Bob LaMonte is an American sports agent who works primarily with National Football League coaches and management. He is the founder and president of Professional Sports Representation, Inc. LaMonte also represents college coaches and Major League Baseball and NFL players. In 2007, his head coaching clients earned more than $37 million. In 2008, LaMonte represented three of the top ten NFL's most valuable coaches by Forbes. As of February 5, 2010, LaMonte represented a total of forty five clients with forty being involved in football.
LaMonte graduated from the Santa Clara University in 1968. He was a nose tackle on the varsity football team in 1964 and 1965. In 1970, he received a master's degree in diplomatic history from San Jose State University. Lamonte taught history at Oak Grove High School from until 1973, and moved onto to teach at Santa Teresa High School until 1992. He was part of the coaching staff of the football programs at both schools. In 1981, one his former students, Rich Campbell, asked him to represent him as Campbell would go on to be selected in the first round of the 1981 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He would represent former San Francisco Bay Area athletes including Dave Steib, Robin White, Mervyn Fernandez, and Nick Vanos. On March 8, 1985, LaMonte negotiated the longest baseball contract at the time with the Toronto Blue Jays for Steib. In 1992, Mike Holmgren asked LaMonte to represent him to negotiate a deal for the heading coaching position for the Green Bay Packers. He retired from teaching that year, and moved onto to focus on representing NFL coaches, and would help expand the role of NFL head coaches by also being involved in personnel decisions. Already the head football coach of the Philadelphia Eagles since 1999, LaMonte negotiated a contract to expand the duties of his client, Andy Reid, to become executive VP of football operations.
LaMonte's book on leadership was entitled Winning the NFL Way, and was released in 2005.
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