Lynn Lashbrook

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Lynn Lashbrook (born October 11, 1948) is an agent and educator.[1] A former college athletic director and sports agent, Lynn Lashbrook – a Portland resident since 1996 – is founder and President of Sports Management Worldwide, a sports agency and an online sports career training school.[2] A Kansas City, Kansas native who earned an undergraduate degree at Fort Hays (Kansas) State and got a doctorate in kinesiology from Northern Colorado, he taught for more than 35 years, served in athletic administration at several universities and was athletic director at both Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and University of Alaska Fairbanks[2] and Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Missouri.

College athletics[edit]

Before becoming a sports agent and consultant in 1993, Lashbrook spent twenty years in college athletics as an athletic director, advisor and coach. He also served as President of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics in 1986. He concluded his career in college athletics as Director of Athletics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks from 1988 to 1993.

Sports agent[edit]

In 1993, Lashbrook joined Sports Management Group. With SMG, he represented over 10 NFL football clients. He left SMG in 1998 to start[3] which then became Sports Management Worldwide. He has represented over 40 NFL clients and currently represents Matt Moore, Akeem Jordan, Dion Gales.

Current role[edit]

Lashbrook was an Assistant Professor at Eastern Oregon University, and an adjunct professor at Oregon State University.[3] In addition to Sports Management Worldwide he is an adjunct professor at Concordia University in Portland for undergraduate programs and with Concordia University Chicago for post graduates programs.[4] He has been working and teaching in sports management for over 30 years. Lashbrook has served at the collegiate level as an athletic academic advisor and athletic director. At the professional level, he has been a National Football League sports agent for the past 15 years and created the online sports management company[5]

He was an Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Missouri,[6] before becoming a Director of Athletics at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville [7] and University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Lashbrook was also the UAF athletic director from 1988-93. [8] In 1985, Dr. Lashbrook served as President of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.[6] His campus experiences include serving as an adjunct professor at Oregon State University, [9] Eastern Oregon University, [10] and Western Oregon University and Pacific University.[11] As an Adjunct Professor at the United States Sports Academy he was named Professor of the Year in the Distant Learning Program in 2000. [12] In 2009, Lashbrook was chosen for Fort Hays State University’s Alumni Achievement Award. The award is for the highest recognition of its graduates, honoring graduates who have made outstanding and unselfish contributions in service to their community, state, or nations as citizens, in chosen career fields, or through philanthropic work.[13]