Stefan Lackner is an agent in the Olympic Sports division of ProPlayer Sports. He has been in and around swimming his entire life. Having obtained an MBA degree, he is able to combine his academic knowledge with his real-world experience as a former athlete and coach to provide a unique experience to his clients. At ProPlayer Sports, Mr. Lackner negotiates and implements professional contracts and endorsements for his clients.
Stefan has a career highlighted by achievements only attainable by most exceptional coaches. He has coached a significant number of professional swimmers in preparation for collegiate and international competitions, such as the Olympics and World Championships. He has been fortunate to train some of the nation’s best swimmers under the supervision of University of Louisville and Team USA Head Coach, Arthur Albiero.
In addition to his role at ProPlayer Sports, Stefan is the General Manager of the largest swim franchise in the United States. As part of a leadership team that secured partnerships with USA Swimming, TYR, Ironman, and even Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin, Mr. Lackner has helped facilitate the growth of their brands, SafeSplash and SwimLabs.
Mr. Lackner’s project, the TYR Derby Pro, showcases his exceptional ability as a sports entrepreneur, his status as an expert and academic of the swim sport, and his goal of creating more professional opportunities for swimmers while simultaneously giving back to his community. The TYR Derby Pro is a competitive event that invites professional swimmers to raise funds, increase participation in the sport of swimming, and lower drowning rates in our community. The event has been a commercial success due to Stefan’s unique skills and ability to organize a multi-day high-profile event. Churchill Downs, the famous venue and racetrack which hosts the Kentucky Derby, has been involved extensively with the TYR Derby Pro Event.
Mr. Lackner has received a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration with a focus in Management & Marketing and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Delta State University.