Dr. Lynn Lashbrook

Portland, Oregon

    Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, NFLPA certified agent, is President and Founder of Sports Management Worldwide Agency, an international full-service sports agency with over 200 Agent Advisors worldwide representing hundreds of athletes. Lynn has been working and teaching in Sports Management for over 40 years and has demonstrated a lifelong passion for growing dynamic sports programs. He is known for helping students and athletes strategize and reach their career goals in the world of sports. His high energy and well known motivating personality captivates students and athletes.

    In addition to the SMWW Agency, Dr. Lashbrook is President of Sports Management Worldwide school, the first ever online sports management school with a mission to educate future sports business executives. SMWW trains thousands of students every year for sports business careers, including athletes, agents, and other sports industry leaders. Sports Management Worldwide, under Dr. Lashbrook's guidance, offers a global sports faculty via online training, with students from over 145 countries. SMWW offers cutting edge sports career courses that complement college courses.

    Dr. Lashbrook has also served at the collegiate level as a coach, scout, recruiter, athletic academic advisor, compliance officer, and athletic director. He was an Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Missouri, before becoming a Director of Athletics at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He turned down the AD job at Western Michigan University so he could begin developing his own sports management company. As Athletic Director, Dr. Lashbrook improved athlete graduation rates, increased ticket sales, bettered school participation in athletics, initiated and successfully completed a Student Recreation Center, established the first ever NCAA athletic exchange with Russia, and achieved record levels of fundraising and alumni donations. During his administration, he had recognized programs in collegiate hockey, football, basketball, baseball, track, rifle, and women's sports. Dr. Lashbrook understands the importance of ethical leadership and power of the podium and bringing out community spirit through sports. In 1985, Dr. Lashbrook served as President of the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.

    Internationally, Lashbrook is a well-known sports business speaker, having spoken on 5 of 7 continents in addition to hosting and moderating sports career conferences at major sporting events. For the legal profession, he provides an online CLE Winning with Ethics seminar through Legalspan. His campus experiences include serving as an adjunct professor at Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon University, and Pacific University.

    As an Adjunct Professor at the United States Sports Academy, he was named Professor of the Year in the Distant Learning Program in 2000. His book Fan Etiquette offered advice to professional and collegiate sports programs on how to manage fan behavior and is used in sports business classrooms nationwide. His awards include the Meritorious Service Award for Outstanding Performance and Leadership at the University of Alaska and recognition for playing an instrumental role in establishing the first NCAA athletic exchange with Russia, with the Khabarovsk Institute of Sport and Physical Culture.

    Dr. Lashbrook is Director of the online Masters and Doctorate Degree in Sports Management with Concordia University Chicago as well as an Adjunct Professor at Western Oregon University and Concordia University-Portland. In addition to his busy schedule as an online educator, Dr. Lashbrook continues to work as an NFL registered sports agent and has personally represented 100 NFL clients including first rounders. As president of the Major League Baseball to Portland campaign, he secured legislative action to subsidize a new stadium with ballplayers payroll taxes. Due to this campaign, a 25,000-seat stadium in the heart of the city was revitalized rather than torn down. Dr. Lashbrook is well known for his ethical compass, integrity, and puns!