Founder and Director, Leo E. Lewis, PHD
As an educator, counselor and mentor to athletes on all levels, Leo Lewis is committed to the development of young athletes and attempts to help them find a balance and perspective in their lives. He founded the Academy in 1993 after five years of sponsoring sport camps for youth and an eleven-year career as a wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings.
The Lewis Sports Foundation (LSF) adopted the programs in 1999. Dr. Lewis began the Leo Lewis Football Academy after realizing the lack of lifeskills being taught to high school athletes at area sports camps. The Sports Academies, programs and funding are part of a nonprofit effort to maximize the unique educational and physical talents of young student athletes.