Notable Clients

Meet our World Championship (2013, 2015) and Olympic Games (2012) Finalists and Medalists

Women

Murielle Ahoure

Murielle Ahoure

100m/200m
Nike
2012 Olympic Finalist
2013 World Double Silver Medalist
Melissa Bishop

Melissa Bishop

800m
Nike
2015 World Silver Medalist
Julie Culley

Julie Culley

5000m
Asics
2012 Olympic Finalist
Phyllis Francis

Phyllis Francis

400m
Nike
2015 World Finalist

Stephanie Garcia

Stephanie Garcia

3k Steeplechase
New Balance
2015 World Finalist
Carmelita Jeter

Carmelita Jeter

100m/200m
Nike
2012 Olympic Gold, Silver & Bronze Medalist
2013 World Bronze Medalist
Sally Kipyego

Sally Kipyego

10k
Nike
2012 Olympic Silver Medalist
2013 World Silver Medalist
2015 World Finalist
Ivet Lalova

Ivet Lalova

100m/200m
Nike
2015 World Finalist

Georganne Moline

Georganne Moline

400H
Nike
2012 Olympic Finalist
Novlene Williams-Mills

Novlene Williams-Mills

400m
Adidas
2012 Olympic Finalist & 4 x 400m relay Bronze Medalist
2013 World Finalist
2015 World Finalist & 4 x 400m relay Gold Medalist

Men

Dylan Armstrong

Dylan Armstrong

Shot Put
Nike
2012 Olympic Finalist
2013 World Bronze Medalist
Keston Bledman

Keston Bledman

100m
Adidas
2012 Olympic 4 x 100m relay Silver Medalist
Machel Cedenio

Machel Cedenio

400m
Adidas
2015 World Finalist
Matt Hughes

Matt Hughes

3k Steeplechase
Nike
2013 World Finalist
2015 World Finalist

Hassan Mead

Hassan Mead

10k
Nike
2015 World Finalist
Manteo Mitchell

Manteo Mitchell

400m
Under Armour
2012 Olympic 4 x 400m relay Gold Medalist
Jason Richardson

Jason Richardson

110H
Adidas
2012 Olympic Silver Medalist
2013 World Finalist
Nick Symmonds

Nick Symmonds

800m
Brooks
2012 Olympic Finalist
2013 World Silver Medalist

 

Family & My Best Interest

I’ve been with Total Sports since 2007 and I wouldn’t change my management for anyone. I’ve been blessed and fortunate to be a part of a family that cares and always looks out for my best interest. All the athletes are like family an makes being overseas feel like home.

- Carmelita Jeter
Fastest Woman Alive
@carmelitajeter

 

Who We Are

Chris Layne

Managing Director

(423) 314-2733


Chris serves as Managing Director of Total Sports Management US. He has 18 years of experience in the Sports Management Profession, which has laid the foundation for a successful career. Chris’ professionalism and ability to relate to others has led to great relationships with coaches, meet directors and shoe company representatives. His work is driven by a high level of ethics and loyalty. Chris is a former collegiate sprinter and has been the Head Cross Country/Track & Field Coach at Milligan College for 16 years.

Natalia Rivas

Director of Client Services

(423) 741-2020


Natalia handles the accounting responsibilities of the office, administers shoe contracts, and serves as an athlete liaison for travel and budget inquiries.Natalia is a former collegiate distance runner and holds her Masters in Business Administration.

Stephen Haas

Client Services Coordinator

(305) 924-8370


Stephen is a former long distance runner for New Balance and a graduate of Indiana University. He spends most of his time on the road for Total Sports Management US and serves as the coordinator for our European base in Leuven. Stephen is currently the executive director of Team Run Flagstaff.

David Pickett

Client Services Associate & Social Media Coordinator

(828) 335-6269


David is a former collegiate Track & Field athlete from UNC Asheville and holds his Masters Degree in Sport Management. David handles all facets of our social media and can also be seen on the road.

Consultants

 

Dedication & Financial Efficacy

Total Sports Management takes the guess work out of professional athletics by providing supportive services through a simple but effective formula. I’ve found that a refreshing transparency, honest dedication to clientele, and sound financial efficacy set Total Sports apart from rival agencies. The high demands of professional athletics comes with a host of tough decisions, but one I’ve never regretted is putting my career in the good hands of Total Sports.

- Jason Richardson
Olympic Silver Medalist
@jairich

Our Services

Contract Negotiations

Maximizing our clients earning potential is priority at Total Sports Management. Solid relationships with each and every shoe company, as well as event and meeting directors worldwide separates our firm from the competition.

Event Management & Promotion

The staff at Total Sports has been involved in many aspects of event management and promotion. From developing the concept of the ONE to ONE 150 meter race between Michael Johnson and Donovan Bailey, the richest payday in track and field history; to serving as the athlete coordinator for the Ponce Grand Prix outdoor meet in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and the meet director for a major national championship. In addition, our staff has assisted with national road race championships and served as the elite coordinator for other major grand prix meets.

Financial Planning & Accounting

We offer our clients direction on how to handle these two very important aspects of their career by directing them to reputable certified financial planners and CPA’s.

Immigration

Total Sports has outstanding relationships with several reputable attorney’s worldwide who specialize in this area. Our staff has assisted clients in obtaining P-1 visas, green cards, and many other visa requirements necessary for competition around the globe.


Marketing

The staff at Total Sports management has strong credibility with each and every shoe company in the industry. In addition, we’ve negotiated agreements with companies outside the track and field arena. For example: Coke, Powerade, Power Bar, Tylenol, Lenscrafters, Ray Ban, and Oakley. We’ve also negotiated agreements for our clients to represent several different countries as they pursue Olympic bids.

Media

Our staff has landed clients in a vast array of print media: Sports Illustrated, Maxim, Forbes, USA Today, along with television appearances on the Oxygen Channel, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and the Tonight Show. We spend time educating our clients on how to handle the media in both good and bad situations, as well as what to say and when to say it.

Post-Career Counseling

We know how important it is for athletes to be prepared when their careers end. There are many aspects an athlete should consider during this transition. Our staff will be there to assist our clients when this takes place.

Travel

The Total Sports staff works with a highly reputable and experienced travel agent to coordinate our clients travel needs, whether it’s domestic or international travel, hotel accommodation, rental car, etc.

 

Loyalty & Hard Work

I have been extremely fortunate to work with Total Sports Management for the duration of my professional athletic career. The men and women of Total Sports are exceptionally loyal and hard working. I am proud to call them friends as well as business associates.

- Nick Symmonds
World Silver Medalist
@NickSymmonds

 

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