Today we’d like to introduce you to Coach Anthony Fullilove.
Hi Coach Fullilove, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I started playing football for my grandfather coach Texas & his long-time friend coach Eric Watson in 1999 for the Whitehaven Steelers at the age of 6 years old. They taught fundamentals of football and life morals that helped me become who I am today to the kids and communities we currently serve.
My grandmother Mrs. Peggy Rounds the wife of Coach Texas was/is a firm believer in hard work, discipline, fun giving back, and education. My family put me in sports to help me learn teamwork, leadership, and the importance of (fellowship). Coming up living in the Hillview apartments, my Mother Mrs. Daphne who was over the cheerleaders and Mrs. Peggy made sure I had positive mentors around me.
To fast forward to today’s time, my wife Coach Seannice Robert and I are carrying the family torch in the Midtown surrounding area giving back and teaching our children the same lessons. We want to give kids an opportunity to grow and learn and give them an outlet for positivity with youth sports beyond & beyond.
With me, I have some of my former Lanier Middle school teammates helping us give back and coaches like legendary coach Phillip Jett we are carrying on legacies and giving that love back that they gave us. Coach Fred Garrett, coach Lonnie McGee, Coach Mokey, Coach Yoast, and Gee Williams.
We also want to give recognition to team donors Owner of HD pallet works coach Oliver employer. My dad Robert Fullilove trucking and Chief Rick batts of TCAT Memphis aviation school last but not least Mr. Will Smith WS sauce for letting us use his facility in Southaven for our nonprofit board of directors meetings.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Because of our experience and support from the local schools in the area, it’s been pretty smooth. Coach Harris from Bellevue spoke to me last season and stressed that we needed a youth program in the area.
So I’ve been networking with schools like Bruce elementary, Cummins, believe the former Corry Middle Rozzelle Elementary, Idlewild Elementary School, Florida Kansas, and Ida B. Wells.
We’ve also had a mentoring ministry partnership with MAM center Director Coach Eric Watson to speak on life in general. We are also working to be in a relationship with Director Eric Ballintine from streets ministries in the 4th and Vance area.
If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
Teamwork, discipline, fun, communication, networking, personal relations, character building, educational awareness, community service, area exposure, support from local businesses, and first responders in the area to help keep our youth into something positive and away from the streets.
- $135 -$175 football & track
- $375 Cheerleaders
- Football field $5000
- Facebook: Midtown steelers
- Phone: 901-596-3189