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Jeff Thompson – Founder/Executive Director

Jeff Thompson is the founding director of Baltimore’s 10:12 Sports, and previously founded both T48 Fitness and Urban Promise Academy (DE), where he also taught.   He is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where he was a Division 1 football player and excelled in academics.  Since moving to Baltimore in 2012, Jeff has been heavily involved in using sports and fitness to help shape and empower young men, while teaching them about the love of Christ.

Jeff currently lives with his lovely wife and three beautiful children in West Baltimore.  He and his family have chosen to intentionally live in the neighborhoods of the youth that they serve.  In his spare time, Jeff enjoys: fishing, weightlifting, playing sports, and going to outdoor concerts.

Favorite Quotes:

“Do what you HAVE to do today so that you can do what you WANT to do tomorrow.”  – Unknown

“No one EVER regrets working hard.” – Unknown

Favorite Scripture:

Delight yourself in The Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. – Psalms 37:4

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Ryan McGonigle – General Manager

Ryan has been heavily involved in sports-based youth development for the past ten years. He led the development of a clubhouse and turf soccer facility in South Africa as the Director of Operations for the CTC Ten Foundation. He has been recognized as a co-founder of AMANDLA EduFootball and consulted for organizations such as streetfootballworld, Social Entrepreneur Corps, and

A Baltimore resident since 2013, Ryan is actively involved with his local church and enjoys live music, playing sports, and competing in triathlons.

Favorite Quotes:

God will not have his work made manifest by cowards. -Ralph Waldo Emerson 

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.  -Nelson Mandela

Favorite Scripture:

Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. – 1 John 3:18-19


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Nijui Truesdale -Referee Training Program  Director

Nijui has been officiating for over 12 years.  He started his career on the youth filed, progressing up to High School, then on to college. He has a true passion for officiating in general. Though out his career, he has embraced the opportunity of meeting and building relationships with some of the top officials in the country along with a hosts of mentors.  Nijui is now in a position where he can give back and help train those who would like to potentially pursue a career in officiating.  Being trained and mentored by top officials he desires to help others who start and pursue their dreams of becoming an official.