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About Fresh Start Sport and Mentoring.
Fresh Start Sport and Mentoring, Inc (FSSM) is a Chicago based company that was founded in 1995 by Kenneth Rogers. FSSM was originally designed to: (1) Assist athletes achieve their athletic and academic goals, (2) Assist athletes with second chances who are still eligible.
It is our goal to not only help those who want to improve their level of play, but to also reach their highest potential. Each student athlete is analyzed based on their stage of development in their chosen sports as well as their academic performance. Once analyzed, FSSM ensures the proper collegiate placement.
Currently, FSSM has placed well over 150 student athletes around the country.
About Coach Ken
Kenneth Rogers- aka Coach Ken - is more than just an intense trainer and personality on the reality TV show "Bringing Up Ballers". Ken is a nationally revered life fitness and motivational coach/speaker with unmatched entrepreneurial and business experience. It is that rare combination which makes him one of the most highly respected and sought after motivational speakers and fitness gurus. Coach Ken has numerous clients among NFL, NBA, MLB and NCAA athletes, with several high ranking executives mixed in as well. Amongst these elite athletes he has mentored and trained: 2x NBA All-Defensive all-star and sixteen-year pro Derrick McKey, former Miami Heat all-star and 3x NBA championship assistant coach Keith Askins, Ten-year Pro & potential Hall of Famer Corey Dillon. Also included is a litany of up-and-coming high school and collegiate athletes deriving from every sport in exceptionally selective and competitive institutions like the University of Michigan, University of Alabama, and the University of Georgia to name a few.
Before founding Fresh Start Sports Mentoring Inc. with the goal to improve and develop athletes’ level of play, Coach Ken was - and still is - an athlete. He started his athletic career as a record-breaking running back at Northside HS in Samantha, Alabama. After high school, Coach Ken went on to play football and graduated from Mississippi State University with a minor in psychology. He then went on to play in the the USFL with the Jacksonville Bulls and completed his football career in the NFL with the Miami Dolphins.
Coach Ken and his wife reside in Chicago with their dog, Lyra.
" We were blessed to make the acquaintance of
Kenny Rogers over 8 years ago. He was
instrumental in helping us our son B. Schaeffer
while he attended Tennessee. He also helped
our son David get accepted to Western
Michigan and is currently helping our son
Blaize. Kenny is just like family and we know
first hand he's all about the children."
A and C Lewis
" When Kenny recommends a young man to a
program, I know that the young man has a
chance to be successful because of the support
and backing of Mr. Kenny Rogers and his program".
Assistant Coach, Penn State
" This letters comes to commend you for the
professionalism and cooperation that you have
given me over the past ten years. Consequently,
the student athletes you have recommended
have been of sound caliber and have possessed
the same excellence that is reflective of your
Former Head coach , Alabama A& M
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