This week we welcome Phil Costa, former NFL Player for the Dallas Cowboys. We dive into a question every athlete must eventually face when they come to the end of their plying career: “What now?” Phil shares his experience trying to remake himself after football is over, we discuss how sports prepares athletes for life, when the best time for an athlete to network is, and w also spend some time talking about his great book, The Transition Playbook for ATHLETES: How Elite Athletes WIN After Sports

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Highlights from the Podcast:

  • How do sports prepare an athlete for life?
  • What happens to a professional athlete when the playing days are over?
  • How did the NFL prepare Paul for life after sports?
  •  When should an athlete start preparing for the transition after sports?
  • What were the differences in struggling between men and women transitioning out of sports?
Phil played for the Dallas Cowboys, from 2010-2013, and is a graduate of Columbia University with an MBA in 2018. He has won accolades in high school, college, and professional football, including South Jersey Football HOF inductee and best Center in the NFL Week 6 of 2012 Season by
Phil received his B.A. from the University of Maryland in Social Science, focusing in Criminal Justice. Maryland is a top school for Criminal Justice and ranked #1 in the country. He graduated with honors, maintaining a GPA over 3.0, and was recognized on the ALL-ACC Academic Team in 2007 and 2008. During his Senior Year, Phil was elected Team Captain by his teammates.

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