Created in 2004, Sound Mind, Sound Body Football Academy was created to increase the number football student-athletes graduating high school and earning college scholarships in the Metro Detroit community. Founded by Curtis Blackwell, to benefit under-served students who were not obtaining scholarships due to various factors including but not limited to: lack of exposure, poor grades, and character issues. Sound Mind Sound Body developed a unique curriculum that combined academics, athletics and life skills. Coach Copacia was a featured participant in the first international SMSB Football Academy held in Europe, August 3 – 5. It was an amazing success and more international events are being planned.