The Early Years

Scotti Madison was born September 12, 1958, and was raised in Pensacola, Florida. His father was a starting right halfback at the University of Georgia under Coach Wally Butts, played in the Senior Bowl Game and his mother attended Auburn. Both were educators in Pensacola, Florida and both expected Scotti to do well in school and to be respectful of his teachers and his classmates. At ten years of age, Scotti lost his mom and his sister in a car accident to a drunk driver. His little sister Ann survived the tragedy. His father remarried his mom, Sandra, from Benoit, MS and she brought both stability and a grounded faith into the family. Scotti’s family of three grew to six by his high school years. He attended J. M. Tate High School, was the President of the Senior Class and was a three-sport athlete. He played football under the guidance of his uncle, the legendary Florida High School Coach Carl Madison, second in all time wins in Florida. After turning down Alabama’s Football Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant and LSU’s Charlie McClendon, Scotti chose to attend college in Nashville, TN.

The Early Years Cont.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University in 1981, Madison was a starting quarterback on the school’s football team his junior year and the starting outfielder and catcher for the baseball team for four seasons. He was selected All-Southeastern Conference three times and All-American his senior year, the first baseball player at VU ever to be named as a first-team All-American. He still holds the Vanderbilt career homerun record with 49. Vanderbilt University inducted Madison into the Vanderbilt Hall of Fame on September 2, 2011.


After Vanderbilt

Scotti was drafted in the third round by the Minnesota Twins and deceased sports agent, the notable Robert Fraley negotiated Scotti’s contract. After bouncing around in the minor leagues with the Twins, Dodgers and Tigers, he was called up by the Detroit Tigers and appeared in 71 games during his Major League career with the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds. While chasing his professional baseball dreams for ten years, Madison simultaneously managed to sell insurance for Aflac during the five months off season period from baseball. Scotti qualified for most of the Company’s annual production contests and later worked full time with Aflac after his final season playing for Red’s manager Pete Rose in 1989.

After Vanderbilt Cont.

He landed Walmart for Aflac through a cold call that included five years of personal letters building a friendship. He was the number Aflac agent out of 60,000 sales representatives for six years in a row and this sales accomplishment earned him the title of Chairman Emeritus, Aflac’s first and only title for such distinguished sales achievement. He also worked with both the brokerage firms Willis and Marsh & McClennan in the Health Insurance field. From 2014 to 2021, he worked for Benefits Science Technologies out of MIT marketing proprietary data science methods on health care claims to assist large case national clients with actionable solutions.


Glory Days

Scotti is a motivational speaker and three-time author. He has launched a podcast, called, “It’s Not The Duck”, in March of 2023. He just finished his third book in 2022, “It’s Not The Duck, It’s The Walk And The Talk”, that focusses on the importance that “YOU” make the difference. It is not branding or marketing that closes the sale, it is the “everything else” that distinguishes you from the rest of the field and closes the deal. There are true life short stories with famous and interesting people that teach a moral lesson or a sales experience on what it takes to be exceptional. Scotti and his wife Kim, between them have six children and five grandchildren.