Who is Terrell Dozier?

Husband, father, former collegiate athlete, mentor, 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 or your Plan B, Terrell’s message and story is effective and inspiring.

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, live on Long Island with their son, Armani.


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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