Leaders aren’t born. They’re developed.
Dwight Eisenhower was a college football player at the U.S. Military Academy.
John F. Kennedy played several sports as an undergraduate at Harvard University.
Richard Nixon played college football at Whittier College.
Gerald Ford played college football at University of Michigan.
Ronald Reagan lettered in football and swimming at Eureka College.
George H.W. Bush played college baseball at Yale University.
In fact, 6 of the past 11 US presidents were collegiate student-athletes.
Pressure, accountability, and a grinding schedule all prepare student-athletes for greatness in life after sport. Winning athletic departments understand that building a culture of excellence around student-athlete development is key to helping athletes win more on and off the field while becoming world-ready candidates for top employers.
In 2008, we set out to help student-athletes become the people they want to be. Since then, Game Plan has become the leading student-athlete development platform, which is why over 20,000 student-athletes and 400 administrators use Game Plan at more than 40 leading colleges and university athletic departments.
Vin McCaffrey started Game Plan in 2008 with the goal of giving student-athletes a better college experience so they are better prepared to succeed in their career.
As a member of the men’s basketball team at Lehigh University he saw first-hand the challenges student-athletes face. Vin received a Bachelor’s in International Relations in 1998 and started his professional career with Lexmark International. Following Lexmark, Vin worked in the financial and technology industries leading various business development initiatives. His passion for the student-athlete experience never left him and after he completed his Master’s in Business Administration in 2008 from Indiana University, he started Game Plan
Meet some of our team.
We’re no mere software company. We’re aiming to enrich the lives of student-athletes everywhere.
Director of Business Development
Erica, a professionally-certified coach specializing in student-athlete career development and transitions out of sports, works with college athletic departments to design student-athlete development programming. She received a degree from Purdue University and an ACTP certificate in Professional Coaching for Life & Work from the University of California, Davis. Prior to Game Plan, Erica worked in public relations and social media marketing and consulted with brands including Samsung and Amazon.com.
Erica was the women’s swim and dive team captain at Purdue University and was an NCAA Division I Championship qualifier, school record holder and Big Ten Conference Championship Finalist.
Dr. Nathan Wiita
Research and Development
Dr. Nathan Wiita is nationally recognized for his work in research and development lead in the field of psychological assessment and leadership development. Nathan’s research has been featured by organizations including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, The American Psychological Association, as well as in media outlets such as Fast Company. Nathan received doctorate and master’s degrees in industrial and organizational psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. He earned a bachelor’s degree (with honors) in psychology, while competing as a varsity soccer player at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
His professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Society of Consulting Psychology, and the Atlanta Society for Applied Psychology.
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