Childress Sports Consulting is the brainchild of Ira Childress and Andrea Mosher. Both educators and coaches at heart, the two launched the company to provide informative, innovative and inspiring educational programs for student-athletes, professional athletes, and athletic professionals. With over 15 years of combined experience working in the athletic industry, Andrea and Ira set out to help others succeed on the athletic fields, in the classroom, and off-the-court. From career development workshops to social media training to recruiting coaching, Childress Sports Consulting provides a comprehensive but focused array of services. Together, they are a dynamic duo — passionate about people, passionate about sports, and serious about the success of each client they connect with.
Prior to founding Childress Sports Consulting, Ira Childress began his career in athletics as a sports broadcaster and journalist, covering events such as the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, and MLB World Series. He transitioned his affinity for athletics into an administrative career at alma mater Ferris State University – earning three promotions in five years – before advancing to the NCAA National Office. As the Assistant Director for Student-Athlete Affairs at the NCAA, his work provided innovative programming that helped shape the careers of hundreds of NCAA coaches, administrators, and student-athletes. He also served as the key administrator for joint programs with the NFL. Childress received his B.S. in Applied Speech Communication and M.S. in Education from Ferris State University, where he was a student-athlete on FSU’s last Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship football team.
Andrea Mosher’s career in the athletic industry launched at her alma mater, Illinois State University. She served as Director of Student-Athlete Development Programs and as Assistant Director of the Karin L. Bone Athletic Study Center. During her tenure at ISU, Mosher implemented engaging career, academic and personal development programs for 400+ student-athletes. She was selected as a facilitator for the 2010 NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, and an administrator for the inaugural NFL-NCAA Life Skills/Player Development Summit. In addition to founding Childress Sports Consulting, she currently serves as the Academic Coordinator for Men’s & Women’s Basketball at the University of Detroit Mercy. Mosher earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and an M.S. in Sports Management from Illinois State, where she was an NCAA qualifying sprint/hurdler on the Redbird Track & Field squad.
To join Childress Sports Consulting in achieving your dreams for athletic, personal, and professional success, please call 248.224.4463 or email ChildressSports@gmail.com. We look forward to working with you!