The following sports personalities will be featured in the Winning with Class book. Each feature has been interviewed exclusively for the book and will provide their own personal definition of the phrase Winning with Class as well as their unique perspective on how to build a Winning with Class attitude foundation.
Alexandra “Alex” Scott
Founder, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Brave warrior v. childhood cancer. Won her LIFE with class.
Super Bowl winning coach. Best-selling author. Current NFL analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America. Touching lives through numerous charitable organizations.
Lt. Michael P. Murphy
(May 7, 1976 – June 28, 2005)
Athlete, Navy Seal, and, as shown in the movies Lone Survivor and Murph The Protector, a true American Hero.
WNBA Superstar and gold medalist.
John & Jim Paxson
John: 3-time NBA Champion and current Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations, Chicago Bulls.
Jim: Former NBA All-Star, current Director of Operations, Chicago Bulls.
Co-host and sports anchor, Fox and Friends, best-selling author. It’s How You Play the Game, and The Games Do Count.
NFL Executive Vice President of football operations. Making positive changes in the culture of the NFL.
Dr. Michael Gervais
Sports psychologist consulting with top sports organizations, including the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, UFC, US Olympic Team and Red Bull’s North American athletes, including most recently, work with the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks.
Veteran journalist whose work has been recognized as among the nation’s best. Working to build communities through universal access to an early positive experience in sports.
Dr. Larry Lauer
Sports psychologist. Mental Skills Specialist at United States Tennis Association Player Development. Panel participant, HBO’s Trophy Kids.
Former NBA player and Executive. Lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports
Ernie Johnson, Jr.
Studio host, TNT Sports. Lead television voice for Major League Baseball, TBS.
Former Football Coach, Manassas High School, as featured in the Academy Award winning documentary, Undefeated. Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author, Against the Grain.
Emmy nominated sports broadcaster for CBS Sports.
Hall of Fame High School Basketball Coach
USA Women’s Soccer star and gold medalist. Forward for Orlando Pride of National Women’s Soccer League. Author, Breakaway, Beyond the Game, and The Kicks, the NY Times bestselling middle grade motivational book series
Former NFL Player. Subject of NY Times bestseller, Season of Life. Co-founder, with wife Paula, of Building Men and Women for Others. Author, Inside Out Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives.
Former NFL linebacker, including Super Bowl Champion with the New Orleans Saints. VP, NFLPA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, Team Gleason which seeks to help with the fight against ALS.
Founder, Hoops of Hope. Helping others through basketball. Author, Take Your Best Shot and Live to Give.
PGA Tour star. 2015 PGA Championship winner.Currently ranked number 1 in the world.
Special Olympics competitor. First Special Olympics athlete elected to the Special Olympics International Board of Directors.
Head Coach, NBA Champion Golden State Warriors. 5-time NBA champion as a player.
Helping physically and mentally challenged children in the U.S. and beyond Win With Class through baseball.
Jack Del Rio
Head Coach, Oakland Raiders.
Scott and Tiffany Smiley
Scott lost one of his eyes due to a roadside bomb in Iraq. THEN, became an ESPY Award-winning athlete. A true Winning With Class couple. Both have given overcoming adversity a new meaning.
Timothy P. Shriver, Ph.D.
Chairman of the Special Olympics
Head Football Coach, University of Richmond
PGA Tour Commissioner
Baseball player, Charleston Southern.
Winning with Class in the face of extreme adversity.
Often referred to as best NFL Tight End ever as well as one of the league’s best men. NFL Analyst, CBS Sports.
Dr. Gio Valiante
Sports Psychologist. Works with numerous PGA tour players. Author, Fearless Golf and Golf Flow
ESPN Hall of Fame College Basketball Analyst. Author, Motivational Speaker, Champion of fight agains cancer.
Former Super Bowl Champion coach. Voted 2nd most motivational coach of all time. Master of building team relationships.
USA Swimmer, 12-time Olympic medalist
USA Softball star. ESPN Softball analyst and sideline reporter.
LPGA star. 16 –time winner including U.S. Women’s Open and LPGA Championship.
Rising MLS player, New England Revolution
Head Basketball Coach, University of Notre Dame
NCAA and WNBA Champion, WNBA Ambassador, worldwide Philanthropist
Global organization using sports to improve the lives of children.
Former college athlete, survivor of brutal attack, Author, Kill the Silence: A Survivor’s Life Reclaimed.