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Blayne Fink

An overly organized, highly energetic, and teamwork driven professional with 3+ years of experience working in and around sports.
Richmond, VA

About

Be it competing in the 2013 College Cup or providing broadcast commentary on the ACC Network or spending a summer cutting grass at the university golf course, my adult life has been consumed by sports. Because of this, not only do I understand being an athlete, but also the work it takes to make sports "go," making me a great asset to your team!

Experience


Selection Program Coordinator

Nov 2019 - Present
•Performs day to day operational tasks focused on the coordination and management of the ECNL's Conference and National Selection Programs •Works collaboratively with ECNL Event Director to plan and execute top class Selection Program events, as well as coaching development initiatives •Completes various duties as assigned

Instructor of Public Speaking

May 2019 - Jul 2019
•Taught COMM 2004: Online Public Speaking to students during the 2018 Winter session and the 2018 and 2019 Summer sessions with time dedicated to online instruction, working with students through email and on Zoom, and the grading of student work•Prepared and delivered lessons via Canvas and through podcasts to convey course expectations

Student Ambassador

Aug 2017 - May 2018
•Provided assistance to premium seating ticket holders during Virginia Tech football, men's basketball, and baseball home games •Interacted with and fostered meaningful relationships with key stakeholders and boosters of Virginia Tech athletics •Answered questions and provided detailed information about specific components of the Hokie Club to ed

Freelance Broadcaster

Aug 2017 - Oct 2018
•Provided analysis and color commentary for live broadcasts of men’s and women’s NCAA Division-I soccer competitions made available through WatchESPN and ACC Network Extra •In addition to aiding in a number of regular season broadcasts, some of which featured a ranked team, I also provided color commentary for NCAA tournament games, including the

Public Speaking Graduate Teaching Assistant

Aug 2017 - May 2019
•Taught COMM 2004: Public Speaking to 285 students over two academic years with time dedicated to classroom instruction, mentoring students through office hours, and grading student work •Prepared and delivered lessons to convey course requirements and deepen student understanding of subject matter

HokieVision Student Intern

May 2016 - Aug 2016
•Brainstormed, developed, filmed, and edited content content for the athletic department's video team •Involved in the planning, production, and daily operations for original programs airing on HokieVision and content for hokiesports.com

Broadcast Intern

Feb 2016 - May 2017
•Participated in weekly meetings to discuss and review individual broadcasts, as well as partook in mock interviews, play-by-play, and sport commentary situations •Provided color commentary for ACC men's soccer games on broadcasts made available through HokiesXtra and the ACC Network •Conducted pregame interviews and in game hits for ACC women's

Maintenance

May 2015 - Aug 2015
•Maintained the golf course throughout the summer months •Operated greens, fairway and walk mowers

Summer Camp Counselor/Staff

Jul 2014 - Jul 2017
•Interacted with and instructed elementary school through high school aged athletes on technique, skills, and game aspects of the sport of soccer •Collaborated with Virginia Tech women’s soccer coaching staff to develop and execute sessions, including helping them to evaluate athletes •Assisted with off-field duties, including monitoring athletes

Customer Service

May 2014 - Jul 2014
•Assessed and accommodated member needs both inside and outside of the clubhouse •Operated beverage cart, the snack window by the pool, and the register •Organized and communicated with event staff to ensure event success during the Darrell Green Celebrity Golf Classic

Education


Communication - Masters
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Multimedia Journalism - Bachelors
Jul 2013 - May 2017

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