Coach Lester Mayo – The founder of Ahead Of The Game Academy Nation LLC. and CEO of Ahead Of The Game Academy Inc. was born and raised in San Diego, California [Paradise Hills]. Lester Sanchez Mayo was a young man with a big imagination who grew up playing outside with many friends from diverse backgrounds around his city and town. They shared many ideas which helped each other grow to become successful in many endeavors.
Lester is culturally / diversely educated through many friends from different ethnic backgrounds within his community. This is while learning perspective from different cultural backgrounds, which has adapted to his character today. He originally started chasing his goals, dreams and vision of becoming a professional athlete [NBA Player] back at Paradise Hills Recreation Center in the winter of 2000. He was coached by many great coaches like Coach Jessica, Victoria Bonner, Erika Meza, Coach Mike, Coach Austin, Joe “Coach Jose” Plascencia, Jim Brown, and was challenged by Coach Fred and the Paradise Hills Hornets / Celtics who not only taught him the game of basketball, but about life as well. They have challenged Lester in many ways, which has made him try to be the best he can possibly be today.
He is also a fitness instructor at Sandburg Elementary School and also a subcontractor for i9 Sports – San Diego, who has a specialty & knowledge in Football, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball and Lacrosse. He was recently promoted to i9 Sports basketball program director in early 2020. His coaching talents and gifts were discovered in 2015 by his younger childhood friend and Morse High School Triple Jump / Long Jump All-Time Record holder, Travis Johnson. Travis referred Lester to Co-Owner Bill SixSmith, and began coaching kids in not only basketball, but flag football, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Baseball as well.
Lester also specializes in Track And Field, and does personal training now through Ahead Of The Game Academy Nation LLC and Ahead Of The Game Academy Inc. This deals with workouts that emphasize strength, conditioning, speed and longevity. Lester is very grateful for everyone’s presence who supported him in his life, and is looking to reach higher levels of success progressively, while trying to give back hope and encouragement to those in need. He is extremely thankful and wants to put all his effort and energy in uplifting his community.