The BDS Agency Founder and President Brian D. Stanchak has been named to the Advisory Board of the newly formed Rising Coaches Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Alliance. The DEI Alliance’s mission will be to use the platform as leaders in sports to impact changes for equality in our communities and our profession. This DEI Alliance will partner with leadership from several minority and diversity groups and conduct monthly meetings to address equality and social justice issues and initiatives.   

“I was very excited to be asked to be a part of an incredible initiative by an outstanding organization like Rising Coaches,” said Stanchak. “I look forward to working with the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Alliance to make a positive impact towards racial equality.” 

The DEI Alliance will be led by Executive Director Darryl Jacobs. Jacobs will be joined by Vice President for Women’s Basketball and former WNBA All-Star Kym Hampton, as well as Vice President for Men’s Basketball and former college basketball coach Brian Burton. Joining Stanchak on the advisory board are current Division I athletic directors and search firm executives.  

For more information about the Rising Coaches DEI Alliance visit