SCP 14: Cold contacting to land a college PBP job


cold contacting with mike monacoAfter graduating from Notre Dame this spring, Mike Monaco, set about cold contacting local schools with hopes of turning up a college basketball job. The strategy paid off in securing Monaco the opportunity to call Western Michigan University men’s and women’s basketball on ESPN3.

In this STAA podcast, Monaco shares his strategy and tips for cold contacting local universities.

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Among the topics we cover:

  • Why making first contact via email is better than a phone call
  • The type of research that will tell you who to contact
  • Potential follow-up strategies
  • Networking versus Relationship Building