Students, faculty and staff are invited to the Project MALES Plática on Monday, March 19, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in SAC 1.106. Daron K. Roberts, former NFL coach and author of “Call an Audible: Let My Pivot from Harvard Law to NFL Coach Inspire Your Transition,” will speak. Roberts is the founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas at Austin.
CSLi is the first university-based institute dedicated to developing leadership and character curricula for high school, college and professional athletes. Roberts is also a lecturer in the College of Liberal Arts Honors Program. His research focuses on issues of resilience, rejection, failure management and leadership. Roberts developed a course, A Gameplan for Winning at Life, that he teaches to incoming freshmen student-athletes.
After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2007, served coaching stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, West Virginia Mountaineers and Cleveland Browns. He holds a B.A. in Plan II Honors and Government from UT Austin and an M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School. He served as student body president during his time at UT Austin.
Roberts has been featured in ESPN the Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and Sports Illustrated. “Call an Audible” was named a #1 new release and bestseller by Amazon. He is a contributor to Forbes.com and is the host of an industry-leading podcast, “A Tribe Called Yes,” available on iTunes and Stitcher.