Very early in life he was always playing ball with older kids in the street because cowboys and indians and guns or trucks in the sand just didn't hold interest. Soon after, he began coordinating endless games of football, baseball, street hockey, etc. which constituted recruiting other kids from multiple neighborhoods and negotiating with moms on front door steps. This led to the very first coaching positions, while still in Jr. High, helping with the 8th grade girls team and 7th grade boys "B" team practices, as well as head coaching positions of younger kids at the Boys and Girls Club in Salem, NH.
After playing a little college football and quarterback of an expansion semi-pro franchise, he went back to college and proceeded to complete 84 credit hours in 2 years, while simultaneously coaching high school football and basketball. Upon graduation, there were 3 options on the table: 1) varsity head basketball coach with a teaching job and 3rd year of football making about $35k in rural papermill Maine; 2) $150k selling highway road reflectors and pharmaceutical vials in the northwest part of the US or 3) a small college basketball stipend position that only paid $2,500. He took the lowest paying option which had the most promise and would suffice the curiosity of never having to ask "what if".
After 2 years as an assistant at St. Joseph's College (ME), working every single day including holidays and one in particular where he put 5,000 miles on a rental car in 12 days, Coach Tucker was recognized and given an opportunity to be the head college coach of a scholarship program at age 26. While at Newbury College in his second year, the team won the New England and Eastern Regionals and fell to the eventual national champions in the Final Four. That group also earned the highest GPA in the history of the program.
In the summer of '99 he booked 13 weeks of camp across the country from Boston to Florida to Texas and everywhere in between and was determined to land a Division I job in the south at a school that had big time football or a quality chance to win their conference and make the NCAA Tournament. Western Kentucky met that criteria, and during his tenure there the team won 3 regular season championships, 3 conference tournament championships and advanced to 3 straight NCAA's. Along the way they also beat Louisville with Denny Crum at Freedom Hall and the #4 ranked Kentucky Wildcats at Rupp Arena. The following year while he was on the staff at University of Georgia that team beat Kentucky again twice in the SEC thus leaving Coach Tucker undefeated in Rupp Arena.
However, after philosophical differences regarding the business of major college athletics, Coach Tucker left to create a youth basketball training program that focused on "adding value" to others and facilitating them into not only defining their personal goals, but creating a life philosophy to achieve them. He is still the current owner/operator of Collegiate Prep Basketball Academy, since 2005 which has helped countless kids move forward into a multitude of successful ventures.
As the landscape of youth sports was shifting to a purely travel team model with more and more "fluff", Coach Tucker looked to real estate as a way to invest for the future as well as pursue avenues of PASSIVE INCOME. While buying lower level homes to rent out in promising zip codes he was able to create a solid passive income stream and with the use of Facebook have others take interest. The next step was to obtain a real estate sales license which he pursued over a 12 day period completing the 75 hour course.
The goal now is to continue the personal success model, but more importantly facilitate others into building wealth and creating a lifestyle of freedom of choice, time and opportunity.
Whether the goal is a lake life, offsetting college costs, becoming a landlord under your own roof, or becoming a mountain empty nester... the formula is the same: Relentless persistence, coupled with factual numbers and a personality that educates, inspires and mentors others to work outside their current comfort zone to achieve personal success.