Hasty achieves goal of returning to home state

(March 25, 2011) When Dan Hasty left his home state of Michigan two years ago to pursue sportscasting opportunities in North Carolina, he told his mother it was with the intent of preparing himself to eventually return to a full-time job in The Wolverine State. Hasty’s plan has come to fruition.

An STAA client, Hasty is joining the Traverse City Beach Bums as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations. The Beach Bums play in minor league baseball’s Frontier League.

“Any opportunity is good if that opportunity allows you to not only validate, but exceed expectations. It’s not everyday you get the chance to do exactly what you want to do, in the place where you want to be.”

Unique challenges frequently arise during any job application process. When they came up for Hasty, he relied heavily upon STAA for guidance.

“The whole STAA thing has been amazing,” Hasty says. “The one-on-one counseling through this whole process has been outstanding. Thank you [STAA] a thousand times.”

Hasty is no stranger to minor league baseball in the state of Michigan. He spent the summers of 2007 and 2008 as a broadcast and media relations assistant for the Class-A Great Lakes Loons. In 2009, Hasty moved to North Carolina to accept a No. 1 broadcasting position with the Wilson Tobs. He later landed part-time work as a college football and basketball studio host with ISP before eventually joining WSJS in Winston-Salem last fall as a morning show producer and sports anchor. While he has very much enjoyed the past two years of his career, Hasty is eager to be heading home.

“This is very exciting,” he says. “I think they had a record-high temperature of 12 degrees today. Normally, this is tank-top weather in Michigan.”

Hasty is a 2008 graduate of Central Michigan University. He has been an STAA client since January 2008.

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