KFHS to host college-bound athlete seminar

Published 10:13 pm Thursday, January 16, 2020

King’s Fork High School will host a seminar for college-bound athletes for students and parents next Wednesday.

All students from grades eighth through 12th, as well as parents, are welcome at King’s Fork at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 for the seminar called “Guiding the College-Bound Athlete.” The seminar was put together to help parents and athletes plan for things that need to be done before they start thinking about college.

The seminar will prepare parents and athletes for the recruiting road ahead and will provide information and topics for every student-athlete in middle and high school and their parents to educate and prepare them for opportunities and careers after graduation. Many student-athletes who aspire to play at the college level are not as familiar with the ins and outs of academic requirements and eligibility as they need to be in order to pursue their goals.

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“Guiding the College-Bound Athlete” is a program designed by Rick Wire, president of Dynamite Sports, a Pennsylvania-based corporation. He is the father of nine-year NFL veteran Coy Wire. This seminar will provide families with information about the availability of athletic scholarships and the realities of the college recruiting process. According to his press release, Rick Wire found himself looking for answers when Coy then 8 years old, started talking about being a college football star. Wire hadn’t attended college himself and decided he needed to start preparing for the future. He questioned other parents who had been through the process, looking for pros and cons and ways to prepare financially. In the end, Coy earned his scholarship to play football at Stanford University. In 2002, Coy was drafted in the third round of the NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills, where he played for six seasons and then finished his career in three seasons as a captain and player rep with the Atlanta Falcons.

Rick used his study to become a speaker and expert in college athletics and its recruiting process. Then he created the Dynamite Sports Educational Recruiting System, which combines academic preparation and athletic training with marketing and recruiting strategies to navigate through the process.

Wire’s seminar will last one hour at the King’s Fork auditorium, and interested participants are asked to come early. More information can be found at