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No ordinary man – integrity, compassion, inspiration, and intelligence are the adjectives frequently used to describe Henry Searcy, Jr. The founder and CEO of the Maryland based companies, 360 Community Development Corporation, Inc. and Supreme Sports and Entertainment. Henry is a NBA, CFL, and FIBA Certified Contract Advisor who guides the strategic direction of the football, basketball and entertainment department, a department that host sporting events throughout the Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV).
Henry’s motto to “Expect The Unexpected” began along with his athletic career in Columbus, Georgia, at George Washington Carver High School, a school that despite having a student population of less than 600 high school students, beat 4AAAA Valdosta High School when they were ranked #1 in the nation. Henry was a four-time letterman (1990-1993) and a member of the 1993 Wisconsin Badgers squad that captured the Big Ten Championship for the first time in school history with a 21-16 triumph over the UCLA in the 1994 Rose Bowl. He was featured on the Big Ten Network in a documentary on the “Turnaround of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Football Program”, a program that showed how Henry’s freshman class persevered for four years to turnaround football program that had a losing tradition from 1-10 (1990) to 10-1-1 team (1993). He was also featured in Sports Illustrated “College Unforgettable Games of the 1990s and 2000s”. While no one from that1993 Badger championship team was drafted by the National Football League (NFL), Henry’s collegiate experience garnered him life-long relationships and friendships with College Scouts, College Coaches, CFL Scouts, CFL Coaches, NFL scouts, NFL coaches, and NFL executives.
Henry was a three time recipient of the Harold Doreen Award for academic excellence at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (UW), where he received a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Business Management and Master’s of Science in Logistics from the National Defense University (NDU) as authorized by the Congress of the United States, the Eisenhower School is part of the Senior Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) system (also known as the “War College” system). Since attending the UW, he has had an exceptional 18-year career in Federal government, with an outstanding record of achievements in community economic development and civil rights. His knowledge of civil rights and advocacy along with his ability to resolve conflict, assisted the United States Department of Agriculture in settling the largest civil rights settlement in history, the African American Farmers Settlement, a 1.2 billion dollar settlement. He has served on the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness, where he worked with other Federal departments in order to strategically identify and marshal resources within areas of increased homelessness – an action that has decreased homelessness by five percent during the Obama Administration.
Henry is a lifelong advocate for those less fortunate than himself and is constantly looking to help improve the condition of our nation’s most disadvantaged communities. True to his character, he was responsible for leading a community initiative identified “NO CHILD SHOULD HAVE TO ATTEND A FAILING SCHOOL”, within Prince Georges County. This initiative has identified change to local laws within Prince Georges County. Additionally, Henry have proposed legislation on behalf of veterans that will allow Post 9/11 GI Bill recipients the option to choose any land-grant college or university at in-state tuition. Henry serves on the boards of numerous organizations and volunteers his time with several youth service and mentoring organizations. He served as a member on the 4th Congressional District’s Advisory Committee on Nonprofits, a committee designed to enhance and grow nonprofits which operate in, or serve residents of, the 4th Congressional District of Maryland.
Through the years, Henry has gained the reputation as a trusted mentor and advisor in the football community. Henry continues to coach and mentor youth through his LIFE SKILLZ Program, a mentoring program that he and his former team Troy Vincent, Sr. developed in order to mentor student-athletes to allow them the opportunity to make better decisions, live a more productive and fulfilling life, find ways to cope with the challenges that life, inevitably, throws at them and to ultimately increase the social development of community. Henry’s Life Skillz Program has mentored over 1000 student-athletes, over 60 Division I athletes including 3, 4 and 5 star student-athletes according to Rivals and 24/7 Sports, from throughout the Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV) area some of the athletes mentored by Henry’s Life Skillz Program were:
As a Player Evaluator, Michael keeps his eyes on the football and basketball landscape, reviewing film submitted to SSE by prospective clients to find athletes who have the skill-set to play professionally. Throughout the year, Michael reviews 1000s of college football and college basketball, arena football, and semi-pro football and overseas basketball game films of prospective SSE clients in order to advise the SSE agent/contract advisors on which players to solicit to be a part of SSE.
As a Player Evaluator, Kenneth keeps his eyes on the football and basketball landscape, reviewing film submitted to SSE by prospective clients to find athletes who have the skill-set to play professionally. Throughout the year, Kenneth reviews 1000s of college football and college basketball, arena football, and semi-pro football and overseas basketball game films of prospective SSE clients in order to advise the SSE agent/contract advisors on which players to solicit to be a part of SSE.
Perlesta Hollingsworth is a NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor who helps run Supreme Sports and Entertainment’s Football Division with Henry Searcy, Jr. He is responsible for NFL contract negotiations and all legal aspects of athlete representation, including the recruitment of prospective players.
Additionally, Perlesta works closely with our marketing team to draft and negotiate endorsement deals, appearance contracts, licensing agreements and a variety of other lucrative deals to help clients generate revenue and raise their profiles.
Perlesta has practiced law for more than 15 years. His legal training is invaluable in helping to manage and resolve various types of client issues related to the NFL’s Grievance System (i.e. Injury, Injury Settlement, Non-injury Grievance, Injury Protection), Cap Rules (i.e. One Year Player Salary Benefit, 50% Down Rule, increase of salary rule, 30% Rule, Offseason bonuses-fully guaranteed, Top 51 Rule), Benefits (i.e. Severance Pay, Termination Pay, Player Annuity) and Contracts (i.e. Split, Minimum Salary, Forfeiture).
Perlesta has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Connecticut. The combination of his legal expertise and his marketing eye is invaluable for meeting the needs of SSE’s clients.
James is a certified Sports Manager who received his certification from Sports Management Worldwide, an academic program that afforded him the opportunity to work with Duke University, the Ohio State University, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill on getting clients prepared for the NFL combine and the financial responsibilities that were yet to come.
James keeps his eyes on the college football landscape, analyzing prospective SSE clients and identifying the appropriate resources made available by SSE so that they are successful in the NFL. Throughout the year, James attends college football games and remains in constant contact with coaches and scouts. His relationships has provided ProDay opportunities and NFL and CFL workouts for many athletes from Division I AA and Division II schools as a result of his dedication to the game.
He also trains athletes of all ages up to NFL players. He does various all American selection and subsequent coaching at the high school level (O-D & all-army). The list of players include Cam Newton, Joe Hayden, Vic Beasley, TJ Yeldon and many more.
James is the author of a fictional novel Kenny Thurmond “My Duality”.
In his role as Marketing Director, Sadiki Rush helps our athletes pursue their interest’s off-the-field. He fosters partnerships with brands, both locally and nationally, by arranging marketing and social media campaigns. Rush also procures and negotiates player appearances, autograph signings and a variety of endorsement deals. Additionally, He works with clients to recognize and execute charitable endeavors to better serve their communities. He also assists with the client services needs of our athletes and the day-to-day operations within the SSE’s Football, Basketball and Entertainment Division.
Rush holds various degrees, BS in Economics, B.S. in International Relations Business and M.S. Information Technology. Through SSE Rush has created and executed sponsorship for Canadian and Arena Football League Combines in Washington DC for various teams.