Koeberle & Associates Sports/Entertainment Marketing
"Building Brands thru Sports and Entertainment"

Our Team

Our Team consists of a group of professionals with a diverse background in marketing, sales, promotions, law, broadcasting, journalism and social media marketing. Leveraging our unique experience, we have helped build the brands of companies such as AT&T, Pillsbury, Heinz, ConAgra, Merck, Coors, Frito Lay, Citizens Bank, Icelandic Seafood, Stolichnaya Vodka, Hasbro, Topps Trading Cards, The Danbury Mint, PLB Sports, and the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.

Brian E. Koeberle, Esq. – President/CEO

Brian Koeberle is President/CEO of Koeberle & Associates, Inc (K&A). He is also the Managing Attorney of the Koeberle Law Firm, LLC (www.yoursportslawyer.com). Brian has over 20 years experience in the sports/entertainment field as an attorney, sports marketing agent, and negotiator. In short, he’s a deal-maker. He is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University and the Duquesne University School of Law. While at Duquesne, Brian was Associate Article Editor of the Duquesne Law Review, and Founder and President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society.

Brian began his sports career in 1990 when he joined the staff of Major League Alumni Marketing, the licensing and marketing arm of the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association. He was quickly promoted to Director of Operations and House Counsel, in charge of operational and legal affairs for an organization of over 2,500 former major league baseball players.

In 1994, Brian felt the entrepreneurial itch and struck out on his own, establishing Koeberle & Associates, Inc. in Pittsburgh, PA. At K&A, Brian has created, negotiated and drafted hundreds of sports and entertainment marketing agreements between various athletes/entertainers and many of his corporate clients. Brian has also produced, managed and promoted numerous sports and entertainment themed events around the world, from Europe and the Far East, to Iraq and Afghanistan.

On the academic side, Brian is widely published in the field of legal issues dealing with sports, recreation and fitness. He currently serves on the faculty of Robert Morris University, teaching courses in sports law and event management. When not making deals or practicing law, Brian can be found on the soccer field coaching his son’s team, or relaxing with his family and dog at their log home in the mountains. You can reach him at briank@kasports.com.

Doug Ritchart – Vice President

Doug Ritchart is Vice President of Koeberle & Associates, Inc. (K&A). Doug started his career in the sports industry as an Account Executive at K&A. During his early years at the company, Doug had the opportunity to serve as tour manager taking athletes and celebrities overseas on goodwill tours of United States military bases throughout Europe and the Far East. After a brief time away, Doug rejoined K&A in 2009 as a Senior Account Manager and has since been promoted to Vice President.

As Vice President, Doug is responsible for implementing various promotional and marketing strategies to help build and enhance our clients’ brands. Doug has had the opportunity to work with and meet a number of current and retired athletes as well as a number of interesting celebrities. From the Hall of Fame to reality television, Doug has worked with them all and he has plenty of stories to prove it.

Doug is a graduate of Robert Morris University’s Sport Management Program. When not working on a client account or tracking down new business opportunities, he can be found spending time with his wife, Stacy and their two kids, Ella & Aiden. Doug also enjoys rooting for his hometown Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.

You can reach Doug at doug@kasports.com.