Name: Zack Fisch
Site: Dubuque Fighting Saints
Position: Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations
Background: Fisch grew up in the Kansas City area where he played goalie on his high school’s club hockey team. “I quickly realized I wasn’t going to go anywhere with that,” said Fisch, who still plays on occasion. Fisch headed north to hockey country for college, settling at St. Cloud (Minn.) State. There, he carved out an outstanding career as a broadcaster for the campus radio station, serving as the sports director for a staff that won multiple regional awards. He headed to Dubuque, Iowa, after graduation, where he was hired as the Broadcasting/Media Relations coordinator for the Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League in June of 2012. He was promoted to his current position in August of 2014.
What he does: One of Fisch’s goals upon joining the Fighting Saints was to move the organization’s website onto a more modern platform that would allow for the easier posting of news, ticket information and anything else crucial to the team’s fanbase. The new Sport Ngin site went live in October and has Fisch’s fingerprints – and voice – all over it. One of the site’s standard features is Fisch’s weekly “Coach’s Show” with Fighting Saints head coach Matt Shaw. He also hosts a weekly “Inside the Fighting Saints” show. Fisch, who also produces a weekly video update, broadcasts all of the team’s games. His duties also include coordinating with local media, handling season tickets, group outings and other accounts as a sales representative and managing the team’s website. On game days he posts line charts, game notes and rosters so fans are armed with as much information as they want before heading to the rink. “I’m able to use the site as a tool for information and also as a sales tool, which is great,” Fisch said.
Making his mark: Celebrating the Fighting Saints’ alumni was another top priority for Fisch, and he has done so in a big way by creating the site’s information-packed and well-organized Alumni page. Tables on the page include lists and bio information on Fighting Saints alumni who are playing in college or the NHL.
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