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11 Year LPGA Tour Golfer Emilee Klein Joins Lagardère Unlimited As A Player Manager

Emilee Klein (right)

Former United States Golf Association (USGA) Girls Junior champion and 11-year LPGA Tour golfer Emilee Klein has joined Lagardère Unlimited’s Golf Division as a player manager.  She will work directly with Eddie Smith, who currently represents 9 LPGA golfers, including Wendy Ward, who was on the same golf team as Klein at Arizona State University on NCAA championship teams in 1993-94.

Klein also has experience coaching amateur golfers.  She coached golf at the University of Central Florida and San Diego State University.  “I’ve enjoyed each step in my career,” said Klein, “but I’m very excited about this new chapter, returning in a new capacity to the LPGA Tour, where I gained so much experience and still have many good friends.”

“Emilee has been driven by success inside and outside the ropes for 25 years,” said Steve Loy, President of Lagardère Unlimited’s Golf Division. “She is a great new asset for Lagardère Unlimited.”

Emilee will be a fresh new addition to Lagardère Unlimited after it lost golf agent Brian Newton, an industry veteran whose clients included Nick Watney, Jeff Overton, Arron Oberholser, and Bryce Molder.

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.