Ben Cherington

Ben Cherington to teach class at Columbia University

October 26, 2015 - 8:42 am

Former Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington, who parted ways with the team in August, has joined Columbia University's sports management faculty and will teach a class at the Ivy League School. According to a press release, Cherington will be an executive in residence and "will be instructing a class on the topic of leadership in sports this spring, in the Master of Science in Sports Management degree program." The program is directed by Vince Gennaro, who also serves as president of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR). "I'm honored to join the team at Columbia. Vince and his team have built a program that brings students and industry leaders together in the most current and impactful ways," said Cherington, who has an undergraduate degree from Amherst College and a graduate degree in sports management from UMass-Amherst. "Two of my favorite parts of working in baseball have been to collaborate with outstanding people looking to make a difference, and, to help others grow. I hope sharing my experience can help play a small role in Columbia's mission to prepare its students for a meaningful and impactful career in the sports industry." Said Gennaro: "The addition of Ben to our Columbia program reflects our commitment to building a curriculum that combines the real world experiences of sports industry leaders, with the academic rigor of an Ivy League University. Ben and I will continue to explore additional ways in which he can add value to our students and our program."