About

With a goal of inspiring students to become successful, young business professionals, I have been teaching business at Holyoke High School in Holyoke, Massachusetts since 2015.  In 2016, I became the Founder/Owner of the Springfield Sting of the American Basketball Association.  I am a graduate of American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, where I received a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master's in Education.  I have experience ranging from franchises in the American Hockey League to the National Football League, and most recently teaching high school business education.  I have a passion for education, focusing in the subject area of business.

I believe business education is lacking in the United States, and if I can make a small difference by encouraging students to learn about areas such as entrepreneurship and personal finance, I know it will help them for the rest of their lives.

I have always been fascinated with sports business, and I write two blogs: SportsBusinessBoston.com and WesternMassSportsBiz.com.  They are dedicated to the off-the-field stories that occur in sports.

I was born and raised in Western Massachusetts, currently living in Longmeadow. Besides my interests of education and business, I also enjoy seeing concerts, playing golf, tennis and hockey, and spending time with my family and friends.  I can always be reached at zachbaru@gmail.com.