Podcast: S2:EP9, Angel Lopez, NFL Alumni

Angel Lopez joins our host Roy Kessel on S2:EP9 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast

As the NFL Combine took center stage, Angel Lopez sits down with our host Roy Kessel in Indianapolis on Episode 9 of Season 2 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast.

Angel works with the NFL Alumni in Wisconsin and Illinois and focuses his work on the Latin community. Angel coordinates programs for elementary and middle schools, works at the Boys and Girls Club in Milwaukee and coaches a variety of high school programs, All-Star games and combines.

Angel shares his insight into what makes a successful program and how former athletes have the power to make an enormous impact on students as they share their stories.

Angel Lopez with our host Roy Kessel on S2:EP9 of the Sports Philanthropy Podcast


  • 00:30 Background
  • 02:30 Playing Career
  • 03:15 Launch of coaching career
  • 06:45 Favorite level of coaching
  • 08:30 Impact on former players
  • 12:30 Most important role of coach
  • 17:00 How to best engage kids
  • 19:00 Success building teams and best coaching influences
  • 21:00 Evolution of coaching as a business
  • 28:00 Community building with NFL Alumni
  • 31:00 Keeping kids focused on education
  • 33:30 Discussion of Parents, Peace and Justice
  • 37:00 Best way to help programs
  • 41:00 Angel as Commissioner of the NFL
Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel

Roy Kessel is the Founder of the Sports Philanthropy Network. Roy has worked in the sports business world for over 20 years including serving as an instructor in Northwestern University's graduate Sports Management Program. Having served as a sports lawyer representing athletes, entrepreneurs and start-up businesses, Roy has extensive experience helping organizations improve their strategy, marketing, communications and leadership development.
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