Frank Kineavy is a Villanova graduate with Cerebral Palsy. An avid sports fan, he got into coaching at a young age helping dads of his friends with travel soccer, baseball and basketball. During grammar and high school, he organized a recreational league basketball tournament for five of the neighboring towns. Responsibilities included making the schedule, ordering shirts, selecting trophies and implementing new events. In the last 3 years, the tournament was able to raise $30,000 for, The Alexander Rose Tozzi Foundation. Named after one of the former players that died in a tragic car accident.
While attending Manasquan High School, he joined the basketball and baseball programs freshman year as a manager where he would break down film and evaluate players. During his senior year he decided to help the football program, which would quickly steal his heart.
In his time at Villanova University, he was a manager for the Men’s Basketball Team. He was featured in a 2010 student documentary, Coming off the DL, made to change the way people see ability. The film received seven film festival awards globally and received national and local media coverage. Kineavy has an extensive background as a public speaker. His senior year he gave a presentation at Villanova Ted Talk, comparing his support system to a major Division 1 athletic program. Other speaking engagements include:
Keynote Speaker, Global Sales Department, P&G (Proctor & Gamble), April 2019
- Presented to Global Sales group on benefits of hiring people with disabilities and perseverance.
Keynote Speaker, COSD Conference, November 2016
- Spoke to over 300 attendees about leading practices in recruiting and hiring recent college graduates with disabilities
Upon graduating, he was introduced to the harsh reality people with disabilities have to face when finding employment, until he joined on with DiversityInc in 2014. His beat covered over 250 articles/news stories per year on issues people with disabilities faced in the corporate world and media, one of which trended on Apple News.
Joining forces with the Rutgers Athletic Department, Frank assisted in many fundraisers/events for the University. One being, the 2nd Annual Scarlet Knight Baseball Golf Outing, with over 100 participants.
Although writing and marketing paid the bills, he started his coaching career coaching on both the grammar and high school level. His ultimate dream being to one day be a high school head football coach. This obsession led him to take a course at, Sports Management Worldwide, taught by his now business partner, Dr. James Krause.