Meet Terrell

Husband, father, former collegiate athlete, and guidance counselor, Terrell Dozier is one of the most passionate speakers you’ll experience. For over a decade, student-athletes and youth programs from all over the country have benefited from the passion that shines through in his thought-provoking presentations. Whether the topic is NCAA Eligibility, Social Media you’re your Plan B, Terrell’s message is effective and efficient.

​Terrell’s gift of being an effective communicator has allowed him to reach student-athletes in all sports. A partial list of his clients includes the New York Gauchos, Holy Trinity High School Football, Mokan Basketball, and Albany City Rocks, to name a few.  

​Terrell earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management from Colby-Sawyer College and his Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Alfred University. He is currently the guidance counselor and athletic director at Riverhead Charter High School on Long Island where he uses his life experiences to add value to his student’s lives.

Terrell is the host of the Positive Impact Podcast. He devotes time to mentoring student-athletes and underprivileged youth and is one of the Executive Director of Positive Impact New York, Inc. which develops tomorrow’s leaders by preparing them for life in high school, college and beyond. PINY was established to provide students and their families with support, as they transition through the different levels of their scholastic journeys. More specifically, PINY assists students and their families with accessing high quality academic and social opportunities by ensuring that they are educated throughout their scholastic process. Terrell and his wife, Andria, lives on Long Island with their son, Armani.

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.

Melissa Peach

Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, UAlbany

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.

Dominick Pitaniello

Athletic Director, Rensselaer High School