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Brandon Sweeney aka Coach Sween

Husband & Father, Leader, Resilient Keynote Speaker, Author, and Educator

First Generation College Student and Former College Athlete, Brandon Sweeney grew up fatherless in the inner city of Akron, OH. He chose to pursue a dream of playing in the NFL to escape the traps of the inner city. 


Along his journey, Brandon was met with insurmountable obstacles. The biggest obstacle was his promising athletic career being abruptly cut short


Brandon ultimately discovered that God had a purpose and plan beyond football. He started working with youth and families in the inner city as a Mental Health Counselor.


He eventually saw a greater need in education and coaching. Upon going to schools to meet with some of the youth he counseled. Teachers had problems dealing with them and providing structure. 


Coach Sween got his teaching certificate and starting coaching football and track in order to teach leadership, social emotional skills, and life skills to young men. 


Recognized for his leadership, influence and impact on youth, He received the Teacher Of The Year Award, become a Classroom Culture Specialist, and Athletic Director.


As a Minister, Youth Leader, Keynote Speaker, 2-time Author, Coach, and Educator. Brandon travels around the country sharing messages that are relevant, life changing, entertaining, and impactful.


 Coach Sween is the ultimate youth advocate with simple, yet powerful, strategies that are helping hundreds of students, athletes, and influencers become resilient leaders that thrive in school, sports, and life despite what life throws at them.


Virtual Presentations | Keynotes | School Assemblies | Sports Teams | Conferences | Professional Developments

  • The Prevail Assembly

    Coach Sween shares his powerful story of  beating the odds stacked against him (disappointments, obstacles depression, tragedies, and setbacks).


    From getting kicked out of school, fighting and getting into trouble, to becoming a first generation college grad, obtaining a master's degree, writing 2 books much more


    This message will equip students and athletes with the tools and strategies on how to

    • Recover from failure,
    • Adapt to Change
    • Develop a growth mindset,
    • Solve Problems
    • Make Responsible Decisions
    • Establish Winning Relationships




  • Lead, If You Want To Win

    Coach Sween has spoken with Educators and Coaches and they have expressed the struggle every year to find young people who will step up and lead.


    Coach Sween has discovered how to help students and athletes embrace leadership and become confident leading others. He helps them understand the importance and benefits of leadership in high school and college


    This message will help audience learn


    • How to use their influence to impact their teammates and classmates
    • The privilege and responsibility of being a leader
    • How to lead themselves and their teammates with confidence
    • How to hold peers and teammates accountable
    • MUCH MORE..
  • Resilient Educators Win

    Coach Sween knows what it is like to work in a stressful and toxic environment. while feeling the demands at work, lack of appreciation, and resources.

    Coach Sween has researched and practiced effective strategies that will help educators become resilient and win this school year. 

    This message will help audiences learn:


    • 6 keys to becoming mentally strong
    • How to make it to the end of the year without burnout, stressed, and ready to quit
    • How to protect your most valuable asset
    •  MUCH MORE...



His message was outstanding relevant and powerful. It hit home for a lot of our student athletes. 

Corneilus McFarland

Head Coach and Athletic Director

His Prevail message was right on time for our students. He echoed everything we have been teaching our students all year about being resilient. 

Dr. Shontoria Walker


I really really enjoyed his message. Our student athletes needed to hear this today. 


Mom of 2 student athletes

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