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Conor Caloia

Conor Caloia
General Manager
Madison Mallards Baseball Club

2920 N Sherman Ave
Madison, WI 53704

Website: northwoodsleague.com/madison-mallards

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Conor Caloia became the General Manager of the Madison Mallards summer collegiate baseball team in 2010, a team he had started out working for as a summer intern when he attended college. Prior to the GM post, Caloia served as the Director of Operations of the Wilmington Sharks of the summer collegiate Coastal Plain League. Under his management, the Sharks hosted the 2009 CPL All-Star Game and were named the 2009 CPL Organization of the Year. Prior to moving to Wilmington, Caloia worked as the Director of Marketing at the Western Athletic Conference. At the WAC he was responsible for developing marketing, branding, and promotional campaigns for the Division I conference. Caloia previously worked for the Mallards from 2003 to 2006, starting as an intern and working his way up to Assistant General Manager. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a B.A. in Journalism with a focus on Strategic Communication. He was recently named the 2011 Northwoods League Executive of the Year and the Mallards received Northwoods League Organization of the Year honors. Calioa is originally from St. Charles, Illinois.

Sports are a major draw for many young people today, playing for leisure or for a bit of competition. But what is it really like to work for a sports organization? Being a pro-athlete is tough to do, but what about the other career possibilities for someone with a great interest in the sports arena. Conor Caloia is a UW-Madison graduate who began as an intern with the Madison Mallards while in school and now after working elsewhere in the field, has returned to help run the summer collegiate baseball team as their General Manager. Caloia will discuss his background and offer insight on sports careers on and off the field. (Running Time 24:35)