Alumni Profile: Jameson Adams
By Brent Martin
1. What is your current position?
I am an assistant baseball coach at the State University of New York at New Paltz. My other duties within the athletic department include managing the concession stand during home athletic contests as well as assisting with the department’s leadership academy for student athletes.
2. What are some of your job experiences?
While attending C.U, I worked at National Trail Parks and Recreation in Springfield as a baseball Recreation Specialist. Upon graduation, I worked at C.U. for a year as the assistant director of recreational activities and assistant baseball coach. During my time at Kent, I was able to work in the golf shop at Firestone C.C., which hosts the PGA Tour’s Bridgestone Invitational. I also worked with Titleist and Cobra Golf companies to complete my internship requirements for my master’s degree.
3. How was your sport management experience at C.U.?
It was neat to experience the birth of the Sport Management program at C.U. When I transferred to C.U. my sophomore year the program did not even exist. Originally, I was supposed to graduate with a B.A. in Physical Education with a concentration in Sport Management. However, I was able to fulfill all of the requirements of the new program in time to be the first to receive a degree in Sport Management. I enjoyed the friendships that I was able to make with my classmates.
The professors were able to integrate real life scenarios into the classes. The experiences were not only enjoyable but they also enhanced the learning environment. The program’s curriculum also paid dividends during graduate school. The transition into graduate classes was not difficult at all.
4. What do you see yourself doing in five years? Fifteen years?
In five years, I hope to be a head baseball coach in college. In fifteen years I’d like to have an administrative role in a college athletic department, preferably as an assistant or associate athletic director.
5. Describe your dream job.
My dream job would have to be any position in the athletic department at the University of Georgia.
6. What degrees do you have after graduating from C.U.?
I received a M.A. in Sport and Recreation Management from Kent State University in December 2005. Within the next ten years I will pursue my PhD in Sport Administration or Sport Studies.
7. Has it been easy to integrate your Christian faith into your place
of employment, why or why not?
I have found it difficult to integrate my faith in my current work environment. New Paltz is a state institution, so my co-workers have various religious backgrounds. I have found that the best way for me to exemplify Christ likeness is through my actions and lifestyle.