Brian Caldwell moved to Atlanta four years ago after graduating from U of M. Upon leaving Ann Arbor, he vowed to never return to the north's frigid climate and now that he's spent a few years basking in the southern heat, that vow is unshakable. The music, social scene and outdoors make being young and single in Atlanta a great life. Brian spent two seasons playing Zog Football (Multiple Scorgasms) and when he heard about the General Manager position, he knew it would be a perfect fit. He values fitness, loves sports and enjoys being social. While he cherished his previous job (food distributor of artichokes, cannoli shells and the like), he knew it was time to do something more meaningful and fun. He is looking forward to networking, expanding our sports offerings and introducing Zog trips and events to Atlanta. And he is most excited to meet all of you!
Sports League & Expansion Coordinator
The humble Village of Winnebago, IL* (motto: big enough for a website, too small to be a town) marks its history in three events: 1835: David Adams Holt’s stagecoach falls over. Faced with continuing his journey to Chicago by foot or living in solitude with a lame horse, he chooses the latter. Winnebago is founded.1903: Telephone wires connect Minneapolis to Chicago. Village of Winnebago tapes together 17 coat hangers and connects itself to the grand Edison machine. Mid 1990s: Shannon is born and moves to the area. Social sports are changed forever. After being raised and cultured in the Village of Winnebago, Shannon fled to Iowa State University where she studied event management and, more importantly, cheered on the Cyclones (because calling them the Tornados would be hitting a little too close to home). Following four years of rigorous event management, sports facilitation and food catering, Shannon made a quick study abroad trip to Dubai before returning to the United States of America. Shannon and sports go together like protoplasm and cells. Starting at a young age she tried a little bit of everything from golf, dance, basketball, soccer, bog snorkeling, and softball, to the obscure pseudo-transportation sport of swimming. She found her niche in softball and dance, which she continued throughout high school and into college intramurals. As you probably read in The Des Moines Register, her freshman year intramural volleyball team placed 2nd in the Labor Day tournament and it was downhill from there. Shannon is currently engaged in a seven month calf-building workshop after which she hopes to learn how to jump before getting back into basketball. While she’ll miss her Chicago sports teams, Shannon loves the Atlanta weather and is enjoying being outside to hike, kayak or camp. She is always up for trying new things and going to new places. Shannon is never lacking in energy since she’s an extremely dedicated coffee drinker and frequent gold card user. Next time you see her out at the field or in the bar, drop her a fun fact and in return she’ll happily Google the answer to any of your questions.* Despite the Village of Winnebago marking the crossroads of the 19th century’s most infamous motor home (the stagecoach), Shannon’s home village has no association with America’s leading manufacturer of home-related highway accidents, Winnebago Industries.
Founder & CEO
Robert "Zog" Herzog is the man behind the curtain. He founded ZogSports after having a close call on 9/11. After arriving late for work, he witnessed his office, which was located on the 96th floor of World Trade Center Tower #1, being directly hit by the first plane. Rob decided to build on the tremendous human charity he witnessed following 9/11 and to help foster community in New York by creating ZogSports, which encourages New Yorkers to maintain perspective and a more balanced lifestyle by having fun while also giving something back to the community. Click here to read the letter that Rob wrote to all of our customers on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. Robert holds an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Economics from Brown University.When he's not priming ZogSports to take over the world, Rob enjoys hanging with his wife Laurin and their two little Zogs, Spencer and Jackson. In fact, Rob says his lifetime sports highlight was meeting Laurin even while getting mercy-ruled in a citywide softball tournament (she played 2nd base and he was at short) then shooting an 84 on a very tough golf course and finally coincidentally seeing Laurin again at a party that night. Rob dropped the line: "Oooh, you clean up nice!" on her and the rest is history. In his spare time from organizing this massive operation, Rob can be found making cameos at the fields and gyms, getting down at ZogSports parties, and boogying to 80s tunes in his office.
Chief Operating Officer
Mike began his ZogSports career on “At Least We Can Drink”, a dodgeball team that defined the opposite of undefeated. This Port Jefferson native soon learned his real calling is as a wiffle ball pitcher, a career that began as the #1 starter on “Hit Or Get Off The Pot”. His world famous changeup is affectionately known as the “Mortball”, a knee buckling changeup that makes even the best Zog wiffleballer wish they had not gotten up that morning. He even taught Stephen Strasburg his changeup based on the mechanics of the Mortball. While he’s dabbled in softball and bowling, he’s better known for post frame dancing and chest bumps than strikes on the 2 time defending non-champion “Unholy Rollers”. He’s also an avid Jets fan, golfer and skier. This Cornell University grad holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is especially prone to mosquito bites. Mike and his wife Nicole are obsessed with lions, leopards, and cheetahs after their honeymoon in South Aftrica. He shares the same birthday as his sister and has ordered more food via seamless web than any other human and can clap vigorously with one hand. He’s also one of the best mini-ping pong players in the world, and if you disagree he just may throw a Mortball your way.
Wiffle Ball - Hit Or Get Off The Pot (Runner-up), Get Your Cat Out Of My Blender (Champs)
Dodgeball – At Least We Can Drink, Jodi's Team, Not Jodi's Team
Bowling – Unholy Rollers
Softball – Christie’s Team, Flamboyant Mousse-Stashes, We All Met On Tinder, Tinder Babies, Jodi's Team, Mooooooose!!, Rollie Fingers' Mustache
Football - The Locked Out Players, There's Something Brown On My Shirt
Volleyball - Six Pack
Soccer - S.P.R.I.N.T
Director of Basically Everything
Raised on the hard streets of the Upper East Side, Amy Cooperstock (or LockStock, to use her prison moniker) is ZogSports' muscle, parental guardian and legal conscience. When she's not extinguishing fires, organizing staff events or screening future employees, Amy is gluing together the ceiling and the walls to prevent the office from falling apart. In her free time, Amy likes to process payroll, answer questions about health insurance benefits and play miniature golf.
Fun fact: Amy doesn't own nunchucks.
How many Cooperstocks does it take to screw in a light bulb? After a brief call to ConEd, the light bulbs now understand it's in their best interest to never burn out.
Why did Amy cross the road? To pick up office supplies. That wasn't a joke. It was an errand.
Why aren't there any photos of Amy on the Internet? That's insensitive. Rephrase your question.
Does Amy have any photos on the Internet? No. Next question.
Parlez-vous français? Amy does! You can take that and smear it on your cronut.
National Expansion Manager
It's unclear where Jody is from or who raised him, but the answers to these mysteries are generally assumed to be Spokane, WA and a pack of feral badgers.After finding himself in a mirror shop in Nepal, Jody went to Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America where he received a B.A. in Anthropology and a B.A. in Modern Jewish Studies. As any critical mind can discern, this adequately prepared Jody for a lavish life of private jets, supermodel lovers and bathtubs full of burning money. After a year of traveling abroad, teaching SAT classes in Korea and trucking sixty 18-year-old young adults (old kids) around 14 countries, Jody returned to The Big Bad Apple and began a lucrative career as an unemployed Netflix connoisseur-- a position for which he was overqualified and underpaid. Hey, live rich or die trying. Right, guys? Yeah...
Jody worked two weeks at a Danish fashion company before the entire US division was laid off. It's unclear if Jody's hiring was the cause of said layoffs... the jury is still out. Yet, this fortuitous fashion folly led Jody to the office of Rob Herzog. Thanks to a well-placed phone call, a poorly rehearsed George Carlin routine and a briefcase of unmarked $100 bills, ZogSports welcomed him into their wonderful world of fun-making.
Jody is the ZogSports National Expansion Manager, which in business speak means he works with all of our markets to support them in their marketing, communications and general expansion strategy. Additionally, Jody spends a lot of time trying to improve our web experience for Zoggers, Field Team and the occasional Albanian hacker.If you would like to contact Jody, checks can be mailed to the main office. He also accepts credit cards and Bitcoin.