Jeremy Deckard brings an extensive background in education and sports to his scouting role at Prep Network. He has worked as a secondary school teacher, coach, sports writer, and professional trainer. A native of Kansas, Jeremy, has worked in multiple school buildings, gyms, and press boxes across the state in a variety of roles. As a sportswriter he worked three years with the Pittsburg Morning Sun and six years with the Topeka Capital Journal. He also worked for the Wichita Wingnut baseball organization and for the Emporia State University Sports Information Department. He wrote a popular weekly baseball blog, View From the Upper Deck. He self-published a book, Capital City Cubbie: Tales and travels of Kansas Cubs Fan in 2012. During his years as a sportswriter he covered two National Championship Football Games, the 2014 ALCS, 2014 World Series, 2015 ALCS, and several Kansas State Basketball Tournaments and Championship Football games. Deckard has coached the following sports in Kansas public schools: football, volleyball, and basketball. He has a Master of Arts degree in History from Emporia State, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Pittsburg State University. Deckard was honored for his professional training and government work with Member of the Year Awards from the Olathe Human Relations Department and the Kansas Human Relations Association. He is married and lives in Topeka.
Born and raised in the suburbs of New York City, Mike Bey has called the sunflower state home on and off for the last decade. A lifelong football fan, Mike discovered his passion for football scouting when he joined the Scouting Academy in December, 2016. In 2017, he was a Football Video Scout for Sports Info Solutions. In 2018-2019, he was a Player Personnel Scout for the Carolina Cobras of the National Arena League where he was responsible for scouting college players in KS, NE, MO and OK. Since October, 2019, he has been an analyst for tracking football. He also currently assists with research and operations for the Scouting Academy. Mike holds a BA in History from SUNY Binghamton, an MBA from the University of Houston-Victoria, a M.S. in Sport Management from Southern New Hampshire University and graduate level certificates in Executive Leadership and Athletic Administration from Cornell University and SNHU respectively. While in graduate school, he completed 75 credits and the 2 certificates in 18 months while battling severe Crohn's Disease and working. Today, he has made a full recovery and brings the same drive and work ethic to his football jobs that he did to his work in graduate school. He enjoys inspiring and motivating others and his motto is "when you want something bad enough, it is incredible how far you can push yourself".