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 believe 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 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.


Birthday March 12th


Healthy Snack(s): Oranges
“Junk Food” Treat(s): Hershey Kisses
Drink(s): Body Armor, Water
Scent(s)/Essential Oil(s): Lavender
Game(s): Brain Games
Sit-Down Restaurant(s): Olive Garden, Red Lobster
Fast Food Restaurant(s): Raising Canes
Place(s) to Receive a Gift Card: Target, Kohl’s, Wal-Mart
Most used school/office supply: Backpack, Paper (for playbooks)
What I would really like is: To see my students and their continued educational growth
Heroes: My Mom
Hobbies: Golfing