A Better Region 8: Coach Blake Anderson, Entrepreneur

A Better Region 8: Coach Blake Anderson, Entrepreneur

I love it when someone from Region 8 gets national press for a good reason.

This week, Entrepreneur.com ran an article called "4 Off-the-Wall Marketing Techniques From America's Most Entrepreneurial Football Coach."  That coach is none other than A-State's Blake Anderson.

The national article talked about, auctioning off the head coach position for the spring game, while wearing a GoPro camera  while giving game tickets to people sitting in traffic before homecoming, buying the student section ice cream on game day, and trick plays which I have to admit, always make for an entertaining Saturday afternoon.

This kind of spirit brings the right kind of attention and I'm glad a national media outlet noticed something we already knew & spotlighted. Even though he's only in his second year, Coach Anderson deserves this kind of recognition because he serves our community as if he's been here for many years.

As we look forward to the 2015 season of Red Wolves football, let's hope his innovative approach results in some big wins on a tough schedule.  He has my support, and you should support him too, if nothing else, just to see what he has up his sleeve.

Having an entrepreneurial spirit and standing out for the right reasons can really pay off, and it makes this A Better Region 8.

- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager

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