Eric Gooden

Boca Raton, Florida, United States

Eric Gooden is native of Detroit, Michigan, and now a resident of Delray Beach, Florida. In 2014, He received a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Lynn University. Eric also holds a technical certificate in Broadcasting from Specs Howard School of Media Arts. An active community leader, Eric began his civic outreach while still in college, coaching basketball at Boca Raton’s prestigious St. Andrews School. Additionally he has held several board posts within the City of Boca Raton, serving on the Disability Advisory Board and the Education Advisory Board, before his recent appointment to the Community Advisory Panel. In 2016, Eric was elected by his colleagues to serve as Chairman of the Community Advisory Panel. Gooden was reelected in May of 2018. Other community volunteer efforts include Boca Raton Helping Hands, YMCA, St. Lawrence Chapel Homeless Shelter, Boating Beach Bash for People with Disabilities, and Boys and Girls Club. As an SMWW Agent Advisor, Eric Gooden is knowledgeable about agent regulations and player association legalities, contract negotiation, endorsements, sponsorships, ethics, collective bargaining agreements, draft preparation, marketing and recruiting. He has been mentored by NFL Agent, Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, who has represented clients including Miami Dolphins Quarterback Matt Moore and Philadelphia Eagles Safety Brain Dawkins along with NBA Agent/NFL Agent Joel Corry who represented superstar players such as Ronnie Lott, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Shaquille O'Neal. A key focus for Eric is helping athletes with brand strategy and cultivating sponsorship deals.