About Sports Reference

Our Primary Aim

Our Primary Aim is to answer our users' questions with the easiest-to-use, fastest, and most complete sports statistics anywhere. If we have some fun in the process, that's good too.

Our History

The Sports Reference sites first launched with Baseball-Reference.com in April 2000 by Sean Forman, Pro-Football-Reference.com in December of 2000 by Doug Drinen, and Basketball-Reference.com in April of 2004 by Justin Kubatko.

Sean Forman formed Sports Reference, Inc. in October of 2004, and in December of 2007 the three groups joined forces with Jay Virshbo to create Sports Reference LLC (based in Pennsylvania). We currently have 11 full-time employees.

Our team

Sean Forman, president, worked for six years as a math and computer science professor at Saint Joseph's University before leaving to work on Sports Reference full-time in May of 2006. He has a PhD. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Iowa and currently resides in Philadelphia. Follow him at @sean_forman.

Mike Kania, football operations, hails from Cleveland and is as sanguine about their chances of winning a title as you might expect. He worked at AOL and TypePad prior to joining Sports Reference in the spring of 2011. He covers our college and pro football sites and plays a mean saxophone in his spare time. Follow him at @zempf.

David Corby, basketball operations, considers New York his homeland and is even a Yankee fan. A graduate of UVA, he worked for JetBlue prior to joining Sports Reference in the fall of 2013. He covers our college and pro basketball sites.

Mike Lynch, Product Manager/Managing Stathead, is a graduate of Boston University. A Philly native, he joined Sports Reference after stints at ESPN Research, the Big Ten Network and Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic. He'll be happy to talk with you about Lionel Simmons all day long. Follow him at @sportinfo247.

Adam Wodon, hockey & special operations, a Long Island native, lives outside Philadelphia. He follows the Jets, Nets, Mets & Isles. Adam also founded the College Hockey News. Follow him at @chn_AdamWodon.

Jonah Gardner, Social Media Coordinator, maintains our facebook and twitter presence and writes the majority of our blog posts. Jonah cheers on the Panthers, Braves and Hornets. Jonah lives in Philadelphia and can clue you into the best indie bands coming here to perform.

Jaclyn Mahoney, Data Developer, is a Saint Joseph's University and College of William and Mary alumna. She joined Sports Reference in early 2018 after stints at Syracuse University and the Library of Congress. As a South Jersey native who calls Baltimore home, she's grateful she won't have to choose between the Phillies and the Orioles in the World Series any time soon. She's on twitter at @jaynotjackie.

Jay Hutchinson, Data Developer, is a Utah native. He joined Sports Reference in early 2018 and also is a U.S. Soccer Grade 6 State Referee. On the side, he maintains Officiating.info, a resource for MLS refereeing assignments. He's on twitter at @RJHutc.

Alex Bonilla, User Affairs Coordinator, arrives at Sports Reference from Connecticut. He joined Sports Reference in March of 2018. On the side, he blogs and podcasts about animated television series and is a fan of the Marlins and Gardner Minshew. He's on twitter at @AlexBonilla_OVA.

Dan Hirsch, Web Developer, joined Sports Reference in September of 2018. Dan founded The Baseball Gauge and has done a great deal to promote Ballpark and Negro League records. He previously worked as a fire fighter and lives with his family in Omaha, Nebraska where he cheers for the Rays and Gators. He's on twitter at @DanHirsch.

Kenny Jackelen, Web Developer, joined Sports Reference in October of 2018. Kenny will be working on our baseball site and elsewhere and brings a long history of software development to Sports Reference. He previously worked as a software developer at Epic, and lives with his family in Minnesota where he cheers on the Twins and will be leading the Joe Mauer for Hall of Fame election bandwagon. He's on twitter at @kennyjackelen.

Jay Virshbo , business development, served as the president of Howe Sports Data, and has held other positions within the sports business world. He currently resides just outside of Boston. Follow him at @jvirshbo.

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