ON20: Tommy Strine, American University Men’s Basketball

We head to the nation’s capital this week to talk to the Men’s Basketball Director of Operations for American University, Tommy Strine. Tommy is in season three at AU, after coming over from the University of Richmond.

In this episode Tommy talks about his high school basketball career in Indiana, a college career that was cut short, the truck load of emails and handwritten letters he sent trying to secure his first job, driving all night to secure his first gig at Richmond, American University and the Patriot League, how he studied old files and other information to learn his job, using other operations people as resources when learning the job, and organizing American’s trip to Australia.

Tommy’s app and website recommendations:

  • Excel – consolidate and centralize using spreadsheets
  • Jump Forward – recruiting app for iPhone

Tommy’s resource recommendations:

  • Other people – inside and outside your organization

Tommy’s Tip of the Day:

  • Bloom where you’re planted. Be the best Ops where you are.

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Tommy Strine official school bio

photo credit: AUeagles.com

Intro Music: Surf Shimmy Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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