NIL has way too many moving parts for coaches to track on – state regulations, school requirements, legal issues. Michelle Meyer started studying NIL six months before it happened, and studying it from the perspective of female and male student-athletes in sports without mega-audiences and million-dollar TV deals. The help she is providing to our coaches is invaluable – they mostly want to coach, but need to know the basics.
Executive Director, American Volleyball Coaches Association
Michelle was raised in Santa Cruz, CA before attending and playing volleyball at UC Santa Barbara. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in Psychology and a double minor in Sport Management and Athletic Coaching. After a brief professional career in Denmark, Michelle coached the beach volleyball team at University of Hawaii. She then coached at Pepperdine for one year before running the Olympic pipeline program for USA Volleyball from 2015-2018. Michelle founded a beach volleyball consulting company prior to founding NIL Network in 2020.
Hailey was raised in Phoenix, Arizona and completed her undergraduate degree at CSU Long Beach where she competed on the indoor volleyball team and earned the 2016 Pyramid Leadership Award. After graduation, Hailey transferred to USC to play beach volleyball and earn graduate degrees in entrepreneurship (2021) and marketing (2022). Hailey played a pivotal role in the 2021 NCAA Beach National Championships where USC took home the title.
Austin is enrolled in Marquette University’s Law School where he is studying the intersection between sports and the law. He has experience working as a Student Football Manager at the University of Illinois under Lovie Smith and as an intern for the full-service sports agency Priority Sports and Entertainment. He plans to use his sales and industry knowledge to represent athletes and influencers in the future.