The Business Operations of Minor League Baseball

Kyle Day

Assistant General Manager, Sponsorships

Spokane Indians Baseball Club

About Kyle:

Kyle grew up in Silverton, Oregon and later attended Oregon State University where he majored in Exercise & Sports Science with a minor in Business & Entrepreneurship.  While completing his degree with a focus in Athletic Training, Kylerealized his passion lay in the business side of sports, and he went on to receive his Masters in Sport and Athletic Administration from Gonzaga University in 2011.  After spending time as an Intern for the Spokane Chiefs Hockey Team, Kyle started with the Spokane Indians Baseball Club full time in April of 2011 as a Promotions Coordinator.  Currently serving as the Assistant GM – Sponsorships for the Indians, Kyle is also an adjunct faculty member at Gonzaga University in the Physical Education Department.  He lives in Spokane with his wife Haley and their goldendoodle Crosby. 

 

-Bio and Photo courtesy of the Spokane Indians Baseball Club

Three Keys to Seeking a Career in Professional Sport

  1. Minor League Baseball is a great place to start your career in sports.

  2. An entry level job in professional sports is typically a sales position.

  3. Hire for attitude, train for skill.

"The best advice I have to someone seeking a career in professional sports is to continue being a learner.  You don’t have to know everything when you start out in this industry, but you have to be willing to learn new skills and new ways to do things.  Show up early, and stay late.  The little things tend to get noticed in this industry.  Most of all, sports is supposed to be fun!  If you’re not having fun working in sports, then you’re in the wrong business"

- Kyle Day