Sports Agents

Video Interview: Chris Layne

Chris LayneChris Layne is both a sports agent and coach for track and field athletes. In the interview below, Chris talks to a website called Flotrack about balancing both professions and how he got to being a coach and agent. Chris coaches at Milligan College in east Tennessee and is an agent at Total Sports Management.  His official title at Total Sports is Director of Communications.  I am not surprised with that title after seeing his demeanor and glowing smile throughout the interview.

Track is not a sport that I am very familiar with, but I do know one of the names on the Total Sports client list: Xavier “X-Man” Carter.  He has done a lot of training at UF.  Anyway, the video is below.  Enjoy.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.