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July 2017 Alumni Spotlight
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July Spotlight
  Adam Manning '15

  BS - Interdisciplinary Studies
             
Fulton School 


                                                                          

                                                      

      


MAJOR FIELD OF STUDY

Interdisciplinary Studies
         
                                             
CURRENT EMPLOYER

Sports Office 365

CURRENT OCCUPATION

CEO

DESCRIBE YOUR CAREER PATH

After going back to school in my 30's, I created an IDIS major based around Professional Sports Management, using Management, Coaching & Education classes. While attending Salisbury, I entered the Bernstein Entrepreneurship Competition. We placed 3rd and received an offer from an investor to own 10% of the business. At the time it was Soccer Office, but we have now grown to all Sports branding ourselves as SportsOffice365.com. At SportsOffice365, we can run all aspects of a sports organization in a virtual manner. We answer their phones and emails. We give them and manage their website, registration system, phone app and social media. After optimizing their digital presence, we can help them sell sponsorship packages. That leads to more scholarships and lower prices for kids to play sports. If we can give a sports organization an improved communication plan and execute it for them, it will give a better experience to the parent. If the organization does not have to worry about the back end of their organizations, they can focus on working with and developing their players. Our end goal is to be a worldwide organization that helps sports organizations operate more efficiently.

MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU LEARNED WHILE ATTENDING SALISBURY UNIVERSITY

I learned that anything is possible. A college degree can be more than a piece of paper. I utilized every assignment, professor, staff member and opportunity to create a business.

WHAT CAMPUS ACTIVITIES/ORGANIZATIONS WERE YOU INVOLVED WITH?

Bernstein Competition Shore Hatchery               
            
     

BEST COLLEGE MEMORY

Winning 3rd at the Bernstein and getting the offer from an investor.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE SALISBURY UNIVERSITY?

This is where I call home. Why go anywhere else. The IDIS program made it easy for me to specialize in the field that I am passionate about.
           

IF YOU COULD DESCRIBE SALISBURY UNIVERSITY IN THREE WORDS, WHAT WOULD THEY BE AND WHY?

Downtown is Amazing - The downtown scene is up and coming and Salisbury University is key to their continued growth. The new entrepreneurship center is going to be a great addition to the sense of community that exists downtown.

FAVORITE VACATION SPOT AND WHY?

Assateague Island is amazing because it is simple. We love the beach, the horses and the lack of bars and businesses nearby. Delmarva has the best of both world's, if you want to party, go to Ocean City. If you want to relax with your young family and have picnics on the beach, Assateague is my first pick!


GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT

Being featured in over 200 media outlets as the Founder of "Virtual Sports Management." A close second is recently being invited on the famous business podcast call, EOFire, "Entrepreneurs On Fire". We have not recorded the interview yet, but it is super exciting considering I have listened to the podcast everyday since I was in college.

WHAT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

They may not know that I have three wonderful boys, Reice (5), Caleb (3) & Christian (0)    
           
HOBBIES/OTHER INTERESTS

I enjoy playing soccer and tennis with my boys.

           

         
 
         

 

 

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