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Let me help guide you through what can and will be, and overwhelming recruitment process.  I WILL advise you on how to ask the tough questions.  I WILL navigate you through the smoke and mirrors to find the right fit.  I WILL educate you on the proper approach during the process. Contact me today to schedule an appointment.

Q) Where do we start?

A) I know the common recruiting timeline and what you need to know and do at different times of the year?

Q) Overwhelmed by the process?

A) I know what questions to ask to make sure you are finding the right fit.

Q) What aspects are important and what are not?

A) I have evaluated amateur athletes for over 15 years and know exactly what programs are and are not looking for.

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Welcome to Athletic Recruiting Education & Navigation LLC

Meet the owner, Dan Fodrocy

Following my 15 years as a collegiate football coach, I realized that I wanted to see how I could further shape the game and make an impact on society using my extensive knowledge and experience. That’s why I started my coaching company, Athletic Recruiting Education & Navigation LLC. Here, I walk families and coaches through the intricate process of the athletic recruitment in order to help the families find their proper fit.

My Mission

I aim to provide insights, education, and guidance about the recruiting process with integrity and honesty.

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What Inspired Me

When I reflected on my career, I thought about how many moving parts and dynamics were associated with the recruitment process. I recalled the looks on a lot of families’ faces, and I remembered the question, "How are we going to do this?"

So I chose to make a difference and decided to utilize my skills to help families and coaches get peace of mind during the process and help them make the appropriate choice.

Career Overview

  • 2001-2005 Student Athlete at Saginaw Valley State University (3 NCAA Playoff Appearances)
  • 2006-2007 Graduate Assistant at Grand Valley State University (2006 National Division II, National Champions)
  • 2008 Assistant Coach at the University of Arkansas at Monticello
  • 2009-2010 Graduate Assistant at North Dakota State University (2010 FCS NCAA Playoff Appearance)

  • 2011-2018 Assistant Coach at Saginaw Valley State University (3 NCAA Playoff Appearances)

  • 2019 Assistant Coach at Northern Michigan University
  • 2020 Founded Athletic Recruiting Education & Navigation LLC
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