The Sports Academy Team

Angela Stanislawski Executive Director of Sports Academy Foundation

Angela is the Executive Director of Sports Academy Foundation. She is responsible for the programming, fundraising, and operations of the Foundation, as well as the coordination of strategies and partnerships.  Stanislawski also leads the Foundation’s national, regional, and community engagement efforts.

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Steve Miller Chairman of Sports Academy Foundation

Steve is the Chief Executive Officer of Agassi Graf Holdings. He is responsible for the leadership and operation of three for-profit entities (Agassi Graf Holdings, Agassi Ventures LLC, and Stefanie Graf Ventures LLC) plus one non-profit foundation (Andre Agassi Foundation for Education). He is a visionary; a passionate and progressive leader with the broad institutional experience and the intellect necessary to motivate and lead a diverse team of professionals in both the for profit and not for profit business sectors.

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Jon Spotts Co-Founder and Director of Sports Academy Foundation

Jon is an experienced operating executive with deep knowledge in sports management (training, coaching, facilities, tech, philanthropy), international retailing, wholesaling, software development, and business/strategy consulting.  He is the President of Sports Academy. Jon was previously President of Mamba Sports Academy and Club Director and Coach for Mamba Basketball Club.

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Chad Faulkner Co-Founder and Director of Sports Academy Foundation

As Founder and CEO of Sports Academy, Chad is continuing to express his passion for philanthropy with the development of the Sports Academy Foundation. Philanthropically, Chad serves as Vice President and Director for the Special Forces Charitable Trust, whose primary mission is to provide meaningful financial support, programs, and services to the U.S. Army Special Forces; Co-Founder of the Snyder Leadership Legacy Fellows Program, whose mission is to develop young leaders through the transformational process developed and utilized by Coach Bill Snyder at Kansas State University.

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Alana Beard Board Member

Alana Beard is a former WNBA player, philanthropist, and rising professional in the venture capital investment space. Alana won Championships at every level from high school to the WNBA and internationally, then focused her vision on being one of the first Black female athletes to succeed as an investor, start-up founder, and advocate for women leaders in the innovation and technology ecosystem.

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Brandon "Stix" Bailey Board Member

Brandon “Stix” Salaam-Bailey (born July 13, 1983) is an-American rapper, record producer, songwriter, activist, and entrepreneur. Salaam-Bailey was born and raised in Watts, Ca, having started off as a full-time dancer in 2002, creating one of the most popular dance movements in the world called “KRUMP.” The new dance craze eventually went mainstream after it hit the big screens in a docu-film titled “Rize”.

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