MEET THE STAFF

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Phillip Blackwell

Executive Director

Phillip has served as a National Director for the NFL Regional and Super Regional Combines, NFL Veterans Combines and NFL International Combines since 2009. The West Virginia alumnus is also a former NFL journeyman...

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Andrea Williams

Chief Communications Officer

Andrea is a native of Louisville, KY. and a proud HBCU grad (Central State University). She has an extensive background in both Radio and Television.  She’s currently a Radio Personality at WJMR-FM in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Host and Executive Producer of a Public Affairs TV Show for WVTV and WCGV-TV in Milwaukee...

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Dr. Lloyd Walton

Career Coach

Dr. Walton, Ed.D is currently a Senior Career Counselor for the National Basketball Players Association in his 22nd year, where he has over 2500 counseling hours with NBA Players.  Dr. Walton is also a Certified Life Coach, Adjunct Professor, Author and Mentor to a number of Athletes in High School, College...

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John Aaron

Director of NFL Regional Combines

Since 1990, John Aaron has assisted in the operation of over 200 pro football combines, including combines conducted for the NFL, CFL, XFL and Alliance of American Football.  For the past 23 years, Coach Aaron has played a key role in the development and refinement of regional combine systems...

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Alex Jungsten

Director of Combine Operations

Alex Jungsten has served as the Director of Combine Operations for the XFL, AAF, and independent combine services since 2018. During his time, Alex has overseen over 3,500 athletes who have been evaluated through his Combine management systems.  Alex is a former dual sport athlete (Football, Track & Field) ...

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Charles "Yogi" Jones

Assistant Executive Director

Charles Jones is in his 11th Season as Assistant Head Coach at Bethune-Cookman University.  He’s considered by many as one of the nation’s best defensive minds in the game of football. He is a BCU Pro Liaison, Former Cleveland Browns Player Personnel Assistant and NFL Europe Coordinator...

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David Turner

Chief Player Evaluation Officer

David is a former Assistant Director of Pro Personnel for the Oakland Raiders. He has also worked for the Carolina Panthers, San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants and Miami Dolphins.  He’s the former Director for Player Personnel for the Edmonton Football Team, and is the former Assistant GM for the Arizona...

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Ulice Payne, Jr.

Managing Member

Ulice made history in 2002 when he became the first African-American to head up a Major League Baseball Franchise (Milwaukee Brewers). With his appointment to the role of President and CEO of the Brewers, he landed at number 14 on Sports Illustrated’s list of “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports.” He was...

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Eric Lougas

Director of NFL Regional Combines

Eric is a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a BA in Exercise Science and a Masters in Exercise Physiology (thesis pending).  He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Eric served as the Assistant Strength Coach at ETSU and was the Head Strength Coach at Morris Brown...

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Dewayne Moore

Player Personnel Assistant 

Dewayne Moore is a former professional and college football player; internationally recognized strength, speed and conditioning coach; and motivational speaker, who motivates, educates, and inspires people worldwide and locally. Dewayne has worked with high-profile clientele of elite professional athletes from...