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 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. Programming efforts have now focused more on supporting youth participation in sports camps across the state. LSF offers financial support for the unique educational and physical talents of young student athletes.