Meet Coach Tony Ingle
Tony Ingle has given hundreds of keynote speeches through the years to a wide variety of audiences that has included such clients as: Nike, Mercedes, Atlanta Hawks, Meadow Gold, Bell South, Pro Image, Boys & Girls Clubs and countless others. He also nationally known as a college basketball coach that has won two National Championships.
Whether he is coaching from the podium or the hardwood, he knows how to get into your heart and mind with a burning desire to achieve greatness. He has the ability to enlighten, entertain and inspire his audiences regardless if they are small businesses, big corporations, leadership conferences, and motivating teams or addressing large assemblies.
When Coach Ingle is speaking to a large audience, he has the ability to make each individual feel like he is talking specifically to them, which enhances their desire to take action.
“Tony Ingle listens to his audience and can sense where the real need and pain is in people which allows them to relate to him.”Steven R. Covey
“Tony can inspire an audience and everybody has a good time while he is doing it.”Nolan D. Archibald
“Tony Ingle is an enthusiastic, informed, sincere, and humorous speaker”Marie Osmond
“We were honored and excited to have Tony be our Keynote speaker for our international convention.”Dave Riley
Tony Ingle was born with a face deformity and had five operations. He grew up in the government housing projects of Dalton, Georgia and was so poor he had to fish his basketball shoes out of a dumpster so he could try out for the high school team.
After graduating from high school, Tony received a basketball scholarship to attend college. While participating in the National JUCO Tournament he suffered a horrific knee injury. Knowing that his playing days were numbered, he changed his dream from winning a National Championship as a player to winning one as a coach. A dream was born!
Tony climbed the coaching ladder that culminated as bing the interim head coach at BYU. After a nightmarish 0-19 campaign, full of injuries and blowout losses, BYU put Coach Ingle on the street.
During the three years in basketball wilderness, he performed a series of jobs to provide for his wife an five children – he sold carpet, worked as a color commentator at KSL TV for the Mountain West Conference and even did some standup comedy. Tony’s second chance finally came at Kennesaw State University where he orchestrated one of the best “comeback” stories in all sports. He coached the Owls to a 30 game winning streak and won the NCAA Division II National Championship, and it only took him 31 years. The Dream was born and he never let it die… “DREAMS COME TRUE!”