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Graduate Program in Sports Management
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Degree

- M.A. Sport Management

Location

- Long Beach, CA

Duration

- 18 months/36 credits

Tuition

- $18,900

Required GPA

- minimum 2.75

Admission Requirements

- Statement of Purpose
- Three reference forms
- Resume
- Proof of GRE scores: minimum 145 quantitative, 145 verbal, 3.5 analytical

Internships

- 9 credits
- Minimum 500 contact hours

- Over 400 affiliations

 

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Patrick McClenahan

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Patrick McClenahan

McClenahan has recently been named as the CEO of the Games Organizing Committee of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games. During the past 25 years, Patrick McClenahan has established a reputation as a strategic, results-oriented leader serving in senior level media executive positions at Prime Ticket, Fox Sports, KCAL, and CBS.

As President and General Manager of CBS-owned televisions stations in Los Angeles, CBS2 and KCAL9 (2008-2010), McClenahan led the largest local broadcast operation in the country.  He managed a staff of over 400 employees, a senior leadership team of 15 executives, and five trade unions in producing 11 hours of live news per day and over 100 live local sporting events per year.

McClenahan was promoted to President and General Manager having served as Senior Vice President and Station Manager when the stations became the largest duopoly in the nation in 2002.  In that position, he was responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and several major projects, including the merger of CBS2 and KCAL9’s operations, the planning and construction of the stations’ new state-of-the-art HD broadcast center in Studio City, the development of multi-platform digital distribution of content, and the negotiation of KCAL9’s long-term broadcast rights agreements with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Prior to being promoted to Senior Vice President and Station Manager, McClenahan was Vice President and Executive Producer of KCAL 9 Sports and KCAL9.com. Under his leadership, KCAL became the largest local broadcaster of sports in the country as he negotiated and managed sports broadcast rights with the Pac-10, Lakers, Clippers, Angels, Kings, Ducks, Galaxy, Avengers, Fight Night, and the John R. Wooden Classic. He was also responsible for the development and growth of KCAL’s successful new media asset, KCAL9.com.

McClenahan’s career in television production and programming began with the creation of his own company. Among the highlighted projects was the development and production of a series of home videos including Trojan Video Gold: The History of USC Football, Crosstown: The USC / UCLA Rivalry, and Baseball Our Way with former MLB stars and Dodger Manager Tommy Lasorda.  It was also during this time when McClenahan developed his reputation as an innovative producer of programming including the production of live sporting events, weekly magazine shows, and specials for Prime Ticket regional sports network.

After six successful years, McClenahan joined his top client as Executive Producer of Prime Ticket. He was soon promoted to Vice President of Programming and Production when the network became part of the Liberty/Prime Sports family of regional sports networks. When Liberty joined forces with Fox Sports, McClenahan was promoted to Sr. Vice President of Production for Fox Sports Net, overseeing the sports production operations of 12 regional sports networks. 

McClenahan has been honored with six Emmy’s for his work in sports television. He is also active in providing leadership in the community.  He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Special Olympics Southern California for the past 10 years.  McClenahan also serves in leadership roles on the boards of the     Los Angeles Sports Council, LA 84 Foundation, and the Ukleja Center for Ethical Leadership at California State University, Long Beach, where he served as the William Dickson Leader in Residence.

A native of Los Angeles, McClenahan attended the University of Southern California (1976-1980).  He and his wife, Karren, are the proud parents of two grown children.