Andrew Adams Interview

August 4, 2018

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DERRICK Interview with Sports Agent Deryk Gilmore

September 3, 2014

DGEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Deryk Gilmore who is certified contract advisor for Priority Sports. Prior to joining the Priority team, Deryk was involved with college athletics for over 11 years working in football as a Recruiting Coordinator and Director of Football Operations in both the Big Ten and Pac Ten conferences. A New York native, Gilmore lettered and played defensive tackle for the Penn State Nittany Lions, a member of the 1986 National Championship Team.

After graduating from college, Gilmore went on to the University of Illinois where he began his work in football evaluating and recruiting the top high school players in the country. Developing unique strategies to market high school prospects, Gilmore helped the Illini recruit players that would take Illinois to the first major bowl game in 10 years. Deryk was then hired by the University of Oregon where he led the Ducks to a top 10 recruiting class in football and top 5 class in basketball, their highest ranked classes in the program’s history.

Gilmore, known for his creative marketing strategies has been featured in a number of sports publications. Deryk has a Bachelor of Science from Penn State in Agribusiness Management and an MBA in Operations and MS in Sports Marketing from the University of Illinois. He and his wife Camille, live in Atlanta, GA, with their sons Dantae’ and Deion.  Deryk and his wife, Camille, were recently profiled in Essence Magazine.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My goal is to have an impact on the community and leave a legacy.

E is for Education. What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

I have an MBA in Operations and MS in Sports Marketing- they are used daily to coordinate my business and to promote my players.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

My background in football is unique in that I have a great understanding of the game on and off the field and have worked so many years with athletes so as a player, administrator, agent and advocate there is not a problem that I have not encountered.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

I prayed on it when I moved to Atlanta and know that I was directed to leave coaching and work with young men on a different level.

I is for Individual. Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about and why?

Ryan Goldin (GATA Training) and Lyle Henley (D1 Sports)  are two of the best trainers no one has heard of and where players should be working to get better.

C is for Challenges. What challenges have you had to overcome?

I think a lot of times African Americans will feel more comfortable with white agents which is surprising.  Despite your pedigree and background they feel that somehow you can’t help them.  It can be disappointing.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

The nuns in school used to say ask God for everything but don’t pray if you haven’t studied.  I think you need to put God first, trust in him and then outwork everyone and anyone.  Your hunger to win should be unmatched.

Visit Deryk Gilmore for more information.

The DAILY (Derricknyms, Apps and Ideas to Lift You) Message for Friday

August 30, 2013

Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes brings you The DAILY Message on Friday August 30th, 2013 to empower and inspire you to your next level.

(Please read and Like, Share, Retweet or Reblog The DAILY Message)

In This Issue:

1. The Daily Derricknym is FOOTBALL. Are You Ready For Some FOOTBALL (Finally Overcome Obstacles Through Believing And Listening for Learning)?

2. Today’s word is Opponent. Are you trying to win like your life depends on it? Do you win or lose with character? Have you ever looked in the mirror and realized you were competing against yourself? This is brought to you by Motivation Your Mobile and you can download Today’s word to your Android or I Phone.

3. Idea for today is to listen and learn.

Derrick Hayes, an alumnus of Tennessee State University provides you with The DAILY Message and is  available for small and large meetings, church events, academic speaking engagements and workshops. Please visit Derrick’s website at  and to book him for a speaking engagement or media event, send an email to  or call (706) 615-1662.

DERRICK Interview with Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado

January 24, 2013

RichSalgadoEncouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado who in 1988 founded Coastal Advisors, LLC. as a way of keeping his clients protected and making their lives better. After a strong college football career at the

University of Maryland, Rich understands the importance of athletes and corporate figures and safeguarding their lives, careers and families. The mantra that he tries to get across to athletes is that you need disability insurance now because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

With his stellar knowledge and relationships that have developed over the years, Rich has the ability to speak with GMs, NFL, NHL and MLB draft picks and veterans about disability and career ending insurance. In the last three years alone, Rich has seen a significant increase in insuring college players in their senior year. Within the past five years, Rich has insured more than 30 1st Round NFL picks for disability, career ending insurance, as well as life insurance and estate planning. Coastal Advisors not only insures players but also insures teams and the contracts that they offer their players.

A staple in the world of sports business media, Rich has become a regular on FOX News Channel’s Your World with Neil Cavuto, Fox & Friends and the FOX Business Network, while also making appearances on ESPN, FOX Sports, NFL Network and Bloomberg News. Further, the Wall Street Journal, Sports Business Journal, NFL Network, Sports Illustated, Newsday, the New York Post and many other journalistic websites have profiled his business. Traveling more than half the year and attending more sporting events than most dream of, an average day includes texting Justin Tuck, Larry Fitzgerald, Reggie Bush and Michael Strahan, having pregame rituals with NFL owners like NY Giants’ John Mara and traveling with Scott Gomez to name a few. Rich’s comprehensive insurance strategies and ability to complete the loop of communication, is the major reason for his success.

In addition to the business at hand, Rich finds time to give back and support charities both within his hometown area of New York City and nationwide.  He supports his clients’ many philanthropic efforts such as Justin Tuck’s R.U.S.H. for Literacy, The Health & Humanitarian Aid Foundation and The North Shore LIJ Health System. Rich recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Nassau County Sports Commission. Currently in the 2nd year, the Big Daddy Celebrity Golf Classic is a big fundraiser that supports the neurological studies at North Shore LIJ and to build children’s aneurysm center.

D is for Dream. What is your Dream?

My dream was to be a teacher and a football coach but my dream changed directions due to wanting to be a football player. I wasn’t good enough to be a professional athlete and I did go to school with players that went on to play in the NFL. One of those players was Neil O’ Donnell who was my roommate and played successfully for many years. Neil played on two teams that went to the Super Bowl, Steelers and Titans. I was able to land a career in the Insurance services business. In this business, I help athletes both on and off the field; protecting their careers and their families. My goal is to make sure that ALL athletes and business professionals understand the value of having someone like myself in their camp and part of their team. Professionals should stick to their profession and not pretend to know it all. As for what I have achieved, I’m not done achieving. My passion is to protect my friends, clients, and associates and educate them all.

E is for Encourage. What Encourages you?

What encourages me is that people now welcome me as a professional. I have some of the biggest and most successful names in sports, television and media that not only utilize Coastal Advisors, LLC services, but also refer me to their peers.  Ten years ago, I was some BIG GUY and nobody knew what I did. I believe I have changed that perception and that has given me the confidence to walk in any room regardless of who is there. I walk in proud knowing that I do so many things and work so many hours to build and gain confidence of clients. This encourages me and keeps me working hard for my clients. I have also survived an Aneurysm in 2008. I could not believe that happened to me and it was a lonely time in my life but prayers and great care from North Shore -Long Island Jewish Medical Center got me through it.

R is for resource. What Resource do you have that makes you stand out or unique?

The resources that I bring to the table is having 18 years of experience and a client list that speaks for itself. I wouldn’t be working with the clients that I have if I was not considered an expert in my field. Everybody in sports, media, agents, financial advisors, business managers know me as “BIG DADDY” because I stand out for my size.

This nickname has helped to brand my name. Most players in all sports may not do business with me but they are told that when they get to NYC, call Big Daddy. It is always a pleasure to help anybody regardless of the profession.

R is for Ready. When did you know you were Ready for what you are doing now?

I knew I was ready when I started because I had a niche market in place since I was a kid growing up. I had relationships that started when I was in high school. I owe a lot of people for helping me along the way. One of those people is Bill Hampton Jr who was my dear friend who passed away last year. Billy gave me the opportunity to work for him on occasion and introduced me to the players, media heads and executives. Billy later on became an executive at the NFL and then after became a VP of the Cleveland Browns. The second is Mike Newsome who currently works at Nike. He was my roommate for seven years, my best friend and my brother.

There is also Neil O’ Donnell, who was my roommate in college and post graduation when we lived in Pittsburgh. Lastly, Hall of Famer Ronnie Lott. I learned from Ronnie the importance of phone calls, extra cell phone batteries and networking!

I is for individual. Can you name at least one Individual that we should learn more about and why?

WOW!  There are so many people that it is a challenge for me. Well, the one that comes to mind is Rick Bellando, who is the Chairman of the NY State Independence Party. He works at the Oheka Castle in Long Island. A couple was getting married there once and the person needed a kidney transplant. Rick was a match and he donated one of his. Such an INCREDIBLE STORY about one human giving up their kidney for another. Check out to learn more about Rick and the wonderful place he runs.

C is for Continue. When things look bleak or are not optimistic what makes you want to Continue?

Well, I have a self-motivating button. My business is very difficult and people run the opposite direction when it comes to talking about insurance. This business has a negative stigma on it and my job each day is to make people feel comfortable with my services and teach them why they need my services. I also have to make sure they are insured properly meaning that they have the right amount of coverage. There are a lot of sales made in the insurance world that only benefit the sales person and not the client. What makes me continue is that I want to be successful. I want to be a role model in this field as well as in the world of business. Being successful doesn’t mean being the wealthiest it means that I can be looked upon as person people can trust.

K is for Key. What Keys to success can you leave for others?

My key to success is working tireless hours, knocking on all doors and collecting every business card I could get a hold of. I currently use social media to endorse my company, to reach out to athletes, media, parents, agents as well as business owners. I have the good fortune for being on air to discuss my business and my company. You can go to to see some of my on air shows as well as the publications that I have been featured in.  My website also, is very informative on my services.

I recommend meeting people of all races, businesses and walks of life. People sometimes think that I only work with athletes and that is far from the truth. I work with business owners, my old mailman and many others as you never know who one day might be working in the mailroom then later on is running the company. People in the world of football know whom I am talking about when you read this last sentence.

Visit Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado for information.

Back Of The Jersey To You

January 17, 2013

Moss[Written by Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes] [Inspired by Randy Moss] [Photo by Huffing Post]

The UK is famous for saying, ‘top of the morning to you.” The National Football League fans have a new saying with “Back Of The Jersey To You.” They say it because that is what they see every time Randy Moss scores a touchdown. Randy Moss  Hall of Fame career does all of the talking for him. Here are things you won’t see Moss do for a touchdown celebration.

1. No River Dance like Chad Johnson.

2. No Cha Cha like Victor Cruz.

3. No Dunking like Tony Gonzalez.

4. No Discount Double Check  like Aaron Rodgers.

5. No spiking like people that never score.

6. No spinning just for a first down.

7. No popcorn like T.O.

8. No Tebowing like Tim Tebow.

End zone entertainment is fun but Moss is at a point in his career with statistics that leaves you simply in awe where all he does now is score, hand the ball to the referee and point to his name that shouts, “Back Of the Jersey to You.”

In Proverbs 22:1 it says  “A good name is more desirable than great riches.” The name Moss signifies that something is coming your way, people know it and still can’t stop you.

Since we may never know when another Randy Moss will come our way again, win or lose I would like to see him go deep for a touchdown in the Georgia Dome against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship, hand the ball to the referee and right after that point to his name so I can say this with the others millions of fans watching from home, “Back Of The Jersey To You.”

Today’s word is Block

August 10, 2012

 In football in order for someone to receive another has to block. Block out in your mind what you can’t do and keep meditating on what you can do. Receive that.Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes inspired Motivation Your Mobile to bring an original quote daily to Android and I Phone users.

Lessons From LAFAYETTE: 9 Things I Learned From My Best Friend

January 18, 2012

A few days ago I was going through a box of collectibles and I found a plaque that was given to me for a college graduation present. The plaque reads “Future Businessman Of the Year”.

Most gifts I received after walking across the stage have disappeared. I started to think about my childhood and the one who gave me this gift. When I was in 2nd grade I met a 3rd grader named Junior Mosley. As adults he wants to be referred to by his birth name Lafayette.

We grew up on different streets, went to different schools, and even played on different Little League teams yet time would turn us into the best of friends.

If you asked him he may say that he has learned a lot from me but the truth has to be told and through his name LAFAYETTE I give you 9 Things That I Learned From My Best Friend.

L is for Loyalty. When Lafayette was in college he had a choice that I never had to make. He could stay in school and see his family struggle or quit school and find a job to help provide. None of his relatives asked him to go to work but the man inside him allowed him to clock out of school and clock in for an employer.

A is for Aim. Lafayette always had one goal in mind and that was to be the best. Not being tall with a lot of weight he made up for his lack of size with fierce determination. When I write I’m just like my friend in that I aim to please with my best work.

F is for Flavor. I hear kids these days talk about swag. Lafayette was the one who I first saw on the football field with a matching towel set, not Deion Sanders. Lafayette was ahead of the game and demanded attention with his walk and his talk.

A is for Align. I learned early on that people love winners. Lafayette was super successful in elementary, middle and high School in sports. When girls from other schools knew that he was Batman and I was Robin it made my work easy. Second place was cool as long as my friend came in first.

Y is for Youth. As a youth Lafayette father passed away. I did not know how to react. When my mother passed away Lafayette complimented me on how well I handled things. As an adult I just did what I saw as a youth.

E is for Expectation. If you played ball with Lafayette you expected to win.  If you went to dances you expected girls to like you. Now when I write I expect someone to not only be inspired but for their life to be transformed.

T is for Team. As a Jr. in high school I was a member of a state qualifying relay team. Lafayette was one of th efastest and he took one for th eteam by insisting that he would run the first leg to get us off to a good start. Lafayette gave me an example of how team work can make your dream work.

T is Teach. My brothers were 6 and 9 years older than me and it was not possible for my father to be around me all of the time. Lafayette was my mentor. It’s one thing to succeed and win but it’s everything to learn the process. Being with Lafayette gave me fish but learning from him taught me how to fish.

E is Eye. Lafayette was a mover and shaker. On the field he faked many out and left them laying. He had great vision and could cut back with the best of them. The way he played taught me how to see where I wanted to go so that the path would open before my eyes.  One amazing thing he did with his hands and eyes was catch flies.  I now look for and see things in words that I have never seen before.

Go say hello to my great friend Lafayette Mosley.

New York Blog Series Part 5: Thanksgiving Football In Brooklyn New York

December 12, 2011

In my wildest dreams the last thing I thought I would do during my trip was to play football on Thanksgiving Day in Brooklyn, NY. My Brother In Law Charles plays every year. Charles suprised me in how athletic he was. At 42 he has an outisde chance to suit up on Sundays in the NFL.

Hanging out in NY with my Brother In Law Charles

Before the game  started everyone showed love to each other with handshakes and hugs. I blended in like I was one of them. Not one person treated me like I was from out of town. In the south you hear rumors about how unfriendly New Yorkers can be. It was a great display of hope for each other. All I saw was black on black time.

After the hugs and hellos it was game time. Touch Football with a Tackle Football feel. The rules were simple, it’s touch but if you get a chance to knock someone off their feet through a block or by preventing them from catching the ball by all means do it.

Are You Ready For Ready For Football?

Our team lost 7 touchdowns to 4. Charles scored 1 touchdown and had 1 interception. I had 2 catches that both went for firstdowns. We lost our momentum when Charles went out injured. Charles went for a pass and ran his thigh into a pole. Yes a pole. The playing field was a school playground that still had basketball goals up.

Football Game MVP who represents the Army

After the game I ate like a grown man and slept like a baby. This is what you are supposed to do on Thanksgiving Day.

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