Testimonies

“My experience with Coach Kenny and Fresh Start Sports & Mentoring has been an absolute blessing. 
After a long road from High School, to Prep, Junior College to the top of the mountain at The University 
of Alabama where I contributed to winning 2 SEC Championships and 1 National CFB Championship. 
I finished my collegiate career playing at The University of Louisiana Monroe where I received my 
bachelor’s degree. There is not one moment in my 6-year journey that Coach Kenny has not been 
available to me and my family. The guidance and wisdom he has provided every step of the way has 
been far beyond my initial expectations. Coach Kenny refers to me as "son" when speaking often 
and he has treated me nothing short of that with his advice, guidance and nonstop support. As I 
approach the start of a new chapter in my football life preparing for the NFL, he continues to 
support me. Simple and plain Fresh Start Sports & Mentoring and Coach Kenny are family to me.”
- Derrick Gore (Alumni FSSM and Louisiana Monroe / University Of Alabama outbound transfer)

"Our son was not heavily recruited out of high school and opted for a preferred walk-on offer.  After 
realizing the school wasn’t the ideal situation for him, we were introduced to Coach Kenny through a
 mutual brother.  From the beginning, we felt a connection that was different than other avenues we
 tried in the past. Coach Kenny described his process and expectations in detail to us and our son. 
He gave an honest assessment based on our son’s film and thoroughly explained how he could assist 
with finding an opportunity that would give our son the best chance to reach his academic and football 
goals.  Coach Kenny patiently answered all of our questions and after a few conversations told us to 
“not be surprised by how fast this is going to happen. Just be ready”.   Within twenty-four hours of that 
conversation, we received phone calls from two coaches and at least 3 additional interests from other 
schools.  With Coach Kenny’s assistance, our son decided to transfer to a JUCO on a full scholarship 
to play for a coach who really wanted him.   We look forward to seeing what the future holds for our son 
and would without a doubt recommend Coach Kenny and Fresh Start Sports & Mentoring to anyone in 
a similar situation."  -          Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Brown (Parents)

“Coach Ken Rogers has been a great mentor for me the past year. He has helped me on and off 
the field. The life lessons he teaches you will take you far. I am thankful to have met Mr. Rogers 
and I appreciate everything he has done!” 
– Messiah DeWeaver (2018 Junior College National Champion Quarterback)


"I met Kenny in 2013 through my son training at Mettle Fitness. He instantly became a great 
deal of mentorship and help for my son in his football exploits. My son wasn’t a heavily recruited 
football player out of high school, but Kenny saw something in him and put his film in front of 
the eyes of many collegiate coaches and ultimately led him to Drake University where he 
graduated and played 4 1/2 years of college football as a 3yr Starter @ DB. Thanks."
- Mr. & Mrs. Gene Butler (Parents)
 
"Since meeting Coach Ken, he has always been in my corner. Even before he saw me in person, 
he was working overtime to ensure that I end up at a school that had my best academic and 
athletic interest. He always kept in constant communication with me and kept me in the loop. 
Coach Ken is extremely good at what he does, and I can tell he gives full effort to his clients. 
I would highly recommend anyone serious about being recruited to work with Coach Ken." 
- Evan Jones CB Illinois transfer to Georgia State!!  (Student Athlete)
 
"Coach Ken is a very thorough, high energy, honest, and knows the subject matter well.  As a Dad, 
he kept me update on the schools interested in my son and what strategies he recommended. I 
would recommend Coach Ken to any high school, JUCO, or transfer athlete who wants to be recruited."  
-  R. Jones (Parent)   
 
 
"Working with Ken had been an unreal process.  He is one the realist Coaches I have ever met and 
has opened my eyes up to the unlimited number of possibilities that football has to offer.  He is very 
credible in his business and is someone I am glad to have in my corner though the entire journey of college football."
-  J. Hunt (Student Athlete)
 
" 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 firsthand he's all about the children."
- A and C Lewis (Parents)
 
"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". 
 - C. Huff:  Assistant Coach, Penn State
 
"This letter 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 
character." 
-A. Jones:- Former Head coach, Alabama A& M