Meet Brandon Corley
Name: Brandon Corley
Undergraduate Degree: Valdosta State University, History, 2012
Graduate Degree: Georgia State University, Sports Administration, 2016
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia
Job: Coordinator, Sport Clubs
Working at FSU since: Fall 2017
What was your first job?
My fist job was as an official for a paintball complex. I was too young to work officially so I traded a few hours of my time for equipment and to be play for free whenever I wanted. Being that kid who always seemed to be around made it easy to get hired. Seeing how much it cost to play I got the good end of that deal for sure!
How did you get your start in Campus Recreation?
I started out in Campus Recreation as a soccer official to get paid to run and exercise. Being an athlete and having officiated other sports, it was not long until they convinced me to pick up other sports, and the rest is history. I ended up graduating as one of the highest ranking student staff members within the Department and working in every program area.
What do you do for fun?
I love to do just about anything active or outside. From grilling, working out, and CrossFit to hunting, hiking and kayaking; if it is active and outside, I am there!
If I had to pick one activity to do on a day off though, you would certainly find me FISHING!
Who do you admire and why?
I admire many family members but I would say my mom most of all. My brother, sister, and I are all within 3 1/2 years of each other and she worked multiple jobs to raise us by herself. On top of that, she is a multiple time cancer survivor.
What’s your favorite place to grab a meal in Tallahassee?
I am more of a fan of grilling out than going to restaurants to be honest, but I do enjoy the breweries in town.
I like going to Little Masa when we are eating around campus, but if you are in the mood for more of a sit down eating kind of restaurant, the Edison has great food!
What do you do?
I oversee the Sport Club Program!
We are a collecting group of student run organizations that compete against other University’s all across the nation. On average we have 17 club compete for a National Title each year!
What does an average day look like?
Usually it is a never ending cycle of coffee, emails, coffee, paperwork, coffee, and meetings, then putting everything on pause to help the club officers who stop into the office with questions.
There is a lot to keep track of with almost 40 clubs in our program. On any given weekend, 2/3 of the program is either traveling or hosting events, and that takes a lot of resources.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Hands down my favorite part of the job is helping club officers grow and excel as leaders within their club and successfully running large scale organizations.
The high level of competition they bring to their respective sport is a very close second!
What advice would you give yourself in college?
Slow down and enjoy this time. Working on yourself is just as important as working for your bank account.