Leadership Team

Board of Directors

Mike Solum, President    
Mike Gottlieb, Co-Founder & VP 
Ryan Murphy, Secretary & VP  
Chris Vanover, Treasurer
W. Chip Eggers, Co-Founder  
Allen Lynch, Co-Founder  
Mike Rosenberg, Co-Founder   
Roy Firestone, Honorary Chairman
Ryan Delaney
Brian Firring
Wayne Hampton
Michael Karlin
Sam Lagana
Debbie Spander
Evan Sroka
Nick Westley
Bernie Zaia

Advisory Board

Royce Clayton  

17-year Major League Baseball career, including a 2007 World Series Championship with the Boston Red Sox

Mike Dunleavy     

Former NBA Player and Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers Coach

Tyus Edney

Former UCLA basketball guard and current UCLA Director of Basketball Operations

John Ireland

Play-by-Play radio voice of the Los Angeles Lakers, Co-host of the Mason & Ireland Show on ESPN LA 710 AM

 
 
Eric Karros

14-year Major League Baseball career, including 12 years with the Los Angeles Dodgers, 1992 National League Rookie of the Year and current Fox baseball color commentator

Paul McDonald

Former Quarterback for the Cleveland Browns after leading the USC Trojans, he has also served as the radio color commentator for USC Football

Rick Neuheisel

Former UCLA, Washington, and Colorado Head Coach and current Pac-12 Network college football analyst

Honorary Chairman

Roy Firestone

Westcoast Sports Associates honored Roy Firestone in 1996 for his community service and contributions to disadvantaged youths in sports. Sharing a similar vision with WSA, Roy subsequently joined the organization at which time the award was officially renamed “The Roy Firestone Award.”

Roy has been critically acclaimed for his work in broadcast journalism. He has won seven Emmy Awards and seven ACE Awards for television excellence and was honored by Northeastern School of Journalism. Roy has interviewed more than 5,000 people, including some of the biggest names in sports.

In the August 2010 issue of Sports Illustrated, writer Lee Jenkins called Firestone “TV sports most compelling interviewer.” The magazine had previously described Roy as “the best interviewer in the business” and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Jim Murray called him the best interviewer he’d ever heard – that’s not the best interviewer in sports – that’s the best interviewer period.

Roy began his career as a sports reporter in his hometown of Miami Beach.  He then moved to Los Angeles where he was the sports anchor for KCBS-TV (1977-1985).  In 1985, he began his successful run as host of ESPN’s Sports Look and Up Close and later Up Close Prime Time.  Roy was also featured in the Academy Award-winning film, Jerry Maguire.  He has hosted Face to Face with Roy Firestone on HDNet and published two books, including his memoirs Don’t Make Me Cry, Roy (Adventures in Interviewing).  Currently, Roy is a regular contributor on KTTV’sGood Day LA and hosts LA Tonight with Roy Firestone on KCET.  He has also released Another Voice, a pop album produced by legendary fusion band Hiroshima.

In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Roy has been widely honored for his tireless contributions to charity. In 2005, he received the Dick Schaap Humanitarian Award and was honored by the City of Los Angeles, Governor Schwarzenegger and President Bush for his work with the Jewish Home for the Aged. Roy has two sons, Nicky and Andy.

 

Executive Director

Dan McKegney

Westcoast Sports Associates Executive Director Dan McKegney is a nonprofit leader, originally from Buffalo, New York.  He received his bachelor’s degree from Denison University, studying Economics and Chemistry, and completed his master’s degree from Saint Mary’s College, enrolled in a program that specializes in Leadership Studies.

At the outset of his career, Dan was a Grants Associate at the United States Golf Association in Colorado Springs, Colorado. In this role he administered grant compliance, consulted partner youth development organizations, and led outreach initiatives dedicated to growing the game of golf.  Dan then transitioned into the Executive Director position of another youth development organization, called The First Tee Tri-Valley located in Pleasanton, California.  As its leader he facilitated board, fundraising, and program development, garnering new funding sources in order to accommodate substantial increases in annual participant reach.

Dan is excited to build on his experiences with grant funding philanthropies and grassroots community organizations to enable the mission of Westcoast Sports Associates.

 

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