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Coaches Nightmare Clients of the Week Tennis

Mighty Fine

Throw this one under nightmare of clients, or should I say coaches. The word fine is always associated with Maria Sharapova, but this time it’s for the wrong reason. Maria was fined $2,000 for illegal coaching from the sideline by her father during her quarter final match at the Australian Open. I’m sure that Maria […]

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Coaches Colleges Sports Agents

Want to be a Coach’s agent?

David Beckham, move aside. You are only an extreme case in a sport that has notoriously paid low salaries to its players. Nick Saban, Bobby Petrino, and Dom Capers; please stand up. In the past, I have written articles that document the recent splurge in payment to college coaches [Want to be a College Coach’s […]

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Coaches Recruiting Social Networking Sports Agents

Interview with Andrew Goodwin of ProRecruitNetwork.com

Andrew Goodwin is the co-founder of a new online venture called ProRecruitNetwork.com. Along with his partner, Burton Rocks, Mr. Goodwin has plans to change the landscape of recruiting athletes that aim to participate in American professional sports. ProRecruitNetwork.com is a database and online sports community intended to help Sports Agents, scouts, and coaches discover athletic […]

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Coaches Colleges

Schnellenberger Is Not Too Fond of LSU

Check out USATODAY.com’s great table for the Top 25 Final Coaches’ Ballots. One thing that caught my eye was where FAU coach Howard Schnellenberger ranked Louisiana State University. Maybe LSU does not deserve to be ranked #4 overall, but ranking them #15 is stretching it. He also put #8 Oklahoma as his #18 ranked team. […]

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Coaches Colleges Contract Negotiation

Want to be a College Coach’s agent? Part II

On July 25th, I talked about how the salaries of coaches in all collegiate sports are on the rise.  Today, I highlight USAToday.com’s in-depth analysis of college football coach income [USATODAY.com – Coaches compensation]. A few things stick out.  In particular: Coaches at the top D-I programs make an average yearly salary of $950,000 before […]

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Coaches Recruiting Sports Agents Sports Law

No Tolerance Policy

This past Friday, Sports Agent Charles Taplin was arrested for trying to gain information about and contact student athletes at Louisiana State University [LSUPD charges ‘agent’ in WCA]. The arrest is for “violating a Louisiana law that regulates sports agents and their contact with athletes.” But the story gets worse. Travelle Gaines, an assistant strength […]

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Coaches Colleges Sports Agents

Want to be a College Coach’s agent?

It may not be a bad idea, as college coach (and pro coach) salaries have risen exponentially in the past couple of decades. In the past, I touched on the fact that even women’s basketball coaches may become an area of interest for Sports Agents; Pat Summitt became the first women’s basketball coach to obtain […]

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Coaches

Condolences From The Entire Sports World

The head coach of the Northwestern football team, and former Career Sports & Entertainment client, Randy Walker passed away on June 29th [Randy Walker, R.I.P.]. He has produced a top-notch program at a school notoriously known for its academics. As someone who preached to his players about maintaining their G.P.A.’s while excelling on the field, […]