Hey there Flight Fans,
This is Rabon Smith the new General Manager of the Florida Flight. I served last season as the Director of Game Day Operations, which bled into the wearing of many different hats over the course of our first season. I am new to the world of blogging, but I want to give it a try. If you haven’t read my bio on the Team website yet, let me start by telling you about myself.
I am a native Floridian. I played basketball and lacrosse growing up and continued playing lacrosse at Mars Hill College in North Carolina. While in school, I was able to be a part of the Game Day Staff with the Asheville Altitude in the NBDL. I went on to teach high school history and coach basketball and lacrosse. I really enjoy evaluating talent and seeing a person evolve as a player.
I am very excited about the new endeavors ahead for myself and the Flight. Over the next few months I hope to give the fans an inside look into the front office and how we as an organization are truly trying to meet the mission statement each and every day.
We have a lot in store over the next few months. We are actively finalizing Sponsorships, organizing pre-season interns, and ironing out game day contests and talent. Not to mention scouting very game at our men’s basketball league with our partners Central Florida Hoops. (Check the website for more info – http://www.centralfloridahoops.com) to bring our roster to a full squad.
It’s going to be a great 2011! I hope to hear from the fans also. Please feel free to ask questions. I will do my best to work them into my posts.