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Head Coach: Keith Thomas

Keith Thomas is Head Coach and Special Teams Coordinator of the Detroit Dark Angels. He is entering his second year as the Head Coach and has been with The Dark Angels for 8 seasons. Coach “KT” brings 8 seasons of coaching experience from his position as Secondary Coach at Troy High School. Since 2015 he has also been Defensive Coordinator with  ”Legacy 7 vs 7” off-season development that brings together some of the state of Michigan’s top high school talent. Coach “KT” has passion for the game of football and the overall success and development of all his athletes. During his athletic career he was a stand-out Defensive Back at Troy High and walk-on football player at Eastern Michigan University. He is committed to winning and the overall success of The Detroit Dark Angels.

Defensive Coordinator: Johnell White

Coach Johnell White is a part owner and coach of the DDA. This is Johnell's 4th year on the coaching staff of the DDA. He has over 21 years of football coaching experience from the youth level up to high school level and started the Detroit Seahawks youth football and cheer program 5 years ago. His specialty is on the defense side of the ball coaching LB and CB.

Offensive Coordinator: Joel Snyder

This is Coach Joel's 2nd year on the coaching staff. He has over 17 years coaching experience in football and basketball at the youth level. He is the President for a youth organization named the Detroit Seahawks. He has a passion for coaching offense but can coach any where on the football field. He loves this coaching experience and having the opportunity to teach these ladies a game he once played!

Running Backs and Assistant Defensive Line: Hasani Ali

Hasani Ali will be making his coaching debut in his first year with DDA. He coached youth flag football in 2015 in Mount Pleasant. Ali played at Central Michigan University from 2008-2010 as a running back. He was a transfer from Lane College (TN). CMU won the MAC championship in 2009 and GMAC Bowl in 2010 under head coach Butch Jones.The Saginaw native will coach the running backs and assist with the defensive line.

Fun Fact: Ali played a high school football player in the movie, "Touchback," starring Kurt Russell, Brian Presley and Barry Sanders.

Wide Receiver Coach: Eric Flanagan

This is Coach Flanagan's 2nd year coaching wide receivers. Eric played football as a wide receiver for Head Coach Keith Thomas at Troy High School where he also excelled at Rugby.

Offensive L
ine Assistant: Annie Dewey

Coach Dewey is in her first year of coaching for the Detroit Dark Angels, prior to this she was a DDA player for three years playing offensive tackle and guard. She has seven years experience coaching softball at the high school level and 2 years helping coach middle school football.

EMT and Trainer: Anthony Caudell

Game Film: Al Bolding

Photographer: Kelly Williams


Alecia Sweeney, President

Alecia Sweeney has over 13 years experience in Women's Football. This is her third year helping run the Detroit Dark Angels as President. Prior to this she was their Offensive Line coach. She played for the DDA since it's inception as the starting Center, Captain and All American. Prior to the DDA she played for the 5 time National Championship team the Detroit Demolition. She is also the President for the Hamburg Pirates Youth Football and Cheer/Pom Programs. She has over 20 years coaching experience in Football, Club Soccer and Volleyball. She has a passion for women's sports and works to encourage girls to participate in athletics.

Yarlen Henry, Director of Fundraising

Johnell White, VP of Football

Keith Thomas, Recruiting Director

Sheri Sundman, Secretary

Darlene Brown, Trustee

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