Name: Joshua Gottesman
Job Title: Series Director
Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Family: My parents live in Auburn, AL; both work at Auburn University. My dad is the Executive Director of Institutional Compliance & Privacy, and my mother is a retired Academic Advisor, currently working in the University Medical Clinic. My father, as a passion project, works the clock at Auburn basketball games and does live stats at the football games. He worked the clock in the 1996 Olympics. I have one older sister who lives in Madison, AL where she teaches dance and tumbling.
Sports Background: I played baseball growing up but fell in love with umpiring somewhere along the way. I would end up quitting baseball to take umpiring more seriously, calling 7A varsity baseball while still in high school. By the time I graduated high school, I was calling college baseball.
Hobbies/Outside Interests: I enjoy playing chess, listening to NPR and debating why Barry Bonds should be in the Hall of Fame.
Favorite trip: As an adult, my first time visiting Colorado before I moved. I fell in love with Fort Collins and the Rocky Mountains and that feeling hasn't wavered for the entire time I've been here.
How did you become associated with Triple Crown?: When I first visited Fort Collins, I got in touch with a local umpire association. They assigned me to the TC Baseball Memorial Day Classic. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the tournament and people I met throughout it. I would go on to work two more TC events during the summer and became a fan of the company.
What intrigues you the most about Triple Crown?: Their desire to put on the absolute best events. Nobody tolerates mediocrity, and ideas flow freely from everyone. I’m excited to be able to help Triple Crown grow and become something even more prestigious.