Matthew Pohlmann Athletic Communications Assistant


Matthew Pohlmann

3895 Rushton Crescent

Mississauga, ON L5L-4H5


[email protected]

Professional Summary:

Former Athletic Communications Assistant at Davenport University. Versatile, reliable, and efficient with 6 years experience working in small college athletics in various roles. Proven leadership skills in a college athletic department. Focused on providing exceptional support to all college constituents.


Core Qualifications:

Ÿ  Strong knowledge of OCAA and CCAA regulations and rules

Ÿ  Assisted in promoting a mobile-based application (loyalty and rewards program)

Ÿ  Key member in the creation of Pounces Kids Club at Davenport University

Ÿ  Proficient with video streaming and photography

Ÿ  Excellent ability to work and interact well with a varied, diverse population of both student-athletes and staff.


Education: ____________________________________

Davenport University                                                                            January 2018 – Present

Grand Rapids, MI

·         Master of Management (Online)


Davenport University                                                                              September 2016 to December 2017

Grand Rapids, MI

·         Bachelor of Business Administration, Concentration in Sport Management (High Honors)

·         COSMA Accredited Program


Durham College                                                                                           September 2012 to April 2015

Oshawa, ON

Sport Management Advanced Diploma
Employment: _______________________________

Davenport University

Athletic Communications Assistant

Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                       January 2018 – April 2018


·         Performed all aspects of sports information operations, including: Statistics, web content, media relations, live streaming, and game day operations.

·         Employed marketing skills to help with online media content and social media efforts.

·         Primary contact for two varsity sports; women’s tennis and men’s division two hockey; Duties include: Writing daily press releases, assisting with promoting and publicizing, maintaining statistical and historical records, responding to media requests.

·         Supervised a small staff of student workers who were responsible for game day operations.


Davenport University

Sports Information Assistant

Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                       September 2017- December 2017


·         Assist with game day athletic communication responsibilities.

·         Responsible for creating, maintaining, and updating files and record keeping systems.

·         Generate reports, memorandums, spreadsheets, graphics, and other materials using various software programs.


Davenport University

Athletic Community Relations Intern

Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                                       August 2017-December 2017


·         Assist with administration of Pounce’s Kids Club program for athletics using Front Rush software.

·         Promote the PACK Rewards Program.

·         Generate promotional items for various marketing initiatives (Newsletters, Flyers).

·         Produce ideas to promote the Athletic Department in the surrounding community.

·         Interact with different departments stakeholders including but not limited to students, athletes, fellow staff, alumni, and faculty.


Davenport University

Student Assistant- Women’s Basketball

Grand Rapids, MI                                                                                                       September 2016-April 2017


·         Film game, video recording, editing, and provide highlights for the team.

·         Track and monitor team equipment distribution for players

·         Set-up and breakdown for games.

·         Generate team statistics reports for coaches.

·         Responsible for creating, maintaining, and updating files and record keeping systems.


Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA)

Administrative Assistant

Toronto, ON                                                                                                                  July 2015-August 2016


·         Monitor uploading of game film on Krossover sharing platform

·         Research and compile 20 annual sport budgets totaling over $500,000

Analyzed statistics and compiled summaries for OCAA
·         Compile year-end sport reports

·         Liaise with Athletic Director’s and sport convenors

·         Update all-time OCAA league records and scoring records

·         Assembled informational packages for OCAA annual meeting

·         Assist with the design and layout of the OCAA Media Guide & Directory

·         Design of new championship sport logos for apparel

·         Design templates for OCAA championship program covers and advertising


Durham College & University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Athletics

Varsity Assistant

Oshawa, ON                                                                                                                     January 2015-April 2015


Assisted with varsity program operations for Durham College and UOIT.
·         Coordinated home game operations in basketball and volleyball by following OCAA requirements and procedures.

·         Assisted in marketing and promotion of varsity sports programs and special events.

·         Coordinated promotional programs for elementary schools.


Durham College Athletics- Game Day Operations
Oshawa, ON

Recorded statistics for all intercollegiate sports.                                      Sept. 2012- April 2015
Performed setup and teardown for all game day events.
Certifications/Awards: ______________________________

·         Standard First Aid CPR/AED Level C

·         Coach of the Year 2016 Erin Mills Soccer Club

·         Certified Soccer Referee