UC Davis Athletics’ Brian McGovern has risen through the ranks — moving from an internship in the equipment room to associate director of equipment in the same year.
“It feels great to have my hard work and dedication to being an equipment manager pay off,” said McGovern. “I love working at UC Davis. The community and campus is fun to be around. I enjoy working in sports and with my coworkers.”
As the manager of equipment for men’s soccer, equestrian, volleyball, softball and men’s golf, McGovern tends to his teams’ athletic daily needs, including laundry services, ordering uniforms and logo placement on said uniforms, package reception for all athletic departments, preparing locker rooms for games and packing equipment for road trips.
He recently earned his certification from the Athletic Equipment Managers Association. The formal recognition acknowledges McGovern’s specialized skills and knowledge in athletic equipment management.
McGovern was previously a locker room attendant for the Sacramento Kings, where he prepared the visiting team’s locker room, fulfilled ticket requests and helped players with refreshments and warmups during games.