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NFL Agent Joe Linta Adds High School Coach To Resume

Our 2011 NFL Draft Rounds 1-7 Picks (Player/Agent) report has agent Joe Linta with 5 clients drafted in the 2011 Draft (a 2nd round, 4th round, 5th round, 6th round, and 7th round pick).  Linta is widely known as the representative of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.  In Connecticut, he may soon be better known as Coach Linta.

In addition to representing professional football players through his company JL Sports, Linta has also picked up a job as the head coach of a private high school in Connecticut named Hamden Hall.  Linta has eight years prior experience coaching at Yale University.

Linta does not believe that the coaching job will take away from his work as an agent.  As he states,

“The slowest time of the year in representation business is August through October.  A lot of agents like to play golf.  This is what I like to do, sort of like a hobby.  I’ll probably spend the same number of hours a week doing this as they do playing golf.”

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.