His understanding of emerging technologies and our market will be an invaluable asset to PrepChamps' leadership team.
Raleigh/Durham, NC (PRWEB) December 10, 2008
PrepChamps, a fast growing online social recruiting community for high school sports, announced today Mike Trager, a well-known figure in the sports media industry, joined the company's Board of Directors.
"Mike is a highly-respected figure in the sports industry and will be a tremendous asset as we step up efforts to serve the high school sports community," said Dean Bundschu, CEO of PrepChamps. Bundschu continues, "Having served as Chairman of Clear Channel Entertainment Television and serving as a pivotal figure within the sports industry with blue-chip properties such as the NFL, MLB and NCAA Basketball Tournament, it's clear Mike brings an extremely valuable perspective."
"I am really excited about the direction Dean and his team is taking PrepChamps," said Mike Trager. "I am particularly impressed with the creativity of the site and the depth of its software. This is by far the best site of its kind in the high school sports space."
While at Clear Channel Entertainment Television, Trager supervised television programming for the entire division. He was also responsible for CCE entertainment programming arm, Tollin/Robbins Productions, producers of the HBO hit series "Arli$$"; and feature films such as "Varsity Blues", "Coach Carter", and "Hardball". Prior to this position, Trager served as the President of the Television & Entertainment arm of the SFX Sports Group before its acquisition by CCE and co-founded the Marquee Group prior to its acquisition by SFX.
Trager started his career with NBC in New York and Los Angeles where he held various sales management positions and was voted the top sales executive in the broadcast advertising business. He continued his career in management at NBC as Vice President, NBC Sports, where he was responsible for all program acquisitions including the Moscow Olympics, National Football League, Major League Baseball and the NCAA Basketball Tournament.
"Mike's insight and depth of expertise will strengthen our ability to develop solutions to realize our goal to get high school athletes recognized and recruited," Bundschu said. "His understanding of emerging technologies and our market will be an invaluable asset to PrepChamps' leadership team."
PrepChamps is an online social recruiting community for high school sports helping athletes to improve their chances of getting recognized and recruited by college coaches and recruiting coordinators. High school athletes showcase their talents by creating an online profile, posting statistics and photos and uploading highlight videos on http://www.PrepChamps.com. In addition, PrepChamps hosts' nationwide football combines and serves as the official recruiting partner of several high school sporting events including the Reebok Basketball Summer Championship.