Justin Kesterson

Justin Kesterson

Job Title: Assistant Executive Director
Company: Washington Interscholastic Activities Association
Industry: Secondary Athletics/Activities.
Mentor Since: 2019
Will Mentor: Graduate Students
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Job Description

Oversee various sports and duties as assigned as they pertain to our membership. Specifically, I manage cross-country, wrestling, and track & field, while backing up other sports and oversee ejections and eligibility.

Company Description

Governing body for Washington High School Activities.

Employment History

Began this job in August 2019, prior to this I spent three years as a High School Athletic Director in the SeaTac area and was involved in the district athletic department for five years prior to that. I also have experience in a college athletic department.

Education

  • Teaching Certificate, Education - Pacific Lutheran University
  • Master of Sports Administration and Leadership -  Seattle University
  • Bachelors, Sports Management and Marketing -  Marshall University

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Expect honesty as it relates to the athletic world. I have a broad range of experience but most recently I have been involved in interscholastic activities and have experience in event management, operations, and media relations. Objectives would be to make sure you are getting the support you need as a student in navigating the athletics world and help you be prepared to make a career in sports.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Coffee shops are abundant around the Seattle area. I work in Renton, so the south Seattle area is the easiest to meet. Evenings are typically the best for meetings, but I can be flexible.

Additional Information

Have an open mind as you navigate this career. Be open to any and all feedback, even if it's not the feedback you want to hear.