The mission of Legacy U is to develop and prepare student-athletes for college and beyond. We achieve that by providing comprehensive workshops, athletic training, and establishing meaningful relationships that strengthens ties to the community and broadens their support network.
Dominic Jones, Co-Founder of Legacy U and Executive Director of the Legacy Youth Football League (Columbus, Ohio), is a proud father of four and husband to his beautiful wife, Heather Jones. Dominic is not only an inspirational leader, but a true philanthropist. He has spent the last six years working for the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise as the Manager of Community & Youth Affairs, and the Columbus Destroyers where he served as the team’s Director of Football Operations. During that time, he proved to be a vital asset to the Marketing and Community Relations team, developing innovative marketing strategies & community programs that advanced the company’s bottom line and overall community impact. In 2014, he was honored with a NAACP Hometown Hero Award in Los Angeles, CA for to his charitable work in Ohio. He continues his quest to give back to his community through local charities and organizations.
Prior to joining the Cavaliers organization, Dominic played professionally for the Cleveland Gladiators, an Arena Football League (AFL) team. Upon joining the Gladiators, he became an instant phenom and the face of the franchise. He was most known for his bone crushing hits on opposing teams and his electrifying kick return capabilities. Dominic retired in 2014, and now holds three franchise records for most tackles in a single season, most defensive touchdowns in a single game, and most return yards in franchise history.
Fast forward to today; Dominic Jones continues to be a tremendous asset to the city of Columbus and his community by his outstanding work with youth and student-athletes. He is also a sought-after motivational speaker, delivering speeches all over the United States. Dominic, also affectionately known as "DJ", is a living example and firm believer that “Your lifestyle determines your LEGACY!”
Keith Massey is a Co-Founder of Legacy U and Associative Director of the Legacy Youth Football League (Columbus, Ohio). After an All-American college career on the field and graduating from Kentucky State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications, he continued his work at Kentucky State University on the academic side of athletics working as the Academic Athletic Director Assistant. While obtaining a Master’s in Public Administration with a concentration in Human Resources, Keith found a new way to stay involved with athletics, taking on an opportunity to become the strength and conditioning coach for the Kentucky State University football team. This newfound passion would keep Keith close to the game and help him give back to the next generation of athletes; something that is very important to him.
Over the last half decade, Keith has taught Exercise Science at a local charter high school and coached football at Marion-Franklin High School and served as the Head Coach of the boys’ track team. He has used his time to mentor student-athletes outside of sports, helping them to build a plan for college life and life after sports. His main message to the student-athletes is: “Your life, your legacy!!”, a short and simple statement from a person who likes to say less and do more.
Today, Keith continues to work with the youth in many capacities in his community, currently working at a local charter school as a Retention Specialist for at risk youth. While actively working on becoming a certified personal trainer and sports conditioning coach, he currently trains youth and adult athletes in various sports. Keith will head the Sports Conditioning phase of Legacy U.