Oct. 9, 2017
Davon Robb - Big Ten Conference
Why did you join MOAA?
I joined MOAA to network with other minorities within the profession, learn, grow, and share information that may be helpful for others.
Name something about you most people don't know.
Although I can be known to carry on conversations with strangers and don't mind making others laugh, I'm naturally an introvert at heart.
If you hadn’t chosen a profession in athletics, what would your profession be?
Instinctively I want to respond with I'd be a secret agent, but guys my size aren't able to sneak into many places. Then I'd say a pilot, but I doubt I can fit into most cockpits. So my final answer is a high school teacher. I really think I'd enjoy connecting with the students and helping them grow, especially those who come from adverse home environments.
What is one of the greatest aspects of being involved in athletics?
You get to connect with and have a positive impact on the lives of student-athletes, staff, and the community.
What is the theme song playing in your head when you have to get something tough done?
"Made a Way" by Travis Greene
If you could spend one day with a sports figure, dead or alive, who would it be? Why?
Shaquille O'Neal because he was my favorite athlete growing up, he's funny, and plus us tall people have to stick together!
What is your favorite movie? Why?
"Friday" because I love comedies and I don't think I'll ever get tired of watching that movie.
What is the last thing someone has come back and thanked you for professionally?
Joining them for a cup of coffee to talk about life and steps that they could take to advance their career.
Best thing your mentor told you?
Find a job that you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Fill in the blank: I wished I would have_______.
done a better job of staying in contact with people especially when I first started in the profession as an intern.
About MOAA: MOAA promotes equitable employment opportunities for minorities in the athletics industry through the exchange of ideas, the creation of networking opportunities and the advocation of an increase in employment for minorities in athletics administration positions at all levels of the sports industry. The Association also promotes cultivating a sports environment that supports the values necessary to accept aspiring professionals from all walks of life. For more information on MOAA, please visit www.moaaweb.com. MOAA is partnered with the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 53rd year. For more information on NACDA and the 17 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.