About Bri The Sports Guy
Photo: Brian (right) with his brother Chip.
Bri the sports guy – an autistic young man and his Dad talk sports stars Brian Mountan, a young man with autism blessed with a unique memory for sports history and statistics. Brian has spent years listening to and learning from many of the elite sports journalists of the last twenty years.
Brian was diagnosed with autism at around age two, but it has never limited his abilities. At a young age, he became interested in sports and that has shaped his life. With a focused interest and incredible memory, Brian became “the Guy” for analysis, history, and general knowledge of sports. As a young adolescent, Brian and Mike were out to dinner, talking sports as usual. A table of gentlemen sitting nearby overheard Brian and were duly impressed with his knowledge. One asked “how does he know all this stuff?!” while another commented, “he’s right about everything!” From this and many similar encounters was born the idea for “Bri The Sports Guy”. Through this podcast, Brian is able to share his talent and demonstrate that individuals with autism have abilities that make a meaningful contribution to society.
Brian was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in the year 2000. He moved at age 1 ½ to Jacksonville, Florida. From there, he lived in Singapore, San Francisco, and then back to Jacksonville which he calls home. Brian graduated from the Broach School in 2019 and started podcasting right after. Brian lives with his father Mike, mother Jill, older brother Chip and two dogs, a golden retriever and a Maltese. Along with the podcast, Brian works at the YMCA two days a week. Brian enjoys playing golf and, of course, watching sports!
Now that he has graduated from high school, Brian is ready to provide his own unique takes on recent results and forecasts for the future. We think you will be impressed by how Brian uses his memory to link recent results with trends from the past to help forecast winners and losers in the future.
Mike Mountan, Brian’s Dad, hosts the program. Please give us a listen as time permits.
Photo: (L-R) Mike, Chip and Brian
Get to know Brian
Autism is the fastest-growing developmental disability. According to the CDC, 1 in 59 children is diagnosed with autism today. More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder.
Thirty-five percent of young adults with autism have not had a job or received postgraduate education after leaving high school. Help us change this paradigm so that all people with autism can share their unique talents and live a meaningful, productive life.