Former NFL star, Pat McInally is a Harvard graduate, two-time All-American and National Football Foundation College Hall of Famer. After graduating with honors, cum laude, he was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals and enjoyed an 11-year career with them. He has the distinction of being the only professional player to score a perfect 50 on the NFL's Wonderlic Intelligence Test.
McInally also has accomplished many things off the field. He created Kenner's Starting Lineup action figures, which had more than $700 million in sales. His nationally syndicated column, "Pat Answers for Kids," ran in over 125 newspapers and his book Moms & Dads Kids & Sports was a best-seller. These were in addition to success in songwriting, television, and radio.
His passion has always been helping scholar-athletes to get into great colleges. These have included Harvard, Penn, Pomona, Notre Dame, La Verne, Claremont-McKenna, U. C. Davis, Occidental, Pitzer, Wheaton, Case-Western, Michigan, and SMU among others. Interestingly, these players varied in size, playing level, academics and financial need, illustrating that Division 1 isn't the only level seeking players .
He currently serves as the head football coach at Brethren Christian High School in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Pat can be reached at (949) 466-2460.
Bert Briones is a personal finance attorney with expertise in sports, student loans, and athlete talent evaluation.
He is a former NFL player agent and currently practices law in California while also teaching sports law at the university level. He brings a passion for helping to develop and promote young student athletes. This passion is forged from decades of intimate involvement in the sport of football at every level of the sport including professional, college, high school and youth football.
As a player, coach, scout and agent, his experience with football is broad and extensive. Addressing the ever increasing consideration of financial challenges on families and students, Bert is an expert on personal financial issues and brings a unique combination of financial acumen and athlete talent assessment to your student-athlete’s future.
Bert has been an athlete since his youth when he played football, basketball, baseball and tennis. He was an all-star high school football player and captain of his high school team. Following high school he was a scholarship Division 1 linebacker during which time he gained an appreciation of the many challenges facing a student athlete.
He has coached football at the youth and high school levels and coached high school basketball as well. He later became a player agent helping college football players advance to the professional level in the National Football League, the Canadian Football League, the Arena Football League and the United Football League. He has been certified as a contract advisor in the National Football League, the National Basketball Association and the Canadian Football League.
Bert was also one of two NFL agents who served on a commission in South Carolina with the objective of protecting the interests of student-athletes.