Monday, June 18, 2012 on Career Advancement Radio welcomed guests Louis Cooper former NFL Linebacker, Dez White former NFL Wide Receiver and Atlanta Falcons, as well as Darryl LaBarrie, Georgia State University basketball coaching staff. The show’s incredible line-up of athletic talent discussed the business of pro and college athletics including tips for career transitions. The guest shared their success stories both during and after their professional and college careers with Dr. Carroll including what they were up to now.
Alexander Louis Cooper native of Marion, South Carolina is a former American football wide linebacker in the National Football League. He played in the NFL from 1985–1993, mainly for the Kansas City Chiefs, followed by Miami Dolphins, and Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Western Carolina University. He coached at Marion High School and South Florence High School as a track and football coach. He currently works as a football marketing, sales, and talent consultant. Louis has worn several major talent hats since his days in the NFL including Investment Advisor, coach, business advisor and leader. Louis can be reached at email@example.com
Edward Dezmon White is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League. White a former Atlanta Falcons was originally selected in the third round of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears before coming with Atlanta Falcons. Dez was talented receiver who returned to the city where he attended college (Georgia Tech). He started for three seasons in Chicago, lining up opposite Pro Bowler Marty Booker…Finished second on the Bears in both yards and receptions for three seasons, averaging 48 receptions and 556 yards a season during that span…Had career bests in receptions (51), receiving yards (656) and touchdowns (4) in 2002.
Dez is owner/trainer at The Body Firm: Atlanta’s Premier Fitness Training. The Body Firm is the hottest new thing in personal training. In our program you will learn training techniques from Boot Camp, Yoga, Cycling, Track and Field, Distance Running, Plyometrics, Core Training, Abs, Resistance Bands, Weight Lifting, Aerobics and Kick Boxing among others. Dez can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com website: www.bodyfirm.com
Darryl LaBarrie, a former Georgia Tech assistant coach with Atlanta roots, spent the past two seasons on the staff at Georgia Tech under Paul Hewitt, where he worked on recruiting and with the perimeter players. In his first season with the Yellow Jackets, LaBarrie helped lead Tech a 23-13 record and the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tech nearly won the ACC Tournament, falling to Duke, 65-61 in the championship. A native of Decatur, Ga., LaBarrie was named first-team all-state and Dekalb County Player-of-the-Year as a senior when he led Tucker High School to a state title. He played with former Panther great Shernard Long, forming one of the most formidable tandems in Georgia.
This past season, LaBarrie continued to oversee the development of Iman Shumpert, who led the Yellow Jackets in scoring, rebounds and assists and was named to the All-ACC Second Team as well as the conference’s all-defensive team.
Prior to his stint with the Yellow Jackets, LaBarrie spent two seasons as an assistant coach at East Carolina. LaBarrie helped the Pirates produce the top two three-point shooting seasons in school history and ranked first or second in Conference USA in that category in his two seasons. During the 2008-09 season, ECU made a school-record 261 treys, breaking the mark established the previous year. Darryl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 404.413.4055.