Assistant Groundskeeper: Ian!
Name: James Ian Hartzler (Squintz)
Hometown: Florence, SC
College and major/degree(s): Major- Turfgrass Management: Clemson University
Hobbies: Hanging out with friends, Sports, muddin’
Likes: Clemson, Sports
Dislikes: Not being 21, boredom, Haters
Favorite Baseball Team: Cleveland Indians
Favorite Baseball Player of all-time: Grady Sizemore
Favorite play in a baseball game: Walk-off home run
Favorite Sports Movie of all-time: Cool Runnings
Favorite Sports Quote: “The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.” – Wayne Gretzky
Best sports moment as a fan or a player: Winning the South Carolina state soccer championship and other tournaments I played in.
Thing you like most about sports: The competitiveness
Why do you want to work in sports?: I’ve grown up around sports my whole life and love everything about them.
What do you want to get out of your internship with the Redbirds?: Gain as much experience as I can on Grounds Crew and learn anything else I can about running and maintaining a sports facility.
What does your specific internship entail?: Taking care of and maintaining the field and equipment.
Career Aspirations: Field Operator for a major league sports team, hopefully the Cleveland Indians
Three things you cannot live without: Ice Cream, Clemson, Grass
If you were a beverage, what kind of beverage would you be?: Sweet Tea, cause it’s good
Theme song to your life: “What Country Is”-Luke Bryan
What is the background on your cell phone?: The standard LG phone background for Verizon Wireless phones