BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Learfield and Bowling Green State University Athletics has announced that David Anderson is returning to his alma mater. A former diver and women’s diving coach at BGSU, Anderson has been named the general manager of Falcon Sports Properties.
Anderson begins today with Learfield, which manages the multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives for Bowling Green State University Athletics. One of Anderson’s primary responsibilities will be serving as key liaison between Learfield and BGSU Director of Athletics Bob Moosbrugger and his athletics administration.
A native to NW Ohio and accomplished member of the BGSU men’s swimming and diving program, Anderson was the Falcons’ freshman diver of the year in 1992-93. He has long been a staple within the local community, serving with numerous organizations and as head diving coach for BG Swim Club and Bowling Green High School. Anderson was BGSU women’s diving coach during the 2008-09 collegiate athletic season.
Anderson has been serving in the corporate arena for nearly 15 years primarily as a loan officer. Most recently, he was a mortgage loan officer for Huntington National Bank in Bowling Green, and before that, served stints with Wood Lane Residential Services and Fifth Third Bank, both in Bowling Green; as well as The Union Bank Company in Columbus Grove.
“We are excited to have David join us,” Moosbrugger said. “In this role, it is important to have someone who can share a vision with businesses and corporations of a partnership that enhances the student-athlete experience. David brings that skill set and pairs it with firsthand knowledge, as a former BGSU student-athlete and coach, of how these partnerships impact our entire athletics department. This is a critical time in athletics and it will be a great combination for BGSU, Falcon Sports Properties, and the businesses and corporations who choose to join us in this venture.”
“It truly is an honor to come back to BGSU as the GM of Falcon Sports Properties and represent a place that gave me a chance as a student-athlete,” said Anderson. “Learfield’s deep product base and long reach through all athletic channels should allow us to take BGSU athletics to the next level. I look forward to getting down to work with Bob and his team and representing Falcon Sports Properties. I am excited to connect with many of our community leaders and corporations in my new role.”
In addition to BG, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape, managing the multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives for nearly 130 collegiate relationships nationwide. It also supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. An industry leader for more than 40 years, Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and commerce management; digital and social expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems.