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April 1, 2021 61 min

FTGOTG S2, E10 | Episode 10 features my interview with Professional Sports Agent and author J. Drew Pittman.  As a principal for Shark Sports Management, his clients include both professional athletes and coaches.  Drew allows his faith and relationship with God to guide his life and professional endeavors.  His integrity and authenticity have allowed him to be highly successful despite being part of an industry known more for slick, smooth-talking (sometimes greedy) extroverts!  (thank you Jerry Maguire, aka Tom Cruise)

As fellow Texans and alumni of JJ Pearce HS in Richardson, Drew and I got reacquainted after over 43 years as members of a Zoom Bible study.  I was interested in speaking to him about his book First Team Dad, but also the magnitude of "relationships" within his business.  We explore how the book came to be and the unique way he "tested" the principles, prior to publication.  Drew's transparency in the book and during our chat point to why he's managed to be so successful.

Becoming a Professional Sports Agent was a natural move for Drew, if not part of his destiny.  As a D-1 Soccer athlete at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Drew excelled in sports.  He was also blessed to marry Layne Teaff Pittman, daughter of legendary Baylor University (football) Head Coach, Grant Teaff.  His understanding of the game, while valuable, became almost secondary to his reputation as an honest, hard-working family man and Christian.

Drew's clients, as well as readers (of his book), benefit from his experience and wisdom.  His 28 years as a successful Sports Agent speaks for itself, but his faith and family relationship are contributors to that success!  I strongly endorse First Team Dad and highly recommend it to parents interested in building a stronger family...whether in or out of sports!

First Team Dad, Your Playbook for a Winning Family  - by J. Drew Pittman

Intro music "Next Level" used under license by Composer Rujay Torres.

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