Grant Wiley | A Hard-Hitting West Virginia Mountaineer Bouncing Back | SE

Grant Wiley | A Hard-Hitting West Virginia Mountaineer Bouncing Back

Bouncing back after taking life’s biggest hits. In this episode, we chat with Grant Wiley, former West Virginia football player and Chief of Culture at Veepio. We discuss becoming a football All-American at West Virginia University, life’s realizations, and being present. All of this and more with Grant Wiley. 

Grant was an all American linebacker at West Virginia University in 2003. He hit hard on the football field, but he quickly found out that life can hit harder. Grant is proof that no matter how hard life hits, you can keep getting back up.  

If you are a fan of motivation, football, and leadership, you will enjoy this conversation. 

We are excited to feature Grant Wiley on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Alex Roberts | Hockey Culture and Franchising | SportsEpreneur Podcast

Alex Roberts | Hockey Culture and Franchising

It all starts with a hockey culture. In this episode, we chat with Alex Roberts, franchise executive for FranChoice and former professional hockey player and coach. We talk the life of a professional hockey player, coaching at an elite level, and franchising. All of this and more with baseball coach, Alex Roberts. 

Alex’s career as a hockey coach and now Franchise executive was built on his time playing NCAA and professional hockey. He was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks after leading the University of Michigan hockey team as a captain.  

Coaching and mentoring has always been a big part of Alex’s life. Prior to his career in franchising, Alex coached hockey at the professional level and spent time recruiting and developing elite-level high school hockey players as a coach with the U.S. National Team.  

If you are a fan of leadership, hockey, and business, you will enjoy this conversation. 

We are excited to feature Alex Roberts on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

David Ring | Growing a Baseball Business Through Instagram | SE

David Ring | Growing a Baseball Business Through Instagram

If you have a passion for something, you can make a lifestyle out of it. In this episode, we chat with David Ring, Founder and Owner of Canyon Side Cages in San Diego, CA. We talk about teaching, a baseball life, and growing your business on Instagram. All of this and more with baseball coach, David Ring. 

Through passion, hard work, an opportunity, and a viable market, David went for it, building Canyon Side Cages to what it is today. Even more, David has built up his own personal brand through teaching, giving, sharing both in person and on social media. 

If you are a fan of sports, baseball, and business, you will enjoy this conversation. 

We are excited to feature David Ring on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Jeff Attinella | Portland Timbers Goalkeeper Has Many Stories | SE

Jeff Attinella | Portland Timbers Goalkeeper Has Many Stories

“Goalkeeping is 75 percent mental.” In this episode, we chat with Jeff Attinella, goalkeeper for the Portland Timbers of the MLS. We talk the mind of a soccer goalkeeper, the Portland Timbers, and an athlete creating content.  All of this and more with Portland goalkeeper, Jeff Attinella. 

Jeff led the Timbers’ team to the 2018 MLS Cup. He played college soccer in his home state at the University of South Florida. His junior season he was an All American and Big East goalkeeper of the year. In the MLS, besides playing for the Portland Timbers Attinella also played for Real Salt Lake and was a backup goalie during their MLS Cup run in 2013. 

Besides being a goalkeeper, Jeff is husband, father and a content creator. A creator in the sense that he is a podcast host and children’s book author. You can hear his podcast From J to Z on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. His children’s books can be found on his publishing platform, ItHadToBeTold.com or Amazon. You can see links to his books below. After you spend time listening to Jeff and learning about his story, you will absolutely be drawn to his content.  

One thing that really stood out in this chat is Jeff’s mindfulness. We believe you’ll come to understand what I mean after listening to this conversation.

We are excited to feature Jeff Attinella on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

James Cotton | A Buckeye Transitioning in Sports, Life, and Business | SE Podcast

James Cotton | A Buckeye Transitioning in Sports, Life, and Business

Taking your game to the next level in sports, life, and business. In this episode, we chat with James Cotton, founder of Buck-Icon and former Buckeye football player. We talk Ohio State football, life transitions, and accountability. All of this and more with Buckeye great, James Cotton.  

Buck-Icon’s mission is to become a premier apparel and merchandise retailer and provide resources for former members of the Ohio State football program and all individuals to enhance their careers which will help them transition into professional life in Corporate America, athletics, society, and the community.  

James Cotton was a defensive lineman for the Ohio State Buckeyes. In 1998 he was a part of the Big 10 Championship team that went onto win the Sugar Bowl. 

Cotton was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 2000 NFL Draft. He also is a Canadian Football League Grey Cup Champion.  

If you need help navigating the transitions in your life, let this conversation be a resource as James brings experience both on and off the field, and it is clear early on in this chat that James is here to help. 

With that, we are excited to feature James Cotton on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Bruce Snell | Fundamentals in Sports and Business | SE Podcast

Bruce Snell | Fundamentals in Sports and Business

Getting back to the fundamentals. Today we speak with Bruce Snell, President of BSG International. In this episode, we discuss breaking through the barrier with fundamentals in sports and business. ——Bruce Snell is a business operations consultant and author of the book, Breaking Through the Four Barriers of Quality. He learned all about overcoming obstacles by playing football in Alabama—100 years ago as he likes to say. His business lessons are a must listen for any entrepreneur. Especially one that has a thing for sports. Bruce’s essential thoughts in business and his lessons learned in the sports world has us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Ann Lademann | Kids In Seats | SportsEpreneur Podcast

Ann Lademann | Kids In Seats

Changing lives one ticket at a time. Today we speak with Ann Lademann, Executive Director of Kids In Seats. In this episode, we discuss attending sporting events, storytelling, and Kids In Seats. We hosted Ann in the office and instead of a typical podcast chat, we recorded our meeting. It’s not the best sound quality as it’s a documentary style podcast instead of an arranged podcast. We hope you enjoy it!——Kids In Seats is a non-profit organization that promotes achievement in disadvantaged youth by using event experiences as motivational tools to recognize and reward their academic achievement and positive social behavior. Ann’s desire and passion to reach more at-risk children led her to form Kids In Seats in March 2017 with Rae Anne McLaughlin.At SportsEpreneur, we are partnering with Kids In Seats because we believe in their cause and we are excited to share their story with you.  Ann’s success in and out of the business world has us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast.