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.
Associate Director of the ASQBS
Former Adrian College and Grand Valley State Quarterback
Taylor is a former Adrian College and Grand Valley State Quarterback. He led Adrian to a conference championship their first ever NCAA D3 playoff appearance in 2012.
Former NFL Assistant Coach – Detroit Lions
Former Coach at Moravian College
Don is a longtime coach at the All-State Quarterback School. He began his coaching career at Kutztown University ( PA) followed by coaching positions at New Mexico State and Arizona State. In 1985 Don began working for the Detroit Lions,
Quarterback Coach at Utica Eisenhower High School
Joe Youngblood played quarterback at Utica Eisenhower from 1987-1989 where he was a two-year starter as a quarterback and defensive back. Joe was Dream Team and First Team All-State QB his senior year. Joe was All-State in Football, Basketball, and Baseball.