Philadelphia Youth Football Academy
Philadelphia YouthFootball Academy 

Board of Directors 

Mrs. Teresa Peck-Muhamad  
Teresa is a a veteran teacher with over 20 years experience in the School District of Philadelphia. She has experience teaching Kindergarten through 6th grade. Teresa is a proud alumni of Central High School, Class 252. She received her Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pa and her Master’s of Science degree from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pa. Teresa has a passion for all youth activities. She's coached boys and girls track & field and flag football. Teresa has initiated and supervised many after school programs including the chess club, math club, STEM club, and currently serve as troop leader of Girl Scout Troop #9495. She values any opportunity that provides children with the space to get exercise, make friends, learn teamwork, and improve self-esteem.
Coach Jordan Alexander:
Jordan Alexander has been a coach at MLK since the 2015 season. Coach Alexander a member of the West Oak Lane community which MLK is located has played a huge role in the success of the youth of the community. Working at Parkway NW high school a school that Co-Ops with MLK Coach Alexander Mentor’s youth of the community and work to get them in college and change they’re lives. As for Football Coach Alexander Played for MLK and helped them win
their first Public league championship and first appearance in the PIAA state playoffs. Coach Alexander was a Captain on the team and was also a part of the Documentary We Could Be King. After spending a year in College Coach Alexander returned to MLK to assist in Coaching in 2015 his first season Coaching the Linebacker position on Defense. In 2017 Coach Jordan switched over to Defensive Line where he produced All-Public level Guys and College Athletes.
During the 2019 Season Coach Alexander switched over to the offensive side of the ball and helped the Cougars win their second Championship in school history. Coach Jordan is one of two people who have won the only two Public league championships at MLK. Outside of Football, with the violence in Philadelphia, Coach Jordan has saved seven Kids from Immediate danger; putting Kids inside of his car and getting them to safety and putting his self at risk to make sure those student/athlete’s was safe. Becoming the Assistant head coach before the 2022 season Coach Jordan has stepped into a new role and stepped up in really running the program. Coach Jordan is the JV head coach and oversees the development of the youth of the team the 9thand 10th graders. A father of two boys Coach Jordan looks to continue his work in the community changing lives and at MLK for years to come.
Dr. Daniel LaMagna:
Dr. Dan has diverse experience between higher education and social services fields while developing expertise in interpersonal skills and leadership. He's held positions as a therapist, counselor, career coordinator, football coach, instructor, Dean of Students and he his currently the Associate Vice President of Student Engagement at Lackawanna College. Dr. Dan's experience is multi-faceted spending seven years in the field of Sport Management. Dr. Dan managed branding, event management, marketing and public relations while leading the daily operations of the NEPA Miners Semi-Professional Football & Entertainment organization. With 18 years of service in minor league football, it was an honor for him to be inducted into the 2013 AAA Minor League Football Hall of Fame class in Palm Springs, California.
Mr. Kamal Bostic-Smith:
Kamal Bostic Smith is a singer, actor, and dancer whose ability in arts has taken him across the world. Kamal began singing at age 5, dancing at age 9, and
acting at 11 years old. He has been tapping/hoofing for about fifteen years. Kamal is a graduate of Temple University with a degree in education and a focus in
Human Development Community engagement. Mr. Bostic-Smith has worked in the Nonprofit education for 10 plus years and prides himself on his ability to
communicate effectively and bring communities together. Kamal began his performing arts studies at Jan’s Dance Studio, where he was also a Junior Instructor in
tap and at Freedom Theatre where he was a Demonstrator. Kamal was also an apprentice with the world-renowned Tap performing artist organization Tap Team Two under the direction of Robert Burden. Kamal loves to act and is a long-standing member with the Screen Actors Guild. He has studied at the Walnut Street Theatre as well as Freedom Theatre and has worked on HBO’s The Wire and appeared in films such as The Salon with Terrance Howard and Vivica Fox.
Kamal enjoys giving what he’s learned through the arts and education to future     generations and strives to ensure that they are receiving the resources needed to be successful the greatest possible way.
Mr. Dewayne Brown, Ed
Dewayne was educated in the Philadelphia Public School system graduating in June of 1997 from Lankenau Motivation High School and having played football as a Germantown Bear. I went on to attend Bloomsburg University where he became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc in the spring of 1999. Dewayne transferred to Mansfield University continuing his football career and graduated with a double major in Psychology and Criminal Justice Administration. He received my Masters of Educational Leadership in 2010 while it was my 7th year as a high school math teacher. Since then, Dewayne has become an Educational Administrator. DeWayne has love for all youth activities but maybe as a former athlete youth sports holds a special place in my heart. He's coached high school girls basketball and have coached a few teenage boxers on their way to the junior Olympics. He have even served in unofficial capacities as a coach or mentor in basketball, football and self defense for children of my friends and associates. Dewayne welcomes any opportunity to use something such as sports as a vehicle to promote character building such as youth learning accountability and responsibility instead of excuses in their quest to become a thriving, productive citizen.
Mr. Scott P. Charles, MAPP     
Scott Charles is the Trauma Outreach Manager for Temple University Hospital and is Director of TUH's Cradle to Grave Program, an award-­winning hospital-­based violence prevention initiative that educates public school students and adjudicated youth about the medical realities of firearm injury. He also coordinates the hospital’s Trauma Victims Support Advocates program which connects violently-injured patients to crime victim services throughout Philadelphia. Scott also directs the hospital’s Fighting Chance program, which teaches community members to provide first aid to victims of gunshot injury, as well as the Safe Bet program, which has distributed more than 8,000 free gun locks to city residents. His work with trauma surgeon Dr. Amy Goldberg has been showcased on CNN, CBS News, ABC World News, MSNBC, Huffington Post, and NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Their work has also been featured in the New York Times and in the HBO documentary Gun Fight. Scott holds degrees in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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