"Where Student Athletes Become Elite!"
Celia Newman is the Founder and CEO for Elite Level Prep, Inc. Celia is the proud native of Dyersburg, TN and has a strong background in athletics from being a high school standout with the 2005 State Runner-Up Dyersburg Lady Trojans and former college student athlete at Bethel University. Celia was also an Athletic Trainer and has over 10 years of experience working with athletes both academically and athletically. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training from University of Tennessee at Martin and a Master's Degree in Sports and Wellness Leadership from Austin Peay State University. Ms. Newman worked at University of Memphis for 2 years as a Student Athlete Development Mentor for at-risk student athletes, and soon after founded Elite Level Prep in April 2015. She has mentored and assisted over 100 athletes and currently has a 100% success rate with ELP participants enrolling in Post Grad Institutions! She is an active member of Big Brother Big Sister and continues her dedication to public service as a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. She is very passionate about helping student athletes succeed not just in athletics, but more importantly life!
Michael Porter is our Performance Training Coordinator from Memphis, Tennessee. He played football and basketball at Melrose High School and attended Tennessee State University, where he played football. He founded his own Performance Training program called Mad Works in 2015, where he trains and helps athletes exceed and perform at the highest level! He comes highly recommended by over a dozen collegiate and professional players in football and basketball. He is capable of pushing athletes to their max and enhancing athletes athletic ability and skills. He will not settle for less!
Lorrie Flowers is our Community Resource Coordinator. She is a native of Memphis, TN and brings overs 30 years of experience in community engagement and relations. She organizes all community events and seeks sponsorships to help our daily operations and financial hardships of our youth. She is currently the parent of a student athlete and brings outstanding expertise in finding jobs for our youth! She is an activist for helping all youth and volunteers at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Memphis. Mrs. Flowers is always willing to go the extra mile and lend a helping hand to anyone in need.
Sylvia Irby is our Administrative Assistant and she brings over 20 years of management experience. She has experience being a parent of a student athlete and very dedicated to seeing athletes meet their full potential. She will be heading Elite Level Prep Parents program to guide parents on the process of getting their high school student athlete to college.