Trine podcast looks at South Bend Cubs employee’s role

February 16, 2023

Patrick FoustThe Performance Center operations manager of the South Bend Cubs talks about working as a minor-league baseball employee in the newest episode of Trine University’s Center for Sports Studies podcast.

Patrick Foust, a Trine Sport Management alumnus, is in his second season as the full-time operations manager with the Cubs. In his role, Foust is responsible for the day-to-day business operations of the performance center, including scheduling team and non-team events. The 1st Source Bank Performance Center features batting cages and a full weight room, and is the workout facility for Cubs players, but cages can also be rented by the general public.

Foust also explains how his multiple jobs and internships in college helped to prepare him for his full-time role with the Cubs.

Produced through the Trine Broadcasting Network, the Trine Center for Sports Studies podcast focuses on the business side of sports, including interviews with sports professionals and current research in sports studies. Hosted by Center for Sports Studies director Brandon Podgorski, the podcast is available at as well as on platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.

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