Mr. Dave Askinas, J.D.

OFFICE: Dwire 313b
PHONE: (719) 255-4310

EDUCATION:

  • J.D. University of Connecticut School of Law, 1977
  • AB Washington University (St. Louis), 1973. Major: English Literature

EXPERIENCE AT UCCS:

  • Adjunct Faculty: 2011-present

SPORT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:

  • CEO, USA Taekwondo 2006-2011
  • Adjunct Faculty, Florida Atlantic University (MBA Program) 2005
  • Chief Executive Officer, United Soccer Leagues 2003-2004
  • Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, United Soccer Leagues, 1997-2003

CLASSES TAUGHT:

  • Sport Law

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS:

  • Arbitrator for Football Matters, Court of Arbitration for Sport, Lausanne, 2004-current
  • Sports Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 2004-current
  • Vice-President, Pan-American Taekwondo Union, 2006-current
  • Appeal Panels Member, World Taekwondo Union, 2006-2011
  • Board of Directors, U.S. Soccer , 1997-2004
  • U.S. Soccer Federation Foundation, Grants Committee, 1998-2002
  • U.S. Soccer Appeals Committee, 1997-2001
  • President's Award, U.S. Soccer 1999

LITTLE KNOWN FACTS:

  • 3 varsity collegiate letters in soccer
  • Amateur guitar player
  • Played amateur hockey for twenty years
  • Collects antique radios and soccer memorabilia
  • Once had dinner with Pele
  • Hosted Dwight Howard at taekwondo competition at the Beijing Olympics
  • Has traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, South and Central America
  • Father of one twenty year old son and two teenage sons

FAVORITE TEAMS:

  • Baseball: New York Yankees, Colorado Rockies
  • Soccer: Liverpool FC
  • Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Giants, Denver Broncos
  • Basketball: UConn men and women.
  • Hockey: Tampa Bay Lightning and Colorado Avalanche

UNFULFILLED SPORTS FANTASIES:

  • Skating on a line with Vinny LeCavalier and Marty St. Louis
  • Playing for the US National Soccer Team
  • Hanging with Mickey Mantle