Tavio Hobson currently acts as the Vice President of Basketball and Business Development for Dynasty Sports Management. Dynasty Sports is based out of Los Angeles, CA focused on helping your athletes secure their spot in the professional sports industry. Tavio combines his passions for mentoring, business and of course sports through his new position. He loves having the opportunity to help young athletes play at the professional level as well as helping athletes currently at the professional level expand their options.
Tavio began his professional basketball career serving as a Corporate Partnership manager after moving from Seattle to Los Angeles. In his first 120 days he secured the largest corporate partnership deal in the team’s history. Tavio is helped transform the franchise into a global brand by leveraging corporations’ brands via the partner platforms. In November 2015, he was recognized by the NBA as 1 of 29 emerging basketball team executives.
Tavio’s leadership in sports and community are rooted in his humble upbringing in Washington. His father, a long-time coach in his community, and mother, a child care provider for 30 years, shaped his worldview on how sports and youth development go hand in hand. Growing up, the disparity of race, culture, and socioeconomic status between Tavio and his private school peers were common themes that often spurred him to action when faced with inequality and repression such as organizing the first school-sponsored celebrations of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History Month. This leadership and passion for his community led to his election as the first black student body president of his Preparatory High School. He focused on these themes again when he returned to his grade school alma mater, St. Joseph School, in 2013 as the graduation keynote.
Sports became a natural outlet for Tavio and after returning from playing basketball at the Division I level, he founded a community-based, after-school youth development program for student-athletes from 4th-12th grade. He loved being able to engage youth and instill in them the same values he found in sports as a child and teenager. For Tavio, great coaches were also great mentors and through his nonprofit work he has the opportunity to be that influential person for other children in important developmental phases.