We offer listeners a behind-the-scenes look into the sports industry by speaking with some of the greatest minds in the game. Guests touch on how they broke into the industry, the different roles they’ve played throughout their journey and offer some tips to those looking to work in sports.
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Coach Larry McKenzie is a six time Minnesota Boys State Championship Coach. He is also an author, educator and public speaker. In 2014, Coach McKenzie became the first African-American coach selected to the Minnesota Basketball Hall of Fame.
Shaun Bradley just finished his senior season with the Temple Owls football program, where he played middle linebacker. This past season he was named All-Conference in the American Athletic Conference after leading his team in tackles. He talks about his career at Temple and the excitement leading up to the 2020 NFL draft.
Barry Gardner is an 8-year NFL vet who played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and New England Patriots. After retiring from the league and discovering his passion for mentoring players, he launched his sports firm: BeGreat Sports.
Wayne Jones is the head men’s golf and basketball coach at Episcopal High School. He was recently named Director of Community and Inclusion at Episcopal.
Senior Editor at RCS SPORTS Jim Hicks is a well-known prep basketball analyst and is also a host on the daily radio talk show “The Chop Shop.”
Dr. Lacey Reynolds is a tenured professor at Texas Southern University in the College of Education. He has over 34 years of experience in higher education and once served as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Grambling University and Head Women’s Coach at Texas Southern.
We have Pat Ryan and Will Brannon from Eventellect. Eventellect is the leader in driving incremental ticket revenue for sports teams and entertainment companies by developing and executing supplemental pricing and distribution strategies. Thier motto is “the smarter way to buy seats.”
Marcus D. Wiley is a College Professor, Entrepreneur, author and comedian. You can catch him every morning as the Co-host on the Yolanda Adams morning show. In this episode Marcus will share his past experiences as a College Athlete and talk about the mentors that helped him.
Cory Grant played college football as a Defensive Tackle at Texas Christian University. His senior season he helped lead the horned frogs to an undefeated season and Rose Bowl Championship. He is now a Houston Real Estate Agent and known as “Cory The Real Estate Guy.”
Daniel is a former HS Mcdonald’s All-American from Willowridge High School. He went on to play at Duke University and was later drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers.
Marcus is a former Div. 1 basketball player at Texas Christian University. After College he played professionally overseas in Germany, Switzerland and France. In 2008 Marcus started the Shoot2Score organization dedicated to the positive development of boys and girls in Houston, Texas through basketball and character building programs. He also is the founder of OTR Exposure and ball out events.
Marla is currently an Athletic Director with the Alief School District. Before moving into the role of Athletic Director Brumfield-Lewis was a star on the Rice University women’s basketball team and later played in the WNBA. She also has experience as a Coach where she was on the Women’s coaching staff at Rice University and Clemson.
Jason is an Author, sales consultant and motivational speaker. In 2010, Jason B. Montanez founded The Catapult Leadership Group to “Launch the Leader Within You.” The Catapult Leadership Group is a full-fledged consulting firm that focuses on Leadership, Sales, and Customer Care. His most recent work is a book titled “I’ve Got 99 Things to Quit And Giving UP is ONE”
Lanell Grant, also known as Nell, is a wife, mom, music producer and choreographer. She played College basketball at the University of Texas Arlington. Most recently she has gained a huge following as an executive producer for Houston rap sensation Tobe Nwigwe.
Mr. Vincenzo Cox also known as Coach Cox is a former college athlete at the University of Houston where he was a member of the UH Championship Track and Field team. He is currently a Teacher and Head men’s soccer Coach at Alief Elsik High School. In 2018 he led the Mighty Elsik Rams Soccer team to a Texas State Championship and a National Championship. In 2018 Coach Cox was named USA Today National Coach of the year and in 2019 UIL Texas State Coach of the year. He has mentored thousands of students in his years as a Teacher and a Coach.
Mr. Mike Miller is a former college athlete at Prairie View A&M where he was a member of the SWAC Championship Track and Field team. He is a Teacher with the Alief Independent School District at Crossroads High School where he was once named Teacher of the Year. He also is the founder of the Alief Clovers, a non-profit organization that sponsors AAU Track and field teams and girls and boys basketball programs.
Since 1997 Cyril and TGBTG has been active in the lives of thousands of young people through sports activities and outreach programs. His mission is to bring about a positive, measurable difference in participants spiritual, athletic, academic, and social development. One of his primary goals is for all participants is to be better prepared to be a success in life as a result of participating in their programs.
Texas Southern University Athletic Director Kevin Granger shares his experience as a High School and College student athlete and explains what it took to for him to be successful.