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THE BIG MAN FOUNDATION
BOARD & STAFF

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Casey Kroll, Co-Founder & CEO
As the driving force behind the Big Man Foundation (BMF), Casey Kroll leads with a deep commitment to supporting athletic coaches and their families in times of hardship. In his role as CEO, Casey orchestrates the organization's day-to-day operations, collaborates closely with the Executive, Development, and Program teams, and ensures that BMF's initiatives align with its strategic vision.

Professional Background

Before starting BMF, Casey Kroll spent four impactful seasons coaching college football. He served on coaching staffs at esteemed programs, including Southern Methodist University (2018-2020), Lamar University (2017), and James Madison University, notably during their 2016-2017 FCS National Championship season.
 

During his time as a student-athlete at James Madison University from 2011 to 2015, Casey excelled both on and off the field. His academic prowess earned him recognition as a CAA Academic All-Conference selection and a member of the prestigious Hampshire Honor Society. Additionally, he was honored as an Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete Award Winner. Subsequently, Casey pursued higher education, earning a Master of Public Administration degree from JMU in 2016, with a focus on Nonprofit Studies under the mentorship of BMF Co-Founder and now-Board Member, Dr. Jennifer Taylor. His commitment to academic excellence continued with the completion of a Master's in Liberal Studies from SMU.


Inspiration for BMF

Casey's journey to founding BMF was deeply influenced by his mentor, Coach Jamal Powell. Witnessing Coach Powell's courageous battle against a rare and aggressive form of cancer ignited Casey's resolve to establish an organization dedicated to alleviating the burdens faced by coaches and their families. Coach Powell's impact on Casey's life, both professionally and personally, continues to drive the mission and vision of BMF.

And when he's not championing BMF's mission, you can find Casey enjoying the quiet charm of rural Virginia with his wife Hailey, their son Samuel, and their loyal canine companion/BMF Morale Officer, Coach.

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