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.....
- Does he know what he is doing ?
- Can you trust him ?
- 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.
Bonik Sports Group
|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.