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.

Jen Agay - Director of Communications

Jen joined 1000 Watts Sports in September of 2021.

She grew up in the northern suburbs of Chicago where she developed her life long love of camp and sports. She spent 6 years as a camper and 2 years as a counselor up in the north woods of Wisconsin.

Jen is a diehard Chicago sports fan! In her spare time, she enjoys trying to keep up with her two high school sons sports schedules, power walking, hot yoga, reading and watching movies with her husband Jon. Jens favorite food is pizza and her favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.

Ellen Medeiros - Marketing Manager

Ellen joined 1000 Watts Sports in January of 2022.

Ellen Medeiros was born and raised in Brazil and has been living in Chicago for 6 years. She studied Advertising and Marketing in Brazil, Business Administration in the U.S.A and has worked for large corporations in her home country. She has a few years of experience in the sales department which has led her to leading teams, building marketing campaigns and managing projects. Ellen has traveled to more than 20 countries, made friends from different parts of the world, became a healthy person, a gym addict, and found out that she has great skills with her favorite pet – dogs!

  • Favorite Sport(s) – Volleyball, Footvolley and Surfing
  • Favorite Food – Mexican food
  • Favorite Athlete and Why – Marta (soccer player). She is the Brazilian best female player of all time. Very proud of her for scoring in five different World Cup finals (male and female).

Francisco - FIELD DIRECTOR

Francisco joined 1000 Watts Sports in the Fall of 2022.

  • College – NIU Alumni
  • Favorite Sports – Soccer, Football and MMA
  • Favorite Food – Sushi
  • Favorite Athlete and Why – “Cristiano Ronaldo”

JACKSON ANTONOW - SUMMER CAMP DIRECTOR

Jackson joined 1000 Watts Sports in 2017 as a CIT.

  • College – Sophomore at University of Wisconsin
  • Favorite Sport(s)
  • Favorite Food
  • Favorite Athlete and Why

Jackson’s journey began in 2017 as a CIT, but it didn’t take long for him to show his true potential. In 2018, he rose to the occasion, becoming our first-ever Junior Counselor. The following years, from 2019 to 2021, he excelled as a counselor, showcasing his dedication and passion for sports.
In the scorching summer of 2022, Jackson elevated his game to a whole new level, stepping up as a Senior Counselor. And in the latest showdown of Summer Camp 2023, he took the helm as the Director. Let me tell you, he didn’t just score points; he hit a home run!
Jackson’s star power continues to shine bright within our team. His infectious positive energy, unwavering confidence, and top-notch leadership skills make him an undeniable force on the field.

PRESTON WATTS - COACH

Youngest coach ever in 1000 Watts history!

  • School – University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
  • Favorite Sports –Dodgeball, Football and Kickball
  • Favorite Food – Cereal – Lucky Charms 
  • Accolades – M3 Aquatic Competitive Swimming
  • Favorite Athlete and Why – “My dad – because he is my daddy and because he plays football and I love football”

Ben Sexton - Staff

Ben joined 1000 Watts Sports in the Fall of 2022.

  • School – St. Ignatius
  • Favorite Sports – Lacrosse and Football
  • Favorite Food – Steak
  • Favorite Athlete and Why – “Ray Lewis because he was an awesome linebacker with a monster mentality”

Mateo Jones - STAFF

Mateo joined 1000 Watts Sports in the Fall of 2022.

 

  • School – St. Ignatius
  • Favorite Sports – Football
  • Favorite Food – Sushi
  • Favorite Athlete and Why – “Lionel Messi because my family is from Argentina and he is the best at what he does and he is an amazing leader. ”

Conor Doheny - Staff

Conor joined 1000 Watts Sports in the Fall of 2022.

  • School – Lane Tech
  • Favorite Sports – Soccer and Football
  • Favorite Food – Cheeseburger
  • Favorite Athlete and Why – “Ronaldo, because he is the best soccer player ever and he is iconic”

Gabriel - Staff

Gabriel joined 1000 Watts Sports in Summer 2022.

  • School –Lane Tech
  • Favorite Sports – Football
  • Favorite Food – Fried chicken
  • Favorite Athlete and Why – “Odell Beckham Jr, because he was able to be the best and adapt to the NFL right away ”

Jake - Staff

Jack joined 1000 Watts Sports in the Fall of 2022.

School – Saint Ignatius
Favorite Sports – Football
Favorite Food – Sushi
Favorite Athlete and Why

NATE WEITZMAN - STAFF

Nate joined 1000 Watts Sports in June of 2019.

  • College: North Park University in Chicago Illinois
  • High School: Lakeview High school/ DePaul college Prep
  • Favorite Sport: Football
  • Favorite Food: short rib and rice
  • Accolades: Chicago Catholic League all conference football player/Team MVP
  • Favorite Athlete and Why: Jalen Ramsey he locks people up and talks his smack.

Brody Edgar - Staff

Brody joined 1000 Watts Sports in May of 2019 as a “Junior Counselor”.

  • High School – Depaul College Prep (Sophomore)
  • Favorite Sport(s) – Soccer
  • Favorite Food – Steak
  • Accolades –  All Conference Freshman year
  • Favorite Athlete and Why – Leo Messi, because he’s the best soccer player ever

Addison Casey - Staff

Addison joined 1000 Watts Sports in the Fall of 2022.

Jack - Staff

Jack joined 1000 Watts Sports in the Fall of 2022.

Valerie - Staff

Valerie joined 1000 Watts Sports in the Fall of 2022.

Maxwell - Staff

Maxwell joined 1000 Watts Sports in the Fall of 2022.