Our Team

JACK SUNDBERG

Founder

Jack’s passion is to help others and to make a difference in other people’s lives.   He attended Avon Old Farms School where he became the Captain of the Football, Baseball, and Basketball Teams. He went on to receive numerous awards including the prestigious Jennings and Murray Cups. 

After graduation, Jack went on to the University of Connecticut to continue his studies and his athletic career. Jack graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development with a minor in Civil Rights.  He was Co-Captain of the American Athletic Championship Team in 2016 and won several more awards for his hard work and achievements while he attended UConn. 

In 2016, Jack was drafted in the Major League Baseball draft by the Washington Nationals. He continues to play with the 2019 World Champion Organization as a professional baseball player. He was the recipient of the Heart and Hustle award in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.  

He continues to pursue his passion through COMORP (originally Baseball860) which he founded in 2016. He wants to spend his time encouraging young people to Dream Big while providing them with the support and inspiration they need to achieve those dreams. He has used his experience to create clinics and workshops for young athletes that challenge them on a mental and physical level while also helping to create teams that work together more effectively and efficiently.

LINDSAY SUNDBERG

Program Director

Lindsay Sundberg has worked in various roles in the athletic departments of Kansas State University, North Carolina State University, Stony Brook University and most recently at Georgia Institute of Technology.  Lindsay has worked with a wide variety of sports including, but not limited to; football, basketball, equestrian, track and field, volleyball, golf, baseball, wrestling, swimming and diving.

She has recently taken on the role of developing a program for the Community Outreach Organization which will target high school student athletes from underserved communities. Lindsay’s first-hand experiences with an incredibly diverse group of athletes as well as a variety of sports and curriculums makes her an invaluable asset to high school athletes as they prepare for the rigors of college academics as an athlete.  Her hope is that through preparation done in high school, these athletes won’t just “survive” but truly “thrive” and get the most out of their academics at the collegiate level.

Sundberg received a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of South Carolina Aiken (USCA) and a master’s degree in Academic Advising at Kansas State University. She was a collegiate basketball player at USCA and was named to the conference all-academic team. She played in the most games in program history, was a team captain and a member of the only PeachBelt Conference Championship team.

ETHAN O'DAY

Program Manager

Ethan discovered his passion for working with youth in 2013 while he was pursuing his Bachelor of Science in Public Communication at the University of Vermont. While he spent the school year pursuing his degree and hoping to get into professional basketball, he spent his summer coaching youth basketball teams. After graduation, he spent a few months working as a substitute teacher.

 

In November of 2016, he was drafted 71st in the 2016 NBA D- League Draft and he spent the better part of the next year and a half playing professional basketball. Throughout this time, he continued to work with schools and youth teams conducting basketball clinics as a skills coach.

 

After his time as a professional basketball player, Ethan returned to working with youth, first as a coach, and then as an Assistant Director for an after school program and a behavioral specialist. He has discovered that he has a knack and a passion for working with youth that he just can’t deny.

 

His current role as a Academic Coaching Advisor and Dream Bigger Program Manager allows Ethan to utilize his skills as a communicator as he reaches out to schools and organizations to offer them academic coaching and basketball clinics. He is also fulfilling his passion to help youth develop themselves into stronger leaders through the sport he loves - basketball.

MARGARET SUNDBERG

Program Advisor

Margaret currently works as a quantitative trader and portfolio manager at Volaris Capital Management.  Prior to joining Volaris, she received her Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Connecticut where she studied molecular dynamics using ultrafast optical laser pulses.

 

Margaret also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Eckerd College where she competed as an NCAA student-athlete and served as the basketball team captain. She received the Harry W. Ellis Award for Outstanding Achievement in Physics. Margaret transferred to Eckerd College from the University of British Colombia (Vancouver, Canada) where she was also a member of the Varsity basketball team.

 

Prior to leaving for university in Canada, Margaret attended Choate Rosemary Hall as a post-graduate student where she was captain of the basketball team and received the Caroline Ruutz-Rees Award for the greatest contribution to athletics in the sixth form. Margaret grew up in Connecticut and played high school basketball at E.O. Smith High School where she was All-State player and a McDonald’s All-American Nominee. 

 

Community Outreach Partners

P.O. Box 314 Mansfield, CT 06250

(860) 245-1329