The Sport Management and Media Department extends a congratulations to Gavin Cote ’12 (Sport Media) for being the first alum from our majors to be featured in the Ithaca College READY series. Currently, Gavin serves as an associate producer at ESPN.

“I wouldn’t have gotten my foot in the door at ESPN without the background I got doing Gridiron Report and taking production classes in the Park School and writing classes in the sport media department,” Gavin said. “Having all that on my resume led to a production internship at ESPN the summer before my senior year.”

“Production skills, working under deadline pressure, focusing on internships, developing writing skills, making contacts — everything I experienced at IC was relevant to what I’m doing now. Don’t think you can’t work at a certain place because it’s ESPN or NBC. I’m building on the skills I went to college for, and I’m getting paid to do something I love: watch sports.”


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