Anthony Campanella ’06, ’09 is the recipient of the 2014 Scott Amos Recent Alumnus of Distinction award. A double Dolphin who obtained his bachelor’s degree in physical education-sports administration and a Master of Business Administration. Campanella is the founder, partner and Chief Operating Officer at Gamedayr.com and Gamedayguru.com LLC.
When asked about his time at Jacksonville University Anthony said, “JU allowed me to discover who I truly was while on campus. The faculty, my coaches, and support staff nurtured my growth and were always there for the good and bad times that were happening in my life.”
Campanella played football while attending JU and is extremely passionate about “America’s Sport.”After graduating from JU heworked at Fletcher High school as a science teacher and football coach. While there, he reignited his passion for sports and honed his social skills.
“In 2011, I was approached by my friend and future business partner on the idea for a sportscentric travel guide,” he said. “That is how Gamedayr was born. It has now since evolved into a full blown publishing platform that reaches millions of Americans each month.”
Campanella was recently acknowledged as one of the Volusia County’s Business Journal “40 under 40” at the age of 29. The honor is given to business owners impacting the landscape within their company’s field and the local community.
“Leadership is not just calling the shots,” he said. “It is empowering those around you to not only grow your business, but allowing them to grow themselves personally and professionally.”