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Dear Client,

After our staff's release in January of 2015 from the Atlanta Falcons, I decided to re evaluate both my personal and career paths. I think for all of us, as we grow older, our priorities and objectives change and I feel very fortunate that I've been able to act on changes important to me.

From a personal standpoint, and most importantly, I recently moved to Houston to be near my 5 year old son Brayden. I decided I wanted to be an integral part of helping him grow and develop into the type of person that we all want our children to be.

From a career standpoint, I've decided to represent coaches in their pursuit of finding better jobs and salaries. This feels like a very natural transition for me as I've been helping guys get jobs and giving career advice for the past 20 years. The summer football camp business I owned and operated for (15) years and my (11) years of experience in the NFL has allowed me to get to know and see over (300) pro and college coaches teach, coach and interact with one another in an actual work environment. Not only was I able to identify quality coaches, it enabled me to get a very good idea as to what is important to them and their careers. Along with (3) NFL Head Coaches, there are over (50) NFL assistant coaches and (200) college coaches that previously worked my camps. The relationships that I've built with these coaches and the relationships they've built with others that they've met through my camps are something I take great pride in and will hang onto for a lifetime. Also, the head coaches that I've worked for - Jack Del Rio, Mike Munchak and Mike Smith - have taught me valuable lessons not only from a football standpoint but also the business aspect of the NFL and for this I am forever grateful .

When I began giving thought to my business approach to representing coaches, it came back to me what someone told me years ago about what the criteria should be for hiring someone that’s going to provide a service to you.....

  1. Does he know what he is doing ?
  2. Can you trust him ?
  3. Will he work hard ?

As simple as that sounds, it has always stuck with me and served me well when I've gone to hire someone whether it's been a plumber, an attorney, a doctor or a guy working on my lawn. I can say with confidence that with my career experience and the extensive football relationships I’ve built in the past 26 years in both college and pro football, I will be able to find coaches the right job and make sure they are compensated fairly and in the process abide by the three principles above.

With that said, I would like you to consider allowing our firm to represent you in helping you reach your career goals. We will do it with professionalism and integrity in a diligent manner while providing quality personal service. Always remember, we work for you. You don’t work for us.

Sincerely yours,

Devin Bonik
President
Bonik Sports Group

Coaching History

2012-2014 Atlanta Falcons Assistant to the Head Coach - Mike Smith
2011 Tennessee Titans Assistant to the Head Coach - Mike Munchak
2007-2009 Jacksonville Jaguars Director of Football Development - Jack Del Rio
2003-2006 Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant to the Head Coach - Jack Del Rio

 

    Previous to my (11) year NFL career, I owned and operated a summer football camp business for (15) years and the following coaches worked  for me as instructors

  HEAD   COACHES                   NFL Assistants                         SEC                                     BIG 10                                  
Andy Reid - Kansas City   Chiefs Brad Seely - Oakland Raiders Noel Mazzone - Texas A&M Brian Stewart – Nebraska
Sean Payton - New Orleans   Saints Marty Mornhinweg –   Baltimore Ravens Reggie Mitchell - Arkansas T.J. Weist – Michigan
Mike Zimmer - Minnesota   Vikings Darryl Bevell – Seattle Seahawks Michael Smith - Arkansas Bill Busch - Rutgers
Dirk Koetter - Tampa Bay Bucs Reggie Herring - Denver Broncos Bob Merritt - Tennessee Matt Limegrover – Penn State
  Rob Ryan – Buffalo Bills Pat Washington – South Carolina Brian Anderson – Minnesota
David Shaw - Stanford Jay Hayes - Tampa Bay Bucs Barney Farrer - Ole Miss Randy Melvin - Purdue
Art Briles – Baylor Keith Armstrong – Atlanta Falcons Steve Kragthorpe – LSU  
Kevin Sumlin - Texas A&M Steve Spagnuolo – NY Giants Greg Brown - Missouri   PAC 12                                 
Mike Gundy – Oklahoma State Nate Kaczor – Tampa Bay Bucs   Neil Calloway - USC
Charlie Strong - Texas Monte Kiffin - Jacksonville Jaguars   BIG 12                                    Tommie Robinson - USC
Mark D'Antonio - Michigan St. Curtis Modkins – San Francisco 49ers Vance Bedford - Texas Erik Russell -   Washington St
Larry Fedora - North Carolina Greg McMahon - New Orleans Saints Clay Jennings – Texas Mark Tommerdahl – Cal
Tommy Tuberville - Cincinnati Chris Tabor - Cleveland Browns Mike Stoops – Oklahoma Jim Jeffcoat – Colorado
Dave Doeren - North Carolina St. Anthony Lynn – Buffalo Bills Cal Gundy - Oklahoma Jim Leavitt - Colorado
Chris Ash - Rutgers David Culley - Kansas City Chiefs Rob Glass – Oklahoma St. Delvaughn Alexander - Arizona St.
Craig Bohl - Wyoming Wade Wilson – Dallas Cowboys Jim Gush - Baylor  
Sean Kugler – UTEP Ken Zampese –Cincinnati Bengals Mo Latimore - Kansas State  
Matt Wells - Utah St. Ted Monachino - Indianapolis Colts Del Miller - Kansas St.  
Blake Anderson – Arkansas St. Joel Thomas - New Orleans Saints Dana Dimel – Kansas St  
Ron Caragher – San Jose St. Jonathan Hayes – Cincinnati Bengals Chad Glasgow – TCU   MOUNTAIN WEST                
Charlie Partridge - Florida   Atlantic Pat Ruel – Seattle Seahawks Rusty Burns – TCU Bobby Hauck - San Diego St.
Turner Gill – Liberty George Warehop – Tampa  Bay Bucs David Gibbs - Texas Tech Steve Stanard - Wyoming
Ernest Collins – Northern   Colorado Joe Cullen - Baltimore Ravens   Tim Cross - Air Force
Kim Dameron – E. Illinois David Lee - Buffalo Bills   Ron English - San Jose State
Scott Wachenheim – VMI Chad O’Shea – New England Patriots    
Denver Johnson – Missouri   Southern Juan Castillo - Baltimore Ravens   ACC                                           MAC                                      
Tom Matukewicz – SE Missouri   St. Bobby Johnson - Oakland Raiders Bill Miller - Florida State Jim Burrow - Ohio University
James Spady - Alabama A&M Terrell Williams - Miami Dolphins Charlie Wiles - Virginia Tech Ron Collins – Ohio University
  Tyke Tolbert – Denver Broncos Matt Canada - Pitt Bob Bostad - Northern Illinois
  FORMER HEAD COACHES    Clancy Barone – Denver Broncos Jim Knowles – Duke  
Brian Billick - Baltimore   Ravens Skip Peete – Los Angeles Rams Roy Wittke - Syracuse   SUN BELT                             
Steve Mariucci – Detroit   Lions Kenny Delgado - Cleveland Browns Derrick Jackson - Wake Forrest Harold Etheridge - Georgia State
Steve Mariucci – San Fran 49ers Brandon Blaney - Tennessee Titans   Trooper Taylor - Arkansas St.
Al Saunders – San Diego  Chargers Rock Gullickson - Los Angeles Rams   Vic Koenning – Troy St.
Marty Morhinweg - Detroit Lions      
Steve Spagnuolo - St. Louis Rams     CONFERENCE USA                   
Houston Nutt - Arkansas   Bill Legg – Marshall   CFL                                       
Houston Nutt - Ole Miss   Chris Thurmond - Rice Todd Howard – Saskatchewan
Dirk Koetter - Arizona State   NFL Player Personnel             Larry Hoeffer - Rice Robin Ross - BC Lions
Dirk Koetter -  Boise State Joe Pannunzio – Philadelpia Eagles Spencer Leftwich – UTEP Mike Markuson - Hamilton Tiger Cats
Mike Stoops - Arizona Patrick Moore – Cleveland Browns Todd Whitten – UTEP  
Larry Coker - Miami Theo Young – Buffalo Bills Tim Billings - S. Miss  
Jim Leavitt - South Florida Steve Malin - New York Giants Troy Reffett - North Texas  
  Scott Studwell - Minnesota Vikings  
  Tim Heffelfinger - New England Patriots  
   
       

 

Personal : Born and raised in Corning New York, Devin Bonik played linebacker for Jimmy Johnson at Oklahoma State where he earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration in 3 years. He resides in Houston, Texas and has a 5 year old son, Brayden.