About the Founder


Enoch Smith Sr. grew up in the inner city of Chicago. He played Park District football for the Ogden Park Vikings in the late 80’s. He went on to start his high school career at Bolingbrook High School. He later moved back to Chicago to attend Wendell Phillips HS. Enoch understands that the sport is a vehicle to help student-athletes to live out their dreams. He was recruited to play linebacker at the University of Illinois. He became a father at an early age, that’s when he decided to hang up the cleats to focus on fatherhood. After three years of working he decided to give football another chance. At the age of 22 Enoch decided to give school another chance with a wife and three children – Simone, Enoch Jr., and Trevon.  In 1998 he walked on to Highland KS football team. At first it was a huge struggle. He started out as a linebacker and later moved to Defensive End. Enoch Sr. graduate from Highland Community College in 1 ½ year with an Associate of Science Degree in Engineering. He graduated with honors as an Academic All-American. He was recognized by the NJCAA as an All-American. He led Highland Community College in sacks. He received an award from Highland CC as an All-Conference. He was Homecoming King as well.

Enoch Sr. finished his college career at Southwest Missouri State known today as Missouri State University. At Missouri State University Enoch Sr. led his team in sacks during his senior year. He was awarded by his coaches as an All-Conference captain. The Gateway Football Conference recognized him as a 1st Team All-Conference Defensive End. He also became a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. Enoch Sr. was called by the New Orleans Saints. Things didn’t work out so he played Arena Football. In 2004 he helped to lead the Peoria Pirates to the Arena Cup. He was recognized by the Peoria Pirates as the Iron Man of the Year

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

Naperville Patriots

Offensive and Defensive Line Coach 7/2015-Present

     Coaching Duties

  • Taught the fundamentals of offensive and defensive line
  • Implemented the weekly game plan
  • Taught the linemen how to utilize their hands to gain an advantage on their opponents.
  • Resulting to the Patriots winning the 2015 National Championship. 

EFT, Highland Park, IL

Defensive Line Coach 7/2013-3/2016

Coaching Duties:

  • Worked with college graduate defensive linemen to prepare for NFL combine.
  • Worked with college and high school players teaching the fundamentals of defensive line during summer football camp.
  • Taught the fundamentals of defensive line during showcases, combines and big man camps.
  • Filled in as the Offensive Line Coach merging both groups when the Offensive Line Coach was absent.
  • Coached the following players: Enoch Smith Jr. Michigan State, Wesley Annan Stanford, Naquan Jones Michigan State, Daniel Joseph Penn State and Vontell Williams UTSA amongst others.

Collins Academy HS, Chicago, IL

Head Football Coach/Defensive Coordinator 7/2007-7-2013

Coaching Duties:

  • Supervised the football program for grades 9-12 grade.
  • 2010 lead the team to its first IHSA State Playoff game in school history.
  • Served as the Defensive Coordinator from 7/2007-7/2009

Plainfield Prowlers

Head Football Coach 2010

  • Supervised the Varsity youth football program.
  • Provided all coaches with weekly game plan.

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Professional Organizations:

  • 2006 signed by the Peoria Pirates of the Indoor Football League
  • 2005 signed by the Las Vegas Gladiator of the Arena Football League
  • 2004 signed by the Peoria Pirates of the Arena Football League
  • 2002 signed by the Tulsa Talons of the Arena Football League.
  • 2002 called by the New Orleans Saints to work out to join the National Football League.

Certifications:

  • Illinois Type 39 certificate
  • ASEP certification
  • Illinois Athletic Director Association lifetime member

Awards:

  • Ironman of the Year for the 2004 Peoria Pirates
  • 2001, 1st Team All-Conference selection Gateway football conference
  • 2001 Missouri State Defensive Lineman of the Year
  • 1999 NJCAA Defensive Line Award
  • 1999 Highland CC Defensive Lineman of the Year
  • 1998 Highland CC Defensive Lineman of the Year
  • 1995 All City and All Conference recognition in Chicago Public School
  • 1995 All Star game participant for the Chicago Public League

Camp OL/DL Coaching Experience:

  • Chicago Showcase 3/2016
  • Edgy Tim MLK Showcase sponsored by EFT 1/2016
  • Edgy Tim Senior Showcase sponsored by EFT 12/2015
  • Sound Mind Sound Body 7/2015
  • Adidas Chicago Showcase sponsored by EFT 3/2015
  • EFT Football Invitational Camp 12/2014
  • EFT Development early morning camp 2014
  • Junior Ranks 2013 Camp