Nick Cruit joined the ZogSports team as the General Manager of San Francisco in October 2012. A born-n'-bred East Coaster, Nick grew up in Virginia Beach, VA, and attended the University of Virginia (Go Hoos!). After graduating in 2008 with a degree in English, Nick packed up and moved west for the mountains of Lake Tahoe. After a two year stint in Tahoe City, CA, working for the Sierra Sun newspaper and enjoying all that Tahoe has to offer, Nick moved to San Francisco to be close to his two older sisters and other close friends. Sports have always been a big part of Nick's life. He played baseball and swam in high school and played Varsity Baseball for U.Va. After hanging up the 'ol baseball spikes, Nick set his sights on making a name for himself in beer-league softball and hasn't looked back since -- just don't ask him about his first few at bats in softball, it's embarrassing! In his spare time Nick enjoys hanging out with his friends in the Mission and Lower Haight, playing golf in the city, shredding the gnar (it's a technical term), and, of course, playing ZogSports! So whether you see him at Zeitgeist, Presidio Golf Course, cruising around on his longboard, or on the ZogSports playing field, be sure to say hey -- just speak up because he's a little hard of hearing in his left ear!
League and Operations Manager
Jason is not only an experienced RV road tripper, former international camp director, and not not not the great grandson of Sir Arthur Conan, but he’s also the inventor of the Shock-Me-Not, a cardboard thingamajig which prevents electrocution. Interested? Read on, friend.
League and Events Coordinator
Raised on a steady diet of Oberweis milk and Peter Pan peanut butter, Christine was the poster girl for childhood nutrition in Chicago’s suburbs. As the middle child of five, her gang ran deep: an older sister (Danielle), an older brother (Nick), a younger sister (Gabrielle), and a younger brother (Matthew). Coincidentally, these are also the names of her least favorite co-workers. No one will read this, right?Like all middle children, Christine had a flare for drama. Unlike most middle school children, Christine starred in her middle school’s production of Theseus and the Minotaur. Aside from Greek bovine labyrinth stories, Christine’s real passion is sports. Her father is a born and bred Hoosier who would organize lay-up lines and shooting drills on their backyard court. The Rush family basketball team thrived in competition and sibling rivalry and there may, or may not, have been one too many family Knock-Out and Wall Ball competitions taken too far.When it came to other sports, Christine was like an infant in a wash basin. She dabbled. A little ballet, a little golf (not to be confused with mini golf), a little dance. She found an outlet for her sassy side in hip hop and an outlet for her back breaking arm wobbly side in Bernie dance. Don’t believe it? Check out her YouTube video. Alright, let’s speed this up. After graduating high school, Christine spent a year at Notre Dame, a semester at the University of Edinburgh, and everything else at Brown University where she walked on to the Women’s Basketball Team. She also became a Theta sister for life. After graduating, Christine followed her dream of becoming a pro surfer and moved to San Francisco, where she discovered that the only thing folks be surfing here is the World Wide Web. Burn!She took a job as a financial analyst at Citibank, joined a Zog soccer league, saw the error of her ways and jumped onto the Zog ship. Christine now gets to live out her passion for sports and work for the company that made the land of the colorblind bridge feel more like home.
Sport and Expansion Coordinator
They say Andy’s passion for sports runs as deep as the Mariana Trench. They also say dolphins are the philosophers of the sea. Is “they” really a reliable source of information? Well, in this case, yes. They is.After dominating t-ball leagues across the world as a toddler, Andy set his sights on becoming the greatest athlete the world has ever seen. Despite Andy’s eyes being model specimens of ocular perfection, his dreams didn’t come to fruition. Has that stopped him from loving and playing sports? Heck no, partner!During his illustrious career as an old timey train-riding bank robber, Andy lived in Indiana, Minnesota, California, New Jersey, Colorado and Germany. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he was known for dominating intramurals, shredding on the slopes and saving bears throughout the city. Unfortunately, he didn’t extend the same courtesy to the city’s humans.Andy plays a myriad of sports: basketball, baseball, football, hockey, broomball, inner tube water polo and of course, the sport of the gods, wiffle ball. When he is not working or playing ZogSports, you can find Andy at a local watering hole watching the Warriors or birdwatching (if the watering hole is an actual watering hole on the plains of Africa).Andy is looking forward to bringing his recreational sports championship pedigree to the amazing team at ZogSports San Francisco. Don’t hesitate to say hi at your games, but if you get into a fight with a bear, you know whose side he’ll take.
League and Expansion Manager
Chris' whole life has been about sports. He played basketball at the College of the Redwoods, coached men's basketball for three years at SFSU, interned for the San Francisco Giant's Scouting/Baseball Operations department (and has the bling to prove it) and directed kids' basketball and soccer athletic programs throughout the Bay Area for a few years. Need a partner for a casual round of tennis/baseball/softball/volleyball/football? Meet Chris. Ready to shred the gnar? Chris loves to snowboard and is an amateur surfer. (If you see him on the beach gasping for air, be sure to stop by and say hello... or lend a hand.) He's also the long lost brother of Justin Timberlake.Born and raised in the shadows of the redwoods forest in Eureka(!), CA, Chris received a B.S. in Kinesiology from San Francisco State University and a Sports Management M.A. from the University of San Francisco. Outside of the sports arena, Chris will rarely be seen without his Lab/Staffordshire terrier, Keira. When not out at the field, gym or happy hour, you're likely to find Chris and Keira in Golden Gate Park at the disc golf course (watch your head).Chris joined the ZogSports team in July, 2014 and is excited to be ZogSportsSF's second full time employee! So whether you see him at Fort Funston, grabbing fresh produce for a new recipe, floating in a tube down the river or cutting a serious rug on the dance floor, just be sure to keep calm and say hello. After all, he's just your friendly neighborhood league manager.
Junior Sports Operations Manager
Oh look, another East Coast native living in San Francisco. How original.Ben was raised in the lakes, rivers, fields and forests of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont. He spent his formative years wandering along shady trails, kayaking down rapids, and cruising across glassy lakes. All this has built a typically unkempt-looking fellow who gets fidgety at his desk.As a youngster, when he wasn’t trying his darndest to get lost, Ben could be found on some sort of athletic field. He has tried just about every sport possible, with varied levels of success, such as lacrosse which he played for… one practice. In high school, Ben played soccer, basketball, baseball, football, and even managed the girls’ varsity hockey team. Yet when Ben discovered Ultimate Frisbee, it was all over. Imagine his little unkempt face when he discovered a sport blending his affinity for being a weirdo with his love of competition. Truly something to behold. His passion for that sport of discs carried him through college, where he played at UMass Amherst.After graduation day, Ben bounced around (like a ball, LOLZ) for a year, working as a summer camp counselor and outdoor education instructor at a non-profit nestled in the verdant hills of Vermont. He followed that with a plane ticket to New Zealand and enough dough to live out of a used 1995 Toyota Camry and work on farms across the country. He returned to the US sporting a bushy beard and hiking boot tan.Ben spent two years testing his mental fortitude in one of the world’s most illustrious professions: wrangling 10 year olds as an elementary school teacher. While he loved wiping noses and talking about not stealing basketballs, it was time to move on.Ben found himself at the doors of ZogSports, the place where he truly gets to combine his love of sports and fun, with his burning passion for scheduling referees and making sure games end exactly when they’re scheduled. Stay tuned for more.
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.