MEET OUR FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT, SAM SESAY
Sesay, a former NCAA Division 1 All-American track and field athlete and team captain, knows what it is like to be a student-athlete as well as the commitments needed to excel athletically and academically. From seeing firsthand and hearing countless stories of students struggling to transition to life after high school, he was determined to help change that narrative for future generations.
His passion for youth empowerment, led him to form Game Plan, Inc., a 501 (c)(3). Game Plan Inc.’s mission is to assist students from under-served communities with strategies to be 1st PLACE . He also serves as the organization’s President and is responsible for leading a committed team of coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs, professionals, and former athletes to guide current students to score big in life.
He is also the author of Life Lessons: from the Starting Block to the Finish Line where he discusses the many memories spent running track and how it positively impacted his life. From stories of former teammates and coaches to the details of proper running technique, he draws from those stories to discuss the similarities between life and the sport of track & field.
Sesay holds a Masters in Entrepreneurship from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX and a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Management from George Mason University. His professional background includes time as a Software Engineer and a Program Manager/Project Manager Consultant for multiple fortune 500 companies and federal government agencies.
Sesay also was a High School Track Coach, where during his 4 year tenure, he led his team to two state championship titles, two runner-up state championship finishes, and multiple school and county records. Moreover, many of his athletes received athletic and academic scholarships to major universities to further their education.
He is happily married to his wife Kristina and are proud parents to a daughter, Bella.
“Students need to see as many examples as possible of success by people that look like them to give them hope that they can also achieve great things.”
— Sam Sesay