Way Beyond Measure

Character Development, Suicide Awareness, PTSD, Anti-Bullying

Inspiring people to influence others.

Be sure to schedule your SUSO assembly today! Chose a topic and we will customize your school program: Bullying prevention, character development, suicide awareness, PBIS, teacher insight program, peer pressure, academic excellence or APD.


Owner Profile

David Verdu

Bio:  Known as “Coach Verdu” to thousands of people across the U.S.; I am a charismatic and energetic speaker, author, singer, and have a knack for engaging my audience with a wide range of methods including comedy, dramatic storytelling, captivating videos, and occasionally- a little sleight of hand. My unique style is both inspirational and profoundly insightful, and my message of Character Development leaves a lasting impression upon audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Give me an hour to Educate, Empower, Encourage, and Equip your Community and watch me effectively change the atmosphere of your gathering!   I was born in the beautiful state of California in the City by the Bay- San Francisco- on June 18, 1966.  I had awesome parents, Joe and Sylvia, that raised 8 very active boys. (All boys "NO Girls".) My Dad was a pioneer, a trail blazer in the 60's, 70's, and 80's. He played a vital part in starting youth sports programs in the North Bay and today has a sport complex named after him! My Mom, well, she is just simply amazing. She had the strength to teach 8 boys, plus all their friends, how to act like men...people...human beings!   ​At some point in my teens, I got lazy. I struggled through many trails and growing pains as a teenager. I know I'm smart and capable, but I stopped trying to excel, and still to this day I have to constantly conquer my issues with focus, comprehension, writing, and spelling! I believe the word we use now is: A.D.D. (Well, to be honest I have most of the alphabet).   I joined the NAVY at 18. I knew I still wanted to do something important with my life. After the service I graduated from college with my Master’s in Education.  I took what I thought were my weaknesses and turned them into my energy and unique style! My journeys have taken me to Russia, Germany, Riga Latvia, Mexico, Europe, and all over the USA. In the middle of all this, some wonderful and crazy stuff has stuff has happened! For instance: On September 19, 1999, I was struck by lightning. My story of Mercy. I am a proud Dad of 5, Foster Dad of 40+, and Papa of 5.   Hightlights:   ·       2006 – 2016              Head Coach Biokats Sports Network – College Recruiting Soccer, Basketball,    Football, Volleyball ·       2010 – 2011              Asst Coach University Colorado, Colorado Springs - Recruiting ·       2009 – 2010              Asst Coach Johnson & Wales University Denver – Lead Recruiter ·       2007 – 2009              Head Coach Girls Basketball, Ellicott High School, Assistant Coach Doherty High School Metro League Champions, 4A State Final ·       2005                          1st Place World Youth Jr. Nationals Basketball Tournament, Hawaii – Colorado Sting ·       2003 – 2004              Asst Coach - Coach Jeff Bzdelik, Head Coach, CU, Air Force, and Denver Nuggets ·       2002                           3rd Place World Class Sports Jr. National Tournament, Hawaii – Colorado Sting ·       2001                           Head Coach Football and Basketball Falcon High School ·       2000 - 2004              United States Air Force Academy Sports Camp Coach, Boys and Girls Basketball ·       1999 – 2001              Athletic Director, Coach/Teacher GCA ·       1996 – 1998              Weed High School Basketball Coach ·       1990 – 1996              Petaluma Boys and Girls Club Supervisor - Sports Director   Author (Amazon):  Mirror Mirror - Self-Image, Welcome to the Family – Blended, BULLYING – Schools a Safe Zone, Grieving, Cutting scars of Pain, Drugs – NO BIG Deal.   Education:  Genesis Bible College – Bachelor’s in Education, Humboldt State – Masters in Education, Wommack Counseling College – Licensed Counselor   Home Base:  Russellville, Arkansas   Website:  WayBeyondMeasure.com   Mission Statement:  Inspire People to Influence Others   Speaking History:  Air Force Academy, Colorado College, YMCA, Boys n Girls Club, Churches, 100’s of schools, Arkansas Tech, Robert Morris University, and Family Wellness Conference.