Colonel/Professor Joe Winter

Colonel/Professor Joe Winter

Colonel and Civil Air Patrol member Joe Winter – who just so happens to be a professor of mine at Loyola this semester – was kind enough to allow me to take a glimpse into his life as a visitor to the Maryland National Guard just outside of Baltimore, Maryland.

As a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas College, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management, Colonel Winter put his sports knowledge to use by helping to build an organization called Loyola SuperFans.

The student-led group is dedicated to the promotion of the university’s athletics program and the support of the student-athletes.

SuperFans is best known for its commitment to creating electric atmospheres at Ridley Athletic Complex, home to Loyola men’s and women’s lacrosse. The organization shined bright during Loyola’s 2012 National Championship run, as head coach Charley Toomey led the Greyhounds to a victory over powerhouse Maryland.

With all that said, Colonel Winter’s resume reaches much more than just sports.

The New York native has traveled to Ghana and Singapore as an ambassador for Civil Air Patrol in the International Air Cadet Exchange. Ever since this experience, he’s had great influence in the local Maryland Wing hosting of international guests.

“Having the ability to serve around the world is a pretty powerful experience. There’s a tremendous amount of pride when you put this uniform on,” he shared.

The planes featured in the photos provided below just recently returned from fighting ISIS in Turkey. At any given time, Colonel Winter is prepared to fly a plane to wherever necessary. He jokingly refers to flying as “air therapy” because it offers a step outside reality.

In addition to being a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Colonel Winter is an Air Force officer at the 175th Wing where he is assigned as the Wing Executive Officer.

“My brothers and sisters here at the 175th wing performed admirably in preparing our nation and protecting our interests abroad,” said Winter.

The Jesuit education has played a major role in his life on the military side.

“No doubt my experience of working at a Jesuit institution, and sort of the Jesuit ideals and the core values of a Jesuit education, have shaped my decision-making process in the military; have shaped the way that I supervise my staff; the way that I mentor and lead the troops that serve alongside me,” Winter explained.

Colonel Winter doesn’t plan on stopping any time soon.

“I’ve committed my life to the military and I will certainly continue to do so as long as they keep me in. They’re going to have to be kicking me out. I’d only hope my relationship with Loyola, too, stays. There’s nothing better than teaching,” said Winter.

I want to extend my thanks to Colonel Winter for his flexibility and generosity. Readers and viewers have a chance to enjoy the story of a selfless and committed man.

Watch our full interview here:

A special thanks to my Loyola production team: Jenna Ertel, Nick Robinson & Morgan Sandlas.

Colonel/Professor Joe Winter

Colonel/Professor Joe Winter

Last week, I was a visitor to the Maryland National Guard just outside of Baltimore, Maryland.

Colonel and Civil Air Patrol member Joe Winter –  who just so happens to be a professor of mine at Loyola this semester – was kind enough to allow us to take a glimpse into his life.

As a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas College, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management, Colonel Winter put his sports knowledge to use by helping to build an organization called Loyola SuperFans. The student-led group is dedicated to the promotion and publicity of the University’s Athletics program and the support of the student-athletes.

That said, Colonel Winter’s resume reaches much more than just sports.

Colonel Winter has traveled to Ghana and Singapore as an ambassador for Civil Air Patrol in the International Air Cadet Exchange. Ever since this experience, he’s had great influence in the local Maryland Wing hosting of international guests.

The planes featured in the pictures provided below just returned from fighting ISIS in Turkey. At any given time, Colonel Winter is prepared to fly a plane wherever necessary.

In addition to being a member of the Civil Air Patrol, Colonel Winter is an Air Force officer at the 175th Wing where he is assigned as the Wing Executive Officer.

I served as interviewer for fellow seniors Nick Robinson, Morgan Sandlas and Jenna Ertel, who will be editing and organizing the footage for their capstone class in video production.

I’m told the official video is expected to be released by late March or early April.

We owe a huge thank you to Colonel/Professor Joe Winter for his flexibility and generosity.

I look forward to sharing the story of a selfless, versatile and committed man.

Production crew (All Loyola Class of 2017): Nick Robinson, Morgan Sandlas & Jenna Ertel

2016 in 15 Photos

2016 in 15 Photos

As 2016 winds down and I prepare to complete my seventh and second-to-last semester at Loyola, I’ve pulled together 15 photos that I feel best describe the year that it was.

Hope you enjoy:

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Looking forward to 2017 and building off of what I have been able to accomplish this past year.

Play-By-Play Debut on the Mustangs Sports Network from Stevenson University

Play-By-Play Debut on the Mustangs Sports Network from Stevenson University

Hey everybody, earlier this month I made by collegiate broadcast debut calling play-by-play for Stevenson University men’s and women’s ice hockey. I called a total of four games in less than 48 hours and learned a ton about the sport I didn’t know a whole lot about growing up.

Here’s a clip of my post game interview with Stevenson men’s hockey coach Dominick Dawes:

Head coach of Stevenson women’s ice hockey Tracy Johnson shares her post game thoughts after a loss to Endicott:

This past weekend I made my collegiate basketball debut as I called play-by-play during Stevenson’s post-Thanksgiving matchup against Marymount University on the Mustang Sports Network.

Tarbert, along with Irmani Sanders and Jonyae Curry, combined for 41 of the team’s 57 total points as Stevenson notched its third win of the season.

Take a look at my post game interview with Stevenson head coach Jackie Boswell:

And how about Player of the Game Sara Tarbert. She finished with a double-double (19 points, 10 rebounds) and recorded 7 steals for the Mustangs. Her thoughts on the win:

Follow my every move on Twitter (@BobTrosset) as I continue on through my first season on the mic for Stevenson University athletics.

My First Collegiate Broadcast Gig

My First Collegiate Broadcast Gig

Last week, President & CEO of SFMSports.net Steve Clendenin offered me an opportunity to be Stevenson University’s newest voice of men’s and women’s collegiate hockey.

I graciously accepted his offer and am looking forward to calling Mustang hockey throughout the upcoming winter. This is my first college broadcast gig.

Glenn Clark, the voice of Loyola athletics, was generous enough to pass along my demo reel to Steve. I want to thank Glenn for his support and mentorship throughout the last few years. We work on the same broadcast team to televise Loyola athletics and he’s been a wealth of information for me in the field.

Calling the play-by-play for hockey is no easy task. Especially for a guy who didn’t grow up playing the sport. I’m committed to doing whatever it takes to ensure my broadcasts come across as knowledgeable, enjoyable and relatable for those on the other side of the screen.

Catch me on SFMSports.net starting the weekend of 11/18.

My Swan Song

My Swan Song

Since my return from Rio and the 2016 Olympic Games, I’ve had an eventful beginning to my senior at and away from Loyola University.

Once a week, I make the trip to Fairfax, VA to host the PrepZone and QB Academy on DMVStream.com. These shows highlight top athletes, teams and plays in the D.C., Maryland and Virginia regions.

DMVStream.com CEO and Founder B.J. Koubaroulis brings a wealth of experience to the television business and I feel privileged to be working closely with him.

Here’s a snapshot of the QB Academy alongside 2010 All-Met Player of the Year and my analyst Michael Nebrich.

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When I’m not attending classes or wearing my host ‘hat’, you can find me in my Media Production role for Loyola athletics. To ensure a Patriot League Network broadcast runs as planned, our team consists of a graphics controller, replay personnel, camera operators, on-air talent and a director. When asked, I’m comfortable fulfilling any one of these roles.

Here’s a snapshot (photo taken by Julia D’Agostino, Loyola senior) from a September volleyball match in my camera operator role.

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If you’ve followed my blog before, you know I interned with Monumental Sports & Entertainment last spring in Washington, D.C.

The first week of September, I met Jumoke Davis – my former supervisor at Monumental – for lunch so we could both bring each other up to speed.

Riddle me this one: I walked away from that lunch with a part-time, paid position with Monumental up until graduation. This is a season-long commitment. I’m thrilled to be a part of the team.

Ironically enough, my first day was Wizards Media Day at the Verizon Center. It was a media frenzy.

I spent the majority of the day in the scrums grabbing sound from players and coaches. For the first time, I hopped on Facebook Live from Media Day. This is something I’ll make time for more often to give my network of friends a better idea of my day-to-day.

Check out a few snapshots from that busy day:

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Check out video from The PrepZone:

DMVStream.com Player of the Week:

DMVStream.com Athlete of the Week:

QB Academy with Michael Nebrich:

What’s ahead:

For now, I’ll continue to work in Washington two days a week and host in Fairfax on Wednesday afternoons. Once basketball season rolls around, I’m hoping to further my on-air role for Loyola athletics as sideline reporter and post-game/in-game interviewer.

Keep up with me on Twitter (@BobTrosset) and as always, thanks for the read.  (more…)