Friday, November 18, 2011

Ronald Oswalt: The Man Behind the Bowl

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2011 TexSport Publications

PASADENA, TEXAS (Novemeber 18, 2011) Being a devoted sports fan since birth gave Ronald Oswalt the inspiration to enter the world of sports as a vocation and eventually develop a bowl game for the private high school football players of Texas.

Ronald Oswalt attended a small private school in Mississippi that received little or no attention for their athletic achievements.

They played and worked as hard as the public schools but were not considered as good.

After high school, he attended the University of Southern Mississippi and while pursuing his degree, worked in the athletic department.

During his time at Southern Mississippi, he was able to witness and participate in some of the most exciting athletic events in the school’s history as a result of a future NFL star’s performance at the school.

That future NFL star was none other than Brett Favre.

The excitement felt by Oswalt while in college led to his lifetime involvement in sports.

The sports road started officially for Oswalt as a sports writer for the
“Leader-Call” in Laurel, Mississippi.

He later worked in medical sales for several years in Mississippi and Texas
until he had the opportunity to work again in sports as a media relations
director for the National Indoor Football League (NIFL).

After working my way from a NIFL, Oswalt became the Assistant General Manager for the Beaumont Drillers of the American Professional Football League (APFL).

In 2008, he was named Vice-President/General Manager of the Austin Turfcats; a franchise team in the the Southern Indoor Football League (SIFL).

The Turfcats 10-3 for the season and made the SIFL championship game against the Louisiana Swashbucklers in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Oswalt began consulting for San Marcos Academy, and discovered all the 20 plus years of training and various jobs in sports came together.

He wanted to make high school sports as great as they can be; one school at a time.

This is what led Oswalt to develop and promote an all-star football game for private high school players.

As a result, private high school football players have a post-season bowl game they can call their own; the Bowl.

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