Keithner Tucker

Madison, Alabama, United States

As an SMWW Agent Advisor, Keithner Tucker 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. Keithner 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 has served for 21 years of military service as an Active Duty Army Acquisition officer handling government contracts, program initiatives, and working with at the executive level.  He is person who thinks out the box and does 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. Keithner takes a dedicated and 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 she works closely with the SMWW Team off the court, so you can focus on your career on the field. Keithner is a 2001 Management Information Systems graduate from Auburn University. He earned his Master’s degree from the College of William & Mary (’12) in Business Management. He has earned certifications in: Lean Six Sigma, Microsoft Certified Professional, and Program Management. Keithner is on track to earn is Doctorate Degree in Management in 2017.  Keithner currently building his home base business called 1-Sports Agency Enterprises with the support of Sports Management Worldwide leadership, expertise, and support efforts.  Keithner is dedicated to mission accomplishment and to help athletes accomplish their dreams of playing professional sports. It is not just about the big payday, it is about making a career out of something you love. Keith is a big supporter in the community of Huntsville with supporting, feeding, and assisting the Manna House to support families in need. He is a proud husband to former Ms. Tiffani Lyles of 15 years and they have three children.  The Tucker family is members of Restoration and firm believers of Christ, prayer, and worship.   

Doctorate in Management (DM) - Enrolled  (Exp Sep 2017)
University of Phoenix-Online, Phoenix, Arizona
Masters of Business Administration (Aug 2012)
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Masters of Business Administration (May 2007)
University of Phoenix-Online, Phoenix, Arizona
Bachelors of Business Administration (May 2001)
Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Career Information
Over eight years of experience working with SMWW as an Agent Advisor.  

2+ years in Player/Contract Negotiating with the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 
8+ years in talking with Clients with the CFL, AFL, and Semi-Pro Leagues
2+ years of experience in the Corporate/Government Marketing Sector
2+ years of Coaching, Training and Developing past and current Division 1 athletes

Experienced: 20 yrs US Army/Program Management, Budgeting, and Acquisition Process 
 Experienced in Contingency Contracting and Public Speaking


Sports Background
 Intramural Football/Basketball (Auburn University)

Professional Background
Assistant Project Manager (Army Integrated Air & Missile Defense), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
     PEO Missile & Space  

Performed systems integration, capabilities development efforts of the Patriot hardware compnents valued at $690M to ensure PATRIOT radar, engagement control station and launcher compliance with the Integrated Air & Missile Defense interface requirements. 

Assistant Project Manager (Ground Base Interceptor), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
     Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

Chartered the Army Acquisition Executive and MDA Director as Assistant Project Manager for the Ground-Base Interceptor, directly responsible for the foward deployed $2B GBI operational fleet and for its recentaly announced 50% increase in the capability of the deployed GBI force to enhance National Missile Defense.  

TRADOC Capability Manager-Infantry, Fort Benning, Georgia
      Maneuver Center of Excellence

Synchronized delivery of complete capability packages to Infantry Brigade Combat Teams through fielding and reset to enable the Army’s Army Force Generation Model for unit deployment cycle. Leads Integrated Concept Teams to identify and resolve integration issues.  


Volunteer Work
     Part-Time Coach/YMCA (Youth Basketball/Football/Baseball)
Alpha Phi Alpha Chapter (Support Humanitarian efforts) Community Madison County
Cancer Research/Volunteer to fight for Cancer Research


Mission Statement
Keithner takes a dedicated and integrated approach to his clients’ wealth, personal life, career and post-career challenges with the goal to simplify and enhance your life.