Lynn Lashbrook

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Dr. Lynn Lashbrook President, Sports Management Worldwide

Lynn Lashbrook (born October 11, 1948) is an agent and educator.[1] He is currently an NFL certified contract advisor who has represented over 100 NFL football players throughout his 20+ year career.[2] A former college athletic director and sports agent, Lynn Lashbrook is founder and President of Sports Management Worldwide, a sports agency and an online sports career training school.[3]

Education[edit]

A Kansas City, Kansas native who earned an undergraduate degree at Fort Hays (Kansas) State in 1970, he also obtained a masters degree from Springfield College in 1971, and a doctorate in kinesiology from Northern Colorado.

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 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,[3] and Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Missouri. He also served as President of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics in 1986. He concluded his career in college athletics as A.D. at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1993.

Sports agent[edit]

In 1993, Lashbrook joined Jim Steiner and Sports Management Group with clients including Jerry Rice (NFL), Elvis Grbac (NFL), Kellen Winslow (NFL), Mike Alstott (NFL), Roger Craig (NFL), William "Refrigerator” Perry (NFL), Jon Runyan (NFL), Randall Cunningham (NFL), Dan Hampton (NFL), Bob Bassen (NHL), Ryne Sandburg (MLB), Joe Carter (MLB), Alex Van Dyke (NFL), and Mark Fields (NFL).[4] Lashbrook left SMG in 1998 to start sports-management.com[5] which then became Sports Management Worldwide, a sports agency and online sports career school with more than 5000 graduates from over 140 countries. He has represented over 100 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.[5] 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.[6] 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 more than 20 years and created the online sports management company, SportsManagementWorldwide.com.[7]

He was an Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Missouri,[8] before becoming a Director of Athletics at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville [9] and University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Lashbrook was also the UAF athletic director from 1988-93. [10] In 1985, Dr. Lashbrook served as President of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.[8] His campus experiences include serving as an adjunct professor at Oregon State University, [11] Eastern Oregon University, [12] and Western Oregon University and Pacific University.[13] As an Adjunct Professor at the United States Sports Academy he was named Professor of the Year in the Distant Learning Program in 2000. [14] 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.[15]

Oregon Baseball Campaign[edit]

In 1997, Lashbrook began spearheading an effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, Oregon. This group eventually became known as the Oregon Stadium Campaign, a private entity that led Portland's drive for an MLB franchise during the league's relocation of the Montreal Expos. He led the lobbying efforts that resulted in a $150 million construction bill for a new baseball stadium in Portland. Under his leadership, the group secured legislative action to subsidize a new stadium with ballplayers payroll taxes. Due to this campaign, a 25,000-seat stadium in the heart of the city was revitalized rather than torn down, and is now home to the Major League Soccer team, Portland Timbers.[16]

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