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About Yogi Roth
Athlete, coach, sports analyst, on-air host, best-selling author, businessman, producer and actor, Yogi Roth is that rare performer whose talents extend on both sides of the camera, and whose performing ability comes directly from hands-on competitive experience.
After high school, he chose to “walk-on” at the University of Pittsburgh because he was confident he could play Division I football. In his second game he was put on the field as a true freshman, and soon was on full scholarship. Post-college came a stint in Australia playing American Football for the Gold Coast Sting Rays.
Back in the States, he began his broadcasting career with Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh, where he simultaneously worked as a sideline reporter and studio analyst while hosting a local radio show.
After a move to Southern California, he concurrently pursued his Master’s Degree at University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, while working for USC head football coach Pete Carroll, first in the Trojans player personnel department, and then as an assistant coach to their talented quarterbacks. From 2006-2008 he worked with both John David Booty and Mark Sanchez as the team won two more Pacific-10 titles, and Yogi graduated magna cum laude.
In 2009 he became host and analyst for the Elite 11 Quarterback show on ESPN, college football analyst for ESPN’s College Football Live, and color analyst for Fox College Sports and their Big 12 and Pac-10 package. Yogi also hosts other programs such as The Pulse of College Football and Xtreme College Rivals-Racing Edition. He has also written a television program, The Cape, and has several others in various stages of development.
In addition, Yogi has co-authored his first book with Coach Pete Carroll titled Win Forever. It has been ranked as high as #7 on the New York Times best-seller list. And, as author of From PA to LA, which releases this fall, he will have dueling hardcovers on sale late in 2010.
He is a co-founder of Win Forever, LLC, a competitors’ brand inspired by Carroll that focuses on athletic camps, coaching workshops, corporate coaching, entertainment and philanthropy.
Yogi is an avid surfer and a seasoned world traveler (South America, Australia and the South Seas, the Middle East, India and Nepal). He is 28 years old.