Jay Holgate has joined Football Speakers as a professional speaker. Jay is an SEC sports writer and motivational speaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. Here is the link to his promotional video.
As a credentialed member of the SEC, he reports exclusively on SEC football and basketball. His column is published weekly in over 200 on-line newspapers in the Southeast, and he can be heard weekly on sports radio stations across the South.
An active member of the Football Writers Association of America, Jay writes on leadership skills, management styles, strategy, psychology, teamwork and motivation used in winning in the SEC. Because Jay is a freelance writer not beholden to a newspaper, he can take a story where a beat writer may not go.
Jay is also a weekly guest on a number of sports radio programs around the South, and his radio interviews have been viewed by thousands on YouTube.
Recognizing the management practices of a head coach are nearly identical to those of a well run organization, Jay began articulating these lessons to business leaders.
No matter the size of the organization, Jay’s encouraging and passionate message about hope, focusing on the goal, and the perseverance required of every member each day is both motivating and inspiring.
Jay is also a certified life coach who works with athletes and executives, challenging clients to exceed their expectations.
His own personal story of following his dreams began simply wanting to be on the sidelines of an SEC football game. In time Jay was led to the media press box, and put right in the middle of the recruiting war of a top 5 football player in the country.
Watching his own dreams build through the years drives him to push others to live a life of fulfillment and happiness.
Jay is married to Kim Freeman of Atlanta, Georgia. They have two children who follow SEC football, Ashley Reagan 17, and Jack 6.
To view Jay's Promotional video, click link.
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SEC EAST: South Carolina Leads Recruiting for 2012
Below are the number of verbal commits through July 31, 2011 for the 2012 signing class:
1) South Carolina Gamecocks 18
2) Florida Gators 15
3) Kentucky Wildcats 13
4) Georgia Bulldogs 12
5) Vanderbilt Commodores 12
6) Tennessee Volunteers 12
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Impact Freshman: SEC East
Isaiah Crowell, RB: He arrives in Athens with a ton of hype. Georgia has yet to find its feature back and Crowell has all the talent to be that player. Some think he could start by the midpoint of the season. He was the nation’s top running back and in 2010 he rushed for 1,721 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Malcolm Mitchell, WR: Mitchell played both sides of the ball in high school, but Georgia’s staff really likes what he could do at receiver. He’s a tremendous athlete and will get a chance to earn playing time for the fall, especially with some unproven receivers already on Georgia’s roster.
Jadeveon Clowney, DE: Clowney will enter preseason camp with a mound of expectations. He was the country’s top high school player last year, and even though there is a lot of talent on South Carolina’s defensive line, it will be hard to keep him off the field with his freakish ability. He recorded 162 tackles, including 29 tackles for loss, 29.5 sacks, 11 forced fumbles, six recovered fumbles and scored five touchdowns last fall.
Gators Fielding Young Team in Fall--Only 73 Scholarships Too
GATOR SPORTS- Florida will have only 73 scholarship players on its roster when preseason camp opens in August — 12 below the NCAA allotment of 85. And that's if there is no further attrition between now and then.
Florida will have only eight scholarship seniors this fall.
Florida's junior class is not all that much deeper than the senior class. The Gators will have only 15 junior scholarship players this fall. Add that to the eight seniors, and UF will have a mere 23 upperclassmen on this year's team.
COLLEGE WORLD SERIES: Florida Beats Vandy 3-1
Rain stopped game Monday night, had to resume Tuesday at 11 am
Vandy plays North Carolina on Thursday---Winner plays Florida