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, Neil saw a rising need for a search firm committed to identifying job opportunities, and helping place coaches in sports programs.
Neil’s athletic experience includes 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 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.
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.
Geoff Ward is a former professional ice hockey coach with 31 years of experience in the field. Prior to hockey, Geoff has worked in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 14 years, the American Hockey League (AHL) for 5 years, the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) for 2 years, major junior hockey for 6 years, and college hockey for 4 years. Geoff has won several Awards in his professional coaching career, including the AHL Coach of the Year, DEL Coach of the Year, and several league championships, not the least of which was winning the Stanley Cup as an Assistant Coach with the Boston Bruins. Prior to beginning his career on coaching, as a teacher, Geoff has taught both high school and middle school. Working in these roles has enabled Geoff to experience all aspects of team dynamics with respect to team building, culture building, leadership, team effectiveness and individual player development. Geoff is competent in the areas of curriculum development and execution, strategy development and execution, data analysis, recruitment, individual coaching and budgeting, Geoff graduated from the University of Waterloo. Geoff can be reached directly at 978-505-8476 or [email protected], or through [email protected]