• Tywanna Smith is Using the Ultimate Playbook in Assisting Athletes with the Athletes Nexus

    “I wanted to be able to teach athletes about the entire spectrum of being a professional athlete. I wanted athletes to come to utilize their platforms that best benefit them."

  • WNBA Champion Yolanda Moore Changes the Culture at Clark Atlanta University

    Words: Craig Allen Brown Images: Yolanda Moore | Clark Atlanta University Athletics “I wanted them to believe differently about who they were and the value they have as people first, and as players second, and then to raise their level of expectation for themselves,” Yolanda Moore’s unorthodox ascent from a small, Southern town to WNBA champion was full of adversity. Now, as the head coach of Clark Atlanta University’s women’s basketball team, she is teaching her student-athletes that champ…

  • Grambling State University has Always Been Home to Former Houston Astro James Cooper 

    Words: Aaron Tyson Image: Grambling State University Athletics James Cooper’s initial commitment to Grambling State University began in 2000, where he would embark on the arduous journey of a student-athlete. Similar to the parade of accolades garnered by his then head coach ­­— American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Famer, Wilbert Ellis—Cooper’s athletic ability as an outfielder awarded him All-Conference and All-SWAC honors during his career. Unbeknownst, that would not be the last …

  • From Transition to Purpose: Daron Roberts Talks About his Journey From Harvard Law, NFL Coach, and More. 

    By Aaron Tyson January 15, 2018 " Right now I can say without a shadow of a doubt that my purpose in life is to help others identify, craft, and execute a game plan for success." Daron, in his early years, ultimate goal was to immerse himself in the political arena. During his time at Harvard, he served as a volunteer coach at a football camp that altered the vision he had for his life. Fast forwad 169 letters to NFL coaches later, he finds himself rejecting an offer to work for a law firm…