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No one who has ever seen the Disney movie Remember The Titans will forget the image of Coach Bill Yoast patrolling the sidelines motivating his team to victory. In the sea of turmoil that accompanied the times, Coach Yoast was the calming influence. He was the anchor. The blockbuster-hit film's portrayal of Yoast has become an American classic. While the movie has had remarkable box office success, what is more remarkable is the journey that took a poverty-stricken adolescent from Tin Can Hollow Alabama to a Hollywood premier.

That journey has been chronicled in Yoast's critically acclaimed biography Remember This Titan. Charged with racial tension and drama, Yoast’s book ranks among the favorites of many, including a top five Wall Street Journal pick of former NFL quarterback, Boomer Esiason: “Bill Yoast was the coach of the Titans at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., in 1972, an era when pressures for affirmative action were already making themselves felt. Despite a long and successful history as head coach, Mr. Yoast was told to step down—his job was being given to a black coach, and he would work as an assistant. This put both the coaches and players in a dicey position, agitated and brooding over the racial resentments that had been brought to the surface. This moving saga reveals how players and their coaches, functioning as a team, manage in the end to overcome their mistrust and animosity. The book speaks to the strengths of football, and it does so eloquently.”

Yoast was ahead of the times fighting racial injustice and behind the times seeking personal glory. Coach Yoast has become one of the most respected coaches of our times for one reason. From the beginning he anchored himself to integrity. He preached it, he lived it, and he protected it. For him, integrity was not a word but a lifestyle. For him, the words: honor, kindness, loyalty, commitment, and hard work, have meaning that extends beyond the dictionary into action.

At a time when heroes are quickly fading from view and integrity has taken a back seat to convenience, thankfully there are people like Coach Yoast who we can turn to for inspiration and guidance.

Yoast has delivered his messages on leadership, team building, change, and diversity across North America. His wisdom comes from experience. His presentation is as down to earth and relevant as the man himself.

Audiences around the country, from seventy-year-old retirees to fifteen-year-old kids, athletes and non-athletes alike, have found Yoast's speeches transfixing and inspirational. His charismatic presence, his honesty, wit and Southern charm has delighted audiences across the country and kept them around long after he is finished, seeking autographs and a chance to meet him up close. At a time when teamwork, tolerance, and discipline have moved to center stage in America, Coach Yoast is the perfect speaker for any occasion.

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  • Remember the Titans – The Importance of Teamwork

    Yoast was the head coach at all-white Hammond High School, when a school district restructuring in 1971 left one integrated high school—T.C. Williams, where Herman Boone was an assistant coach. Boone was promoted to Head Coach, leaving Yoast the choice of serving as assistant or leaving. He stayed, and it was from this reorganization that the Titans football team was created. The former rivalries between schools, coupled with the strain between the black and white players, resulted in a team that was far from united. His story is told in the hit film, Remember the Titans, which starred Denzel Washington Yoast and Boone, faced the challenge of a lifetime: uniting the Titans, a team divided by racial strife. Coach Yoast , putting behind any thoughts of personal glory, led the fight against racial injustice. Together, the coaches succeeded, unifying their players to form a team that won a state title while gaining a common vision of respect for one another. Yoast talks about his experience and what he learned about the importance of teamwork, cooperation, tolerance, communication and respect.

  • Diversity: A Blueprint For Progress

  • Leadership: The Foundation For Excellence

  • The Teenager Years: A Launch Pad For Accomplishment

  • Turning Potential Into Reality

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  • HOW TO BOOK Bill Yoast?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bill Yoast for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bill Yoast, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bill Yoast or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Bill Yoast?

    Booking fees for Bill Yoast, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill Yoast, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Bill Yoast?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill Yoast for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Yoast for your next private or corporate function.
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Bill Yoast

Inspirational Football Coach

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Bill Yoast Biography

No one who has ever seen the Disney movie Remember The Titans will forget the image of Coach Bill Yoast patrolling the sidelines motivating his team to victory. In the sea of turmoil that accompanied the times, Coach Yoast was the calming influence. He was the anchor. The blockbuster-hit film's portrayal of Yoast has become an American classic. While the movie has had remarkable box office success, what is more remarkable is the journey that took a poverty-stricken adolescent from Tin Can Hollow Alabama to a Hollywood premier.

That journey has been chronicled in Yoast's critically acclaimed biography Remember This Titan. Charged with racial tension and drama, Yoast’s book ranks among the favorites of many, including a top five Wall Street Journal pick of former NFL quarterback, Boomer Esiason: “Bill Yoast was the coach of the Titans at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., in 1972, an era when pressures for affirmative action were already making themselves felt. Despite a long and successful history as head coach, Mr. Yoast was told to step down—his job was being given to a black coach, and he would work as an assistant. This put both the coaches and players in a dicey position, agitated and brooding over the racial resentments that had been brought to the surface. This moving saga reveals how players and their coaches, functioning as a team, manage in the end to overcome their mistrust and animosity. The book speaks to the strengths of football, and it does so eloquently.”

Yoast was ahead of the times fighting racial injustice and behind the times seeking personal glory. Coach Yoast has become one of the most respected coaches of our times for one reason. From the beginning he anchored himself to integrity. He preached it, he lived it, and he protected it. For him, integrity was not a word but a lifestyle. For him, the words: honor, kindness, loyalty, commitment, and hard work, have meaning that extends beyond the dictionary into action.

At a time when heroes are quickly fading from view and integrity has taken a back seat to convenience, thankfully there are people like Coach Yoast who we can turn to for inspiration and guidance.

Yoast has delivered his messages on leadership, team building, change, and diversity across North America. His wisdom comes from experience. His presentation is as down to earth and relevant as the man himself.

Audiences around the country, from seventy-year-old retirees to fifteen-year-old kids, athletes and non-athletes alike, have found Yoast's speeches transfixing and inspirational. His charismatic presence, his honesty, wit and Southern charm has delighted audiences across the country and kept them around long after he is finished, seeking autographs and a chance to meet him up close. At a time when teamwork, tolerance, and discipline have moved to center stage in America, Coach Yoast is the perfect speaker for any occasion.

Bill Yoast Videos

  • Bill Yoast: A Reflection From Coach on Vimeo

Bill Yoast Speaking Topics

  • Remember the Titans – The Importance of Teamwork

    Yoast was the head coach at all-white Hammond High School, when a school district restructuring in 1971 left one integrated high school—T.C. Williams, where Herman Boone was an assistant coach. Boone was promoted to Head Coach, leaving Yoast the choice of serving as assistant or leaving. He stayed, and it was from this reorganization that the Titans football team was created. The former rivalries between schools, coupled with the strain between the black and white players, resulted in a team that was far from united. His story is told in the hit film, Remember the Titans, which starred Denzel Washington Yoast and Boone, faced the challenge of a lifetime: uniting the Titans, a team divided by racial strife. Coach Yoast , putting behind any thoughts of personal glory, led the fight against racial injustice. Together, the coaches succeeded, unifying their players to form a team that won a state title while gaining a common vision of respect for one another. Yoast talks about his experience and what he learned about the importance of teamwork, cooperation, tolerance, communication and respect.

  • Diversity: A Blueprint For Progress

  • Leadership: The Foundation For Excellence

  • The Teenager Years: A Launch Pad For Accomplishment

  • Turning Potential Into Reality

FAQs on booking Bill Yoast

  • How to book Bill Yoast?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bill Yoast for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bill Yoast, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bill Yoast or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bill Yoast?

    Booking fees for Bill Yoast, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bill Yoast, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bill Yoast?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bill Yoast for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bill Yoast for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bill Yoast or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bill Yoast or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bill Yoast is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bill Yoast for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Bill Yoast generally travels from VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Herman Boone, Sheryl Swoopes, Dominique Wilkins, Jerry Porras and Jim Morris. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bill Yoast for an upcoming event.

Bill Yoast Speaker Videos

  • Bill Yoast: A Reflection From Coach on Vimeo

Bill Yoast Speaking Topics

  • Remember the Titans – The Importance of Teamwork

    Yoast was the head coach at all-white Hammond High School, when a school district restructuring in 1971 left one integrated high school—T.C. Williams, where Herman Boone was an assistant coach. Boone was promoted to Head Coach, leaving Yoast the choice of serving as assistant or leaving. He stayed, and it was from this reorganization that the Titans football team was created. The former rivalries between schools, coupled with the strain between the black and white players, resulted in a team that was far from united. His story is told in the hit film, Remember the Titans, which starred Denzel Washington Yoast and Boone, faced the challenge of a lifetime: uniting the Titans, a team divided by racial strife. Coach Yoast , putting behind any thoughts of personal glory, led the fight against racial injustice. Together, the coaches succeeded, unifying their players to form a team that won a state title while gaining a common vision of respect for one another. Yoast talks about his experience and what he learned about the importance of teamwork, cooperation, tolerance, communication and respect.

  • Diversity: A Blueprint For Progress

  • Leadership: The Foundation For Excellence

  • The Teenager Years: A Launch Pad For Accomplishment

  • Turning Potential Into Reality

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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