Mike Blythe


Born and raised in Griffith, Mike moved his family to the Valparaiso area in 1979. Early in his career much of his energy was spent bringing sporting goods to the community through a retail setting. Today much of his time is spent developing the necessary tools and technologies required to operate a successful online Team Sports Dealership. Mike donates much of his time to the Team Sports Industry through several leadership roles in buying groups and trade associations. In his free time, Mike can be found riding horses and being world’s most caring Grandfather to his growing family. His favorite athlete from the Region is Jeff Samardzija.


Born and raised in Portage, Jason has been with Blythe’s Team Sports for 27 years. Jason is the founding father of our outside sales team. Early in his career, Jason was instrumental in developing relationships with our key vendors like Adidas, Under Armour, and Wilson. Today, he continues to pass knowledge onto the new members of our sales team. Jason spent several years coaching a successful local middle school wrestling program at his alma-mater. He enjoys spending time hunting and fishing away from work. His favorite athlete from the Region is Darren “The Damage” Elkins.

Sharon Polite

Team Sales Representative/Operations

Born and raised in Washington Township, Sharon has been with Blythe’s Team Sports for over 20 years. She has key responsibilities in both Operations and Team Sales. Although, her most valuable attribute to our company might be her infectious positive attitude. Sharon spent several years coaching a successful local high school volleyball program. Therefore she understands the important relationship between a Coach and their Team Sports Dealer. Her favorite athletes are her ’04 girls and 06’ boys Washington Twp. volleyball teams… ”Makin History!”

Brandon Murphy

Team Sales Representative

Born and raised in Morgan Township. Brandon has been apart of the Blythe’s Team since 2018. See a local high school or college team uniform that catches your eye? Brandon’s ideas are likely behind it. He has designed some of the most attractive uniforms and built great business relationships with local coaches and administrators across the region. In his free time, Brandon enjoys spending time on the golf course, on the volleyball court and softball field. His favorite athlete from the Region is Bryce Drew.

Jon Krysa

Team Sales Representative

Born and raised in Valparaiso, IN. He graduated from VHS. After attending college at UNCW he returned home to Valpo where he has worked at Blythe’s Athletics for 3 years. His favorite sports team is the Chicago Cubs.

TR Harlan

Team Sales Representative

Chris Beach

Operations Manager

Chris has been a Valpo resident for 2 years. He has worked for Blythe’s Athletics for 2 years now. In addition to managing the retail side at Blythes. He is actively involved in local youth soccer. He currently coaches for Victory Christian Academy in Valpo. In his off time he enjoys spending time with his family which includes his wife Ruth and son Theo.