But then I discovered sports. My life slowly got better when I decided to use my newspaper route money to buy a basketball so that I could learn to play the game. I played every day, renting and religiously watching Dr. J’s basketball instructional video on VHS until I started to become better than the kids in the park.
As I continued to excel in sports, everything changed: I made friendships, I began to develop strength, my self-confidence began to grow, and eventually I was even noticed by the prettiest and most popular girls in school.
In 2009, I met my wife Jennifer, a Pennsylvania licensed attorney, in NYC where I was a proprietor in the restaurant and food distribution industry. We have been inseparable since.
In 2011, we were blessed with our son Jackson Maxwell Speir, an energetic toddler whose early curiosity about sports sparked my initial interest in my return to coaching. After moving to The Woodlands TX in 2012 for my wife’s new position in the banking industry, I sold my New York business and started my new venture in the youth’s sports and fitness field to be a part of my son’s growth.