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will baggett | College Football Playoff

Widely regarded as a rising star in college athletics, Will Baggett boasts an array of experiences as a former coach, author, administrator, and renowned speaker.

Will Baggett joined the College Football Playoff in August 2017 after serving as Strategic Brand Management Coordinator with IMG College Licensing for two years. Before joining IMG, Will interned with the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in events and football operations.

In spring 2017, Will was featured as a Millennial Leader by millenialeadership.com on the heels of the release of his bestselling book, The Blueprint for a Successful Career: A Foundation for Developing Young Professionals. He is the founder of the Executive Image–an industry leader in professional presence and strategic communications focusing on how to look the part, and act the part, so you can become the part. In addition, he serves as a professional development contributor to Front Office Sports and CollegeAD.com. In fall 2017, Will joined Forward Progress Athletic Consulting as a facilitator and presents regularly at institutions across the country. A Mississippi native, Will earned a Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Ole Miss and a Master’s in sport management from Baylor University. He is the founder of the Baylor Sport Management Association and was named the 2013-14 Outstanding Graduate during his final year of study.


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julie shaw | Women's Sports Foundation

Dr. Julie Shaw, formerly the head women’s basketball coach at the University of La Verne, has over 15 years of coaching experience, leadership development, team building, and diversity and inclusion advocacy.

A California native, Dr. Shaw led the women’s basketball program at the University of La Verne and served as an assistant coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Gonzaga University. While at Gonzaga, Dr. Shaw completed her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from UC Santa Barbara, served as an adjunct professor, and taught Diversity in Sports Organizations.

Dr. Shaw has a passion for service in her communities volunteering with Special Olympic Games and Los Angeles World Games. She has served in the non-profit sector participating internationally with Jumpball Basketball Programme, helping provide free basketball camps and clinics to communities in Jamaica and Haiti. Dr. Shaw has strived to contribute to the advancement of athletics, she was selected to sit on the UC Riverside Athletics Alumni Board, UC Riverside Title IX Committee, Coaches Council for the Alliance of Women Coaches, WBCA Diversity and Inclusion Committee, WBCA So You Want to Be a Coach Committee, and NCAA DIII LGBT Working Group. Dr. Shaw currently serves as the Director of Education for the Women’s Sports Foundation established by Billie Jean King.


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Dell Robinson | Spelman Johnson

a seasoned veteran in college athletics, dell Robinson brings his experience and leadership to spelman johnson as a search associate in athletic practice. 

Dell Robinson earned his B.S. in Physical Education from Ohio University and his M.S. in Sports Administration from Iowa State University. Prior to joining Spelman Johnson, Dell most recently served as Commissioner of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. During a span of 25 years Dell has served as the Associate Commissioner of Legislation and Governance at the Mid-American Conference, Assistant Commissioner for Compliance at the Western Athletic Conference, and Director of Compliance and Enforcement at the Southwestern Athletic Conference. Dell served as the Vice Chair of the Division II Collegiate Commissioner Association. Dell has also served as the Chair of the NCAA Division II Football Committee. Dell is a member of the Ohio University College of Business Executive Advisory Board, as well as a member of the John McLendon Minority Scholarship Foundation Board.  He served two terms as Chair of the Ohio University National Alumni Association and was honored with the Ohio University Distinguished Service Award. 


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maria taylor | espn

a rising star in sports media, maria taylor has a passion for mentoring and developing the next generation of leaders in sport business.

Maria Taylor is in her fifth season as an analyst, host, and reporter for ESPN. In 2017, Taylor became the first black female to co-host College GameDay Built by The Home Depot. Taylor was also tabbed as the sideline reporter for ABC Saturday Night Football and patrolled the sidelines for the 2018 College Football Playoff and National Championship Game. She previously served as the first female host of SEC Network’s traveling college football show SEC Nation, alongside analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears and Paul Finebaum. In addition to her football duties, Taylor is a host of Big Monday and NCAA Women’s Final Four and National Championship studio coverage. She also serves as a sideline reporter for Saturday Night Prime Men’s College Basketball. Prior to her role on SEC Nation, she helped launch the SEC Network as one of 3 studio hosts and worked as the SEC Primetime Saturday Night college football reporter with commentators Brent Musburger and Jesse Palmer.

Taylor attended the University of Georgia where she played volleyball and basketball for the Bulldogs. She was named to the All-SEC volleyball team three times and was also a member of the USA A2 National Volleyball team. She graduated from Georgia in 2009 with a degree in broadcast news. She returned to the University to pursue her Master of Business Administration which she completed in May of 2013. She is a native of Alpharetta, Georgia.