The division is led by Joel Segal, who, as one of the preeminent agents in sports, built a hugely successful (NFL) football business over the past 25 years and was recently elevated to oversee all of team sports for the agency.

The division handles athlete management, including negotiating team contracts and securing marketing opportunities, along with representing coaches and sports media personalities.

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Football (NFL)

Lagardère Sports represents many of the best current and former players in football.  The roster currently features more than 70 NFL players, including 26 who have received Pro Bowl honors and 13 players who have been named All-Pros.

The division has had 48 clients chosen in the first-round of the NFL Draft since 2001, including four in the 2019 NFL Draft – and a division record of three in the first 10 selections, and four of the top 17.  It also continued its record streak of representing multiple first round picks for 14 straight years.

Lagardère Sports Football Division has negotiated several record setting-contracts for its clients, Including negotiating the highest paid contract for a defensive player in NFL history. It also been successful in securing innovative off-the-field marketing and sponsorships opportunities for its clients.


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Led by Co-Presidents Ryan Ware and Mike Seal, the baseball division has more than 40 years of combined industry experience. They have represented more than 100 Major League Baseball players and have a long, successful history of representing some of the best players in the game. Throughout that time, they have consistently negotiated and secured top-of-the-market deals for our clients.

Since 2014, Lagardère Sports Baseball Division has negotiated contracts totalling more than $160 million in guaranteed money.

Currently, Lagardère Sports represents more than 45 Major League and Minor League players. Numerous All-Stars and World Series Champions highlight our roster of current and retired players. In addition, the division has represented more than 50 draft picks from the top three rounds since 2000. They have had clients selected in the first round in the last two MLB Drafts (2018 and 2019) and have totalled more than $11M in draft bonuses over the last two years alone.


In addition to representing the very best on the field, the Team Sports division also represents distinguished coaches in both football and baseball.  From former athletes to rising star career coaches, we have the necessary relationships, resources and experience to provide superior representation to coaches at all levels.


Lagardère Sports also represents clients looking to start new or build upon established broadcasting careers in the sports media industry. The Team Sports division has the longstanding relationships and knowledge of the industry necessary to create exciting opportunities for our clients.

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