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Cotter Brendan

Brendan Cotter

Group Sales Account Executive


Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3023


Number of seasons with the Griffins (including 2019-20): First season

What you love most about working for the Griffins: The employees and the community aspect

Favorite Griffins memory: Getting the call that I got the job

Favorite all-time Griffins players: Justin Abdelkader

Best thing about your job: Working a combination of professional sports and active in the community

Hometown: Dearborn, Mich.

States (and provinces or countries) you've lived in: Michigan

College degree/year/school: Bachelor of arts in advertising and public relations / Grand Valley State University

Sports idol(s) as a youth: Derek Jeter, Chauncey Billups, Brandon Inge

Personal/professional hero(es): My dad, Derek Jeter, Steve Jobs

As a child, you dreamed of becoming: Professional athlete

First job/your age: Fish Window Cleaning / 16 years old

Current dream job: Manager (any department) at a professional sports organization

Other sports teams you've worked for: Grand Rapids Drive

If you could trade places fora day with another occupation/person, what/who would it be? Any musician - I wish I could sing (well)

Proudest professional accomplishment: GVSU National Student Advertising Competition District Championship

Professional memberships/civic leadership positions: AAF (American Advertising Federation)

Favorite charities/charitable causes: Any sports youth foundations, Boys & Girls Club

Most exciting/unique thing you've done or place you've visited: College World Series with my dad

Sports played growing up: Baseball, soccer, basketball

An interesting fact about you: Met Ben Wallace as an honorary captain of a Pistons game, then I worked for him 15 years later

Favorite foods: Steak, Jolly Joes, Swedish Fish, any Mexican cuisine

Favorite music artists: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Earth, Wind and Fire

Favorite sports movie: Space Jam

Favorite website: Twitter

Favorite book or author: Growing up: Mike Lupica

Favorite subject in elementary school: Social studies (history)

Favorite spectator sports: College football, baseball, college basketball

Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Lions

Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Backpacking, video games, pick-up basketball

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