Oscar B. McBride is the principal and founder of McBride Consulting and is also a graduate of the University of Notre Dame du lac (Government ’94) where he was a four-year football letter winner under legendary Coach Lou Holtz. After playing in the NFL (Arizona Cardinals), Oscar received a Master’s degree in Coaching, Athletic Administration and Exercise Science from Concordia University. Oscar is the former Chairman of the Fit4Life Youth Foundation, a California non-profit organization. This foundation operated various programs which included Relentless Sports and Red Zone Youth Passing League which were dedicated to championing youth fitness, wellness, character and leadership development.
Fit4Life was also involved in international and community outreach. During the summer of 2010, Oscar traveled to Uganda and visited several of Uganda’s Catholic Schools and parishes where he mentored young people while using sport (American flag football) as the relational platform in co-founding the Play Like a Champion Uganda ™ movement through his alma mater (Notre Dame). From 2015-2017, Oscar served associate head varsity football coach and associate dean of students at Servite High School where he helped revamp a dated Priory Leadership Program to more clearly reflect the Charism of the Servite Order and now serves as an assistant coach at Orange Lutheran High School one of the largest of its kind in the nation.
A self-published author, Oscar released “Relentless Wisdom” in the spring of 2011. “Relentless Wisdom” although slightly profound takes an objective yet satirical look at a sport as it impacts the cognitive and social development of today’s youth. In 2011 Oscar was also awarded the coveted “Double Goal” Coach Award by the Positive Coaching Alliance presented by Liberty Mutual Insurance. Oscar’s blog: “Ask Oscar” is a sounding board for educational leadership, character coaching, parental guidance and student-athlete development.
Currently, Oscar is in pursuit of his third degree, a doctorate in education with special interest in the educational leadership discipline. As a leader of students and student-athletes, Oscar possesses a staunch belief that anyone can lead because the fundamental steps of earning trust, developing relationships and empowering others are believed to be primary human components. Candidate McBride also believes educating our educators is of vital importance. Specifically targeting the changing demographics in our public-school system, he strongly believes more culturally responsive teaching strategies should be taught and employed in education versus traditional ‘one size fits all’ punitive methods.
Oscar is an instructing mentor for Launch Generation, a former adjunct professor of Sport Ethics at Concordia University-Irvine, and member of the National Diversity Council, National Positive Coaching Alliance, the National Federation of State High School Associations, the Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, the American Football Coaches Association, World Class Speakers & Entertainers Bureau, Denver Speakers Bureau, the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Orange County, the Notre Dame Monogram Club and the NFL Alumni Association.