Dr Lynn Lashbrook
Portland, Oregon, United States
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Visionary, Innovator, Entrepreneur.
NFL Agent, former NCAA Athletic Director, Coach, Scout, Recruiter.
Sports Business Expert, Author.
Relentless MLB to PDX campaigner.


"You'll need a ticket to the game to catch a foul ball." - Dr. Lynn Lashbrook

Dr. G. Lynn Lashbrook Dr. Lynn Lashbrook is the President & Founder of Sports Management Worldwide, (SMWW) the first ever online sports management school with a mission to educate sports business executives. SMWW under Dr. Lashbrook's guidance, offers a global faculty of over 50 sports business executives including GM's, Scouts, Analytic pioneers, Agents, Managing Directors, Sales & Marketing Managers, and Media & Communication leaders.  SMWW trains thousands of students every year for sports business careers, including athletes, agents, scouts, player personnel, and other sports industry leaders. Sports Management Worldwide, offers online training, with over 25,000 alumni from over 163 countries. SMWW offers 35 eight week online cutting edge sports business courses including courses in Sports Agency, Analytics, Data Science, Coaching, Scouting, Digital Video Editing, Sports Communications, eSports, Sports Betting and many more. Courses include cutting edge software used by the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, and MLS. 

Lynn has been working and teaching in Sports Management for over 40 years and has demonstrated a lifelong passion for growing dynamic sports programs. He is known for helping students strategize and reach their career goals in the world of sports. His high energy and well known motivating personality has captivated students and athletes. Dr. Lashbrook continues to work as an NFL agent and has personally represented over 150 NFL clients including first rounders including 14 year NFL QB Matt Moore and current Vikings QB Kyle Sloter. 

Internationally, Lashbrook is a well-known sports business speaker, having spoken on 5 of 7 continents including India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Holland, Caribbean, England, Dubai, Belgium, and France.  In conjunction with SMWW, Lynn hosts and moderates Sports Career Conferences at annual sporting events including the NBA Summer League Games (12 years), NFL Combine (25 years), NHL Draft (12 years), MLS Draft (3 years), Baseball Winter Meetings (15 years), Portsmouth Invitiational Tournament, NBA G-League Showcase, Toronto PrimeTime Sports (10+ years) Managment Conference, RaceTrack Business Conference and NFL London Games. His dynamic and energizing keynotes include diverse topics as "Sports is a Substitute for War" and "You Need a Ticket to the Game to Catch a Foul Ball."  For the legal profession, he provides an online CLE "Winning with Ethics" seminar.

Frequently interviewed and recognized as a sports business expert, Lynn has been featured or appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Baseball America, Bleacher Report, The Ringer, Slam, ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Hockey News, World Soccer, CNBC, Forbes, and many more.

For over 25 years, Dr. Lashbrook has spearheaded an effort to bring Major League Baseball to Portland, Oregon.  In 2003, in an effort to attract the Montreal Expos to Oregon, Lynn led the lobbying efforts that resulted in a $150 million construction bill for a new baseball stadium in Portland. Under his leadership, the group secured legislative action to subsidize a new stadium with ballplayers payroll taxes. Due to this campaign, a 25,000-seat stadium in the heart of the city was revitalized rather than torn down, now home to the MLS Portland Timbers. Lashbrook continues his quest for MLB to PDX, and has been consultant to a variety of groups making attempts to bring MLB to Portland including the Portland Baseball Group, Oregon Stadium Campaign, Oregon Sports Authority, and the most recent effort, the Portland Diamond Project. For over two decades Lynn has generated momentum by engaging numerous architects, HOK, Populous, nationally recognized baseball consultants, baseball attorneys, franchise consultants, MLB executives, government leaders, transportation and logistics experts, lobbists, and city leaders. Lynn has an insight and expertise for the MLB to PDX effort that is unparalleled. He has been privy to numerous site selection analyitcs, broadening his understanding of the dynamic economic and market factors at play. Dr. Lashbrook understands the necessary criteria to attract an owner of a team, including funding mechanisms, market affordability, political will, transportation availability, acreage requirements, ease of location to the population, timing constraints and importance of community involvement and MLB's diversity vision.

Dr. Lashbrook has taught as a professor at numerous universities including, Oregon State University, Eastern Oregon University, Western Oregon University, University of Missouri, Southern Illinois University, University of Alaska-Fairbanks,Warner Pacific University, and University of Northern Colorado, Springfield College, Fort Hays State University.  As an Adjunct Professor at the United States Sports Academy, he was named Professor of the Year in the Distant Learning Program in 2000. His book "Fan Etiquette" offered advice to professional and collegiate sports programs on how to manage fan behavior and is used in sports business classrooms nationwide. His awards include the Meritorious Service Award for Outstanding Performance and Leadership at the University of Alaska and recognition for playing an instrumental role in establishing the first NCAA athletic exchange with Russia, with the Khabarovsk Institute of Sport and Physical Culture. He was awarded The Alumni Achievement Award from his beloved Fort Hays State University. In partnership with Sports Management Worldwide, Dr. Lashbrook has been a special advisor in sports management to creating curriculum and course work for Concordia University Chicago, American Public University, NOVA Southeastern University and NorthCentral University.

In addition to his busy schedule as an online educator, Dr. Lashbrook continues to work as an NFL registered sports agent and has personally represented over 125 NFL clients including first rounders. Lynn is President of Sports Management Worldwide Agency, (SMWW Agency), an international full-service sports agency with over 100 Agent Advisors worldwide. Via SMWW Agency, Lynn has co-represented with numerous agents, advising athletes and agents, negotiating contracts, in all sports including clients in the MLS, MLB, NHL, NBA, WNBA, EPL, MLR, and English Premier Rugby.  SMWW Agency prides itself on being the launching pad for undiscovered athletes and agents.

Dr. Lashbrook served at the collegiate level as a coach, scout, recruiter, athletic academic advisor, compliance officer, and athletic director. He was an Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Missouri, before becoming the Athletic Director at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and University of Alaska-Fairbanks. He turned down the AD job at Western Michigan University so he could begin developing his own sports management agency and school. As Athletic Director, Dr. Lashbrook improved athlete graduation rates, increased ticket sales, bettered school participation in athletics, initiated and successfully completed a Student Recreation Center, established the first ever NCAA athletic exchange with Russia, and achieved record levels of fundraising and alumni donations. Dr. Lashbrook understands the importance of ethical leadership and power of the podium and bringing out community spirit through sports. In 1985, Dr. Lashbrook served as President of The National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals, (N4A). As past President of the N4A, Lynn has been back to speak several times at NACDA and N4A annual conventions.

When Dr. Phil of the Dr. Phil Show needed a sports business expert he called on our very own Dr. Lynn Lashbrook! The Dr. Phil Show featured a young man who was interested in getting involved in a sports career. Thanks to Dr. Phil and his great advice, this young man participated in our Sports Management Worldwide Sports Career Conference and our one of our Sports Career Courses.

Dr. Lashbrook is well known for his ethical compass, integrity… and puns! He loves meeting people, make sure if you meet him, you introduce, or reintroduce yourself! You will be glad you did!

Partial List of Dr. Lashbrook's former and current clients:

Matt Moore - Miami Dolphins
Kyle Sloter - Minnesota Vikings
Mark Fields – New Orleans Saints
Brian Dawkins – Philadelphia Eagles
Alex Van Dyke – New York Jets
Mike Flanagan – Green Bay Packers
Barrett Brooks – Philadelphia Eagles
Lonnie Johnson – Buffalo Bills
Tony Cline – Buffalo Bills

Akeem Jordan – Philadelphia Eagles
Will Johnson - Pittsburgh Steelers
Ross Weaver-Detroit Lions
Phillipkeith Manley-Atlanta Falcons
Ralph Dawkins – New Orleans Saints
Jamie Asher – Washington Redskins
Olaniyi Sobomehin – New Orleans Saints

Tyrell Sales – Indianapolis Colts
Dion Gales – Kansas City Chiefs
Shane Morales – Arizona Cardinals
Earl Cochran – Green Bay Packers
Derrick Clark – Denver Broncos
Mike Potts – Pittsburgh Steelers
Sean Jackson – Houston Oilers
Steve Hardin – Indianapolis Colts


Josh Wilcox – New Orleans Saints
Brian Manning – Miami Dolphins
Chris Hayes – New York Jets
Steve Dildine – San Francisco 49ers
Tucker Peterson – Washington Redskins
Tiger McMillan – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Chris Smith – Philadelphia Eagles
Willie Copeland – Miami Dolphins

Matt Butler – Detroit Lions
Darryl White – Cincinnati Bengals
Andrew Olemgbe – Minnesota Vikings
Michael Depriest – Indianapolis Colts
Dan Howell – Cincinnati Bengals
Clyde Reed – New Orleans Saints
Josh Eames – Kansas City Chiefs
Caesar Rayford – British Columbia Lions (CFL)

Anthony Armstrong – Miami Dolphins
Mark Burr – Cincinnati Bengals
Zach Rainey – New Orleans Saints
Talifaia "Ryan" Atoe – Arizona Cardinals
Dorell Jollah – Montreal Alouettes
Larry Luster-Detroit Lions
Ricky Hope-Detroit Lions
and many more... 





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London Free Press
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Who does the agent root for when one client is tackling another?

Dr. Lashbrook represents both Akeem Jordan, Philadelphia Eagles #56, and Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins Quarterback, #8. Both are pictured below: