Podcast: S2:EP8, Jeff Golner, STEM Sports

Roy Kessel hosts Jeff Golner on S2:EP8 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast

Join our host Roy Kessel for Episode 8 of Season 2 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast as he sits down with Jeff Golner to talk about the impact of STEM education and how it has the potential to engage kids in a way that is rarely seen.

STEM Sports develops curriculum which is customized to each sport and gives organizations and schools the opportunity to engage their students by using real-life examples. Kids love learning about the STEM principles in a sports environment and the examples drive home the importance and relevance of the STEM elements.

Jeff Golner with our host Roy Kessel on S2:EP8 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast


  • 00:30 Background of his education and sport experience
  • 01:45 Creation of curriculum
  • 03:15 Sports business experience and motivation
  • 09:00 Transitioning into the STEM work
  • 17:30 Sports as the catalyst of edcation
  • 19:30 Incorporating jobs into curriculum
  • 25:30 Use of real life examples in development of curriculum
  • 33:30 Home Court basketball
  • 35:50 First love of sports
  • 39:00 STEM Football
  • 40:00 Jeff as NBA Commissioner
Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.
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