OUR TEAM

Alan Bullington
Co-Founder & CEO

Graduated from the University of Kentucky (Summa Cum Laude) and the Pepperdine University School of Law.

NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor.

Member of the Kentucky Bar Association.

Has worked exclusively in athlete management since graduating from law school in 2005.

Serves as an advisory board member / consultant for ONE HOPE Wine & Coffee, K-Tenn Capital, and The Charity Network.

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Jay Courie
Co-Founder & President

Jay Courie leads a dedicated team of lawyers and professionals committed to the transition and success of professional athletes.

Has extensive experience representing players and coaches, focusing on draft preparation, training, marketing and financial success.

NFLPA Certified Agent and a member of the National Sports Lawyers Association.

Founding Member and the Managing Member of MGC. He represents businesses and individuals in a variety of matters including contract negotiations, employment matters, business development, and strategic planning.

Darius Rucker
Co-Founder

First attained multi-platinum status in the music industry as the lead singer of the GRAMMY award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish.

Has since released four solo country albums.  All four debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country albums chart and have collectively produced six No. 1 singles.

Won his third GRAMMY award (Best Solo Country Performance) in 2014.

Focuses on helping our clients prepare for and respond to the challenges of notoriety and wealth.

Matt Cullen
VP, Golf Division

Graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Applied Physiology & Kinesiology.

Spent six years working for the Callaway Golf & Odyssey Golf Companies as a Pro Tour Representative.  His duties included scouting, recruiting and endorsement contract negotiation.

Focuses on player management and support.

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Kyle Strongin
VP, Football Division 

Kyle graduated from and played football for the University of Oklahoma.

Professional experience includes being the Scouting and Player Personnel Assistant for the San Francisco 49ers, the Director of Football Operations for Ole Miss, where he was the youngest person ever to be in his position in the NCAA, he was also the Special Teams Assistant for the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Coordinator of Football Operations for the University of Tennessee.

One of only six NFLPA Certified Contract Advisors with NFL personnel experience and he has an insider's network of contacts with a thorough knowledge of the game.

Focuses solely on getting each client in a position to succeed on the field while maximizing his client's contract value.

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Mario Tiziani
VP, Golf Division

Graduated from the University of Wisconsin where he was captain of the golf team.

Played professionally for 17 years on various tours, including the PGA Tour.

Focuses on player development and is able to offer a perspective that only a former pro can.

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Ryan Knapp, MGC Sports

Ryan Knapp
VP, Client Marketing

Graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Sport Management and earned a master’s degree in Sport Industry Management from Georgetown University

Past professional experience includes overseeing on-site activation for BMW while working at Octagon, sponsorship sales for the AT&T National PGA Tour event on behalf of the Tiger Woods Foundation, and sponsorship sales and management for NFL Players, Inc., which included management of their Procter & Gamble, FedEx, Ford, Barclays, and Pepsi accounts.  

Served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University where he taught a graduate level sports marketing class

Focuses on maximizing each client’s endorsement and appearance fee income

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Josh Jones
Assistant Director, Football Division

Earned his bachelor's degree (Consumer Science) and master's degree (Kinesiology) from the University of Alabama.

While at Alabama, Jones worked as a Student Assistant in the Football Recruiting Office.

Worked as a Football Operations Intern for the Philadelphia Eagles during their 2016 Training Camp.

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Support Staff

Scott Garrett - Legal Counsel, Contracts and Endorsements

Tommy Lydon - Legal Counsel, Contract Negotiations

David Ross - Real Estate Counsel and Consultant

John Spainhour - Legal Counsel, Contract Negotiations

Jen Bricker - Marketing Director

Roland Hundley - Director of Information Technology

Powers Tanis - Communications Director