Our Team

Aussie Athletes Agency operates on a foundation of trust, knowledge, experience, and professionalism. Our highly qualified team has over 400 years of combined experienced working within the U.S. college system. We guarantee a personalised approach, and will work diligently with your family to ensure we optimise your recruitment process outcome.

David Hodge

Over 25 years of U.S. College experience including coaching at Stanford University & the University of Colorado, being an All-American & attaining a B.S.E. at Baylor University. He became a Grand Slam tennis player, World University Games Coach, & Head National Coach for Tennis Australia.

James Quinn
Head of Soccer

Over 10 years of experience including coaching at Northeast Texas CC after winning a National Championship for Wayland Baptist University. Won 6 titles: 3 Conference, 2 Conference Tournaments & a National Championship. Bachelor of Business Administration.

Victoria Franklin

Over 5 years of experience including as a student-athlete for Southern Methodist University. 3-time Conference Champion & CRCA Scholar-Athlete as the Mustangs finished in the NCAA DI top 10. BS Applied Physiology & Sport Management, MS Sport Management.

Ebony Panoho
Executive Agent

Over 10 years of experience including coaching at Arizona State University after earning All-American honours and being a Pac-12 Conference Champion for her Alma Mater. Bachelor of Science & MS in Higher & Post Secondary Education.

Cannon Clough

Over 10 years of experience including coaching at Wofford College and being an ACC Conference Champion for the University of North Carolina and standout for UNC-Charlotte. Bachelor of Arts in Sports Administration with a minor in Entrepreneurship.

Steffi McDonald

Over 5 years of U.S. College experience including studying and competing at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Blue Mountain College and Lindsey Wilson College where she was named to the All-Conference First Team. Completed a Bachelor of Accounting.

Mike Criticos

Over 6 years of U.S college experience including studying, competing and working as a graduate assistant on the University of Memphis track and field team. 3x All-American in the javelin. Completed a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Physical Education.

Kaden Hensel

Over 10 years of experience including a 2x All-American at the University of Tennessee & coaching at Tennessee Wesleyan & UT. Coach & Captain in World University Games. Won 12 professional titles after graduating with a Bachelor of Sciences, majoring in Geology. 

Andrew Affleck

Over 15 years of experience including being an All-American at the University of Hawaii. The Team Captain won 11 Conference titles & named Swimmer of the Year. World University Games, Australian Junior Champion & Olympian. Journalism Degree.

Brett Hollitt

Over 15 years experience including being a student-athlete at NCAA Division I Georgia Southern University & NCAA Division II Northwood University in Michigan where he was All-American & First Team All-GLIAC. Management Marketing Degree.

Beck Meares

Over 20 years experience including Metro State University Denver Head Coach & Hall of Fame Inductee. RMAC Player of the Year & 2x RMAC Coach of the Year. Australian Head Coach for the World University Games. Exercise Science Degree.

Sandon Stolle

Over 30 years experience including playing at Texas Christian University before becoming a Grand Slam & Davis Cup Champion. Won 22 professional tennis titles & made 4 Grand Slam Finals. Career high ranking of #2 in doubles, #50 in singles, & almost $4 million in prize $.

Nicole Seekamp

Over 6 years of experience including leading University of South Dakota to a Conference Championship. Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist & Australian Opal. Conference Player of the Year & WNIT MVP. 3x All-Conference 1st Team Selection. Psychology Degree.

Kyle Parish
Over 4 years of experience including leading the soccer teams at Feather River College, Long Island University Post & Long Island University, where he was selected for the NEC All-Conference teams each year of playing. Majored in Health & Physical Education.
Nathan Spehr
Led the University of North Alabama to GSC Championship, a top 25 ranking & 2 NCAA tournaments. Records for free throw %, consecutive free throws & 3 point %. 2016 Male International Athlete of the year. Earned a Bachelors in Health Promotion.
Bojana Bobusic

Over 10 years of experience including 4 years at the University of California, Berkeley finishing with a degree in Sociology. Top 100 ITF ranking before playing on the professional tour for 4 years. Winner of 3 professional titles as well as the AO WC Playoff.

Theadora Kiparoglou

Over 10 years of experience including being 5th on the All-Time wins ladder for the University of Evansville. Missouri Valley Conference All-Conference Team & All-Conference Academic Team Selection. Earned a Bachelor of Sports Management.

Cody Havermann

Over 6 years experience including time at South Dakota State University & the University of South Dakota. An avid coach & pivotal to USD's WNIT Championship. Business Administration degree & Masters in Sports Management.

Ellen Perez

4 years experience including playing at the University of Georgia & studying Sports Management. 5x All-American. Career high rankings of #2 in singles & #3 in doubles (college), #59 ITF World Juniors, & #175 singles & #88 doubles on the WTA tour.

Joshua Ryan

5 years experience including being a 2-time Conference Champion and 3-time All Conference selction at Winthrop University in NCAA Division I. Big South Presidential Honour Roll. Bachelor of Science in Sports Management.

Strahinja Bobusic

Over 15 years of experience including captaining the University of Georgia to a National Indoor & SEC Championship. Top 20 college ranking for singles & doubles. Represented Australia at the World University Games & on the ATP tour. Business Administration Degree.

Justin Brown

Over 20 years experience including winning a National Championship as a player with the University of Connecticut. NBA, NBL, British & European professional league experience after being in the AIS. Graduated with a Communications Degree. 

Hillary Hanton

Over 4 years of experience including being a Student-Athlete at NCAA Division I Bethune-Cookman University & NCAA Division II Flagler College in Florida, where she majored in Journalism. Competed & ranked at the highest junior level.

Tom George

17+ years experience. Led Auburn University to a top 10 NCAA ranking. 4X National Champion, #1 Australian junior, A.I.S member & #1 World University Games. Tennis Australia National Development Coach. Bachelor of Science-Business Administration & Law Degree.

Damien Ward

Over 20 years experience including playing #1 singles & doubles for Brigham Young University in Utah. A 2x All-Conference player who spent 4 years playing on the professional circuit. Graduated with a Bachelors Degree in French Language & Literature.

Pat O'Kane

Over 10 years experience including Captaining NorthEast-10 Conferences Champions Assumption College. Named Conference Player & Male Athlete of the Year. Played Pros in Europea & Australia. Bachelors in Business Management & Masters in International Business.

Sam Riley

Over 4 years of U.S. College experience including competing & studying at Ventura College in California (CCCAA) & Cornerstone University in Michigan (NAIA). Majored in Marketing Communication with a minor in Sport Coaching.

Freddie Lewis

Over 20 years experience including being a rare 2 sport athlete by playing Football and Baseball at the University of Southern California. After completing a double degree in Marketing & Psychology went on to play in MiLB.

Alex Sheil
Jeremy Davie
Kathryn Mellon

Over 8 years experience including being a Captain for California University of Pennsylvania in NCAA Division II. She placed in the top 10 for all three of her events during her time in the PSAC Conference. Bachelor of Arts, major in Psychology & minor in Criminal Justice.

Michael Vine
Rhys Aldenhoven
Jess Tolmie
James Thorp
Matt Johnsen
Bryen McNally
SAT Tutor

Over 40 years experience in secondary education and has been preparing students for the SAT for 15 years. Served as Head Master, Head of Faculty and Principal in P-12 and Secondary schools for 20 years. Supervisor of SAT administration centres from 2003 to 2011.

Grant Jenkins
Exercise Physiologist

A Strength & Conditioning Coach & an Accredited Exercise Physiologist. Awarded ‘Master Coach’ by the Australian Strength & Conditioning Association. Bachelor of Science (Hons) with Sport Science & Rehabilitation. Sports Power and Sprints Coach.


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