Agents

Thank you for taking interest in our student-athletes. In order to speak with any NC State student-athlete, all agents and/or financial planners must be registered with the State of North Carolina. Please visit the North Carolina’s Secretary of State’s Office for instructions on how to register, registration form, and frequently asked questions.

In addition to registering with the State of North Carolina, there are some Do’s and Don’ts guidelines that agents should follow to comply with the NCAA Amateurism rules and the Uniform Athlete Agents Act.  Visit the NCAA’s website for a full list of NCAA Bylaws Governing Athlete Agents or the Uniform Law Commission for the Uniform Athlete Agent Act and the Revised Uniform Athlete Agent Act of 2015.

DO:

  • Make sure you are properly registered to act as an agent according to the appropriate North Carolina’s state laws.
  • Make sure you’re properly registered to act as an agent according to any NCAA institution or conference agent registration program, and that you are certified in accordance with the rules of the relevant professional player’s association before contacting a student-athlete.
  • Inform student-athletes of the services you or your firm or agency can provide if they choose to become a professional athlete.
  • Cooperate with NC State’s Professional Sports Counseling Panel, which is set up to assist student-athletes with, among other things, choosing an agent.
  • Encourage student-athletes you have been in contact with to keep NC State’s Professional Sports Counseling Panel apprised of your conversations so that the athletics department can be prepared to respond to inquires from the media or the NCAA.

DON’T: 

  • Enter into an agreement for future representation with prospective or enrolled student-athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility, even if you will not act as their representative until their eligibility is exhausted.
  • Have runners or business associates provide benefits to prospective or enrolled student-athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility, or to their relatives or friends.
  • Represent prospective or enrolled student-athletes with remaining eligibility in negotiations with a professional team.
  • Market the athletic talents or abilities of prospective or enrolled student-athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility.
  • Communicate with professional sports teams on behalf of prospective or enrolled student-athletes with remaining collegiate eligibility to schedule, arrange or confirm tryouts, or inquire about the professional team’s interest in a student-athlete.

Once you’ve registered with North Carolina’s Secretary of State’s Office, the next step is to contact the Professional Sports Counseling Panel at sportspanel@ncsu.edu regarding contact with any student-athlete or family member. Physical materials may be sent to the address below.

Contact with Football Student-Athletes

Dave Doeren, head coach of NC State’s football team, has a team policy that no football player may have any contact with any agent and/or financial planner during the football season.  This time spans from the first practice in August and lasts until the end of regular season or after the bowl game, whichever is later.  This is intended to allow the student-athletes to focus on their academics and keep their heads in the game during the season. Any materials sent by an agent to a student-athlete should be mailed to the address below.  If these materials are delivered during the above referenced football season time frame, the materials will be delivered to an individual designated by the student-athlete to receive their mail from agents and delivered to the student-athlete upon completion of the season.

Mail materials to:

Professional Sports Counseling Panel
c/o Robert Hoon
North Carolina State University
Office of General Counsel
Campus Box 7008
Raleigh, NC 27695-7008