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MSA Bobcat Q&A: Brady Watson

Tuesday, March 5 2019 10:50am

MSA student digs deeper behind the sports industry as he prepares to enter the workforce

MSA Bobcat Q&A: Brady Watson 

By Taylor Uden

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Name: Brady Watson
Program: Ohio University's Master of Sports Administration
Class Year: 2019
Undergraduate Institution: Saginaw Valley State University
Hometown: Saginaw, Michigan

What are you most looking forward to this year?
Learning marketing and development tactics to increase my knowledge in the field and be able to apply it to the institution I work for.

What was your favorite MSA class and why?
Sports Law. Learning how to put together contracts and relevant issues in collegiate and professional spaces will be very useful entering into my career.

What has been the most difficult part of your transition into graduate school?
Because I was a collegiate athlete, the transition has been a little easier for me. If I had to pick the hardest part, it would be the small-town environment that Athens brings.

What would you tell someone considering Ohio University's One-Year MSA program?
They'll be working with those who are considered the best in the business with a caring and helpful alumni base.

What are your career goals? How did you figure out what you wanted to do?
I want to be a collegiate athletic director. After attending several conferences, meeting athletes of different divisions, and administrators from all over the world, it all just clicked for me. I want to shape and enhance the student-athlete experience and create a stronger connection between current and past athletes.

Where is your favorite place to hang out on campus/in Athens?
At the AECOM Center in the College of Business or at my apartment.

Learn more about OHIO’s One-Year MSA 

The MSA program combines classroom and practical experience to prepare individuals for leadership positions in the sport industry. An interdisciplinary approach gives students the freedom to choose courses of personal interest and build a foundation of knowledge in their desired career fields, all while working with clients on real-world projects that will be used by sports organizations. 

Visit: Master of Sport Administration