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"Changing the  Community One  Child at a Time"



Lawrence and Teyon Thames grew up in Raleigh, NC. Teyon played his High School football at Middle Creek High School. He was a two year Letterman offensive lineman. Lawrence played at Southeast Raleigh High School in which he was a Letterman. Both Lawrence and Teyon were fortunate to further their playing career to the college level. Lawrence was an All-American JUCO Defensive lineman at Vermilion Community College in Ely, MN. He then received a Scholarship to play football at Elizabeth City State University and Chowan University. Teyon followed in his brother's footsteps playing two years of JUCO ball at Vermilion, he then walked on and played three years at Elizabeth City State University. After college Lawrence had a brief stint playing arena football in Texas and Mississippi. 


After their playing careers came to an end, Teyon and Lawrence turned to coaching. Teyon was fortunate enough to coach at his Alma mater ECSU where he was the Assistant Offensive Line coach in his first season and became the full time Offensive Line coach in his second season. Lawrence also coached at his Alma mater Southeast Raleigh High School where he was the Head J.V. Coach and Varsity Defensive Line coach. Lawrence now currently coaches at Heritage High School in Wake Forest, NC.  He is the Assistant Varsity Football coach and Assistant Varsity girls’ basketball coach. 



Thames Sports Academy was founded by the two brothers to make a difference in the community. "I feel like my calling is to help kids reach their full potential" says Lawrence. "Our main focus is to change the community one child at a time" says Lawrence. "I feel like it's our duty and responsibility to make an impact in a child's life, as others did for us" says Teyon. 

 Lawrence Coaching Resume 


2020-present- North Carolina Central University Quality Control- D line

2018-2019 -St. Augustine's University

Defensive Line Coach

2015-2018-Heritage High School

Varsity Assistant Football Coach

2015-present-Heritage High School

Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

2014 -2015-Leesville Road High

Head  J.V. Football Coach and Assistant Varsity  Football Coach

2014 -2015-Grace Christian School of Sanford

Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

2013-2014-Southeast Raleigh High

Head  J.V. Football Coach and Assistant Varsity  Football Coach

2013-2014-Grace Christian School of Raleigh

Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach





Teyon Coaching Resume


2018-2019 -St. Augustine's University Offensive Coordinator

2017-2018 -St. Augustine's University Run Game Coordinator/ Offensive Line Coach  

2013-2015-Elizabeth City State University Offensive Line Coach


Has also worked several football and basketball  camps.

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