The BDS Agency, a nationally respected leader in the representation of college basketball coaches, today announced the hiring of Zachary Brunner as Director of Client Relations. In this newly created position, Brunner will work closely with and assist The BDS Agency’s President Brian D. Stanchak in managing a wide range of day-to-day general administrative and client support tasks.
Brunner arrives at The BDS Agency following two years at Marywood University, beginning as a Graduate Assistant with the Athletic Department and spending the last year as a Graduate Assistant in the Career Development Office. During his two years at Marywood, Brunner also served as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach. Brunner earned a master’s degree in business administration, management from Marywood this past May, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, management and sports management from Wilkes University in 2018. While at Wilkes, Zach was a four-year starter for the men’s basketball team and served as an Intern with The BDS Agency in 2018.
“Zach impressed me tremendously with his attention to detail, work ethic, and professionalism while serving as an Intern for The BDS Agency back in 2018,” said Stanchak. “We had a very diverse and impressive candidate pool for this new position and Zach stood out once again. Zach has added some great experience in athletic administration, coaching, and career development at the collegiate level since he graduated from Wilkes, and I am very excited to have him as a part of the team.”
“I would like to thank The BDS Agency and Brian for this amazing opportunity,” said Brunner. “I am very excited to be a part of an agency with an such a proven track-record of success and an incredibly bright future. I cannot wait to get to know and build long-lasting relationships with our agency’s clients. I had a great experience as an Intern for The BDS Agency and I look forward to expanding on my skill set that I learned during that time.“
“I am thrilled to add the Director of Client Relations position at The BDS Agency,” Stanchak added. “We are incredibly fortunate to work with outstanding coaches and people, which has resulted in continuous successful growth for our agency on an annual basis. This position will add further benefit to our clients and establish increased advancement opportunities for our agency.”
Founded in 2013, The BDS Agency, LLC focuses on advising, marketing, and representing college basketball coaches to assist them in maximizing and protecting all aspects of their careers. Since 2014, The BDS Agency has represented 43 clients who have obtained a first-time or new Division I Head Women’s Basketball Coach position and negotiated over $120 million in contracts. The BDS Agency also organizes the annual Head Coach Training Center conference. The BDS Agency is based in Mountain Top, PA.