Michel Sproles was born November 29, 1983 in Harbor City, California. Raised in the greater Los Angeles area she was introduced to athletics early and began running when she was only seven-years-old for a local track team, the Los Angeles Jets. While starting her running career under Coach Booker Woods, she traveled across the United States competing in National and Junior Olympic track meets. Competing for over seven years under Coach Woods, he instilled in her both structure and discipline on and off the field. This strong foundation would later carry her throughout life’s many obstacles as a student-athlete.
Michel carried her passion for running throughout high school, and in 1998 at J.W. North High in Riverside, CA she became the Ivy League Champion in the 400 meters as a freshman, and a Varsity two-year letter winner in track and field by her sophomore season. After her sophomore year in high school, Michel transferred to Long Beach Poly High, continued her academic and athletic journey, and among many accomplishments, her team was crowned CIF Division 1 Champions and State champions her senior year.
Continuing to realize her athletic dreams, Michel received a full-ride scholarship for Track and Field to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), where she majored in Journalism and Media Studies. After graduation in 2005, combining her passion for empowerment and education, she went on to teach 7th grade History at an at-risk school in Las Vegas, NV. Michel is also currently working on her Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies at the University of San Diego. Though no longer teaching, she still has a desire to serve others, which she accomplishes by serving as a mentor for inner city teens and through her philanthropic work with the L.A. Jets Track Club, Long Beach Poly High School and her own foundation Sproles Empowered Youth with husband Darren Sproles.
Married since 2010 to Darren, a NFL player for the Philadelphia Eagles, Michel has two daughters, Devyn Annette Sproles born August 12, 2009 and Rhyan Leigh Sproles born March 22, 2012. Aside from her full-time commitment as a wife, mom, and CEO to Sproles Empowered Youth, she has also found time to run her own business, “The Pink Line”, which sells 100% Virgin Indian Remy Hair, and donates a portion of it's proceeds to creating Wigs and Hair Units for Breast Cancer Patients undergoing chemotherapy. Michel has always had a passion for the beauty industry and has a great interest in empowering women with the tools to become better versions of themselves, both inside and out.
Michel knows the importance of health and wellbeing all too well herself; on October 17, 2012, at age 28, she was diagnosed with Ductoral Carcinoma In-Situ (DCIS) aka Stage 0 Breast Cancer. DCIS is a Non-invasive, Non-life-threatening form of breast cancer that is not often discussed or detected in this early form, however after learning this Michel underwent a double mastectomy exactly seven days later and removed both breasts to ensure her future safety for herself and her family. Now an advocate for health care, Michel spends a great deal of her time educating young women about this disease and encouraging them to be more proactive in their health no matter what age they are.
Family, faith and commitment are what drives Michel, and in her spare time she loves hanging out with her closest family and friends, reading, watching movies, traveling, shopping and working out. After graduating with her Master’s, she plans to continue her business endeavors, mentoring, and possibly coach high school track.
CEO Sproles Empowered Youth
Owner/ CEO The Pink Line
Certified Life Coach
Certified Image Consultant
AICI Member (Association of Image Consultants International)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Journalism & Media Studies (University of Nevada Las Vegas)