I started the recruiting process really late and ended up going to a junior college and transferring to a four-year school. Had I not taken the initaive to email any coaches, my career would have finished at the junior college level. Once in college, I needed to choose between continuing with my first sport, golf, and my major, environmental science. I ended up choosing my major and thought my role as a college athlete was done. At the recommendation of my roommates, I ran the school turkey trot and was fortunate enough to win it. That performance caught the attention of the school’s cross country coach who offered me a half scholarship to run my last two years of college.
That fortuitous route to a scholarship made me think, “there has to be a better way for athletes to connect with coaches and opportunities that are out there for them.” Little did I know, my friend and assistant cross country coach thought the same thing, and he started a recruiting service to connect athletes with college opportunities. A few years after he started the company, I joined and we grew tremendously over the next seven years until we were acquired by NCSA.
Having been a college athlete in multiple sports and spending many years working all of the roles involved with a recruiting service have given me a unique perspective on the recruiting process. Working day in and day out to educate families about the recruiting process and connect with college coaches has been one of the most rewarding expriences of my life. I truly believe getting someone on their right path to college is a life-changing experience. Our company provides the education, tools and guidance to ensure anyone from free users to paying clients can be better off having engaged with NCSA.