Vice President, ESPN Events
Clint Overby was named vice president, ESPN Events, a division of ESPN, in 2016. He previously served as senior director of events since 2006 and is based in the network’s Charlotte, N.C. office. Overby oversees the day-to-day management and strategy of the groups 32 owned and operated events, including 15 college bowl games and 10 college basketball events, a college softball event, plus three Labor Day weekend college football games, an FCS opening-weekend game and two college award shows. He is responsible for setting the budgetary and sales priorities for the division, while working in creating new opportunities and cultivating current events in support of programming initiatives for ESPN college sports.
Under his guidance, more recent events that have been developed include the Armed Forces Classic (est. 2012), AdvoCare Texas Kickoff (est. 2013), Camping World Orlando Kickoff (est. 2016) and PK80 (2017).
Overby joined the company in June 2001 as manager of the Big 12 Corporate Partner Program. In 2003, he was promoted to director of events, where helped manage the growing events division.
Prior to ESPN, Overby was a marketing manager for Host Communications in Dallas.
A 1996 graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Overby earned a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology and business administration. He then went on to earn a masters of science degree in sports administration from the University of Kentucky. Overby is a native of Waupaca, Wis.