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From Hobart to the NFL

What’s it like to work with professional athletes and coaches? For Anthony Hobaica ’09, it’s just another day at the office. Interning this summer in the department of football operations for the Seattle Seahawks, he discovered everything that goes into managing a professional football team.

Arriving in Washington two weeks before the start of the camp on July 23, he spent much of his time writing scripts for coaches and creating and managing itineraries, which involved arranging meals and booking flights and hotels for pre-season games.

The running back for the Statesmen football team said the highlight of the internship was interacting with the players and coaches, including when shuttling them to the training facilities.

“I enjoyed working with professional-level athletes, he said.

A history major who is minoring in education and American studies, he is considering a career in sports management, and the internship was a perfect opportunity to explore the field.

It was a particularly rewarding experience. “I had a major impact on the team, said Hobaica. “The better I did my job, the easier it was on the players, and the camp ran smoother.

His hard work has paid off, as he has already been offered a position with the team next summer.