Coy resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and is a motivational speaker, an author and has also been affectionately named “The Ninja Prankster”. He has been a keynote speaker for the PA. Dept of Education, UPS, the U.S. Military and the U.S. Department of Education just to name a few. His resume and lists of accomplishments are a testament to his hard work, dedication and discipline. Coy was a 1997, graduate of Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, where he set school records in both football and wrestling that still stand today.
After being recruited by over 40 Division I colleges, Coy accepted an athletic scholarship to attend Stanford University. As a freshman in 1998, and again in the 2000 Rose Bowl he lead Stanford in rushing. Then, after a coaching change prior to his junior year, he made a difficult decision to switch to defense and played linebacker. His first year on defense he lead his team in tackles and in doing so became the first player in modern history to lead Stanford in rushing one year, and in tackles another.
In 2002, Coy achieved his ultimate goal when he was drafted in the 3rd round of the NFL draft by the Buffalo Bills. His accomplishments continued. He started at strong safety as a rookie, was TWICE named “Special Teams Player of the Year”, was voted team captain and was selected by his teammates to receive the “Walter Payton Man of the Year Award” in 2005. Then, after suffering a neck injury in 2008, Coy was released by the Bills and signed with the Atlanta Falcons where he played for 3 seasons. Again his accomplishments continued. During his first season with the Falcons his teammates once again honored Coy by naming him a team captain and also chose him to receive the coveted “Ed Block Courage Award” an annual award given to those who show valor in the face of adversity.
Coy has established himself as an Inspirational Leader both on and off the field and he learned how to persevere by using the “Power of the Mind”.
Coy’s natural ability to lead and inspire have allowed him to have a positive impact on the lives of those around him and his energy shines as a bright star from his small corner of the earth, while his message encourages you to do the same.
Recently, he released his first book titled: Change Your Mind: 10 Unconventional Secrets to Retrain Your Brain. The book navigates readers through the mental disciplines that have transformed his life and teaches them how to transform their own.
His desire…. is to help others tap into the same Power Within that allowed him to overcome obstacles and succeed at every level. His mantra is simply, “We are all more POWERFUL than we KNOW”!
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