“We also wanted to thank you for your time and dedication to Elizabeth over the past two years. You have been an inspiration, sounding board, recruiting translator and have become a friend of the family. When Elizabeth met you that hot summer day in Myrtle Beach, we were immediately drawn to your demeanor and professionalism shown with the other recruit you were working with. We feel very lucky that we ran into you and most importantly Elizabeth has absolutely benefited from your complete teaching of golf skills from the mind game to putting. Without your coaching and recruiting guidance, we’re not sure Elizabeth would be playing Division I Women’s Golf at an outstanding academic college.
We also very much appreciated your guidance involving the college recruiting process. Your academics and athletics knowledge of so many colleges and universities and coaches really helped us narrow down our choices rather than waffling through the fact finding navigation phase of the college recruiting process. In particular, you showed us extraordinary skill in helping Elizabeth identify suitable selective schools at which she could best advance her academic and athletic career. At many of these colleges and universities, Elizabeth cultivated direct contacts with coaches due to your upfront guidance. Notably, we feel that you can tailor the services you provide to any given student athlete. That is, you are familiar with athletic and academic programs at selective colleges at all levels and are able to evaluate any given student’s academic and athletic profile and identify a group of schools appropriate for that student to consider. Ultimately you were able to suggest some excellent schools to us that had not previously been on our radar screen. Thank you for your generous time. Our experience was that advice was needed literally on a day to day basis, at least at various critical times in the recruiting process, and that you were invariably “there” to field a phone call or to respond to an e-mail or to otherwise assist. In this way, you were able to demystify for us an otherwise often bewildering and occasionally somewhat discouraging process. Much of the “custom and practice” in the recruiting area cannot be efficiently learned without the assistance of a capable and hard-working coach/consultant.
You provided all the help that any family could expect to need in a warm and friendly way, pursuant to a very competitive price structure. Finally, you have a tremendous quality of enough “mom,” “coach” and “consultant” that will inspire the confidence of parents seeking the kinds of teachers and coaches with whom they can comfortably entrust their children. We enthusiastically recommend you and without reservation to parents whose goal is to help a child gain admission to a highly-ranked college where the child can continue to play the sport he or she loves.”
– David Rand