Since 2010, Terrell has been assisting student-athletes across the country become academically eligible through the NCAA Eligibility Center. With so many student-athletes possessing a pro or bust mentality, Terrell looks to implement tools for them to use off of the field/court to create a Plan B. Why is Terrell so passionate? It started back in 1992 with a dream and a life-changing moment…
It was the end preseason at St. Thomas More in Oakdale, CT where I was doing a Post-grad year and looking to be recruited by a Division I school. My coach, Jere Quinn called me in his office to talk about my recruitment thus far. I saw Division I materials on his desk and obviously assumed they were for me. Coach expressed to me that Division I schools were interested in me. All my life I had wanted to hear those words from a coach. I was on par to accomplish my goal of becoming a Division I basketball player! In the next breath, he stated to me that I wasn’t going to be able to play Division I basketball because I had graduated high school without taking a science class with a lab. WHAT?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? That was all I could say.
WHY DIDN’T MY GUIDANCE COUNSELOR TELL ME? WHY DIDN’T MY COACH TELL ME?
The real question, is how come I didn’t know?
I began reviewing student-athlete’s transcripts to prevent as many student-athletes as I could from feeling the way I felt that day in Coach Quinn’s office.
With the landscape of grassroot sports changing into monetary monster and the rise of social media, more and more of our youth are falling through the cracks and losing opportunities with bad grades, misinformation and senseless posts.
As a student-athlete ambassador, I’ve helped hundreds of student-athletes with their transcripts, spoke about the dangers of social media and viewing themselves as a brand.
I’m excited to speak to your student-athletes!
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Terrell's programming closes the gap on misinformation and lack of opportunities as it relates to being fully prepared academically, athletically and socially to be successful in high school and beyond.
Terrell's message is one that all student-athletes should hear. His passion and knowledge of the NCAA Eligibility process made his talk engaging to our student athletes.