Founder / President The Coaches Agency
With 35+ years as a successful senior executive, Neil Glasberg has combined his passion for sports and his leadership experience to launch the premiere coaches search firm across North America. Neil used his business leadership experience as well his vast network of athletic contacts to create The Coaches Agency.
While serving as the Chairman of Special Olympics Canada, and working as the Founder & CEO of PBI Sports & Entertainment, one of the largest coaching representation agencies in North America, Neil saw a rising need for a boutique search firm committed to identifying job opportunities in the Coaching and Management space of the sports industry.
Neil’s has been active playing and coaching competitive sports for over 45 years, including both playing and coaching varsity football at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. A national champion in football, McGill won the Vanier Cup in 1987. In 2012, Neil was honoured to be appointed the Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel of the Canadian Armed Forces Military Police Academy by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Neil’s past leadership roles included time with GE Capital, HSBC Finance, BMO Financial Group, General Motors and National Bank Financial Group. Neil has a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing from McGill University. He added the Harvard Business School Course in Sustaining Competitive and Strategic Advantage in 2004.
In August 2023, Neil was recognized and celebrated by Marquis Who’s Who for his leadership and dedication to the field of sports coaching.
Combining 35+ years in collegiate athletics, Francis Reidy spent 15 years as a collegiate coach in addition to 20+ years as a Director of Collegiate Athletics. He has been honored as the Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year three times on a national level. In addition, Francis led Saint Leo University to three Learfield Directors Cup Top 10 finishes in the last six years. Francis served as President of the Division II Athletic Director’s Association, Chair of the NCAA Championships Committee and Chair of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee.
Prior to his time in intercollegiate athletics, Francis taught special education in Tampa for 10 years.
Francis has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Fitchburg State College and an MBA from Saint Leo University.