Northeastern – Seattle Hosts the Seattle Sports Commission

Karch Kiraly

The Seattle Campus hosted the Seattle Sports Commission (SCC) for their Board of Directors meeting. From The SCC’s website:

“The Seattle Sports Commission (SSC) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to play a critical role in generating the power of sports to drive economic development, influence the quality of life and shape the future of the region. The SSC serves as an advocate to local amateur, collegiate, and professional sports organizations because we understand the cultural importance of sports in our community.”

The SCC Board of Directors consists of many notable private and public sector leaders including Karen Bryant, CEO of the Seattle Storm; Dr. Tom Hansen, President & CEO of Seattle Children’s Hospital and our very own Dean and CEO, Tayloe Washburn. The Board of Directors meets about four times a year to check-in and assess their progress. 

The guest speaker was Karch Kiraly. He is a master of transition and the most decorated volleyball player in the sport. His transition from National Champion at UCLA to Olympic gold medalist in the indoor game to Olympic gold medalist in beach volleyball, makes him the only athlete to medal in both sports. His transition from player to coach has been every bit as successful as Kiraly is now Head Coach for the USA Women’s Volleyball team. 

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