Brian Echols

Brian Echols

Physical Education Teacher

My Bio

I am a native of Benton Harbor, Michigan. As an outstanding High School Athlete, I earned an Athletic Scholarship to Michigan State University in 1993-1996. I was a starter on Special Teams as a freshman and later earned the position of Safety. While at Michigan State, I majored in Criminal Justice and minored in Sociology.

I went on to fulfill my dream of becoming a professional athlete and played with the New York Jets and the San Francisco Forty-Niners in 1996. I finished my career in 2000 with the FFFA in Europe with the Iron Mask. As an educator and father of five, I am very passionate about the future of our youth and believes that through Ultimate Development I will be able to guide the youth of today to become the dynamic leaders of tomorrow. 

I moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2002.  After moving to Phoenix, I began my work with the valleys youth as a Behavior Monitor with the Dysart Unified School District.  In 2003, I began working for Sabis International Charter School in South Phoenix as a Behavior Counselor.  That year I also began coaching football at South Point High School leading the team to an undefeated season.  I went on to teach Life Skills and Character Development to the young men at Estrella High School in Avondale, Arizona from 2006-2008.  At Estrella High School, I also coached the boys’ basketball and football leading both teams to undefeated seasons during the 2006-2007 school year.  My presence at Estrella High School had such a positive and profound effect on the overall campus climate; there was a great decline in discipline issues. The Character Development and Life Skills curriculum he created gave the students he worked with a hopeful and positive outlook on their future.

From to 2010 to 2014 I was involved with RBI of Arizona, training youth, collegiate and professional athletes. I helped them develop physical and mental strength while enhancing their psychological advantages for their sport.

Currently I am the Founder and Head Trainer of Ultimate Development Athletics in which I promote mentoring and coaching athletes through Faith, Family, Community, and Athletics since 2006. Along with athletics and education I prepare the student athletes by instilling the XV Pillars of Excellence, just to name a few; Character, Integrity, Respectable, and Accountability.