Brian D. Stanchak
Founder & President

Brian D. Stanchak’s 15 years of combined experience as a collegiate Director of Athletics and NCAA Division I basketball coach provides our clients with a unique, firsthand insight that no other agent in the industry possesses. Throughout his career, Brian has built a tremendous national reputation amongst coaches, athletic administrators, and senior leadership at all collegiate levels.

Prior to founding The BDS Agency, Brian spent four years as the Director of Athletics at Penn State University, Wilkes-Barre and 10 years as an Assistant Basketball Coach at the Division I level. During his coaching career, Brian coached at Seton Hall University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Brian has taught sport management classes at Misericordia University and been a featured speaker at numerous events, including the Women’s Sports Foundation Sports Advocacy Network Meeting (New York, NY), Alliance of Women Coaches Leadership Forum (Hartford, CT), and Emerging AD (Morrow, GA). He is also the Founder and Director of the Head Coach Training Center®, an annual conference that features collegiate head coaches and athletic administrators who teach basketball coaches strategies to obtain first-time or new collegiate Head Coach position and be successful in that role.

Brian earned a master’s degree in sport management studies, intercollegiate athletic administration from California University of Pennsylvania in 2013. He graduated from Seton Hall University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, sport management. Brian also earned a Verified Certificate in Contracts from HarvardX University, Executive Certificate in Negotiation Essentials from the University of Notre Dame, and Executive Certificate in Excellence in Management from Penn State University. In 2017, he was recognized as one of the Top 20 Professionals under 40 in Northeast PA (Times Leader). Brian resides in Mountain Top, PA with his wife, Kristen, and their son, Mason, and daughter, Harper.


  • Times Leader  Featured Innovator in Northeast PA (4/18)
  • Times Leader  Top 20 under 40 Professionals in Northeast PA (11/16)

Recent Interviews and Features

Prior Experience

  • Director of Athletics & Recreation, Pennsylvania State University-Wilkes-Barre (2011 – 2015)
  • Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach, Seton Hall University (2007 – 2010)
  • Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach/Recruiting Coordinator, Fairleigh Dickinson University (2005 – 2007)
  • Coordinator of Men’s & Women’s Basketball Operations, University of Pennsylvania (2004 – 2005)
  • Men’s Basketball Student-Assistant/Video Coordinator, Seton Hall University (2000 – 2004)

Speaking Engagements

  • Wilkes-Barre Connect Entrepreneur Night, Speaker  Wilkes-Barre, PA (2/18)
  • California University of PA BS Sport Marketing Class, Speaker – Via Skype (02/18)
  • Florida International University College of Law Sports Law Class, Speaker – Miami, FL (11/17)
  • Stetson University Athletics, Speaker – DeLand, FL (11/17)
  • Lackawanna College Athletics, Speaker – Lackawanna, PA (11/17)
  • Women’s Sports Foundation Sports Advocacy Network Meeting, Invitee & Participant – New York, NY (10/17)
  • Intercollegiate Leadership Wilkes-Barre, Speaker – Nanticoke, PA (02/17)
  • America East/Alliance of Women Coaches Leadership Forum, Speaker – Hartford, CT (12/16)
  • Women’s Sports Foundation Sports Advocacy Network Meeting, Invitee & Participant – New York, NY (10/16)
  • Rutgers University MS Sports Leadership and Ethics Class, Speaker – Piscataway, NJ (10/16)
  • Bloomfield College Women’s Basketball Coaches Clinic, Speaker – Bloomfield, NJ (09/16)
  • The Winning Edge Leadership Academy, Featured Speaker – Online (08/16)
  • Emerging Administrator’s Academy (Emerging AD), Speaker – Morrow, GA (07/16)
  • Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference, Speaker – Washington, DC (02/16)
  • Rising Coaches Elite Conference, Speaker  Las Vegas, NV (07/15)
  • Emerging Administrator’s Academy (Emerging AD), Instructor – Morrow, GA (07/15)
  • National Collegiate Recruiting Conference, Speaker  Nashville, TN (06/15)
  • Penn State Club of Wyoming Valley, Featured Speaker – Dallas, PA (07/14)
  • California University of PA Sport Management Symposium, Keynote Speaker  California, PA (04/14)

Published Features

Volunteer Work

  • Seton Hall University Stillman School of Business, Mentor (09/17 – Present)
  • Wyoming Valley Montessori School Parent’s Association, Member (09/17 – Present)
  • Leadership Wilkes-Barre, Community Connections Mentor (02/17)
  • Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Council, Member (11/16 – Present)
  •, Featured Contributor (11/15 – Present)