Bishop Football Network Career Day

Bishop Football Network

The concept of the Ohio Wesleyan University football mentoring program is to provide student athletes an opportunity to meet and talk to an Ohio Wesleyan alumnus who understands being a student athlete in a small college atmosphere. We could work and partner with the other departments at OWU. We would eventually want a listing of all those willing to support the program and provide this to the current football team. Contact can be made via email, phone, text, LinkedIn, and personal visits to campus.

Potential areas for mentoring/discussion would include:

Career Advice Internship Assistance Networking beyond LinkedIn Resume review Personal visits

Identifying Strengths & Weaknesses Self Discipline Study Habits Financial

Itinerary for the April 22nd OWU Football Career Day: This will take place in Edwards Gymnasium - 105 S. Sandusky St., Delaware, Oh 43015

9:00-9:15 Kick-Off - Tom Watts

9:15-10:15 Keynote – Rusty McClure “Answer these Two Questions”

10:15-10:45 – Meet and Greet - Mentors and Mentees

10:45-11:00 – Training and Setting expectations

11:00-? - Mentoring sessions take place

Mentor Profiles!

Mentor Name: Steve Chase

OWU Class of 1972

Major at OWU: chemistry-commerce

Experience in last 5-10 years: sales, marketing, general management. Worked for Intel Corporation in Russia.

Other areas of expertise: change and transition management; general coaching.

Other voluntary tidbits: played football and baseball at OWU; live in Germany; speak English, German, Russian

Mentor Name: Steve Dutton

OWU Class of 1972

Major at OWU: History

Graduate Degree: MBA from Ohio State in Finance

Experience in last 5-10 years: Partner and CFO with a large commercial real estate firm specializing in retail, apartment and mixed use projects.

Other areas of expertise: Capital sourcing via financing & equity; mergers & acquisitions

Other voluntary tidbits: Played football at OWU. Enjoy summer lake activities in Northern Michigan

Mentor Name: Mike DeLauder

• OWU class of: 1982

• Major at OWU: Economics w/ Management


• Experience in last 5-10 years: I own a Swagelok

distributorship with office and warehouse facilities in Westerville, Ohio. Lead a team of 30 associates in sales, customer service, and distribution.

􏰀 Other areas of experience: Sales, Coaching & leadership training.

􏰀 Other voluntary tidbits: Played football at OWU from 1978-1981. Like to spend spare time on my property in Mt Vernon, Ohio.

Mentor Name: Larry Fedak

* OWU class of: 1968 BA; Ohio State University College of Law, JD; George Washington University, Washington, DC, LLM in Government Procurement Law

* Major at OWU: Economics

Government Experience

US Air Force Officer, Colonel, retired. AF Judge Advocate, Congressional Liaison Office

Assistant General Counsel of the Air Force (civilian attorney in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, DC). Major Weapon System Procurement.

Private Industry

Associate General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, MD and seven other locations.

General Counsel, Lockheed Space Operations. Operated the Space Shuttle for NASA

Vice President and General Counsel for Lockheed Martin International Launch Services. Commercial launch services for satellite owners and operators (Dish, Direct TV, Eutelsat, Japan Sat, Asia Sat and others. Using American (Atlas) and Russian (Proton) rockets, we launched ? of the world's commercial satellites.

Other areas of experience:

During the Vietnam War, worked with Air America (CIA's than secret airline) and others to evacuate Phen Phen, Saigon, and other locations. Crazy time of my life.

Walked out of my office in Florida and watched the Challenger launch and subsequent destruction of the orbiter. Assisted in the Secretary Roger's Investigation of the accident.

Walked out on my deck and watched the smoke billow up from the burning Pentagon shortly after the 9.11 attacks on New York City and Washington, DC.

Dragged my wife Cindy and my two daughters to 17 different homes during my career. They all survived. Renee is a Senior Vice President for Lionsgate Studios (LA LA Land) and Laura is a teacher in Portland, Oregon.

Mentor Name: Robert Green DDS

• OWU class of: 1986

• OSU Dental School class of: 1990

• Major at OWU: Pre-Med

• Experience in last 5-10 years: Dentist, Small Business Owner, Board of Directors for Bank

• Other areas of experience: Coached High School Football;

• Other voluntary tidbits: Lifelong Delaware Resident ; Son was – College Football Player at Otterbein, and current OSU Dental Student; Daughter current Pre-Med student at OWU

Mentor Name: Kenyon M. Commins

• OWU class of: c/o 2000 (1999 Captain)

• Major at OWU: History

• Experiences in last 5-10 years: I have been a varsity offensive coordinator or varsity position coach as well as a social studies teacher for the last 5-10 years. I served those roles at Mt. Healthy H.S. (socio economically disadvantaged school), Oak Hills H.S. (one of the largest districts/schools in the state, very affluent), and Ross High School (very much “blue collared” mainly rural w/some suburban areas. High academic achievement)

I was just named the Head Coach at Ross High School so I will be entering my 1st year as HC.

• Other areas of experience: Prior to my coaching and teaching experiences I served as member of the United States Marine Corps.

• Other voluntary tidbits: Volunteer time as a coordinator and sponsor each year for The Cincinnati Area Arthritis Walk. My son was diagnosed with JIA just over 4 years ago. Member of the Fraternal Order of Eagle as well as the V.F.W. Also help with various local (Ross area) community fundraisers and organizations.

Mentor Name: Rob Woodward

- OWU Class of: 2001

- Major at OWU: Earth Science

o Teaching certificate in Earth Science and General Science

- Experience in the last 5-10 years

o High School Science Teacher for 15 years

o OWU Assistant Football Coach 1 year

o High School Assistant Coach 6 years

o High Head Football Coach 9 years

o Husband for 12 years

o Father of 4 – Oldest 9 youngest 2 (3 girls one boy)

- Other Areas of experience

o Developing Leadership of young men o Farming

- Other voluntary tidbits

o Where you think you want to be may not be where you end up and that is OK. Remain open to all possibilities and make sure you look through that door that opens but you were not expecting too.

o Always be ready for an opportunity: personally and professionally

Mentor Name: Hank Newton

• OWU class of: 1971

• Major at OWU: Economics

• Experience in last 5-10 years: Investing

● Other areas of experience:Marketing / Sales

● Risk Management

● Other voluntary tidbits: Retired from Ford-Ford Credit (30 years)

● Happy to provide remote assistance for interested OWU Student athletes.

Mentor Name: Michael Jonesco, DO CAQSM

OWU, Class of 2002

Major: Pre-Professional Studies, Zoology Minors in Chemistry and Psychology

Last 5-10 yrs:

I joined the Sports Medicine Team at Ohio State Wexner Medical Center. There I take care of OSU athletes, Capital athletes, the Columbus Clippers baseball team, and Ballet Met. I also am an affiliate physician for the Cleveland Indians.

Prior to this, I spent time in my fellowship w/ the Browns and Cavaliers and my residency in internal medicine at Indiana University.

Mentor Name: Chris Bacquet

• OWU class of: 1982

• Major at OWU: Education/History

• Experience in last 5-10 years: The past 5 years I have been involved with the National Accounts Team at Packaging Corp. of America. PCA is a U.S. company based in Lake Forest, IL-PKG on NYSE. Focused on the manufacture and B to B sales of corrugated shipping containers and displays along with printing papers.

• Other areas of experience:

Sales and Sales Management

P&L Responsibility


Team Development


• Other voluntary tidbits:

Played O-Line at OWU. Enjoy extensive domestic travel and finding great restaurants.

Mentor Name: James "Jamie" Vanek

Class of 2002

Experience in last 5 years:

Assistant Principal, Avon Lake Schools

Head Football Coach/Teacher, Valley Forge High School

Other voluntary tidbits:

Professional/Post College:

*2015 Liberty Ford Coach of the year for greater Cleveland. School was awarded $10K in my name

*2 Masters degrees (Health Ed/Educational Leadership)

*Started Superintendent program this year.


*4 year letter winner


*Conference Player of the week NCAC


Wife Erin and I met at OWU

*daughter Kinley, 5 and Mackenzie, 7

*Reside in North Royalton

Mentor Name: Jason Clayton

• OWU class of: 1990

• Major at OWU: German and International Business

• Experience in last 5-10 years:

– Partner and Chief Marketing Officer for Vital Companies (create content using video, music, motion and photo to create digital campaigns for customers.)

Mentor Name: Tom Mulligan

*OWU class of: 1971

*Major at OWU: Health & Physical Education


Forty years in NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. The final eleven years as Director of Athletics at Hiram College with a focus on strategic planning and implementation, master planning, staff

recruitment/mentoring, fundraising and budget management, and facility design/construction/maintenance.


Director of Athletics and Exercise/Sport Science at Hiram College


Head Coach/Track & Field/Hiram College


Head Coach/Cross Country/Hiram College


Assistant Director of Athletics at Oberlin College


Head Coach/Track & Field/Oberlin College


Head Coach/Cross Country/Oberlin College


Assistant Football Coach/Oberlin College


Head Football Coach/Marietta College


Assistant Football/Head Track Coach/Kenyon College


Assistant Football/Head Track Coach/Ohio Northern University


Assistant Football/Head Track Coach/Heidelberg College


M.Ed./Health & Physical Education /Bowling Green State University

Mentor Name: Ty Stillman

Major at OWU: Physical Education

Experience in last 5-10 years: High School Athletic Director - 4 years

College Football Coach - 6 years

Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach- 6 years

Other areas of experience: Physical Education Teacher K-8 - 6 years

Operations Manager for largest unionized metal refinisher in the county -3 years

Player Name: Emerson Buckland

• OWU class of: 2017

• Major at OWU: HHK Sport and Exercise Management, Minor: Zoology

• Hometown: Medina, OH; Asheville, NC

• Football Position: Linebacker/Student Coach

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Networking

2. Interview Practice

3. Resume/Cover Letter Building

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football:

o Fitness/Personal Training

o Nutrition

o Outdoor Sports

Player Name: Hunter Baker

• OWU class of: 2018

• Major at OWU: Business Administration

• Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

• Football Position: Wide Receiver

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Entrepreneurship

2. Finance

3. Marketing

● Interests/Hobbies outside of football: Professional sports, Cleveland sports teams, dealing with/managing money, Fishing, Hunting.

Player Name: Jermaine Frazer-Phillips

• OWU class of: 2018

• Major at OWU: International Studies/Pre-Law

• Hometown: Greenwich, CT

• Football Position: DE

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Insurance Underwriting specifically professional liability / E&O (errors and omissions), management liability / D&O (directors and officers) or cyber liability.

2. Insurance Risk Management

3. Brokerage

Specific Companies:

1) AIG

2) Liberty Mutual

3) Endurance

4) XL

5) Chubb

6) Allied World Insurance Company

7) Marsh

8) The Hartford

9) Axis

Side Note: These are just top 9 would consider anything

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football: Learning, Guitar, Piano, Singing, Eating, Cooking, Traveling, Networking, Sales, Communicating, Leadership etc…

Player Name: Mason Tomblin

• OWU class of: 2017

• Major at OWU: Health and Human Kinetics

• Hometown: Wooster, Ohio

• Football Position: Linebacker

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Coaching D1 Football

2. Athletic Director

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football:

o Working out

o Traveling

o Hunting

o Fishing

o Playing sports

o Reading

Player Name: Stephen McGrath

• OWUclassof:2018.

• Major at OWU: History Education

• Interested in Graduate school: For Higher Education

& Student Affairs

• Hometown: Hemlock, OH

• FootballPosition:OffensiveLine

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Professional Development 2. Networking

3. Success after college

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football: • Residential Life

• Higher Education/Student Affairs • Greek Life

• Working out

Player Name: Joshua Pyles

• OWU class of: 2017

• Major at OWU: HHK-Exercise Science

• Hometown: Columbus, OH/Grove City

• Football Position: Linebacker

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Running a Business

2. Networking

3. Interviewing/Communication

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football: Golf, Cleveland Sports, Spending time with friends/family.

1. Personal Training

2. Physical Therapy

Player Name: Anthony Chambers

• OWU class of: 2018

• Major at OWU: Business Administration

• Hometown: Cape Coral, FL

• Football Position: DE

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Business / Finance

2. Leadership

3. Confidence

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football: Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Entrepreneurship, Real-estate.

Player Name: Ryan Ehrhardt

• OWU class of: 2018

• Major at OWU: HHK (Health and Human Kinetics)

• Hometown: Stow, OH

• Football Position: OL

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Chiropractic Medicine

2. Physical Therapy

3. N/A

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football: Training horses, lifting, bowling, spending time w/family, Athletes in Action, House of spiritual athletes events.

Player Name: Ryan Rubel

• OWU class of: 2020

• Major at OWU: Business Marketing

• Hometown: Toledo, OH

• Football Position: Safety

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Making even the worst situations into great ones

2. Leadership

3. Pushing myself past my comfort zone, try new things, breaking my limits and barriers.

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football: I enjoy the construction business. I have been around it for four years this summer, and it is so interesting to me. Hunting and fishing also occupy a large part of my time. Working our and running to stay in shape.

Player Name: Michael Smosny

• OWU class of: 2019

• Major at OWU: Exercise Science, Pre-physical Therapy, Minor in Business

• Hometown: Elyria, OH

• Football Position: MLB, OLB

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Direction

2. Networking

3. Internship Opportunities

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football:

Personal Training

Working Out/Nutrition

Spending time with friends and family

Working for Residential Life

Athletes in Action

Player Name: Colten Harvey

• OWU class of: 2019

• Major at OWU: Zoology and Environmental Studies

• Hometown: Shelby, Ohio

• Football Position: Linebacker

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Career/Internships opportunities in my field

2. Networking

3. Expanding my comfort zone

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football:

Being outdoors, helping others, spending time with family/friends, working with my hands

Player Name: Ben Rubel

1) OWU class of 2018

2) Business administration with a focus in marketing

4) Toledo, OH

5) Position: Safety

6) Top three areas that I need help with: 1) Operating a business 2) Finance 3) Connections

7) Hobbies outside of football: watching sports, hunting, leadership

Player Name: Demias Heard

• OWU class of: 2019

• Major at OWU: HHK Exercise Science

• Hometown: Hilliard, OH

• Football Position: WR

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. How to win an Interview

2. The best way to Network

3. Best way to manage time

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football:

• Staying Active

• Watching Basketball

• Running/Track & Field

• Helping Others

Player Name: Eugene Coleman

OWU class of: 2017

Major at OWU: Pre Law, Politics & Government, Spanish

Hometown: Cleveland

Football Position: Reciever

Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Networking

2. Career options

3. Interviewing

Interests/Hobbies outside of football:




Watching movies

Player Name: Weegine Cherrelus

• OWU class of: 2018

• Major at OWU: Business Administration

• Hometown: Naples

• Football Position: Defensive End

• Top 3 Areas in which you would like some mentoring and coaching:

1. Choosing Internships.

2. Making connections

3. Jump start to a career

• Interests/Hobbies outside of football:

Give advice.

Work with numbers.

Play video games.

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