Tyrone Tate, MBA is a serial entrepreneur without a shadow of doubt with a wealth of experiences from Corporate America, the Federal Government, public and private schools, medical research, sports, music, film, fashion, fast food, and radio. Tyrone’s most notable work history included stints with IBM, The US Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce, FAVRIT Wear, and Nancy's Pizzeria Franchises. He has played a key role for over 30 years in management, marketing, fundraising, and operations while repeatedly earning recognition and awards for customer service, sales, and community service. Tyrone is renowned for his extensive network, teaching, coaching, public speaking, and sports training methods applied to individuals who are interested in becoming elite athletes. He has helped hundreds of student-athletes to successfully navigate and make the transition from grade school to elite colleges and sports programs and beyond. Tyrone has been a guest on numerous radio and tv networks including Radio One and CNN. He's also appeared in several films and received executive producer credits. Tyrone is simultaneously working on three books. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Alabama State University and his M.B.A. with cum laude honors from Southeastern University.
The Watkins Award has established itself as the nation’s premier award for African American male high school seniors who represent the highest achievement in academics and athletics. The Award is emblematic of an extraordinary athlete, a bonafide scholar, and a person who has been recognized by prominent people in his community as a leader, volunteer, and community advocate.
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