A baseball legend, former player and coach, and Washington Nationals skipper, Davey Martinez most recently led the Nationals to win the 2019 World Series Championship for the first time in franchise history. Although this is only his second season as a manager, 2019 marks his 31st season in professional baseball including sixteen years as a player (1986-2001) and ten years as a coach (2008-17).
Prior to becoming a manager, Martinez served as a bench coach for the Chicago Cubs and Tampa Bay Rays where he was in charge of nearly every aspect of the strategy, including controlling the opponent's running game, defensive positioning, base running, and bunting. As bench coach for the Cubs, he was no stranger to the postseason. From 2015-17, Martinez played an integral role in three straight postseason appearances that included the Cubs’ 2016 World Series Championship and two National League Central Division titles. For the Rays, he remains the longest tenured bench coach in team history after spending seven season there from 2008-14.
Retiring from his playing career in 2001 with the Atlanta Braves, Martinez played in 1,919 games, has a .276 career batting average and recorded 1,599 hits, 91 home runs, 795 runs scored and 580 RBIs.
A three-time Manager of the Year, Joe Maddon comes back to Los Angeles Angels and was named their manager in 2019. Previously, Maddon was the manager for the Chicago Cubs from 2015-2019. Joe was the first manager in Cubs franchise's 142 seasons to lead the Cubs to the postseason in four-straight campaigns ... he led the team to two division titles, two wild card berths and the 2016 World Series, the franchise's first championship in 108 years. After 31 years as a scout and coach in the Angels’ organization, he became manager of the Tampa Bay Rays in 2006, winning the World Series in 2002 as the bench coach.
Nancy Lieberman is a WNBA Hall of Fame legend, activist, philanthropist and current coach of the Big3 ‘Team Power.’ In 2018 she replaced Clyde Dexter and became the first woman ever to become head coach of a men’s professional team in any sport. Nancy played eight years of professional play in the Women’s Professional Basketball League and WNBA, eight years of professional coaching experience in the WNBA, NBA D-League (head coach of the Texas Legends, affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks) and NBA (Sacramento Kings assistant coach), and has spent time as a broadcaster for ESPN, ABC and FOX- currently the on-air host for the New Orleans Pelicans. Nancy also earned a silver medal at the 1976 Summer Olympics and a gold medal as a member of USA Basketball’s 1979 World Championship team. She was named to three All-American teams while winning back-to-back AIAW National Championships at Old Dominion University. Nicknamed “Lady Magic,” she was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.
Nancy is a passionate philanthropist through Nancy Lieberman Charities. They have key programs including basketball camps, after-school programs and her biggest initiative, Dream Courts, which has installed basketball courts and safe facilities for youth in communities across the country (counting over 100 courts to date.) During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has provided warm meals for over 1,000 first responders and supporting struggling small businesses across the Dallas/ North Texas area.
She has an inspiring story of hope and courage, a girl from Far Rockaway, New York, becoming one of the greatest female basketball players of all time- more on this in the Wall Street Journal. She credits her close relationship with the legendary Mohammad Ali as one of the driving forces in her life and a father figure, something she did not have. You can hear more about her career and legacy in a recent interview with Rich Kleiman for The Boardroom. She was also featured in the last print edition of the famed ESPN Body Issue at the age of 61.
David Shaw is the head coach of the Stanford University football team, leading the Cardinal to three Rose Bowls in the last four years. After winning the Pac-12 Conference title in 2015, Shaw became the first Stanford coach in 80 years to win three conference titles and only the third ever in program history to do so. Prior to his coaching career, Shaw played four years at Stanford as a wide receiver.
Bob is the head swimming coach for both the US Men’s Olympic Team and Arizona State University's Men and Women's teams. A 2010 inductee into the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Hall of Fame, Bowman is a five-time ASCA Coach of the Year and is the most-honored coach in the 40-plus years of the award. He has earned USA Swimming Coach of the Year honors six times, the USA Swimming Foundation’s Golden Goggle Award four times, and was the 2002 USA Swimming Developmental Coach of the Year.
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Manny ActaSeattle Mariners, Coach
Boris BeckerHall of Fame Tennis Champion and Coach
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Bob BowmanOlympic & Arizona State Swim Coach
Ken CatanellaSacramento Kings, Assistant GM
Michael ChangHall of Fame Tennis Champion and Coach
Bill CowherCBS Analyst & SB Champion Head Coach
Thomas DimitroffEx-NFL Executive
Gary DiSarcinaNew York Mets, Coach
Herm EdwardsArizona State, Head Football Coach
Jennie Finch2x Softball Olympic Medalist and Mom
Jason GoodallEx Great Britain Federation Cup Coach
Hank HaneyGolf Professional Instructor
Martina HingisHall of Fame Tennis Champion and Coach
Marvin LewisArizona State, Co-Defensive Coordinator
Nancy LiebermanBasketball Hall of Fame & NBA Coach
Joe MaddonLos Angeles Angels, Manager
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Nick MallettBroadcaster, Coach and Speaker, Rugby
Conchita MartinezTennis Coach
Dave MartinezWashington Nationals, Manager
Roberto MartinezBelgium National Team Head Coach
Amelie MauresmoHall of Fame Tennis Champion and Coach
Teri McKeeverOlympic & Cal Berkeley Swimming Coach
Pat MurphyMilwaukee Brewers, Coach
Lou PiniellaFormer MLB Player and Manager
Jim PoppToronto Argonauts (CFL), General Manager
Cael SandersonOlympic Gold Medalist/ Wrestling Coach
David ShawStanford University, Head Football Coach
Mike SmithEx-NFL Coach and NFL Analyst
Jacque VaughnNBA Legend and Former Head Coach
Don WakamatsuTexas Rangers, Coach
Ty WillinghamFormer NCAA and NFL Coach
Ron WotusSan Francisco Giants, Coach
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