NetWorks Sports Future Leaders – Chris Hobbs Jr. (@MetroGamesExpo)

NetWorks is committed to supporting young professionals looking to get their foot in the door in the sports industry.  Our team has received an extraordinary amount of support throughout our careers and are truly impressed with the generation of young leaders who are ready to help take the sports industry to all new heights.  If you know of any individuals like this, please let us know about them.  If you are in a position to hire or recommend these NetWorks Rising Stars, please contact us and we will put you in touch with them.  They are our future!

Today’s NetWorks Rising Star is Chris Hobbs Jr.

Chris is quite an impressive young man.  After speaking with him, you will instantly recognize that he has a bright future ahead of him.  He is a personable individual who is committed to being the best at whatever he sets his mind to and backs that commitment up with an extraordinary work ethic.  He is definitely a future leader in the sports industry.
–Angela Taylor, President – NetWorks Sports Consulting

Name: Chris Hobbs Jr.

College(s): Stanford University (Undergraduate) and Georgia State University (Graduate)

Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts in Communications.  Master of Science in Sports Administration – conferred 2012

Resume Available: Yes, upon request (send email request)

Tell us a little about your background.
I’m a Stanford graduate from Marietta, GA. I was a two-year letterwinner as a Cardinal football player during my time at Stanford.

What type of work experience have you had?
I have work experience in a few different fields outside of the sports industry. I have worked as a campaign assistant for former GA Governor Roy Barnes as he campaigned for re-election. I’ve completed a customer service internship for Lindner Capital Advisors, a financial advising company. I also have experience as a marketing intern for Radon Service Agreement Corp., designing marketing plans and creating promotional ideas.

What type of job(s) are you seeking?
I am seeking an entry-level position in the sports industry, specifically with a college or professional football team.

What is your greatest strength?
My greatest strength has to be my work ethic. My work ethic, along with my experience in and passion for sports sets me apart from most candidates. I believe my experience as a student-athlete allows me to learn quickly and work efficiently. My passion for sports ignites my work ethic which has brought me success in the past.

Tell us about a project that you completed successfully.
The Metro Fitness Games and Expo is an event that I’m working on. We are planning this event for the Summer 2012. The website for the event is This event provides a competitive outlet for fitness club members similar to the Olympics.

What experience (if any) do you have in the sports industry?

I have experience in a few different areas of the sports industry. I have held a marketing internship in sports radio. I currently work in student-athlete development for a Division I university. I have also worked in athlete management, where I facilitated player recruitment and networked with NFL personnel.

Why do you want to work in the sports industry?
I want to work in the sports industry because sports have played a vital role in my life. My passion and love for everything sports is unparalleled and having the chance to do something I love is a true gift. I believe I have all of the tools to overachieve and accomplish great things in this industry.

Who has had the biggest influence on your life?
My parents have had the biggest influence in my life without a doubt. Not only are they role models, but they motivate and support me to go above and beyond with anything I do.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years I would like to be in a top-level management position for a high-performance sports organization. I am well-versed in sports, so that organization may be a college or professional team, a sports agency, or in sports entertainment.

Anything else we should know about you?

I was elected Treasurer of the 2011-2012 GA State Sports Management and Administration Club. I have volunteered at various local schools and helped with many youth football camps.

For more information about Chris or to request a resume, please send an email to