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Nick Saban: Every head coach fortunate enough to land the job at Alabama since the early 80’s has had the unreasonably tall task of coaching in the shadow of one of the greatest coaches of all time in Paul “Bear” Bryant. Sports speaker Nick is a legend in his own right, taking the reins of the Crimson Tide and steering them to 3 National Championships and 3 SEC Division Titles since 2009. To no surprise, Nick has his team sitting at #1 in the first ever college football playoff and is nominated for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. This upcoming offseason could be the perfect time to hire this iconic football personality to host your corporate event or fundraiser!
Jimbo Fisher: Sitting at 27-0 in the last 2 years, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher literally could not be coaching any better right now. Last year he also helped fashion his star quarterback Jameis Winston into a Heisman Trophy winner as a freshman. Jimbo is the type of father-figure who has a passion for football but more importantly a passion for developing his players as people. He has earned the respect of his peers in the coaching world and of his players. If you are in the market to hire an inspirational sports speaker, Jimbo uses his experiences on the football field to teach you valuable life lessons that will stick with you as you continue to pursue your own life goals.
Urban Meyer: It is often understood that the true mettle of a team is a mirror image of the resolve of their leader. Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer was born to lead. This year his Buckeyes have fought their way into the college playoff bracket after terribly unexpected injuries to their first and second string quarterbacks. In 2011, Urban was forced to temporarily retire from the game after facing looming health concerns. He found the inner strength to be the best professional, father, and husband he could be and was able to return to the coaching ranks a year later. Here’s a sports motivational speaker for hire that can teach you the true meaning of perseverance.
Greg Norman: He has spent the last few years lurking on the Champions Tour but it looks like a familiar shark fin popped up at the Fox Sports studios this week! The Shark will attack a new game in 2015 as the lead commentator for USGA events on Fox Sports alongside well-known commentator Joe Buck. Sports speaker Greg is a beloved member of the professional golf community whose new gig as a lead commentator is long overdue. We know he has a flair for the dramatic, and now he has the chance to share in those critical tournament moments with viewers! More prominent TV time will likely revive the demand to hire Greg for paid speaking appearances, here’s your chance to book The Shark before it’s too late!
Brett Favre: There may still be a few moldy cheeseheads left in Wisconsin who hold a grudge against their former quarterback, but Monday was a warm and welcoming homecoming for sports speaker Brett Favre. He returned to Green Bay to give a speech at his local Brett Favre’s Steakhouse in support of legendary Packer Bart Starr and his home for troubled youth, the Rawhide Boys Ranch. Now that he is not playing, Brett has become a spokesperson for several companies and has opened his availability to accept more paid speaking engagements for those interested in hiring a sports speaker.
Rob Gronkowski: The New England Patriots rough and tumble tight end found the purr-fect stress reliever this week when he appeared on the cover of ESPN magazine with the cuddliest of kittens! The internet erupted with delight and the new ESPN spread only furthers his fun-loving persona off the field. With a mixed bag of jokes and hilarious antics, Gronk has quickly blossomed into the NFL’s most intriguing personality since joining the league in 2010. Let Gronk join the festivities to host your next corporate conference or event and who knows, maybe he’ll bring along some of his new feline fans!
Landon Donovan: While one chapter was inevitably going to come to an end, another is only beginning for the most beloved sports speaker in U.S. men’s soccer history. Landon Donovan played in his final professional match on Sunday and closed out his career with his 6th MLS Title with the L.A. Galaxy. His final curtain call comes on the precipice of a new opportunity to become involved with the game and impact others in ways he could not during his playing career. Landon could follow in the steps of many iconic athletes who turn to commentating and he will also be more readily available to accept speaking engagements and endorsements.
Ronda Rousey: UFC Champ Ronda Rousey is a knockout in every sense of the word. Her #29 rank on the 2013 Maxim Hot 100 list aside, Ronda is the face of women’s UFC and has a mantle full of championship belts. She made her acting debut in The Expendables 3 last year and landed the lead role in the highly anticipated Entourage movie. This week she announced the release of her own memoir titled My Fight/Your Fight to be released next May. Ronda is a kick-ass sports speaker who will certainly be able to motivate and inspire your audience to make the most of their unique talents!
Rory McIlroy: Two major tournament wins, a #1 world golf ranking and Ryder Cup victory to boot is all in a season’s work for the PGA Tour’s brightest star. Since the fall of Goliath (aka Tiger Woods) in 2009, the PGA Tour crown has been up for grabs and fans have anxiously awaited the rise of a new king. This week Rory was awarded his 2nd Golf Writer’s Trophy in 3 years as the European who has made the biggest contribution to the sport during the season. Rory is doing his best to tailor the crown for himself in what has been an impressive push to the top of the golf ranks.
Steve Kerr: We know it’s a little too early to making too many bold predictions, but Steve Kerr is off to the best start of any head coach in NBA history. The Golden State Warriors are also the owners of the best record in the NBA right now at 19-2 thanks to sports speaker Steve. Lest we forget, this man did play with His Airness for several championship seasons with the Bulls so there’s no doubt he knows how to win and build a workable relationship with superstar athletes. Does your business or event need a guest speaker to encourage the importance of team building? Sports speaker Steve Kerr is your guy.