Zachary Moo Young

106 West 5th Street, Covington, Kentucky 41011-1404
(859) 866-2274 • zachmooyoung00@gmail.com • LinkedInTwitter

Education

 

Oberlin College                                                                                                                                                                             Oberlin, Ohio

B.A., Psychology [3.2/4.0]                                                                                                                      September 2013–May 2017

·      4-Year Varsity Basketball Player, featured on Athletes Among Us

·      Jerome Davis Research Award Recipient

·      D3 Men’s Hero of the Year Finalist

·      NCAC Branch Rickey Mentee

 

Lakota West High School                                                                                                                                                                              West Chester, Ohio

[3.6/4.0]                                                                                                                                                                                June 2013

·      Varsity Basketball Player, All GMC Academic Team

·      National Honor Society                                                                                                         

 

Experiences

 

Deeper Dive into the Basketball Industry                                                                                                                                                           Summer 2017

With support from Oberlin College, this summer I’m investing in myself. I’m interested in working in basketball, so I’m exploring by shadowing coaches I respect and helping them with their teams, attending coaching clinics including the Coaching U Live clinic in Orlando, and also the TPG Pro Scout School in conjunction with the NBA Las Vegas Summer League. 

 

ESP Education and Leadership Institute                                                                                                                                         Long Beach, California

Assistant Program Director                                                                                                                                                                      Fall 2016–present

·      Serve as brand ambassador & peer mentor to young athletes

·      Assist with development efforts for BOSS under the tutelage of the Board of Directors

 

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship                                                                                                                                              Oberlin, Ohio

Research Fellow                                                                                                                                                                         Spring 2015–Summer 2017

·      Conducted an independent research project in collaboration with Sociology Department faculty regarding the sociology of basketball and its relationship to diversity and upward mobility through higher education

·      Interviewed 19 former Oberlin College basketball players & presented synthesized findings at conferences at Northwestern University, Washington University in St. Louis, and The College of Wooster, as well as Oberlin College

·      Working title for paper is “D3 Hoop Dreams: Black Athletes, Oberlin College, & Upward Mobility”

 

Oberlin College Launch U 2017                                                                                                                                                              Oberlin, Ohio

Participant                                                                                                                                                                      Fall 2016–Spring 2017

·      Competed in startup competition for $50,000 prize with 26 teams;  received mentorship in strategy, business development, marketing, research, and pitching

·      Pitched a social impact venture;  goal was to reach more students in Southern California in the Summer of 2017

 

Oberlin College Admissions/Communications Office                                                                                                                                     Oberlin, Ohio

Blogger                                                                                                                                                                                                   Fall 2016–Spring 2017

·      Wrote a monthly blog to offer prospective students, alumni, and anyone in-between an unfiltered perspective on the current Oberlin College experience

·      Offered my particular perspectives as a student of color, college athlete, and first-generation college student

 

Du Bois Fraction Club                                                                                                                                                                                                Oberlin, Ohio

Math Coach                                                                                                                                                                                                Fall 2016–Spring 2017

·      Engaged 15–20 students in the local public elementary schools with basic math skills on a weekly basis

·      Promoted a supportive learning environment to encourage an interest in STEM subjects

 

Oberlin College Athletic Department                                                                                                                                                    Oberlin, Ohio

Videographer                                                                                                                                                                  Spring 2016–Fall 2016

•    Responsible for recording and broadcasting the live stream of Women’s Soccer matches and Men’s Baseball games to the athletic department website for audience enjoyment;  assisted with maintaining and deconstructing equipment for recording purposes

 

Oberlin College Recreation Center                                                                                                                                                        Oberlin, Ohio

Associate                                                                                                                                                                                           Spring 2015

•    Monitored front desk, welcomed guests, enforced security measures, and handled memberships; supervised the loaning of athletic and gymnasium equipment to members;  managed the weight room maintaining a clean, safe, and friendly exercise environment to a wide variety of members

 

Receptions, Inc.                                                                                                                                                                                 Cincinnati, Ohio

Banquet Staff                                                                                                                                                                                                         Summer 2014

•     Set up and cleaned up events including wedding receptions, business meetings, banquets and more;  served and bussed tables while maintaining a warm, welcoming atmosphere for guests

 

Adidas Store                                                                                                                                                                                      Cincinnati, Ohio

Sales Associate                                                                                                                                                                                                       Summer 2013

•     Greeted customers, analyzed their needs, and matched them with appropriate apparel and shoes; promoted an appealing, easy-shop environment;  worked in stockroom and replenished goods;  maintained housekeeping standards

 

Life Skills & Personality Pluses

 

Adaptability, Empathy, Humor, Leadership, Responsibility, Teamwork & Critical Thinking