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Brandon “B” Watts - Founder/Owner

As the founder and owner of 1000 Watts Sports, LLC, Watts' love for sports began at a young age. He excelled throughout his career in many of the sports he coaches today.
As a graduate from Barrington High School, he helped his football team to a IHSA Class 6A championship vs Wheaton Warrenville South. Watts moved on to played college football at Western Illinois University and North Park University as wide receiver and kick returner and received All American Honors. He went on to serve as the wide receiver and kick returner Assistant Coach and Graduate Assistant at North Park University where he earned his Master's Degree in Finance. Watts soon found himself as the wide receiver and kick returner with the Chicago Slaughter where he was recognized by the CIFL as an All-Pro Athlete and Special Team player.
He took a break from football and coaching to pursue opportunities in corporate America as the Advertising Sales Director at BG+H, a publisher of trade magazines but soon realized his heart remained with sports and coaching. That’s where he found his niche: Program Director with Hi-Five Sports Club Chicago. During his time with Hi-Five, he created curriculums and oversaw all of the sports programming including: NFL Flag Football, Lil’ Heisman and Kinder Club as well as birthday parties. He also currently works with Bizar Entertainment as the most requested Emcee, undoubtedly due to his infectious energy and contagious smile.
Being the dynamic individual that he is, Watts also plays the role of Pride on a locally broadcasted children’s TV show on WTTW channel 11, Dr. Cool and Pride: The Big Show. On this show, he delivers positive messaging to children through coaching, fitness and music. He practices what he preaches and maintains his own physical health as a personal instructor with Shred 415 at various locations within the Chicagoland area.
Throughout all of his success and achievements, Watts has always dreamed of the day where he could own and run his very own children’s sports programming company. He finally made that dream a reality when he launched 1000 Watts Sports, LLC in Chicago in early 2016.

Joe "Juice" Mapes - Director

 

Profesional Career

  • Joseph, a third generation tailor, owns Oliver & Rowan Bespoke - a by-referral only Chicago based bespoke suit maker.
 

Athletic Accolades

 

HS Football QB and FS

  • Lettered all four years
  • All-time rushing leader
  • Most all-time Rushing TD's
  • Most rushing TD's in a Season
  • Most rushing TD's in a Game
  • Most tackles in a Season
  • Most all-time Interceptions
  • 2nd team All-State x2 years
 

HS Baseball Catcher

  • Lettered all four years
  • Most home runs in a season
  • Most doubles in a season
  • Most all-time steals
  • Only allowed one stolen base senior year - fewest allowed in state of Michigan that year

 Collegiate

  • Full athletic scholarship to play football and baseball at Grand Valley State University

 

Jeremy Parker - ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Parker is a great asset to 1000 Watts Sports as he brings more than just experience and athleticism to the table. He shows up with an infectious energy, a passion for working with children and a true desire to give back to kids. In addition to being the Associate Director at 1000 Watts Sports, Jeremy is completing his Doctorate of Education (EdD) in Sport and Performance Psychology and is earning his license as a professional counselor.

Professional Career

  • Basketball point guard and team captain at UIC
  • Case Manager at a community center and middle school

Athletic Accolades

  • Played varsity basketball all four years at Thornton High School
  • All Area/All Conference basketball player all four years at high school
  • Captain of team sophomore, junior and senior years of high school
  • Led team to become 3rd in State Championship as a high school sophomore
  • Starting point guard at UIC

Drew Kempe - COACH

Professional Career

  • Management Consultant at CEB
  • Tech Entrepreneur Launching BoardHero App boardhero.io April 2016
  • At-risk Youth Mentor with Embarc Chicago, & GRIP Outreach for Youth

Athletic Career

  • 3 sport athlete in High School
  • DVC All-Area Football 2004 (Wide Receiver)
  • DVC All-Area Men’s Volleyball 2005 (Outside Hitter)
  • D-1AA Football Scholarship to Illinois State University
  • Letter winner
  • Played Wide Receiver/Special Teams from 2005-2009
  • Academic All-Conference

Raheem “Nugget” Johnson - COACH

  • Chicago Hope Academy Football Running Back and Safety
  • All Conference Honors Running Back and Safety
  • Chicago Hope Rugby 2015 Tier 3A State Champions
  • Chicago Hope Track and Field
  • Chicago Hope Wrestling
  • Chicago Hope Basketball

Rashad Johnson - COACH

  • Chicago Hope Varsity Football 
  • QB, WR, DB
  • 4x 1st Team All-Conference
  • Team MVP (2015)
  • 2015 Rugby Tier 3A State Champion
  • Chicago Hope Track and Field 
  • Chicago Hope Varsity Basketball

Justin Omokaye - STATS/COACH

  • Chicago Hope Academy Varsity Football Cornerback and Wide Receiver
  • Chicago Hope Academy Rugby 2015 Tier 3A State Champion
  • Chicago Hope Academy Wrestling 145 Weight Class
  • Chicago Hope Track and Field 300m hurdles, 400m, 4x400 relay

Derrell “Grizz” Grisby - STATS/COACH

  • Chicago Hope Academy Varsity Football Offensive Line and Defensive Line
  • Chicago Hope Academy Rugby 2015 Tier 3A State Champion
  • Chicago Hope Academy Varsity basketball
  • Chicago Hope Track and Field                        
  • High School football league/conference MVP 2015
  • Hope Football Newcomer of the Year 2015

Awudu “Dee” Habib - COACH

  • Lincoln Park High School 9th Grade
  • State Championship in AAU Basketball 7th Grade - Hoops for Health
  • Varsity Basketball Lincoln Park High School  
  • Currently play AAU Basketball -  Chicago Demons
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