on internships in various segments within the inner workings of collegiate and professional sports; I believe that by having vast hands-on experiences makes me more valuable to any organization that I begin my career with.  My drive and willingness to succeed provides me with the passion that I have when I take on projects.

You can connect with Brett through LinkedIn or via email at If you have an open opportunity with your organization or know of another company that can benefit from Brett’s experience, please reach out to him. I want to see this weekly feature really help some great people places into the industry positions they deserve.

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