Performance and Life Coach
Marcus R. Sedberry has dedicated his life to helping people and organizations maximize their potential. As a sport professional, life skills trainer, leadership consultant, educator, author, speaker, and entrepreneur, he aims to use purpose and passion to fuel his nearing decade of experience.
Born in Greenville, Texas, Sedberry graduated from David W. Carter High School in Dallas, Texas, before receiving an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Nebraska. Due to a career ending injury, Sedberry was forced to confront the fears of failure and embrace the experiences of life. The trying times following his injury proved to be instrumental in redefining and identifying the values that matter the most in life. While many would have conceded defeat, Sedberry channeled energy once spent on pursuing athletic dreams to pursuing God’s purpose for his existence. Every day he strives to positively impact the space he occupies and the people he shares it with.
Sedberry has focused his professional experience on the personal and professional holistic development of professional and collegiate athletes, before, during, and after their player career. He has held full time positions with the University of Central Florida (UCF), the University of Arkansas, and most recently he served on the football operations staff as the Director of Player Engagement for the Philadelphia Eagles.
In each of his roles Sedberry has helped countless athletes and coaches push through the challenges of life in order to optimize and maximize performance. He has assisted with building and nurturing key relationships in the athlete’s life, as well as provided education, training, and resources on topics such as leadership, life after sport, financial literacy, decision making, business etiquette, life management, and total wellness.
In addition to his daily responsibilities at UCF, Sedberry also served as an adjunct professor for undergraduate and graduate courses in the First Year Experience Department and the DeVos Sports Business Management Graduate Program, respectively.
Sedberry graduated from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing before receiving a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a master’s degree in Sports Business Management (MSBM) from UCF.
In recent years, Sedberry has traveled across the country facilitating workshops on leadership, diversity, domestic violence, etiquette, and personal branding. He has served as a facilitator for the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), the National Consortium for Academics and Sports (NCAS), and Mentors and Violence Prevention (MVP).
Sedberry currently resides in Philadelphia, PA, with his wife Dr. Tai Sedberry.