To impact the youth of the world with global interaction utilizing sport as a common denominator. We believe that by experiencing unique, cultural encounters amongst young people, understanding, respect, goodwill and friendship may be attained.
MEET THE TEAM
Our staff is comprised of passionate Coaches and Trainers that have achieved success at the highest level of sport. Our commitment and dedication are driven by the opportunity to interact and impact young people in an integrity filled environment where you have the opportunity to see your dreams realized.
We applaud the efforts and achievements of every individual that have put forth the investment to improve, develop and mature as young adults! Our staff and coaches have committed to the Core Values which 365 Sports was founded so many years ago.
Every action must be conducted with sincerity and integrity. Honesty, transparency and loyalty are integral in our ability to mentor others. Doing the right thing and "switching roles" to see it from the customer's view is paramount.
Our game is ever evolving. The style, philosophy and skill components are very different today than even 5 years ago. We embrace every change which creates it own challenge
Go beyond the level of the norm, be efficient but always over deliver
Honor Every Relationship
We are entrusted with mentoring the most treasured gift…..children. Earn and value their trust
Visionary to Change
Set the level for others to aspire toward. Implement new, innovative measures to enhance the brand and impact the results of our clientele
Value strong relationships with co-workers, clients and families in all aspects and opportunities that manifest itself
A native of Champaign, Illinois, Rik combines a unique combination of professional business leadership and coaching acumen. During that time, he has coached both men and women at the collegiate level, European Professional, High School and both men and women at the Club Showcase Level.
During his coaching tenure, Seymour received significant international recognition being requested to consult with multiple European Basketball Training Academies and National Teams. This eventually led to his creation of a large sports marketing firm, which achieved dramatic growth, resulting in numerous Entrepreneur Awards, national recognition. Since 1984 over 50,000 athletes, students, coaches and parents have traveled with 365 Sports on educational and sports tours.
Seymour founded 365 Sports which led to the opening of the 20,000 square foot 365 Sports Training Academy in 2007, a dedicated Sports Performance Facility enabling athletes from throughout the country to descend on Raleigh/Durham and train with professional trainers before embarking on their International Tour. He holds a Masters Degree in Sports Administration, and lives in Raleigh, NC with his wife, Marsha, and has three children.
Melissa Irvin's Kentucky Basketball background includes being a premier athlete, a tremendous Collegiate Coaching Resume and a passion for travel. Her unique experiences makes her a natural as a leader within the 365 Sports Program. Melissa played collegiately at Cumberland College in Williamsburg, KY where she was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 after a career where she remains 1st in career assists, 1st in three point percentage and a member of the 1,000 point club (11th in career scoring). Irvin went on to coach at the Univeristy of Rio Grande as an assistant from 1994-1997 and became the Head Women's Basketball Coach at the University of the Cumberlands in 1997 until 2018.
She has personally been responsible for awarding an excess of 260 Basketball Scholarships to Student Athletes. Irvin finished her stellar career as the Patriots all-time winning coach with 421 career wins and a career win percentage of .646. Since her debut in 1997 at Cumberlands, Irvin guided the Patriots to eleven 20-win seasons and 12 NAIA National Tournament appearances. In addition to her success at the conference level, Irvin saw tremendous success at the national level as well with 26 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes, nine NAIA All-Americans, 11 NAIA Honorable Mention All-Americans, one NAIA All-Tournament Team member, one WBCA All-American and eight WBCA Honorable Mention All-American.
National Account Manager
A standout basketball player for UNC Ashville and the Harlem Globetrotters, he finished his career at UNCA in 2011 as the school’s all-time leader in blocked shots and led the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament. Williams was the third player in Big South Conference history with more than 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 blocked shots, and he finished second in the nationally televised slam dunk contest held at the NCAA Men’s Final Four before playing three seasons with the Globetrotters. He is currently an ESPN Analyst and National Elite Trainer. John and his Wife Whitney also founded 12 Ministries. He speaks with students to promote wellness and the ABC’s of life, action, bravery and compassion. 12 Ministries is a fitness and training ministry, used to spread the Gospel of Christ by promoting health and wellness.
Hal Wertich’s sports background includes being a 3-sport athlete in college, coaching basketball, football, baseball and golf at the high school and college levels, and 9 years as a high school Athletics Director. His 41-year sports career provides tremendous experience for the Business Operations of 365 Sports. Hal directs the High School and College Tour Operations for all Sports. Additionally, he manages the individual sport marketing representatives on a national level. He holds a Masters Degree in Administration and lives in Durham, NC with his wife, Anna.
Director of High School Events
National Account Manager
Gary Workman brings a wealth of international travel experience to 365 Sports leading multiple teams to China. He has also traveled with mission delegations serving in Kenya and Greece. Gary works directly with all international group coordinators and is involved with all final document preparation. He earned his BS Degree in Business Administration (1986) and BS Degree in Economics (1993) from North Carolina State University. Prior to joining 365 Sports, he worked as a Field Manager/Network Engineer for 16 years and coached high school basketball for 5 years. He currently resides in Raleigh with his wife Lisa and has 3 children Sarah (26), Steven (23) and Becca (21).
365 Sports is always open to speaking with a diverse group of men and women with experience and interest in business, coaching and athletic administration. We seek those who desire to make a difference in the lives of young men and women through the athletic experience.
If you are passionate about the potential of our youth, can abide by our core values to Maintain Integrity, Embrace Challenges, Exceed Expectations, Honor Every Relationship, and to Be Loyal, you may have what it takes to be part of the 365 Sports family.
We are on a unique mission to provide athletes a special experience that allows them the opportunity to meet or exceed their athletic and personal potential, and to accomplish this while they expand the horizons of their life. We seek partners with a vision of an unlimited future for our athletes, and individuals willing to go the extra mile to make it happen.
If this is you, then by all means let us hear from you!