Connect Welcomes Zoe Connell as Sr. Director of Sales

Jan 30, 2023

RALEIGH – Collegiate Sports Connect, Inc. (Connect) announced today the hire of Zoe Connell as Sr. Director of Sales.

A college athletics veteran, Connell previously led New Business Sales for the Aspire Group at Army West Point from 2015-21. Most recently, Connell served as a School Partnership Associate for Edpuzzle, an educational technology company. 

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Zoe Connell to our Connect family. Zoe fits our Connect brand tremendously well.  She’s a proven sales professional with a background in and a passion for intercollegiate athletics.  Connect had an incredible first year as we grew to more than 7,000 active users and over 25 institutional partners.  Zoe will play a pivotal role in the continued growth of the company as she will be Connect’s first full-time employee focused on growing our company’s partnerships.

Drew Turner

President and Co-Founder, Collegiate Sports Connect

For Connect, Connell will serve as the primary contact for prospective institutional partners and lead business development efforts as the platform continues its rapid expansion across college athletics. Connell will support Connect’s digital marketing strategies and collaborate with Connect’s team on improving the platform’s design and user experience.

I am so grateful for the opportunity to be named the Senior Director of Sales at Collegiate Sports Connect. I look forward to continuing to educate the college athletics world on this effective tool that will help departments identify, recruit and acquire top talent in the industry.

Zoe Connell

Sr. Director of Sales, Collegiate Sports Connect

A NY native, Connell graduated from SUNY New Paltz, where she was a Women’s Basketball student-athlete. She later earned a Master’s in Sports Business Management from Manhattanville College in 2014.

Zoe currently resides in Hopkins, Minnesota with her husband, Dillon, Director of Ticket Operations at the University of Minnesota and their 6 month old son, Graham Hudson. She can be reached at


ABOUT COLLEGIATE SPORTS CONNECT: Connect is a new, dynamic technology platform built by CSA in collaboration with the D1.ticker and WMT, Digital. Collegiate Sports Connect was founded in January 2021 with the mission of becoming the digital home of intercollegiate athletics. It allows users to engage with a new content vertical built specifically for college athletics practitioners and empowers institutional partners with the ability to search and directly recruit candidates from Connect’s comprehensive database of industry professionals.  

Since the platform’s launch in December of 2021, Connect has welcomed more than 7,000 current and aspiring college athletics professionals onto the platform.  Additionally, Connect has a growing list of institutional partners from all levels of Division I intercollegiate athletics.  These clients are able to efficiently search the Connect candidate database by specific criteria such as: areas of expertise, work history, years of experience, and desired salary. Connect allows clients instant access to candidate profiles that contain resumes, contact information, job history and educational background.

College athletics administrators can sign up for Connect and create their candidate profile HERE.

Athletics departments interested in becoming a Connect partner should contact Collegiate Sports Connect’s Vice President for Operations, Clay Pfeifler (

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