The BDS Agency2023-08-30T11:22:36-04:00

Brian is a proven winner. He is a giant in the business, and I would have never trusted anyone else to handle my affairs. He is passionate, trustworthy, and has a great work ethic. He will not only work until it is done, he will work until it is done right.

Vanessa Blair-Lewis, Head Coach at George Mason University

Brian and The BDS Agency have been terrific to work with. Brian’s knowledge and attention to detail is truly amazing. He helped prepare me throughout the interview process and he was vital during the negotiation process. I’m so happy I made the decision to hire Brian, he has become more than an agent; I consider him my friend. 

Kate Bruce, Head Coach at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Brian and The BDS Agency have done wonders for not only for my career but for my development as a coach. Every year I have spent with them has made me a better coach and well-prepared for the next step in my coaching journey. Add in the multiple networking opportunities, The BDS Agency is a no brainer!

Jesyka Burks-Wiley, Head Coach at Florida International University

I spent a large portion of my career feeling like I didn’t need an agent, and then I met Brian and The BDS Agency and realized he was exactly what I needed. He is a consummate professional. He is there for you at every hurdle and every triumph. His commitment to his client’s development in the coaching profession is second to none. He has also been there for me through some tough times that had nothing to do with the profession. His networking and creative thought process are what separates him from others in the field. If you are trying to navigate the coaching profession, you would find Brian to be an invaluable asset to have in your pocket.

Shane Clipfell, Head Coach at Western Michigan University

From the first day I met Brian over 12 years ago, he has been authentic and genuine. I know that I can trust him with anything and that he will always be there for me. As my agent for the past five years, he has pushed me to improve myself every year, mentored and prepared me through different coaching searches, and now has been an incredible resource for navigating my first few months as a Head Coach. Brian truly puts his clients first, and I am very grateful to have him on my team!

Gayle Coats Fulks, Head Coach at Davidson College

Navigating a decision like picking out an agency that you can put your trust into can be a very difficult task. But one of the most career defining moments for me has been the ability to work with Brian and The BDS Agency. In a very short time with him, Brian has not only opened doors for me, but has made sure that I’m thoroughly prepared for every room I walk in. I’m so grateful to have him and his wonderful team in my corner! 

Erin Dickerson Davis, Head Coach at William & Mary

In a college basketball landscape that is ever-changing and moving, Brian was an easy decision to represent me as I moved from an assistant to Head Coach. He was able to not only get me involved with jobs, but also seamlessly executed negotiations with my contract. Brian has been first-class from day one, and I couldn’t be more excited to have him on my team moving forward.

Megan Duffy, Head Coach at Marquette University

The BDS Agency played an integral role in guiding me through my career advancement. The knowledge and experience that Brian possesses is second to none and he’s eager to share it. He has been amazing throughout all aspects of the process and stays committed every step of the way. His passion and ability to communicate are what really sets him apart.

Angel Elderkin, Head Coach at Appalachian State University

I met Brian over 17 years ago when he worked for the men’s basketball program at Seton Hall. The one thing that was evident then, and is even more true today, is his incredible work ethic and passion for his job. If you are looking for an agent that truly cares about his clients and their dreams and aspirations, there is no one better than Brian. I am blessed to have him in my corner and to have had him walk through this transition from assistant to Head Coach.

Mary Evans, Head Coach at Valparaiso University

Brian’s personal touch and sincere relationship building were the difference in the decision-making process for me regarding representation. I was extremely impressed with his attention to detail, the collection of data, and knowledge of the contract negotiation process. Most importantly, he has a genuine care for my family, program, and myself.

Jose Fernandez, Head Coach at the University of South Florida

People often ask me why I need an agent. It’s easy explaining the benefits that being a part of Brian’s team brings. I believe you see people for who they really are in two situations, when you are at your lowest and when they can’t benefit in any way from being there or helping you. Brian was there for me consistently during the toughest time of my coaching career and also during so many times that he’s just been a great source of advice and support. I’ve always believed you win with people, and with Brian, that’s most definitely the case.

Donna Finnie, Head Coach at Houston Baptist University

Brian is an incredible person. His willingness to listen, advocate, and offer thoughtful input has been instrumental to me and my family. I always know I can count on him.

Robyn Fralick, Head Coach at Michigan State University

Brian and The BDS Agency came highly recommended from me from people I respect in the game. Brian takes a personal interest in you as both a coach and more importantly as a person. He is both well respected and extremely knowledgeable in our field. He takes pride in all aspects of his job. It’s a great feeling to be represented by on of the best in the industry! 

Stephanie Gaitley, Head Coach at Fairleigh Dickinson University

Brian and The BDS family have been nothing short of amazing, supportive, and understanding to my family and me. Brian is personable. He listens to client needs and ensures confidence in his clients. As his clientele has grown, he ensures that everyone receives individual attention, needs and ultimate preparation for all endeavors. I am grateful beyond measure for the representation and care of Brian and The BDS Agency. He has cultivated a family atmosphere, and I am proud to be a part of his agency.

Laura Harper, Head Coach at Towson University

I believe that Brian is the most dynamic agent in the country due to his background, personality, work ethic, and big heart. He goes above and beyond for his clients on a professional level, and even a personal level. I felt like I inherited a great friend and even a family in The BDS Agency when I hired Brian as my agent.

Jacie Hoyt, Head Coach at Oklahoma State University

Brian has been a steady, supportive influence on me and my career. He’s offered honest, timely advice when I’ve needed it and really helped me in making important decisions. He cares a lot.

Jim Jabir, Head Coach at Siena College

Brian has been an integral part of helping me navigate my first experience as a Head Coach. His knowledge of the business has been invaluable and he is always a phone call away. I’m extremely thankful for his unsolicited and constant support. I couldn’t ask for a better person to call my agent.

Alisa Kresge, Head Coach at the University of Vermont

Brian has been such an integral part of my career advancement! Over the last several years, he has equipped me with so many tools I needed to become a head coach. He really listened to my priorities and tailored his advisement based on what was best for me and my family. The BDS Agency is very well-respected by athletic administrators and search firms alike. Brian and his team uphold the highest standards of professionalism while also providing very genuine, personable service. 

Erika Lambert, Head Coach at the University of North Florida

Brian is great! In just a short time working with him, he has helped me grow professionally and put me in a position to become a Head Coach. I’m still amazed at how connected he is in this business, and his worth ethic is incomparable. He took the time to get to know me, not only as a coach but as a person, and for that, I am forever grateful.

Ashley Langford, Head Coach at Stony Brook University

Brian Stanchak and his team have been unbelievable to work with. As a former college basketball coach and athletic director, Brian’s knowledge and passion for the game is incredible. Of course, Brian has outstanding attention to detail and work ethic, but I believe that his personal touch and sincere relationship building is what makes him so special. Brian has a genuine care for me as a person, our program, and my family. I’m extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Brian and The BDS Agency for six years – couldn’t be where I am without him!

Lane Lord, Head Coach at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Brian and Lewis from The BDS Agency have been a tremendous blessing to me and my career. As former college coaches themselves, they have a deep understanding of our industry from both sides, which gives them a unique perspective to help aspiring coaches navigate through it. Most important to me, they are as good of people as you will find and are a joy to work with!

Chris Markwood, Head Coach at the University of Maine

I have known Brian for many years and when I felt the timing was right to have representation, he was the only agent for me. Brian’s understanding, support, and attention to detail has been instrumental in my career path. He goes above and beyond and truly cares about my family’s best interest. My only regret is that I didn’t sign with him earlier in my career!

Maureen Magarity, Head Coach at the College of the Holy Cross

Brian has been such an integral part of my journey. From the time that I was an Assistant Coach at Auburn University and into my first Head Coaching position at Stony Brook University to now George Washington University, he has guided and mentored me every step of the way. I’m so thankful for his constant care in making sure all of my needs that he can assist with are met. Our continued communication over the years has been impactful in our long-term relationship and continued representation.

Caroline McCombs, Head Coach at George Washington University

From day one, I knew that Brian was going to be more than an agent. He took the time to understand what is important to me in a school, for a program, and for my personal and professional growth. He is trustworthy, thorough, detail-oriented, and works HARD for you as a client. I am beyond blessed to have the opportunity to work with him. His belief in me helped me to get where I am today and for that, I am forever grateful.

Anna Nimz, Head Coach at Northwestern State University

The BDS Agency is top notch when it comes to investment in its clients. Brian Stanchak is someone who genuinely cares about people he represents, working tirelessly to provide support and professional guidance for them. I am so grateful for both Brian and The BDS Agency over these last few years in helping prepare me for the role I am in today.

Sahar Nusseibeh, Head Coach at Canisius College

Brian is absolutely one of the best in the business! His experience, knowledge, and extensive network has significantly enhanced my coaching journey. He is truly an advocate for his clients, always available, and he conducts himself with the utmost professionalism. He genuinely cares for his clients and is always looking out for their best interest. He is not only an incredible advisor, he is also a trusted confidant.

Loree Payne, Head Coach at Northern Arizona University

Nobody understands this business and navigates it better than Brian. He is one of the most organized, connected, and resourceful people I have met in my coaching career. Brian has made my transition to being a Head Coach simple and stress free. My family and I are grateful to call him a friend.

Eric Peterson, Head MBB Coach at the University of South Dakota

Brian and I have been friends for many years and when I decided that I wanted to pursue my dream of becoming a Head Coach at the Division I level, it was a no-brainer to join the BDS team. Along with his tireless work ethic, Brian’s insight, having been a basketball coach and an Athletic Director, separates him from the others. I’m happy for Brian that his dream has come true with BDS, as well as by helping coaches like myself attain our lifelong goals.

Jada Pierce, Head Coach at Niagara University

Whatever you need, Brian is there! His background allows him to have such a broad skill set. He’s able to gather analytical information. He’s a great resource to bounce ideas off of. He’ll become one of your biggest fans personally and professionally, and most importantly, he’ll become a great friend! I don’t know how he is able to multi-task as well as he does, but the bottom line is that he gets it all done and it’s done extremely well!

Dawn Plitzuweit, Head Coach at the University of Minnesota

Having the opportunity to work with Brian and The BDS Agency brought a level of comfort that emanates safe space in all facets of this profession. I am so grateful for the careful guidance over the years. The BDS Agency truly values the individual. 

Trelanne Powell, Head Coach at the University of New Orleans

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work with Brian and The BDS Agency. The care they have for me, and the rest of their clients, goes far beyond a coach/agent relationship. They have invested in my development as a leader; and, I know I can approach Brian with any potential challenge and he will guide me in the right direction. 

Kyle Rechlicz, Head Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Brian has been truly amazing to work with over the years. He is a tireless worker with high integrity. His honesty, support, and caring spirit is what I admire most. I am glad we are on the same team!

Margaret Richards, Head Coach at Alabama A&M University

My initial perception of having professional representation for my career advancement was that it was a wasted investment and that I couldn’t really gain anything from it. Since then, I have changed my thoughts, and it is because of Brian and The BDS Agency. I have gained so much knowledge and understanding of how people think and operate in our professional realm. Brian has been dead-on in all of his advisement and understands my expectations for my career. His support gives me confidence every day that my hard work will not go unnoticed or unappreciated. With all that being said, Brian is also someone who genuinely cares about my future. This is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Tarrell Robinson, Head Coach at North Carolina A&T State University

Brian is incredibly knowledgeable and a relentlessly hard worker that is continually looking out for my best interests, as well as my family’s. In addition to being our agent, Brian has turned into a true, loyal, and close friend to both Molly and me and we feel great comfort having him on our side. I can count on him to be supportive throughout the season, look out for us during any issues that may arise, and anticipate those questions before we even knew to have them. We are very thankful that we chose Brian to represent us.

Aaron Roussell, Head Coach at the University of Richmond

Brian is so much more than an agent, he’s family, your biggest supporter, and a listening ear. He’s knowledgeable, proactive, and persistent in his quest to see his clients succeed. His experience as a coach and an administrator gives him an upper hand in understanding situations from all perspectives. Brian is genuinely invested in seeing each of his clients reach their goals, and because of this I am grateful!

Danielle Santos Atkinson, Head Coach at Hofstra University

I’ve worked with Brian for over eight years, and I am so grateful for his guidance, mentorship, and friendship in this industry. He helped me realize my goal of becoming a Division I Head Coach by connecting me with the right people throughout my career, and by identifying the job opportunities that were the right fit for me. Evansville was the perfect spot for me, and Brian helped me prepare for the interview process from start to finish. Bigger than my career, Brian has always cared about me and my family off the court. 

Robyn Scherr-Wells, Head Coach at the University of Evansville

The time I have spent working with Brian and The BDS Agency has been phenomenal. Brian operates in a first class manner and always has his client’s best interest at heart. He has unique experience as both a coach and administrator, so his background gives him valuable insight into the profession and how to communicate in all situations. Brian’s passion and commitment to serving and guiding me through the process has been incredible. I am grateful he is on my team!

Brooke Stoehr, Head Coach at the Louisiana Tech University

Brian came in highly recommended but I knew I had to represent what he stands for as well. Coming from an Assistant Coach to a Head Coach position, it was imperative I had the guidance from the best of the best and I believe Brian is just that person. Brian’s knowledge, communication skills, and ability to negotiate are second to none. I’m not sure what I would have done without his representation. He plays an integral role in my development as a Head Coach and I can now see how big of a help Brian and his agency are beyond contract negotiations. He is very accessible and always willing to look into anything I throw at him. His passion, work ethic, and willingness to help are second to none!

Angelika Szumilo , Head Coach at Iona University

Attaining my first Division I job certainly had it’s up and downs. Brian was by my side through it all, pushing me through challenging moments and helping me find the right fit. Brian is a constant encourager and supporter in an extremely competitive and high stress market. 

Missy Traversi, Head Coach at Army

I am extremely grateful to have Brian Stanchak and The BDS Agency representing me professionally. It is comforting to have someone as hard-working, knowledgeable, and experienced as Brian assisting in my professional journey. His genuine nature and sincere interest in my family and our program are evident each time we connect. It has truly been a fantastic partnership.

Amy Williams, Head Coach at the University of Nebraska

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