Yogi Roth has been driven by the power of sports and story for over 20 years, as an on-air college football analyst, Elite 11 coach, Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, and New York Times and Amazon best-selling author. A former Pitt wide receiver and USC coach, he is also a motivational speaker, tv and event host, and world traveler. To talk football, family, and storytelling, connect with him @YogiRoth.
Yogi began his storytelling career after coaching football at USC, co-authoring the New York Times best-seller Win Forever with Pete Carroll, as well as his second book From PA to LA. In 2022 Yogi released 5-Star QB, which was an Amazon best-selling book as well as his first children’s book titled Finding Free Fun. Alongside publisher Vooks, Finding Free Fun is also an animated film. As a filmmaker, he recently Executive Produced and Hosted All American Stories on the CW and has produced or directed multiple documentaries with the Pac-12 Networks, NFL Films, Bleacher Report and ESPN, including the Emmy-nominated film Keep Climbing: 2013 Elite 11, and the award-winning film Life In A Walk. Recently, he was an executive producer on the educational documentary series ProtectHer, as well as directed and wrote the short films What Does It Mean to be Human?, What Does It Mean to Love? and What Does It Mean to Connect?. He also created and hosted the digital documentary series, We All Speak Ball, which chronicled American football in Israel in 2017. At the Pac-12 Networks, Yogi has produced and narrated the award-winning documentary series, The Drive, since 2013. In 2020, he won a Los Angeles Emmy on behalf of the Pac-12 Networks for the feature titled Fight On: A Jackson Family. His most recent film, The Cape, will release in 2023.
As a media personality, Yogi has been a host/college football analyst for ESPN, Fox and the Pac-12 Network, as well as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight on CBS and beach volleyball on TBS for the last decade. In 2017, he co-hosted the podcast Season of Sam with USC and NFL quarterback Sam Darnold. In 2018, Yogi signed a deal with Sirius XM radio, in addition to his podcast The It Factory, where he interviews Pac-12 football players, alums and esteemed guests to learn more about their journey toward success on Saturdays on the Pac-12 Network. He has also hosted the Elite 11 since 2009 on ESPN, Bleacher Report, NFL Network and YouTube. In 2022, Yogi also hosted the unscripted series, Fixing Us, on NBC.
Yogi, who gave a TEDx Talk at the TEDx Austin Women’s Conference, has spoken around the globe alongside brands such as Nike, World Surf League, JC Penny, Dignity Health, PMK*BNC, IMG College, USC, UW, Oregon, Gonzaga and Capital One. He has also spoken at the SXSW Festival addressing masculinity in sports. He also joined the Pac-12 Conference task force, formed to protect student athletes and address systemic issues threatening college athletics. In the 2020 pandemic shortened season, Yogi added to his role within the Pac-12 conference as a lead role in football communications and strategy.
A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Yogi walked-on to the football team and earned a full athletic scholarship. He transitioned to coaching and joined the USC Football staff while earning magna cum laude with a master’s degree in Communications Management at the Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. He also taught a class titled Storytelling: The Internship to Pac-12 student-athletes.
He was also the co-founder of Win Forever, LLC with Pete Carroll, which was a company dedicated to coaching coaches on the development of a philosophy.
As an actor Yogi has appeared on Comedy Central, multiple national commercials and in various independent films.
An explorer of over 30 countries Yogi enjoys unplanned adventures, surfing and a local latte.
To contact Yogi, start a conversation via Twitter, @YogiRoth.
Roth resides in Venice Beach, CA with his wife Amy, two sons and small dog.
ALL AMERICAN STORIES, EP and Host, CW
COLLEGE FOOTBALL BROADCASTS Color Analyst Pac-12 Networks, ESPN, Fox
FIXING US, Host, NBC
ONE ON ONE (series) Host Pac-12 Networks
OUR STORIES Pac-12 Networks
INSIDE PAC-12 FOOTBALL Analyst Pac-12 Networks
PAC-12 HALL OF HONOR (’14-’22)
COLLEGE BASKETBALL BROADCASTS Sideline Pac-12 Networks
CFB Live Analyst ESPN
ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT Contributor CBS
NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships Sideline TruTV/TBS
ProtectHer, Executive Producer Documentary
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE HUMAN? Director/Creator Short Documentary (partner with Blue Ox Productions)
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LOVE? Director/Creator Short Documentary (partner with Blue Ox Productions)
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO CONNECT? Host Short Documentary, E1 A1 Airlines
LIFE IN A WALK Director/EP Documentary
THE CAPE (Post) Director/EP Documentary
ELITE 11 (’09-’14) Host/Producer Documentary, ESPN
ELITE 11 (’15) Host/Director Documentary, Bleacher Report
ELITE 11 (’16) Host/Director/Producer Documentary, Bleacher Report/NFL Network
ELITE 11 (’17) Host Documentary, NFL Network
ELITE 11 (’18) Host Documentary, NFL Network
ELITE 11 (’19) Host Documentary, NFL Network
ELITE 11 (’20) Host Documentary, NFL Network
ELITE 11 (’21) Host Documentary, YouTube
Elite 11 (’22) Host Documentary, YouTube
THE OPENING (’18) Host/Play by Play, YouTube
THE DRIVE: All 12 Universities (’19) VO/Producer Pac-12 Networks
THE DRIVE: All 12 Universities (’18) VO/Producer Pac-12 Networks
THE DRIVE: All 12 Universities (’17) VO/Producer Pac-12 Networks
THE DRIVE: All 12 Universities (’16) VO/Producer Pac-12 Networks
THE DRIVE: OSU/Utah (’15) VO/Producer Pac-12 Networks
THE DRIVE: UCLA (’14) VO/Producer Pac-12 Networks
THE DRIVE: Cal/ASU (’13) VO/Producer Pac-12 Networks
Sirius XM: Host/Analyst
THE IT FACTORY, host – podcast (Pac-12 Networks)
The Yogi Roth Show: LIFE WITHOUT LIMITS – podcast
SEASON OF SAM with Sam Darnold – podcast
TED & YOGI’s Pac-12 Adventure – podcast
Pac-12 Perspective – podcast
PETE CARROLL PROJECT Co-Creator/Producer NFL Films
DEPTH CHART Producer ESPN
3 FOR THE SHOW Producer ESPN
RISE UP: Seattle VO ESPN
YEAR OF THE QB Consultant ESPN
GATORADE/FOX Performer of the Week Director/Host Fox
THE PULSE OF CFB Creator/Host Fox
BALL TIME Creator/Host Fox
EXTREME COLLEGE RIVALS Co-Host Fox
WIN FOREVER Co-Author Book
FROM PA TO LA Author Book
5-STAR QB Author Book
Finding Free Fun Author Children’s Book
HUFFINGTON POST Author, Digital Contributor
ESPN The Magazine Author Magazine
Features (By Request) Host/Producer Fox/Pac-12 Networks
Television: Onion Sports Network – Comedy Central
Film: Vengeance – Carl
Film: Nuclear Family – Berserker
Film: The Hitchhiker – Crossing Guard
Commercial: FX and Fiat Promo
Commercial: FX and The League Promo
Voice Over: FX and The League Promo
Voice Over: Rise Up (ESPN Original Series)
The Performance Mindset: Joe Towne/Hillary Tuck
Personal Coaching: Bob Bancroft
Personal Coaching: Joe Towne
IMI Writers Workshop
Scene Study: Bobby Gene