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It’s Monday at 8 am, and your workday is just getting started. But for John Kirksey, he’s already been up and at it for 3 hours. After all, facilities at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth, Georgia, won’t run themselves.

John’s role as Assistant Athletic Director keeps him busy. Not only is he running the day-to-day operations for the entire athletic department, but he’s also busy assisting the school’s athletic teams as the Head Baseball coach and Assistant Football coach while performing administrative duties for the rest of the Athletic Department. With mounting responsibilities, John began looking for a streamlined way to communicate with his players and their parents. 

Two years ago, John discovered Spond, and the rest is history. “Spond is my one-stop-shop. It allows me to communicate directly with my players and parents to make sure they’re aware of practice times, game schedules, and other important information”. 

Gone are the days of juggling multiple messaging channels and social platforms to communicate with athletes and parents. “I love the ability to choose between group and individual messaging. I can even use a calendar and create events”.

The high school program at Notre Dame Academy has only been around for 5 years, but the baseball team has already reached the state playoffs for the first time in school history. With Spond carrying the load of communication within the team, John can spend his time building relationships with his athletes and encouraging growth within the team. 

John knows that when he turns off the lights at the field house at night, Spond is still at work, so he doesn’t have to be. “It’s everything from a group chat to a social media page all wrapped up into one and streamlined into a very user-friendly way”.

Let Spond fine-tune the details so you can focus on the bigger picture! Start your journey with Spond today!