President: Coach Bruce Pearl (Tennessee)
In four seasons at Tennessee, Coach Pearl has led the Vols to 24.5 wins per year, three SEC Eastern Division titles, an SEC championship and four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament. He has been named SEC Coach of the Year twice (’06 and ‘08) and has earned the national coach of the year honors two times as well. Prior to coaching at Tennessee, Coach Pearl found success at the Division II level with Southern Indiana where he led the Screaming Eagles to nine NCAA Tournaments including a national championship in 1995. After his stint at Southern Indiana, he moved to UW-Milwaukee where he directed the Panthers to a Sweet 16 berth in 2005.
Vice President: Coach Harris Adler (La Salle)
After serving the past four seasons as La Salle University’s Director of Basketball Operations, Harris will be entering his first season as an assistant coach of the men’s basketball team. His responsibilities will include recruiting, scouting, scheduling, and monitoring the academic progress of the team’s student athletes. Prior to La Salle, Adler was an assistant coach at the University of Pennsylvania where he was an important part of the staff that led the team to an Ivy League Championship and an NCAA Tournament bid. He has also gained national recognition coaching overseas. During the summer of 2007, he led the Maccabi USA team to a 4-2 record and a bronze medal in Rome, Italy. Next summer, he will assist Bruce Pearl in coaching Maccabi USA team at the 18th Maccabiah Games in Israel.
National Director: Coach Bobby Schwartz
Legendary Texas Coach Bobby Schwartz has amassed an astonishing Coaching record of 613-30 as a Head Basketball coach. He has coached Division 2, Division 3, High School, Prep School, AAU, Maccabi and youth basketball. Coach Bobby Schwartz coached Team Austin Maccabi to the 2006 Gold medal and the 2005 Silver Medal wins at the Maccabi games. A graduate of the University of Texas, Coach Schwartz is an ordained Rabbi and serves as Chaplain to the Critical Incident Response team of the Texas State Troopers under the Department of Public Safety for the past six years. Prior to that Coach Schwartz served as chaplain to the Austin Police Department. “When people ask me what is it like to work as a Coach and a Rabbi I tell them it’s the same job. Both professions are about helping motivate and inspire young people to be their very best.”
Executive Director: Jason Belzer
Jason Belzer is Founder and President of GAME, Inc., one of the nation’s premier coach representation and marketing firms. Prior to founding GAME, Inc. he worked as Director of Client Representation for Sports Management Group Worldwide in Washington DC, representing many of today’s most celebrated professional athletes and coaches. A member of the JCA’s management team, Jason is in charge of business development of new and existing revenue streams, including licensing, sponsorship, and membership benefit programs. Jason also serves as the official spokesperson for the association.
Associate Executive Director: Darren Heitner
Darren is the Founder and CEO of Dynasty Athlete Representation, LLC. In addition, he is the Founder and Chief Editor of SportsAgentBlog.com, which is the first sports agent blog on the internet. His website receives upwards of 5,000 page views per day by athletes, agents, coaches, media entities, corporate executives and the general public. Darren is responsible for public relations operations as well as JCA website operations (business and editorial). Darren is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Political Science and was valedictorian of his class. He served two terms as the President of the Entertainment and Sports Law Society at the University of Florida and graduated with his Juris Doctor degree in Spring 2010.