Oct 15, 2020
Jennifer Magley is a motivational speaker and coach who has spent over a decade helping successful people become unstoppable. A former NCAA Division I head coach and professional athlete she finds it thrilling to watch her young sons play sports and build things out of paper. She has received national media coverage most notably by USA Today, CNN, ESPN, Foundr Magazine, and US News & World Report. Her newest book How To Be Queen-A Leadership Fable, about the power of imperfect leadership, is slated for release in late 2020. Magley is an active member in the community and is a 2018 Make-A-Wish® America Honoree and former Board Member at non-profits The Patachou Foundation and COBURN Place in Indianapolis, IN.
A Kansas native and former standout student-athlete, Magley is a proud IMG Sports Academy Alumni and University of Florida graduate. She was a scholarship athlete at IMG Academy under the direct tutelage of renowned tennis coach Nick Bollettieri. While at UF, she was the #1 Ranked NCAA Division I Singles player in the country, NCAA Team Champion, Four-time All-American, First Team ESPN The Magazine, Finalist for the Honda Award and recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr., Sports Scholar, and SEC Good Works awards. As a member of TEAM USA, Magley represented the United States in over 14 countries. Post graduation she competed professionally on the WTA Tour before being named Associate Head Coach at Wichita State University.
At 23, she was the youngest NCAA Division I head coach in the nation at Florida Gulf Coast University. During her five years at FGCU she served on various boards and committees including "Gender Equity/Title IX." While at FGCU, her teams received many accolades and recognition for their community work from United Way, USA Today, and IMPACT For Kids. She co-created “Spring Bling” a one night red carpet event for children with life threatening illnesses, which is currently celebrating it’s 7th year in Southwest Florida.
In February 2014, Magley's debut novel Division I was released spotlighting issues that affect female collegiate athletes. "Division I" was featured on ESPN The Radio, reviewed by “The Kansas City Star,” and is recommended Syllabi reading at various institutions across the country. See the video clip below, click here for full version.
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