Sporty Jeralds: “I want to encourage other people who don’t look like me to just give people a chance.”  ‘It just takes people being intentional’   Sporty Jeralds Senior clinical instructor, Sport and Entertainment Management Department University of South Carolina Sporty Jeralds is a highly regarded venues executive who managed the Charlotte Coliseum for 15 years. A native of Fayetteville, N.C, Jeralds earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at Guilford College, a master’s degree in public administration at the University of North Carolina and a second master’s in sports management from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. He began his venues career in the early 1980s at the Hampton (Va.) Coliseum. Jeralds is the author of several books and is now a full-time senior clinical instructor at the University of South Carolina’s Sport and Entertainment Management Department and also works with the Charlotte Hornets in the team’s community relations department. […]
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