Barry Mayer

Former All-American Football Player, University Of Minnesota

My passion for advancing the mission of Positive Coaching Alliance to change the culture of youth sports was first cultivated as an athlete myself. Having earned All-American honors in football at the University of Minnesota, my lifelong dream of playing in the NFL was cut short due to a career-ending shoulder injury. It was at that time I learned firsthand preparing to be a better person is more important than preparing to be a better athlete.

Although my professional career took me to San Francisco in the field of sales and marketing in the commercial furniture industry, my heart was still connected to the Twin Cities and the enhancement of youth sports. After raising four children in the Bay Area (Todd, Aaron, Allyson and Adam) I relocated to Minneapolis in 2016 to follow my son who joined the Gopher football team under coach Kill. Retirement from the commercial furniture industry has now given me the opportunity and time to promote the valuable principles of PCA in the Minnesota area.

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