Cooper embracing new commute to work

(January 18, 2011) Chad Cooper is excited to live in his permanent home year around. An STAA client, Cooper has been named Broadcaster & Director of Media Relations for the Pittsfield Colonials baseball club of the Can-Am League.

Pittsfield is located less than an hour’s drive from Cooper’s home in Albany, NY, and to his winter job as play-by-play voice for the women’s basketball team at the College of Saint Rose.

“I can honestly say I’m commuting to work every day,” Cooper smiles. “The stress of not having to move more than makes up for the commute.”

Geographic location isn’t the only thing appealing to Cooper about his new job. A veteran of the Frontier League who spent last summer in his second stint with the Traverse City Beach Bums, he is also excited to working in a new league.

“I have felt very at home in the Frontier League for the majority of my career, but at the same time, it s a great opportunity for me to be in a league that is more geographically compact in an area of the country I am so familiar with.”

Cooper learned of the Pittsfield opportunity through a friend, Mike Radomski, who Cooper once helped land a job in the Frontier League. Cooper sent the link to his STAA Talent Page to Pittsfield shortly before Thanksgiving.

“The Talent Page is the easiest way to get [employers] my highlights and the resume,” Cooper says.

“Getting the call from Mike was kind of a case of pay it forward a little bit because he had just graduated last spring and I helped him get a job for the 2010 season. I guess this was his way of returning the favor.

“I wouldn’t have been in a position to help somebody else had it not been for the help I had received from STAA in the first place. It all goes back to my relationship, which started in 2005 with STAA. If not for that, I would not be in the position I am today to be here right now.”

Through his career, Cooper has broadcast in over 60 venues in 21 sates.

“I can now add one venue and one country to the list because the Can Am League has a team in Quebec City,” Cooper grins.

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