Woodruff native Tory Dandy was named co-head and managing partner of the CAA Sports Football Division. He was surprised with a proclamation and keys to the cities of Spartanburg and Woodruff by officials at a celebratory gathering at the UnderPin Lanes N Lounge on August, 29, 2020.
Tory Dandy has been close to football his entire life. Tory’s experience as a college football standout at Tusculum College allows him the ability to relate to his clients both on and off the field. As an NFLPA agent, Tory is very passionate about supporting his clients and their families both personally and professionally.
Tory obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a minor in Sports Management from Tusculum College in 2002. He earned his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster University in 2004.
Tory is actively involved in the community where he tours numerous schools and churches speaking to and positively encouraging youth. Tory also serves as a youth mentor of the CDC Mentor Program of the Carolinas. In 2013, he established an annual scholarship, “The Tory Dandy Educational Scholarship” for graduating seniors from his high school (Woodruff High) in South Carolina.
Tory began his professional career in 2004 and was soon promoted to Director of Recruiting at Synergy Sports. In 2006, Tory transitioned to Director of Recruiting with Maximum Sports with veteran agents Eugene Parker and Roosevelt Barnes. In 2009, at the young age of 29 years old, Tory signed the #3 overall pick with client, Tyson Jackson.
Tory helped represent numerous clients while at Maximum Sports. After a very successful career at Maximum Sports, Tory joined the Relativity Sports Family in 2013. As a certified NFLPA agent, Tory is involved in all aspects of his clients’ representation with his primary focus being contract negotiation, client services, and pre-draft process. As of August 2020, Tory is now the Managing Partner/Co Head at CAA Football.
Sports Business Journal 40 under forty
Executive at CAA Sports #1 Sports and Entertainment Agency in the world
Back to back years top 5 NFL draft picks
6 NFL 1st rounders in the past three years
2018 Made Man of Charlotte Honoree
Been featured in Black Enterprise, Forbes and Sports Illustrated
Cameo in movie "What Men Want" starring Taraji P. Henson