DYNAMIC COACHING NETWORK
We offer the only virtual Dynamic Coaching Network program connecting former collegiate and professional athletes to those struggling with mental health, substance use, or gender/race diversity concerns.
Coaches who have completed the DAS Dynamic Coach training program will help athletes navigate current situations and challenges through active listening, reflection, and creative problem solving using the Wise Choice technique.
Issues with mental health, diversity, and substance use are a typical challenge for many athletes. Having a Dynamic Coach at your side greatly reduces the stigma and gives each athlete tools to manage current and future challenges. Mental Health is Everyone’s Game!
OUR VIRTUAL DYNAMIC COACH NETWORK
B.A. Individual Studies
Shane received his bachelor’s degree and played football at the University of Washington from 1989-1992. He was one of three true freshmen in his class to earn playing time. While there, the team was 39-9. He started 29 games at free safety and was part of a defense considered among the best in PAC 10 history. Shane is one of the most valuable defensive players in Husky history. He was a three year starter and a four-year letterman for UW from 1989 to 1992 and a team captain. He won 3 PAC-10 Championships and 1 National Championship. Named to the 1st Team All-Pac 10 Academic team in 1990. He was also selected 2nd Team All-Pac-10 free safety in 1991 and 1992.
As a senior, his teammates voted him defensive co-captain. He helped lead the Huskies to a 9-3 record and a 3rd straight Rose Bowl (lost to Michigan, 38-31). He wore a cast all season due to a broken hand but was still 4th on the team with 58 tackles. After UW, he signed with the New Orleans Saints and played three years as a special teams starter and an occasional starter at free safety. His biggest game was against the New England Patriots and Drew Bledsoe, former Washington State QB, making 10 tackles and 2 interceptions.
Founder and CEO of Dynamic Athlete Solutions
After winning two Rosebowls and a tie for a third, Walter found himself in freefall from the top of his football career, crash landing into homelessness and unmanaged addictions. After conquering all the mental health challenges that led him to his rock bottom, Walter has made it his life’s purpose to help athletes and their support networks find the resources to navigate the many barriers they face managing mental wellness.