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An astute and observant
forward...make Satch an
astute and observant writer
on the American scene.

Intriguing observations of
a very sharp mind.

Satch’s wisdom, judgment,
and humor are on display.

For those who’ve never had
the riveting pleasure of a
casual conversation with
Satch Sanders, a wonderful opportunity now exists.

A keen eye for the roles we all play in the passing parade called humanity.

Satch not only doesn’t miss it; he completely gets it!

Tom "Satch" Sanders
A Profile

Valued for over 40 years in progressively responsible athletic education and corporate interactions with multicultural and diverse populations.

1987-2005 National Basketball Association, New York, NY
Vice President of Player Programs

Designed programs to help both veteran and rookie players take advantage of their unique status as professional athletes and strategically assist them in coping with the different pressures they encounter. Player Programs facilitates the following:

1967-2005 Nelson/Sanders Basketball School
Henniker, NH
Responsibilities Included:
programming, staff training, and recruiting coaches and talent for appearances. Each year, worked with an average of 700 young adults, ages 8-19

1985-1987 Northeastern University Center for
the Study of Sport in Society
Boston, MA
Associate Director
Marketed the Center's approach to addressing amateur athletic problems.
Duties Included: developing proposals for colleges and universities to deal with the blending of athletics and academics

1984-1985 Kendall Square Associates
Cambridge, MA
Consultant, Small Business Enterprises
Assisted small businesses in accounting systems, finding qualified personnel, identifying sources of funding, and authoring requests for business proposals. Chapter 11 consults.

1979-1984 Satch's Restaurant
Boston, MA
Founder and Owner
Chief Operating Officer overseeing all purchasing, inventory control, hiring, entertainment bookings, and all administrative duties of a full-service restaurant and cocktail lounge.

1978-1979 Boston Celtics Basketball Team, NBA
Boston, MA
Head Coach
Organized and directed this professional basketball team. Responsibilities Included: developing team strategies, training camp coordination, conducting team practices, consulting with senior staff members during the annual college draft and other player personnel changes, selecting and supervising assistant coaches.

1977-1978 Boston Celtics Basketball Team, NBA
Boston, MA
First Assistant Coach
Responsible for defensive tactics, individual player defensive skill development, scouting of opposing teams, and assisting with administrative tasks.

1973-1977 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Head Basketball Coach
Duties Included:
recruiting qualified high school graduates, designing a program that best suited Harvard Athletics, staffing the basketball office, developing the team's schedule, scouting prospects, and representing Harvard University at various functions.

1960-1973 Boston Celtics
Professional Basketball Player

Member of eight NBA World Championship teams

New York University - B. S. Marketing, New York, NY
Seward Park High School, New York, NY



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