Our People

NCSA's staff of former college athletes, coaches and scouts will help you compete for scholarships.We know who you are: an athlete on the verge of making the next step, confident in your ability to raise your game to the next level, just hoping to be noticed, to be given the opportunity to play your game. We've been there.

Nearly all of our 330-strong staff competed at the college level. Now, working with NCSA allows us to help others earn the same opportunity.For people who know the value of college athletics—who continue to benefit from its lessons and values well beyond the span of a college athletic career—it's just about the most rewarding job you can find. We at NCSA share that viewpoint—and a common passion for what we do. In fact, many of us think of it less as a job and more as a lifestyle. But we don’t just bring a real love for college sports; our people bring decades upon decades of experience in college athletics and beyond.

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Charlie Adams

NCSA Partner Speaker
University of Mississippi
As a local tv sports anchor for 23 years in markets such as South Bend, New Orleans, Memphis, Meridian, MS and Bakersfield, CA, I saw a staggering lack of education on the recruiting process. When I first learned of NCSA in 2007 I was fired up to see not only recruiting education but the Athleadership message getting to families as well. As the father of a son who ran cross country and track in college, and a daughter who will be a college swimmer starting in 2014, I like to educate and inspire young people to make all the right moves in recruiting. Having covered over 2500 games or practices at the D1, D2, D3, NAIA and Junior College level, I especially like educating families on finding the right fit for their daughter or son at the next level.

Paul Adrian

Scout VP
Wake Forest
I came to NCSA to make a difference in the lives of student athletes. I get emails and letters from athletes thanking me for spending the time on the phone helping them make a decision that changed their lives. They attended college, played their sport, and received help getting their education payed for. For me, that is making a difference. I coached soccer at the club level for over 10 years. I saw many athletes that had the ability and grades to play at the next level but did not know how the process of recruiting worked. Now that I am part of an organization that can help all athletes achieve that goal and find the right fit, I want to be able to share my knowledge with them.

Erik Agner

Head Scout
Bowling Green State University
I came to NCSA to provide families and athletes with an opportunity that I did not have. I was a talented baseball player in high school but was unfamiliar with the recruiting process. If I would have known about NCSA back then, I am confident I would have had a great chance at receiving a scholarship. I know that receiving a scholarship would have changed my life. That is why I am passionate about working for NCSA and assisting families through the recruiting process to make their dreams come true!

Scott Alexander

Senior Football Recruiting Coach
Western Michigan University
Originally from Bloomfield Hills, MI, I am a 2007 graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in political science. I spent five years as a member of the WMU football program, serving as a student assistant coach in 2005 and 2006. Prior to joining NCSA, I coached the defensive backs and coordinated special teams units at Hampden-Sydney College for three seasons, including two Old Dominion Athletic Conference championships and two NCAA playoff bids.

Mike Ammirati

Football Scout
Illinois Wesleyan University
After spending my first year-and-a-half out of college helping high school-aged, at-risk youth at a residential treatment center, I was lucky enough to come aboard with NCSA through a fellow Wesleyan Alum, who explained how he was helping student-athletes through the recruiting process. It is obvious that the education I now provide at NCSA would have been an incredible valuable asset to me and my family when I was going through the recruiting process. I want to make sure student-athletes and families who are striving to play college sports have that opportunity, and are armed with sufficient knowledge to navigate effectively through the process.

Jared Anderson

Head Scout
Winona State University
I came to NCSA originally my junior year of high school as a client. By teaming up with NCSA, I was able to find Winona State University to continue my dream of playing college baseball. While at Winona, I helped the team get to 4 conference and 2 regional tournaments including a bid to the NCAA DII World Series my senior year where we were the runners up. The memories and lessons learned from those years will last a lifetime. Now that I am working at NCSA, when I'm working with a family, I never lose sight of the fact that I've sat in their seat, I know exactly what they are going through. I embrace having the opportunity to educate and guide these families and athletes so they can find their own personal Winona State experience.

Roy Anderson

Head Scout
Washington State University
As a former NCAA athlete who did receive a scholarship and a NCAA Head Coach I came to NCSA because I knew it was time to share some of my experiences with new student athletes and parents. The rules have changed and technology has forced all of us to live differently.

Mike Antkowiak

Head Scout
Marquette University
I'm empowered to help leaders through sports because I didn't have the athletic opportunities to make a wise college decision. I played soccer in high school and I slipped through the cracks. I chose to go to Marquette University solely for academics. This is because my family was unfamiliar with how the recruiting process worked. Looking back at my recruiting, if my family were educated on the process and had the opportunity to use NCSA, I would have been able to have options to choose from as opposed to only having one opportunity at a D3 school. I regret this, and don't want future student athletes to be in the same situation.

Kristi Artenian

American Public University
I have been extremely passionate about lacrosse since I was first introduced to the sport in middle school. Since then, I was named cardinal district player of the year, I have officiated, and I am now a high school coach. No one loves this game more than I do. When I was in high school, NCSA gave me more exposure then I could have ever imagined and even helped me get a Division 1 scholarship offer. After having this experience with NCSA, I knew this was the company I wanted to work for. Being a coach helped me understand that I want the opportunity to impact a young student athlete’s life in a positive way; and NCSA provides me with that opportunity. The recruiting process is often a new experience for families and I enjoy being a part of it. It’s a very rewarding career and I am happy that NCSA and I reconnected.

Kyle Autrey

Head Football Scout
Olivet Nazarene University
I joined NCSA in 2010 with the goal of changing young people's lives. Everything I have accomplished in life has happened because of what I learned while playing sports. Getting the opportunity to play at the college level and really live out my dreams was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and I want to help as many kids get the same chance.

Keith Babb

Senior National Scouting Director
University of Tennessee – Knoxville
I enjoy working at NCSA because most student-athletes and their parents need help with this daunting process and I know how NCSA's tools and assistance can help! I’ve personally helped over 3,000 student-athletes change their lives by using their love of sports to earn a meaningful college degree and going on to a rewarding career.

Katia Babina

Bowling Green State University
The reason I came to work at NCSA is because I went through the recruiting process myself. I traveled around the United States to play at different tennis tournaments to try and get my ranking up. I did not get looked at by all the schools that I hoped to but I still think I chose the best school for me. Being a part of Bowling Green athletics was everything I wanted and could not have asked for better teammates and coaches. I chose to be a part of NCSA to help other student-athletes to get a chance to play college sports because it is a once in a lifetime opportunity and it is a great experience to have. I want to help student-athletes get more opportunities than I did when I was in high school.

Boe Baitinger

Head Scout
Carthage College
I am here to empower athleaders through the life lessons that are taught through playing sports in high school and college. I want to provide a genuine and realistic outlook on the recruiting process to assure student-athletes have the best opportunities possible to achieve their dreams. Being a collegiate and professional athlete has shaped me as an individual today! I am here to educate student-athletes on how they can COMMIT themselves to their dreams that will allow them to SUCCEED in life, and LEAD others in their future dreams.

Matt Bauer

University of Kansas
I have always had a passion for sports and education, and NCSA provided me with the perfect opportunity to combine two things that have been apart of my life forever. I came to NCSA to help kids turn their dreams of competing in college into a reality. I want to educate families on the recruiting process so they have all the information and tools provided to them to help their kids succeed, not only on the court or field but in the classroom and community, too.

George Bauer

Head Scout
Tulane University
I came to work for NCSA in August of 2001 because I believed in Chris Krause's vison of helping qualified and deserving student athletes secure opportunities to achieve their education and graduate with a degree while also continuing to play their sport in college. NCSA allows me the chance to give back to other young student athletes and show them how athletics can empower them to become leaders.

Julian Beckwith

Video Coordinator Assistant
Miami University
Originally from Columbus, OH, Julian went to Miami University in Oxford and spent two years as practice squad player for the Redhawks. He graduated from Miami in 2010 and is currently continuing his education at Northwestern University, pursuing a Master's in Sports Administration.

Brian Bedo

Bradley University
I was fortunate enough to partake in sports for the majority of my life, and those experiences have completely shaped me and my values. I want to help other student athletes striving for that same opportunity; to allow sports to mold them as a person for the rest of their lives

Michael Beissenherz

University of Missouri
I was clueless about recruiting in high school. Even though I had Division I track times, I didn’t know how to get my name out to coaches to get scholarship opportunities. I want to make sure that student-athletes have all the tools to go on and play in college if they desire, and not get left behind.

Sara Bernard

Recruiting Coach
Westmont College
I believe NCSA is a more than recruiting company. From our core values, to our company culture, we are about giving back and using the life lessons taught from playing sports to help young athletes have the same opportunities we did. I know what it means to have athletic opportunity taken away from you unfairly, and academic opportunity taken away from you unfairly. NCSA is a company that helps student athletes make the most of their skill and opportunities if they are willing to work with the recruiting process. This is a company I can fully back and look forward to working with further.

Karissa Biever

Recruiting Coach
Carthage College
I played volleyball for 6 years at the club level and 4 years for my high school. I didn’t think there was anywhere for me to play in college; I was overwhelmed with looking at colleges in general, I didn’t know where to begin. Because of that, I gave up playing competitively and focused on academics. Finding out about NCSA after graduating college left me with regrets of giving up the passion. I work at NCSA in order to help create the opportunities for student athletes that I missed out on myself. I wish I would have known about NCSA when I was a high school athlete!