Spotlight On: Jess Greer, Washington State Women’s Soccer

Jess Greer
Director of Operations
Washington State Women’s Soccer
Hometown: Sedalia, Missouri
Education: University of Missouri; Arkansas State University
Official bio
Twitter: @jg19

What do the first two hours of your day look like?

Currently, the first two hours of my day are consumed with practice and preparing for the week’s games through film and or staff meetings. My to-do List is based on if our team will be home or away. If we are home my to-do list consists of event/facility staff meetings, communicating with the away teams, and organizing post game meals for athletes. If we are traveling, I go over plans and make any changes needed to the travel squad, contact hotels and buses, and review itineraries for upcoming away games.

Name one go-to resource (or two or three) that helps you with your duties. 

Teamworks is my number one resource! This program gives me the ability to keep everything organized on one platform. It helps with not just day-to-day duties, but all of the team travel arrangements, too. The Teamworks staff are outstanding to work with and extremely helpful for anything I might need.

If you could go back to your first day on the job and give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?

If I could go back to my first day of work I would tell myself to take a breath and step back when things do not always go as I had planned. In this profession things are ever changing, from travel to if the team meal will be ready on time. I still find myself needing to sometimes realize I can be as organized as I want, but with this job I have to rely on others and it doesn’t always go as planned.

Best career or work advice you ever received?

The best advice was from a coworker, that he was given by his dad. His Dad told him, “If you do not add value to something every day, then you are not needed and can be replaced.” Since hearing that I have done my best to add value every day in some way to the program.

Name one new thing you want to accomplish within the next year?

l would like the chance to be more involved with SAAC (Student- Athlete Advisory Committee) at Washington State University. I know the athletes put a lot of their time and effort into it and I would love the chance to help in any way I could. For the team, I would love the chance to make it farther than the sweet sixteen in post season play. I’m also looking forward to watching the seniors graduate in December and May.

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