Guy Troupe earned undergraduate (Magna Cum Laude) and graduate degrees from Howard University, and completed doctoral level coursework at Teachers College, Columbia University. Troupe, a former college football player, is best known as an athlete development and transition specialist in amateur and professional sports.
His career began as a substance abuse educator and counselor for the District of Columbia Public Schools and Associated Catholic Charities. Troupe transitioned into athletics as compliance services intern for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). He has worked as an NCAA enforcement representative, Oklahoma State University special advisor for student athlete development, NFL Alumni Director of Career Transition, and NFL Vice President of Player and Employee Development.
During his tenure at NFL headquarters, Troupe was tasked with the challenge of designing and managing player development initiatives for all 32 NFL teams. He led all phases of personnel management, program development, and evaluation of the NFL’s career transition, player assistance, and training and development programs. Highlights of his NFL tenure include three promotions; design and delivery of the NFL Rookie Symposium curriculum; co-designer of NFL Club Life Skills; chair of the Player Development Steering Committee; co-founder of the Professional Association of Athlete Development Specialist; first-ever recipient of NFL Player Development’s Commitment to Service and Excellence Award; and the inaugural chair of the NFL’s Corporate Diversity Council.
Known for his ability to design and develop innovative human capital management initiatives in sports, Troupe served as the chief architect of the following: NCAA Big Brother/Big Sister Program, NCAA Operation Intercept, NCAA Advanced and Expert Coaching Programs, NFL/NCAA Life Skills Speakers Bureau, NFL Career Transition Program, NFL High School Coaching Program, NFL Europe Coaching and Administration Program, NFL Veteran Co-Facilitation Program, NFL Credit Management Program, NFL Diversity Mentoring and Internship Program (now known as the Junior Rotational Program), and the NFL Alumni Player of the Year Awards (now known as NFL Honors).
Troupe is the Founder and CEO of the Player Networking Event (PNE) Super Bowl Weekend; President and CEO of Troupe21 & Associates; Owner of the Black Wall Street Liquid Lounge Coffee Shop; Chairperson of Building and Empowering through Entertainment and Sports; and a board member of Sound Mind Sound Body National Football Academy.
Troupe—a member of Friendship Church Tulsa and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity—enjoys travel, chess, poetry, and volunteering for community and youth development causes.