Seth Cole has been named the recipient of the fourth annual Brian Fishman Internship, given each year to an outstanding college graduate who is pursuing a career in athletic media relations by USA Hockey. Named in honor of the late Brian Fishman, who served as the Manager, Communications and Marketing for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NTDP) in 1998-99, was established by USA Hockey in 1999. Fishman passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 7, 1999 at age 28.
Cole, who joined USA Hockey on Sept. 4 and will remain through next June, recently completed the Asa S. Bushnell Internship with the Eastern College Athletic Conference. His responsibilities with USA Hockey will include serving as a liaison with the USA Hockey NTDP as well as providing assistance with various media and public relations projects, event promotions, publishing initiatives and American Hockey Magazine.
“Seth’s experience and passion for hockey will be a tremendous asset to USA Hockey,” said Brian’s father Barry Fishman. “Brian’s mother, Ruth, and I are proud to welcome a young individual with his outstanding qualities to continue the developing tradition of this internship program.”
While with the ECAC, Cole served as the primary media contact for the men’s NCAA Division I and Division III hockey programs. He wrote, designed and edited the 2001-02 ECAC Division I Men’s Hockey Media Guide; redesigned and maintained the ECAC Division I hockey web site, www.hockeyecac.org; and wrote and distributed the ECAC Division I and Division III Men’s Hockey Weekly Release. He also served as a liaison for the ECAC Division III Men’s Mid-Atlantic Soccer Championship and represented the conference at the ECAC Division III Women?s Northeast Soccer Championship.
Previous Brian Fishman Interns have included Yariv Amir in 2001-02 from Colgate University, Cassy Maxton in 2000-01 from Miami University (Ohio), and the inaugural recipient, Jennifer Dame, in 1999-2000 from St. Cloud State University.