Coach Brandon was born and raised in Southern Maryland. He attended Chopticon High School and graduated in 2001. While at Chopticon, he excelled at football, basketball, and track. He currently still holds the record in the 100- and 200- meter dash. Brandon was inducted into the Chopticon Hall of Fame in 2019. Due to his academic and athletic performance, he earned a full football scholarship to the University of Connecticut. Brandon played wide receiver at Connecticut for four seasons and was timed at 4.28 seconds in the forty-yard dash. He was selected as the team’s Unsung Hero recipient in 2006. Like many other children, Brandon had goals of playing in the National Football League. Unfortunately, an automobile accident prevented him from living that dream. After graduating from Connecticut in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Brandon discovered his true passion for working with children and families. He felt that he was given a second chance in life and he wanted to work with others and give them that same chance.
During his employment career, Brandon has worked at the Department of Social Services, Pathways, Walden Sierra, Calvert County Detention Center, and St. Mary’s County Public Schools. He is currently a Family Service Provider with the Head Start program. Due to his work in the community, he was named Citizen of the Year in 2021.
Brandon began coaching flag football in 2017. He fell in love with the game and has been coaching ever since. With amazing support from family and friends, he started Focus Elite Sports and Mentoring in 2019.