Faculty 2020


Scott Hesington, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons

Scott Hesington is not only a lifelong professional idiot, but also an accomplished performer and innovator within the industry of sports and entertainment. Having been an athlete and actor most of his early life, once in college, he coupled those two passions and became a mascot for his school, the University of Arkansas, where he received various accolades – which proved far more useful than his two degrees.

He continued onward as an award-winning performer with a successful career as a professional mascot for over twenty years, spending most of his time in the NBA with the Orlando Magic and Detroit Pistons, as well as performing as the focal mascot for the 2008 Beijing Olympics for all basketball events. Scott has become a pioneer in regards to building brands and businesses out of the simple concept of stuffed animals brought to life.

Over the last decade or so, Scott formed his own company, now called Jigsaw Entertainment, which has become a sought-after specialist in event production and live entertainment. He has produced and performed in five variety shows for military troops serving overseas; managed global projects such as the French and NBA All-Star Games, the Invictus Games, and more; consulted in sports entertainment for various sports teams and federations, such as the Essendon Bombers, World Athletics Championships, European Gymnastics, and more; and even stage directed an off-Broadway show in New York City. Several celebrities have also called upon him to manage their own events, including NBA superstars Dwight Howard and Andre Drummond.

Ray Henderson, Indiana Pacers, Mascot Hall of Fame Inductee

Ray Henderson is currently in his 23rd season as a professional NBA mascot.

Mr. Henderson creates an in-game fan experience, through fan interaction and personal appearances. In 1998, he started a acrobatic dunk team that continues to perform various acrobatic slam dunk shows during NBA games and events globally.

In 2014, Ray was the recipient of the Rose award in recognition of his service excellence to the community. Ray Henderson was a active member of the Bud Light Daredevils from 1995-97, an acrobatic slam dunk team that performed shows for the NBA, various college and universities, the CBA, and International events around the world.

Ray attended Kent State University, on a full gymnastic scholarship graduating with a B.S. degree in Exercise Physiology. Mr. Henderson is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated and he actively participates in philanthropic events. Ray currently resides in Fishers Indiana with his wife Michelle and son Gavin.

Bello Nock, Currently on America’s Got Talent, Top Rated Speaker at the NBA Mascot Conference

“When you watch this guy, breathing is optional.” Paul Schultz ~ New York Daily News

TIME Magazine included Bello Nock, in their list of “America’s best artists and entertainers” and dubbed him “America’s Best Clown”.  The New York Daily News says Bello is arguably “the greatest athlete” ever to set foot in Madison Square Garden.

Bello’s unique blend of endearing comedy and jaw-dropping daredevil stunts has made him America’s Favorite Comic Daredevil!

He regaled audiences around the world with iconic stunts like hanging by his toes under a helicopter over the Statue of Liberty.  YouTube footage of his stunts have garnered millions of views.  He’s walked high wires over Lincoln Center, Times Square and countless stadiums.  He’s scaled buildings, jumped motorcycles, swam in frozen waters, jumped from a helicopter and generally pushed the limits and raised the bar everywhere he goes!  Bello was featured in the 2013 Guinness World Book of Records for the first ever skywalk over a ship at sea and his daredevil daughter, Annaliese, is featured in the 2018 edition.

His appearance in Ringling’s “Bellobration” set attendance records at Madison Square Garden for family entertainment.  And the producer, Kenneth Feld, called Bello “a once in a lifetime performer”. He’s a winner of both a Silver and Gold Clown from the prestigious Monte Carlo International Circus Festival.

Bromley Lowe “The Yojo Show”, Baltimore Orioles, Baltimore Ravens, FIFA World Cup

Bromley is known for being the creator, producer and a performer of The YoJo Show, which is a “Hilariously Educational” school assembly program that features a big, blue, wild and groovy character: YoJo! 

Bromley created YoJo in March of 2000 and has performed over 4,000 shows to elementary schools all across America. Bromley also performed as a mascot for The Baltimore Orioles for 11 seasons, The Baltimore Ravens for 4 seasons, FIFA World Cup soccer in 1994, and “Clawed” the Eagle at American University in Washington, DC.

Glenn Street, Dean of Mascot U, Top Dog at Street Characters Inc., "Harvey the Hound" (NHL)

Glenn performed as “Harvey the Hound”, the first mascot in the National Hockey League and one of the first mascots in Professional Sports.

While performing as Harvey, Glenn found many Teams were calling him asking where they could get their own mascot. There wasn’t anyone Glenn could recommend, and with so many calls coming in Glenn Founded Street Characters in 1987.

Since then Street Characters has become the leading provider of characters in the sports industry. Today, Street Characters ships characters around the World with Clients on every Continent except Antarctica!

Glenn came up with the concept of Mascot U recognizing there are no real opportunities for Mascot Performers and Administrators to learn and share their knowledge with each other, except at the Pro Team level, and even then meetings only happen within each League.

Robert Boudwin, Associate Dean, "Clutch" (NBA), Creator of "Newton, Houston's Smartest Dragon"

For over two decades Robert Boudwin was better known as Houston Rockets mascot “Clutch the Bear,” which was a character he created in 1995.  In addition to performing at over 1,500 games and 6,000 appearances he is an accomplished brand builder, marketer, coach, children’s author of 7 books, and producer of critically acclaimed school shows reaching over 1.2 million students having performed over 1,750 shows. 

Robert has also inspired tens of thousands as a public speaker through his motivational “SMILES” presentation. Boudwin was a 2006 inductee into the Mascot Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, 2 time NBA Mascot of the Year, a Houston Chronicle Hometown Hero, and has received countless other industry and civic awards, but is most thankful for all the amazing Houstonians who have welcomed him into their hearts over the past 21 years at Rockets games and events across the city and around the world.

In 2009, his short story, “A Clutch Win,” was published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball.  In the summer of 2016 Robert opened his own Marketing Consulting & Public Speaking Practice and as of recent has just launched his own mascot Newton “Houston’s Smartest Dragon” available for “eductainment” at elementary schools across the city.  Boudwin also volunteers and speaks for 9 non-profits, 5 of which he sits on the board for, but is best know for his work with organ donation awareness. He resides in Spring with his wife Amy & 5 children including 2 sets of twins.