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Floyd Keith Recommendations

"I have known Floyd Keith for many years as both a working professional and friend. PPA Services brings to its clients all of Floyd's professional strengths, knowledge and experiences as a D1 head football coach and executive director of the Black Coaches and Administrators. Motivational speaking, diversity and inclusion, career development and coaching all fall in Floyd's wheelhouse of skills and experience. His attention to detail, passion and positive attitude will provide all PPA clientele with an excellent service and support."

Merritt J. Norvell, Jr. PhD; Former Executive VP and Managing Director, DHR International 

"Floyd embodies a positive attitude and an unrivaled commitment to professional development, diversity and inclusion. A one-man force of nature, Floyd has a significant impact on those with whom he works, and our industry is the better for it."

Jack Swarbrick;  Past Vice President and Director of Athletics, University of Notre Dame

"I have had the opportunity to work closely with Floyd Keith and know well of what he has to offer. If you are looking for someone to give your staff a lift, assist with staff development and help with diversity and inclusion, then Floyd Keith is your person. No one that I know of, knows more about minority coaches and administrators than Floyd. In the event that you are looking for someone to assist with minority issues in athletics, then look no further. Floyd Keith comes to you as a marvelous resource well-documented and endorsed."

Dr. Percy Bates, Professor University of Michigan, BCA board and president-elect

"My friend, Floyd Keith, had a very successful tenure running the Black Coaches and Administrators and is in a unique position to impart wisdom to organizations who partner with him." 

Bob Beaudine, CEO, Eastman & Beaudine

"To be sure, Floyd's strong and determined leadership, as well as his extraordinary ability to relate to, and effectively interact with, all core constituencies make him an extremely talented consultant in these matters. His experiences as a collegiate football coach, coupled with his highly successful tenure as the executive director of the BCA provides a substantial platform for effective consulting on diversity, coaching, staff development and motivational speaking."

 Stan Wilcox, Deputy Director, NCAA

"Floyd Keith's relentless positive attitude has enabled him to success as a notable advocate for diversity and inclusion in intercollegiate athletics."

John LeCrone, Former Commissioner, Horizon League

"I am convinced that coaching is in Floyd's DNA. He is a passionate and knowledgeable leader who is always willing to push those around him to new heights. I am excited for his PPA clients to reap the same benefits as me as Coach Keith continues to be an integral part of my professional journey." Danielle O'Banion, Head Women's Basketball Coach, Loyola University Maryland 

"Floyd Keith is a visionary who sees and directs people towards the path of completion of a task or solution to a problem. His knowledge, experience and integrity is invaluable!"

Albert "Buzz" Preston,  NCAA Assistant Football Coach

"There are many men that follow the path forged by others, few actually are willing to set that path. In my role as president of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, I found that Floyd would evaluate a situation and then set the course of action based upon what was the right thing to do. At the end of the day, that is all you can ask of a man! I am blessed to consider Floyd a friend." 

Jay Hoffman, PhD, Chair of Educational and Human Sciences, Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Central Florida. Past President of NSCA 

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