Category Equipment

GUEST POST: Evolution of Sporting Material

The following is a gust post from J Mike Walbert, an athlete whose passion is sports team merchandise. You can follow him on Twitter or check out his employer, Red Raider Outfitter. Remember the 90’s when sporting apparel was merely cotton T-shirts and sweatpants? Cotton was the most favored material because it absorbed sweat and […]

Athletics Equipment Manager Part 4 of 4

If this is your first time reading this blog, you might want to check out part 1, part 2 and part 3. This post will pick up where part 3 left off. I started my professional experience at the University of Notre Dame in July 2007 under the title of Assistant Equipment Manager. In that […]

Athletics Equipment Manager Part 3

If this is your first time here, welcome. Before reading on, you might want to check out the two equipment manager posts leading up to this one, Part 1 and Part 2. This post will pick up where the last one left off, around the time I left the San Francisco 49ers and moved to […]

Athletics Equipment Manager Part 2

The previous post, Athletics Equipment Manager Part 1, didn’t actually talk much about athletics or sports equipment nor equipment services. It did give a pretty basic outline of what did eventually lead me into athletics as a career, primarily as an athletics equipment manager at first. My time as a student manager of athletics intrigued […]

Athletics Equipment Manager Part 1

A few weeks ago I asked some of the people I work with what they would want to read on my blog. One of the things that came up was my past experience as an athletics equipment manager. They knew I had gone to the University of Notre Dame as an undergrad and at least […]