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Karrie Crocker


Program Manager

Karrie Crocker brings over a decade of experience gained from working in higher academics. She is a college professor at Mercer University and Remington College within the Liberal Arts program specifically focusing on Communication Studies & Public Speaking. As a public speaking instructor, she engages and works with traditional and non-traditional students to enhance their ability to present personally and professionally in many different settings. She also creates and develops course content within her curriculum to ensure forward progress with her students and her university.


Karrie also serves as a Strategic Membership Advisor for Athletes Charitable, a new division of United Charitable launched in 2021. Athletes Charitable empowers professional athletes to maximize their brands and national influence through philanthropic giving. 

Taylor Nowell


Advisory Committee Member

Taylor joined CAPTRUST Financial Advisors in 2015 and serves as a financial advisor responsible for providing comprehensive wealth management and retirement advisory services to professional athletes and high-net-worth investors. Prior to this role, Taylor served as an intern and client management consultant at CAPTRUST. Taylor graduated with a finance degree from Mississippi State University.

Antavious Coates


Advisory Committee Member

Antavious Coates is a native of Greenwood, South Carolina where he was a three sport letterman for Greenwood High. He eventually went on to earn the William J. McKenna Football Scholarship to the University of Georgia in 2005 where he lettered. He began his sports management career in 2011 after receiving his Masters in Sports Management and Policy from the University of Georgia.

Following grad school, Mr.Coates went on to the Sports Consulting Group at UBS Financial Services were he served as a Recruiter and Client Services Associate before becoming a financial advisor. He provided distinctive new client acquisition solutions and budget planning while maintaining client and industry relationships. With his developed network, Mr. Coates possessed the tools to provide clients with great representation and long-term success in their careers.

While discovering that his passion was truly in sports marketing, he decided to take a leap of faith and step away from the financial world to begin his journey. After spending 5 years at ESM, Antavious became one of the most influential and accomplished  marketing agents in the Southeast. Now he’s lead Marketing Executive in Atlanta for one of the top rated football agency in the world, CAA Sports.

In his leisure time, Mr. Coates enjoys spending time with his family, attending church as well as sporting events, traveling, and giving back to the community through various charities and other non-profit organizations. Also a proud and dedicated member of the Beta Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi.

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