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About dportmedia

Hi, my name's Dave Portney, and welcome to DPort Media! This is my personal blog where I write things I find relevent to my position as a Media Relations Manager for the American Volleyball Coaches Association. I have a proven track record of building brand awareness through online media working for companies large and small. This is my passion, and I truly love waking up in the morning and communicating with the rest of the world. So shoot me a message and let's connect! Follow me on Twitter @DavidAPortney

Is TV the Answer for Volleyball?

by @DavidAPortney Let me ask you a question. What do you think should be the most highly prioritized method for people to consume our sport? I’ve posed this question many times to members, social media followers and players and 99.9% … Continue reading

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Setting up for an unpredictable finish

As appeared on NCAA.com and the AVCA’s Coaching Volleyball Magazine by @DavidAPortney Gone are the days of hot and humid gyms of opening day weekend. Gone are the preseason matches that see your favorite programs play schools you’ve never seen. … Continue reading

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Heading back to Okla-home

As appeared on NCAA.com and the AVCA’s Coaching Volleyball Magazine by @DavidAPortney Back in 2006, Bon Jovi released a song titled, Who Says You Can’t Go Home? Eight years later, two AVCA First-Team All-Americans from Oklahoma are looking to do … Continue reading

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Making Volleyball Better on Television

by @DavidAPortney We all watch TV. Some watch it more than others. Some watch programs they don’t like to admit as a change of pace to their everyday lives (guilty with that one), and some just leave the TV programmed to … Continue reading

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Marketing your Volleyball Program

by @DavidAPortney (As will appear in June/July issue of Coaching Volleyball Magazine) “I’m very convinced the more fans that understand the game, the more they’ll fall in love with it.”                   – Becky Schmidt, Hope College Head Coach We hear this … Continue reading

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How I’ve Handled my Professional Career

This blog has been reposted from the Ithaca College Sport Management & Media Blog. The author does a good job of explaining my beliefs in handling your career. In case you didn’t know, I’m an Ithaca College alum class of … Continue reading

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Media Coverage & Female Athletes

by @DavidAPortney (To appear in the next issue of Coaching Volleyball Magazine) Not long ago I was handed a DVD titled “Media Coverage & Female Athletes,” and popped it in having a vague idea of what to expect.  After 3.5 … Continue reading

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