Above: CofC alumna Jordan Trgovac ’16 was present during the Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl LIV Champions Ring Ceremony on Sept. 1, 2020. (Photo provided)
Former College of Charleston softball outfielder Jordan Trgovac ’16 has had a busy fall serving as a communications assistant for reigning Super Bowl champions the Kansas City Chiefs.
Trgovac, who has been with the Chiefs since 2018, works behind the scenes before and after the big broadcast. Her day usually begins at 5 a.m. to review media alerts, read articles and discuss pressing national news with the entire team (players, coaches and staff) to make sure everyone is on the same page.
Trgovac, who was hired by the Chiefs after interning with the team as well as with USA Football and the American Junior Golf Association, credits her path to the NFL with the education she received at the College as a communication major.
“I learned so many things at College of Charleston that have helped me in my career in the NFL,” she says. “I was able to take a variety of courses that exposed me to many different people and ideas that have helped me in my work in the NFL. Every day in the NFL can present a new and different challenge – that is something CofC prepared me for during my time there.”
As a member of the CofC softball team, Trgovac played in 57 career games for the Cougars, scoring 21 runs during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. After suffering an injury during her junior year, she turned her focus toward supporting sports within the field of communications.
Trgovac, who minored in hospitality and tourism management, is currently working toward pursuing her master’s degree in sports industry management from Georgetown University.
As the NFL continues to grow and expand, so has the hiring and promotion of women in a league once dominated by men, particularly in the front office and on the sidelines. Trgovac is one of a few women and people of color in the communications field in the NFL.
“I try not to focus too much on being a woman in sports, but I am aware that my success in the NFL will help other women who are trying to break into the industry,” she says. “There are times when you have to work twice as hard to get to the same place as someone else, but I think that makes me that much better at my job and enhances my interactions with everyone in my organization.”