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Testimonials

Find out what our alumni and other sports industry leaders are saying about the Center for Sport Leadership at VCU.

"We have had an unbelievable relationship with the entire CSL community. The students are very serious about their future and aren't afraid to get dirty to achieve forward movement. The professors and staff really care about their students and also about their professional partners and they simply 'get it'. They get the academic process and the real life relationship process as well."

Flying Squirrels

– Todd "Parney" Parnell
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Richmond Flying Squirrels, the AA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants


"If you want to read about it, go somewhere else. If you want to do it, go to the Center for Sport Leadership at VCU."

Speedway Motorsports

– Mike Burch
Director of business development
Speedway Motorsports Inc.

"I would not have been able to get where I am today without the experiences and leadership traits I worked under and acquired while being affiliated with the VCU staff. … All of the experiences and positions I encountered while attending the Center for Sport Leadership prepared me for the daily challenges I face in my present position"

University of Charlotte

– Chris Thomasson ('05)
Associate Athletic Director
University of North Carolina-Charlotte Athletics

"The Center for Sport Leadership at VCU provided me with the vision required to achieve my goal of becoming a successful, Division I men's soccer head coach. The wealth of knowledge passed on in the classroom and through personal experiences has been a major factor in my success as a coach. Leadership is something I always look for in a player. The Center for Sport Leadership at VCU is the leader in sports management education."

Monmouth University

– Rob McCourt ('04)
Head men's soccer coach
Monmouth University