Travagliante to take swing at baseball

(April 13, 2011) Victor Travagliante’s career master plan includes having play-by-play options in each of the three major sports. His has been building his football and basketball experience over the past several years. Now he is getting the opportunity to develop his baseball play-by-play and TV skills. An STAA client, Travagliante is joining the Fayetteville SwampDogs as Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations.

The SwampDogs are one of the premier organizations in the summer collegiate Coastal Plain League and the 2007 Organization of the Year.

“It’s a good opportunity because it gets me into a different market and into a new field of baseball in which I have limited experience, Travagliante says. “It is also an opportunity with the SwampDogs to expand my networking.”

The opportunity came to Travagliante when the SwampDogs called STAA to help fill the position. “We agreed with the SwampDogs to not post the position publicly because we knew we have enough clients on the STAA roster to find a great fit for this position,” says STAA CEO Jon Chelesnik.

Travagliante is the fourth STAA client to work for the SwampDogs in recent years.

“I found out about the job through an email from STAA,” Travagliante says. “I appreciate the opportunities STAA has been able to give myself and to all of their clients.

“STAA is very, very helpful. It is almost as if you can’t put a price on it. The [monthly] eBlasts give you great tips and they don’t beat around the bush. Also, [Jon Chelesnik] and I have had conversations where we’ve analyzed parts of broadcasts I have done and I’ve been able to transfer the advice to all of my broadcasts.”

Travagliante has spent the past six years broadcasting University of Findlay (OH) football and basketball, as well as high school sports in Northwest Ohio. For now, he plans on returning to Ohio for football and basketball seasons.

Besides the baseball in North Carolina, he is also looking forward to warmer weather.

“I’m freezing right now in Northwest Ohio,” he grins. “I’ve been checking the weather in North Carolina and it’s 80 degrees.”

(Visit Victor’s STAA Talent Page).

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