Kenneth L. Gray (also known as Kenny) is no stranger to sports or coaching. He was born and raised in Anne Arundel County Maryland, one of 5 sons born to his late mother Crystal Medley Nick. Growing up in a low income community, sports was Kenny’s primary outlet that kept him from negative elements that surrounded him daily. Kenny started playing sports at the age of six. His first job was working at the Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks summer program, where he worked as a camp helper. Kenny thoroughly enjoyed working with children. As a result, he knew instantly that his life’s destiny was to work with children! Today, Kenny is a Certified Fitness Specialist and a Certified High School Sports Coach. He has functioned in both capacities for the last 21 years.
Kenny is the founder of a Sports Performance Camp/Clinics, Entertainment, Fundraising and Community Outreach company called Dominant Force. Dominant Force encompasses a multitude of associated elements, such as community improvement, mentoring, reading programs, the White House initiative entitled “My Brothers Keeper,” and various alumni associations to name a few. The sole objective of Dominant Force is to partner with various high schools, community groups, organizations, businesses and media outlets on local and national levels to raise awareness of issues that impact the community at large. Through Dominant Force, Kenny positively impacts communities through various events such as fundraisers and athletic contests. Dominant Force is helping with over 1.3 million homeless students in our school system nationwide, over 300,000 in High Schools alone.
As a Maryland native, Kenny impacts statewide communities while Dominant Force is steadily making its way to other states in the region. Kenny plans to take his initiative nationwide. Dominant Force was built for Kenny’s children and he wants this to be his legacy for years to come, carried on by his children.
Exciting events are frequently scheduled, such as signature fundraiser events called “Beat The Pros,“ food drives, fashion shows, and car washes. All Dominant Force events have both a message and a cause and portions of proceeds aid or support the impoverished, youth athletics, and reading and mentoring programs.
2013-2014 – Head Coach of Annapolis Thunder Semi-Pro Football Team
2009-2010 Season – Assistant Head Coach and Assistant Coach for Varsity Football at Pallotti High School
1999-2003 – Head Coach for Varsity Football at Meade High School
1999 – Coach for Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Boys Basketball Team (19 and under)
1998-1999 Season – Assistant Coach for Varsity Basketball at Meade Senior High School
1998-1999 Season - Assistant Coach for Varsity AAU Boys Basketball Team
1998 – Head Coach, Jessup Provinces Youth Organization (JPYO) AAU Boys Basketball
1997-1998 Season – Assistant Coach at Meade Senior High School for Varsity Football and
1996-1997 Director of Youth Sports at Menwith Hill Station, United Kingdom
1995-1997 Head Coach for Women and Youth Boys Basketball at Menwith Hill Station, United
1994 – Head Coach for Arundel Senior High School Junior Varsity Football
1984-1992 – Little League Head Coach for Baseball and Youth Basketball at Anne Arundel
Recreation and Parks
1981-1982 Season – Little League Umpire at Anne Arundel Recreation and Parks
2000 – Present – Certified Fitness Specialist
2000 – Present – Certified Reebok Group Spin Instructor
1998 – Present – American Aerobics Association International and International Sports Medicine Association (AAAI-ISMA) Certified Personal Trainer
1994 – Present – Certified High School Football Coach
1994 – Present – Certified High School Sports Coach
2001 Baltimore Ravens Coach of the Week
2001 Baltimore Ravens Coach of the Year Finalist
2001 Maryland Touchdown Club Coach of the Year
2001 Maryland Capital Gazette Coach of the Year, All Metro
2001 Baltimore Sun Coach of the Year
2001 Washington Post Coach of the Year
1997 Menwith Hill Station Commander Coin, United Kingdom
1998 – Present – AAAI-ISMA Fitness Certification and Educational Conference
1996-1997 – City Colleges of Chicago (Menwith Hill Educational Services, United Kingdom)
1983 – 1984 – Anne Arundel Community College