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Zaq Harrison


Travels from Baltimore, MD

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Zaq Harrison has worked in the private sector for over twenty years. Harrison has worked in banking and international finance for 15 years. In addition to his working in the private sector, he has also published articles on the US Real Estate Market and Public Policy. Zaq began his professional career with Hadassah Young Judaea and has since been a volunteer with students as a mentor and developing educational programs in non-profits for 25 years.

Born and raised in rural America he was an accomplished athlete. Zaq served as an IDF combat soldier in the armored corps during the first Lebanese War, Operation Peace for Galilee.  Later he coached youth baseball and development in Israel and was the manager of the Israeli National Youth Baseball Team in 2006 that took then an unprecedented 3rd place in the European Championships. 

In 2007 he was the PA announcer for the Professional Israeli Baseball League. Since 2009 Zaq served as Head Coach on the club and high school levels and is currently an assistant coach with an NCAA swimming program. Zaq is one of a handful of active Shomer Shabbat NCAA coaches.

His story “They Are All Gone”, a personal essay on the impact of the murder of the 11
Israeli Olympians at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, was chosen by HBO to be included in their upcoming documentary series “Sport in America: The Defining Moments.”

He actively speaks to college and high school students throughout the Mid-Atlantic
and in September 2012 was an official speaker at the 40th commemoration memorial ceremony for the Munich 11 held in Washington, D.C.

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