Philadelphia Youth Football Academy
Philadelphia YouthFootball Academy 

Who We Are

Eugene Pough, Executive Director

Eugene has a B.A. (Mass Communication) and is near completion of his M.A. (Sport Administration), founded the program. He brings over fifteen years of experience, energy, direction, and dedication to the program; having worked with several nonprofits in mentoring, athletics and youth development-including Episcopal Community Services’ Workforce Youth Development Summer Program, IDAAY’s OST After School and Summer Camp, the Roxborough YMCA, Germantown Boys and Girls Club, Concerned Black Men of Philadelphia, the International Student Athlete Academy and the Roxborough YMCA.  Eugene has knowledge of methods of data collection, data entry and documentation. He has familiarity with management of youth and young adults in urban communities. Eugene has outstanding ability to communicate with people belonging to diverse backgrounds and in a public forum, effectively. He can complete all assigned projects, in a timely manner and within allocated budget. Lastly, Eugene can create and deliver effective PowerPoint presentations to diverse audiences.

Khalid Steward, Director of Football Operations

Khalid, a native Philadelphia, is a current Educator at Vare Elementary School.  This past summer, he was a part of the Philadelphia Youth Football Academy/Mastery Pickett Campus Flag Football Summer Camp. Khalid was a Co-Director and handled Strength and Conditioning duties. He is also currently the Chestnut Hill College Sprint Football WR Coach. Khalid previously coached the WR’s at Martin Luther King Varsity Football from 2020-22.  He is a 2013 Graduate of Imhotep Charter High School and played WR for Inaugural Imhotep Varsity Football Team. Khalid began his collegiate career at Stevenson University and later transferred to Delaware Valley College. During his time at Delaware Valley College, Khalid was a part of the 2017 Player on Del Val’s MAC Conference Championship Team. From 2015-17, and was 2016-17 All MAC and All MAC Academic Team. Khalid began his collegiate career at Stevenson University. Having the entrepreneurial spirit, Khalid ventured and created his own healthy eating/wellness business. It’s called Farmacy, LLC. His business promotes healthy eating, wellness and education of consuming healthy foods. His business also is working to bridge the Philadelphia food insecurity gap.

Sean Mayers, Strength and Conditioning Director

William C. Thomas, Program Director 

William has eight years of experience on the youth development, especially in athletics (football). He handles all program directing duties for PYFA. He is currently the Head Coach of the Abington Raiders Youth Organization. William duties include chief administrative, recruiting, and scheduling, staff, and volunteer and player management. He is the Lead Organizer for the Uptown Young Athletics Club, a youth flag football program. William also volunteers with the Coaches Against Childhood Obesity; a nonprofit organization geared toward increasing the physical activity among obese and non-active Philadelphia and suburban youth.   


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