David Otebele

Lynnwood, Washington, United States

dotebele@smww.com



As an SMWW Agent Advisor, David Otebele has successfully been mentored by Dr. Lynn Lashbrook & met all the requirements of becoming a SMWW Agent Advisor. This includes agent regulations and player association legalities, contract negotiation, endorsements, sponsorships, ethics, collective bargaining agreements, draft preparation, marketing and recruiting. David is well adept at preparing you for your sports career and has the ambition to attain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for a successful professional athlete. He will do whatever possible to represent your interests and help you achieve your goals as not only a sports professional, but also your life after sports as well. David takes a fully integrated approach to his clients’ wealth, personal life, career and post-career challenges with the goal to simplify and enhance your life. By serving as your primary contact for everything from financial advisory assistance to addressing your lifestyle needs as he works closely with the SMWW Team off the court, so you can focus on your career on the court.

David played Soccer for a top Secondary School (CMS Grammar School) in Nigeria, West Africa and then a club (Flour Mills) in the Division 3 league recruited him (1978). Within a year, David was playing for Flour Mills Co club, a Division 1 professional league club (National Bank, Inc.). He also briefly played professionally for the Bank and then in 1979, he migrated to the United States where he was unable to continue his career due to limited pro clubs and interest for the game. David then decided to pursue his education and became a US citizen. David received a B.A. degree in Government/Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), New-York, NY & M.A. degree in Political Science from Brooklyn College (CUNY), Brooklyn, NY. In 1996 he relocated to Seattle, Washington from New York City. In 1997, David was employed by the State of Washington as a Social Worker. He maintained playing recreational soccer all around the Puget Sound Area in Washington State and was one of the top goal scorers (Greater Seattle Soccer League). In 2009 David founded Puget Sound Soccer Clinics for Children, Youth & Adults. The soccer clinics focus on technical, tactical, and advanced coaching methodology to develop players in all aspects of the game. David is an experienced coach with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America’s (NSCAA) Junior Level VI Diploma formerly known as Advance Regional Diploma.

Sports has been David's passion since he was a child.  He enjoys and loves majority of the sports in the world (Soccer, American Football, Basketball, Baseball, Track & Field, Tennis, and the like). Due to his passion for sports, he decided to be an agent to achieve the utmost success for his clients and their families. As a Sports Agent/Advisor with Sports Management Worldwide, it is David's obligation and mission to maximize his client's worth. He will focus on his client’s well-being as an athlete by ensuring the implementation of an appropriate support system which will allow his client to concentrate on realizing his/her full athletic potential. David's goal is to establish long-term relationships based on honesty, trust and integrity for his clients.