Brian D. Stanchak
Founder & President
Brian D. Stanchak’s 15 years of combined experience as an collegiate Director of Athletics and Division I basketball coach provides our clients with a unique, first-hand insight that no other agent in the industry possesses. Throughout his career, he has built a tremendous reputation amongst coaches, athletic administrators, and senior leadership at all collegiate levels, in all areas of the country. In addition to overseeing The BDS Agency’s daily operations, Brian serves as the lead agent for each client.
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 NCAA 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 Alliance of Women Coaches Leadership Forum (Hartford, CT), Women’s Sports Foundation Sports Advocacy Network Meeting (New York, NY), National Collegiate Recruiting Conference (Nashville, TN), Emerging AD (Morrow, GA), and Rising Coaches (Las Vegas, NV). He is also the Founder and Director of the Head Coach Training Center, an annual conference featuring collegiate head coaches and athletic administrators that teaches basketball coaches strategies to obtain a Head Coach position and be successful in that role.
Brian earned a master’s degree in sport management studies, collegiate 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, an Executive Certificate in Negotiation Essentials from the University of Notre Dame, and an 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 Hanover Township, PA with his wife, Kristen, and their son, Mason.