Sport Testing Inc. Names NFL Star Marques Colston as Special Advisor to CEO Jamie Hollins
Toronto, ON – June 13, 2016 – Sport Testing Inc., the worldwide leader in athletic testing, announced today that NFL star Marques Colston has been named Special Advisor to CEO Jamie Hollins.
In this role, Colston will assist Hollins and Sport Testing in the development of a Global Strategy that positions the company to maintain its rapid, global expansion in all areas of athlete evaluation, monitoring, and reporting.
“I am extremely excited to be involved with Sport Testing Inc. We are leveraging technology to help athletes develop in a variety of sports, as well as working globally to monitor and analyze general fitness trends,” said Marques Colston. “Our ability to create global standards and allow our users to compare to real-live data is a game changer.”
Sport Testing, Inc. uses a combination of testing hardware, monitoring software, and applications to assess both general athleticism and sport-specific skills. This seamless process will enable athletes to view and compare their scores to players that have been tested previously and are in the Sport Testing database. Professional athletes such as Connor McDavid, Andrew Wiggins, Tristan Thompson, PK Subban represent a few of the elite athletes that have been tested by the company. The technology has been used by many NHL, NFL, NCAA, NLL, KHL, and AFL teams and players, as well as youth sports organizations including American Youth Football (AYF)- the largest youth football organization in the world.
“We are extremely excited about working with Marques,” said Jamie Hollins, Founder of Sport Testing Inc. “Our solution highlights athletes’ strengths and weaknesses, thus providing them with insight into which areas of their game need improvement and helping them reach the next level. With Marques’ background in professional sports and his aligned business vision, we are excited to work together to double our 80 current global partners as early as next year.”
Colston ended his 10-year tenure with the New Orleans Saints as the most accomplished wide receiver in franchise history. He currently holds Saints franchise records for receptions, receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and led the team in receptions and receiving yards in the Saints’ first-ever Super Bowl victory. Beyond his athletic accolades, Colston is a standout entrepreneur and businessman. Colston has practical experience as owner-operator in Arena Football, most recently with the Philadelphia Soul, contributing to football operations, corporate sales, and marketing. He also manages an extensive investment portfolio in the sports technology space, including a sports technology consulting company Dynasty Sports Group, which lends itself to the positioning Sport Testing to grow its footprint globally.