James ″Bus″ Cook Jr.Founder/ President
As an experienced attorney/agent for almost 20 years, Bus has built a reputation unparalleled in contract negotiations. His negotiating efforts have resulted in numerous record-breaking contracts and landmark deals that set the stage for other agents to follow including the NFL’s first $100,000,000 contract negotiated almost ten years ago for 3-time NFL MVP Brett Favre and more recently the innovative guaranteed payment structure for Calvin Johnson’s record-setting rookie contract with the Detroit Lions. Through the years Bus has personally negotiated contracts for his clients totaling well over $1 billion.
Bus is a certified contract adviser with the NFLPA, MLBPA, and the NBPA, and one of the very few agents who has represented first round picks in football, basketball, and baseball.
Bus graduated from The American University in Washington, D.C. in 1970 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and graduated with a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.
A Man, West Virginia native, Bus now resides in Hattiesburg, Mississippi with his wife Jeanine. He is the father of two and enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing.
Donald A. WeatherellVice President
Don, an NFLPA certified contract advisor, has been an associate of B.C. Sports, Inc. since 1996. Over the years Don has developed a thorough understanding of the NFL’s complex Collective Bargaining Agreement. One of the highlights of his career came during the 2000 NFL off-season when he assisted in the contract preparation of three of the biggest contracts in the history of the NFL, including the NFL’s first $100 million player contract. Don focuses on recruitment, client management, and day to day operations of our firm.
In an effort to assist our clients with their philanthropic endeavors, Don has overseen the development and implementation of several non-profit charities and over 25 youth football, baseball, and basketball camps and clinics which have allowed him to develop close, personal relationships with the firm’s clients and families. Additionally, Don has also been an Adjunct Professor at The University of Southern Mississippi, teaching Sport Promotion and Fund Raising. Don graduated from St. Bonaventure University and later received his Master’s Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in Sports Management.
Don is married and the father of two young boys. His hobbies include coaching his sons’ football and baseball teams and spending time with his family.
Madison Cook HowardMarketing and Endorsements Coordinator
Madison, an NFLPA certified contract advisor, has been an associate of B.C. Sports, Inc. since 2009. Madison has spent most of her life around the sports business, always learning from her father, Bus. Since beginning work at B.C. Sports, Madison has assisted in many areas of the business including non-profit charity events and pursuing marketing opportunities for the firm’s clients.
Madison graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and later received her Master’s Degree from The University of Southern Mississippi in Sports Management.
Madison is married to Hunter Howard. Her Hobbies include singing, watching football, and spending time with her family.