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.

Assistant Coach Michael Ford:

Coach Mike is a recent graduate of Lankenau High School (he played for Martin Luther King High School Varsity Football) and is currently enrolled at Eastern University. Coach Mike is also on the newly formed Eastern University Football Team. He plays DB and will return to PYFA for the 2024 season. Coach Mike was a valuable part of our 2023 Summer Camp. He coached both offense and defense. 


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