The GameBreakers Team
Mike Hill joined ESPN in July 2004 as an ESPNEWS anchor. Hill now is usually seen on SportsCenter, but also fills in as a host on ESPN First Take, NFL Live, NBA Tonight and Baseball Tonight. He can also be heard on his radio show, Hill and Schlereth on ESPN Radio. Hill also co-stars in Both Sides of the Ball, a comedic web series featuring the lighter side of sports at ESPN.
Prior to ESPN, Hill served as a sports anchor at KXAS-TV in Dallas, Texas, from 2002-2004. From 2000-2002, Hill worked as host at Fox Sports Net in his native New York. As a sports anchor from 1997 – 2000 at WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tenn., he earned two local Emmy Awards for his in-depth coverage of high school football, in addition to the “Best Sportscaster” Award from The Tennessean for his piece on “People Who Don’t Necessarily Love Sports.” Hill began his career as a sports director at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Md., in 1994 before heading to the West coast to work as a sports anchor at KSEE-TV in Fresno, Calif., in 1995.
In his spare time, Hill enjoys writing screenplays and acting. He has made cameo appearances in several independent films and in the off-Broadway production of “Miss Evers’ Boys.” He is an avid golfer and enjoys giving back to the community by mentoring aspiring journalists.
Six years ago Paul Bryant left a 25 year corporate career to lead a struggling non-profit agency; little did he know this move would set him on the track toward his purpose. Today, he is a Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of two books; and is considered by many to be one of America’s most versatile educators. His leadership influence extends internationally to roughly one-half million students. Purpose Living Leadership courses are taught in 1,000 schools in three different countries!
Paul is a respected voice of leadership inspiring Educators, Corporate Executives and leaders of Religious, Public and Private institutions to live their purpose through training, seminars and keynote presentations. His message of living a life of Purpose resonates with people of all ages, races and economic backgrounds.
Stephany C. Coakley
Dr. Stephany C. Coakley is the founder/director of Maximum Mental Training Associates (MMTA) a performance psychology consulting business. She works with athletes to develop and strengthen their mental game, which leads them to experience peak performances more consistently. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology from Temple University, and her Doctorate in Exercise and Sport Science (concentration in Exercise and Sport Psychology) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Coakley is a certified sport psychology consultant. Her research interests include: understanding barriers/facilitators to peak performance, sport-career transition, coping with injury, rehabilitation and other related performance issues.
Michael A. Humphrey is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina, now residing in Brooklyn, New York. He graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a B.S. degree in Industrial Technology (Manufacturing). After working for nine years within the tech sector, Michael pursued and earned an MBA in Management from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University. After graduation, the National Football League recruited Michael to their headquarters offices in New York where he worked in the Special Events Department for the next 13 years.
During his tenure at the NFL, Michael was involved in the planning, production and execution of all of the NFL’s major events including the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl. He was responsible for the development of the NFL‘s Super Bowl Emerging Business Program, which educates, trains and hires local minority- and women-owned businesses. During that time, Michael also launched Alan Michaels Design, a custom menswear business.
Michael is a member of the Custom Tailors and Designers Association, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., and the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Brooklyn, NY. He and his wife Erika are the proud parents of three young children, Michael Jr., Melanie and Christian Miles.
Jamie Mascari, a New Orleans native, is a 2009 graduate from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. As a former LSU Cheerleader and captain, Jamie had the opportunity to cheer for some of LSU’s greatest sport teams including the 2007 LSU Football National Championship team and the 2006 SEC Champions and Final Four Men’s Basketball team.
After successfully completing the requirements for dietetic registration and licensure in the state of Louisiana, she returned to LSU to complete her Master’s Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology.
Jamie is currently the Coordinator of Sports Nutrition for LSU Athletics where she provides team nutrition education, conducts individual consultations, evaluates dietary supplements for safety and effectiveness, and plans/recommends team meals and menus for home and travel competitions. In addition, Jamie is the President-elect for the Baton Rouge Dietetic Association, a professional organization representing dietetic experts throughout the Greater Baton Rouge area.
Kenneth O. Miles lives his life according to the motto he adopted as a student at the all-male Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C.: Be a man for others. Miles was committed to being a well-rounded student-athlete in high school and in college at the University of Virginia, where he served the Charlottesville community by mentoring youths through the Big Brother program and befriending an elderly woman through the Adopt-A-Grandparent program.
Miles joined the LSU family in October 2008 as the Executive Director of the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes. As the Center’s director he has led several new efforts, including the creation of a Student Learning Center as well as new advisory boards, and the overhauls of the lifeskills office and the Center’s website.
Miles earned both his Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art and a Master of Education in Social Foundations of Education from the University of Virginia. He also earned a Master of Science degree in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University. Currently, he is completing his PhD in Cultural Foundations of Education from Syracuse University.
Andrea is a national recognized fitness expert, dynamic motivational speaker, certified personal trainer, former Division I collegiate and nationally ranked track athlete with over 15 years of training and sports experience.
Known for her mantra “Get Body Beautiful,” Riggs founded Body Beautiful in 1998, reaching millions and encouraging over 80,000 diverse individuals across the country to pledge to achieve better health through lifestyle, nutrition and fitness.
She spent a decade as a successful corporate consultant before combing passions for community, business and health. A few of her corporate and community partners: Aetna, Gatorade, Humana, Florida Grapefruit, Bronner Brothers, McDonald’s, State Farm Insurance, the American Heart Association and Radio One.
An award winning journalist, Nicole Watson is the proud President and Creative Director for Milan Media, a video production and media consulting firm located in Atlanta, GA. An experienced media specialist, Nicole has worked for most of the top names in the broadcast industry including Turner Broadcasting (TNT & TBS), BET, HBO, CBS and ESPN.
She is also a sports media specialist, working with several professional and collegiate teams including, the Atlanta Hawks, Falcons and the NCAA Champion UCONN Huskies men’s basketball team. Watson is perhaps most celebrated for co-creating and producing a ground breaking sports talk show called “The Sports Report” on BET.
Nicole is most proud of her work as an educator. She is an instructor at Connecticut School of Broadcasting and an educational speaker for the NCSA Recruiting Network where she reaches out to young people about maximizing their collegiate opportunities through sports. Nicole has a bachelor’s degree in Business Management/Marketing from the State University of New York College of Technology and is a single mom to a beautiful daughter, Milan, and lives in Atlanta, GA.