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 Brian Gimbel
 Brian Gimbel, Athletic Grounds Superintendent - The Ohio State University

As manager of all the outdoor varsity sport athletic facilities, the challenges and rewards of the job change depending on what season and which athletes we are working with. We insure the fields are safe and playable for all athletes involved in training and competition. More information

 Dave Mellor
 Dave Mellor, Director of Grounds - Boston Red Sox

My brothers told me to find a career that I'd love to be in. I loved baseball and being outside, and science was my favorite subject in school. I thought, Somebody has to take care of a major league field. More information

 Doug Gallant
 Doug Gallant, Head Groundskeeper - Cincinnati Reds

The best way to get the most out of any crew is to lead by example. I would never ask a crewmember to do anything I have not done myself. A head groundskeeper is only as good as his crew. More information

Greg Letsche
Greg Letsche, Senior Design Associate - Nicklaus Design

My internships at OSU golf course and NCR Country Club helped me understand how - horticulture, agronomy, landscape architecture - were all intricate parts of shaping and maintaining a golf course and this played a large role in my interest of the design process. More information

John DiMascio
 John DiMascio, Superintendent - Firestone Country Club

The sciences of golf course management are quite diverse. To manage a course effectively I have to know electronics, engines, chemistry, biology, physics, entomology and turfgrass maintenance. To do your work well you have to combine an education with practical applications and techniques. More information

Matt Williams
 Matt Williams, Supervisor of Grounds - The Columbus Crew

It's really a thrill to be working in Major League sports so soon after graduation. I am looking forward to the challenges of maintaining the field to the world-class standards expected by the athletes and the Columbus Crew organization. More information

 Patrick Burton
Patrick Burton, Design Associate - Schmidt-Curley Golf Course Design

I worked with scholarship donors and the university to coordinate an independent study of 35 of the world’s most influential golf courses. In 7 weeks, I drove to courses throughout Ireland, Scotland and England, spent the day with the course superintendent, photographed the course, took notes and played it. More information