We had the good fortune of connecting with Edward Jones II and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Edward, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When I began in Player Development I didn’t have many resources to turn to for help. I am passionate about Player Development and it’s impact on student-athletes, so I created a company to provide resources for professionals and Player Development education for administrators.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
What sets Beyond The Field apart is my company is here to help athletic departments set up Player Development programs and programming. It hasn’t been easy, the most tedious part has been messaging and branding. I’ve learned to focus on less, promote the less and then the less will grow. I want the world to know I am passionate about helping people set up programming for athletes. I am experienced and have had much success in the role and I want to bring that to the masses.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
In Houston I would start off with my favorite restaurant, Pho Ben in Sugar Land. Then from there we would go to the 3rd Ward and check out my alma mater, The University of Houston. Then from there we would go to either Discovery Green, Herman Park or Midtown for some live entertainment.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would have to shoutout my wife, Lecretia, for supporting me through the career change to Player Development and her continued support as I began to write, record, create and publish content. She’s been my biggest fan and I wouldn’t be here without her.

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