Who Is Jill McBride Baxter?
Jill McBride Baxter was born into a sports family (daughter of Utah Hall of Fame Football coach Ron McBride). She’s combined her love for the game with her passion for the law to become a leading sports agent and attorney. She’s been representing professional football players, coaches, media and college athletic administrators for nearly 30 years.
Jill is the author of the book Born to Be A Sports Agent, teaches a Sports Law in Practice Course at McGeorge School of Law and hosts a podcast called Representation Without Taxation where she discusses topics relevant to pro and collegiate sports.
Jill spent her childhood on the football practice fields and in and around coaches’ offices. She’s married to the highly successful college coach, John Baxter - Fresno State Associate Head Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, Tight Ends. Needless to say, her network in NFL and college football is second to none.
She’s an aggressive negotiator for her clients. Her core values are: Protection, Advocacy and Trust. She aligns herself with like-minded clients, which makes it easy to fight for their best interests. Through accurate research, resources, integrity, determination, and experience, Baxter knows how to negotiate and get the best deal for her clients.
She provides support and counsel for her clients in a unique and personal manner. Her clients quickly become family.
“Jill Baxter has been one of the most critical support systems in my NFL career. She has been in my corner since Day One. Not just helping me with football-related issues but also the obstacles that life has thrown at me.”
Former Cleveland Browns Receiver Marlon Moore
“While Jill is a veteran in Sports Representation, she is anything but old school. She is constantly seeking innovative way to serve her clients, it’s why she brought me on board.
Grace DeWitt, Digital Marketing Strategist, founder of Douglas Digital.
She has worked with general managers, player personnel directors, head and position coaches, and scouts from all 32 NFL teams, as well as many CFL, UFL, and Arena League teams. Those contacts are essential in representation and negotiation sessions. As a practicing attorney, she is well versed in contract negotiations, the sports media industry, and employment law.
Baxter is completely familiar with the NFL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and uses it to protect her clients in times of injury or crisis situations.
Jill is married to John Baxter, Fresno State Associate Head Coach, Special Teams Coordinator, Tight Ends. Together they have two daughters, Kelly and McKenzie. Jill is a graduate of the University of Utah and earned her Law Degree from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. She is certified as an agent by the NFLPA and has passed the bar and can practice law in Arizona, Maryland and Utah.