Meet Our Dedicated Team

Building Champions On and Off the Field

Behind every success story at the 360 Sports Academy Foundation is a dedicated team of professionals committed to nurturing the potential of student-athletes. Meet the passionate individuals driving our mission forward, each bringing unique expertise and unwavering support to our programs and the young athletes we serve.

Our Founder

Hannibal Navies is an Oakland, CA native who was raised with a legacy of service and a true understanding of serving your community. When the sudden death of his father changed his family dynamics, Hannibal was forced to adjust and look within for discipline. Despite attending two different high schools in both California and Illinois, he was awarded a scholarship to the University of Colorado. There he became a dean’s list student and was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the 4th round in 1999. In 2003 he started the Hannibal Navies Foundation which held football camps as its signature program to give back to truly deserving kids. After 9 years in the league, his love of teaching the game inspired him to launch the 360 Football Academy. 

Meet the Team

Tenisha Valliant-Irvin

Program Manager

As the Program Manager for the 360 Sports Academy Foundation, Tenisha Valliant-Irvin embodies a unique blend of strategic insight and a deep commitment to community empowerment. With a foundation in Political Science, her focus has been on social movements, which has fueled her passion for fostering social change. Over the years, Tenisha has significantly impacted over 50 nonprofits, and recently, she has pivoted towards aiding athletes and entertainers in philanthropy. Fluent in English and French, her expertise spans strategic development, community engagement, and effective philanthropy, aiming to create sustainable impacts.

Kevin Winston

Advisory Board

Kevin Winston, a member of the 360 Sports Academy Foundation’s board, is renowned for his extensive experience in professional football and athlete development. His career spans influential roles with the National Football League, Atlanta Falcons, New York Jets, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he has been instrumental in developing player programs and initiatives.

His contributions have been recognized by the NFL for outstanding player development, reflecting his commitment to the growth and excellence of athletes.

Anthony Flynn

Advisory Board

As a distinguished member of the 360 Sports Academy Foundation’s board,
Anthony Flynn brings a unique blend of corporate leadership and entrepreneurial
spirit. His roles as CEO of WorkFaith and founder of Amazing CEO demonstrate
his expertise in merging career skills and faith in the marketplace, and enhancing
leadership in business environments.

Anthony’s career is marked by impactful leadership positions with Kraft Foods,
RJ Reynolds, and 3M, alongside influential roles in several large-scale non-profit
organizations. His insights as a speaker and author, including works like “The
Happiness Map” and “The Execution Pipeline,” further underscore his depth of
knowledge in personal and business development.

Rushia Brown

Advisory Board

Rushia Brown, a member of the 360 Sports Academy Foundation’s board, has a
distinguished background in basketball and entrepreneurship. Starting her
journey in South Carolina, she excelled as a student-athlete at Furman University, leading to a successful 10-year professional basketball career overseas and in the WNBA.

Post her athletic career, Rushia founded organizations like the Women’s
Professional Basketball Alumnae and engaged in various business ventures,
showcasing her entrepreneurial flair. Her experience in sports development and
community roles, including with the Las Vegas Aces and Los Angeles Sparks,
underscores her commitment to empowering young athletes.

Ryan McNeil

Advisory Board

Ryan McNeil, a former NFL athlete and board member of the 360 Sports
Academy Foundation, has successfully transitioned into an entrepreneurial role.
He founded OT Enterprises, Inc., a venture that provides professional athletes
with essential business tools, stemming from his earlier initiative, PBFN.

As the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of OT Magazine, McNeil focuses on the
intricate relationship between sports, business, and lifestyle. His innovative
approach has earned him recognition, including the Minorities in Business
Magazine Sports Leadership Award. Under his leadership, OT Enterprises, Inc.
has become a pivotal digital media and marketing company, connecting the
sports world with diverse business opportunities.

Julia Healey

Advisory Board

As a board member of the 360 Sports Academy Foundation, Julia Healey
contributes her extensive experience in business administration and strategic
leadership. Her role as President and CEO of United Charitable showcases her
expertise in overseeing strategic growth and managing financial resources. Mrs.
Healey’s academic background, with a B.S. in Business Administration and an
MBA in Finance, complements her proficiency in guiding organizational
development, a skill she has honed since joining United Charitable in 2005.

“A Transformative Experience”

“Our son has grown tremendously both on and off the field thanks to the dedicated coaches at the academy. Their focus on character development is unparalleled.” – Sarah L.

“Exceptional Coaching”

“The level of coaching my daughter receives is top-notch. She has not only improved her skills but also her confidence. We couldn’t be happier!” – Mark T.

“Community and Growth”

“This academy has become a second home for our kids. The sense of community and the emphasis on personal growth make it a standout.” – Emily R.

“Inspiring Future Athletes”

“The academy’s commitment to nurturing young talent is evident in every practice and game. They truly inspire the next generation of athletes.” – Coach Mike D.