“I walk with a sense of purpose and I’m walking with a sense of expectancy, never feels like I’m doing work,” says Brandon Logan.
When people speak about Grambling State University, they rave about the accolades of football coach Eddie G. Robinson, and the discipline of The World Famed Tiger Marching Band. Often times they forget to mention alumni who are also making a difference.
These pioneers are spread across the USA and are uplifting, inspiring and carrying the torch for future Gramblinites. Pioneers such as Logan, is a 2006 honors graduate of GSU, who is continuing to leave his mark, imprint, and tradition among the youth of San Antonio, Texas.
From the time that Logan enrolled at dear Grambling, he knew he would leave with an educational yolk that could not be broken. While here at GSU, he joined the ranks of the G-men football team as safety, became a man of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, and helped set the bar as an academically driven-athlete who graduated in 3 years.
Logan, who resides in his hometown of San Antonio, continues to aid in laying the academic and goal-oriented foundation for the youth and student athletes aspiring to break barriers. He coins the term “altruistic egoism,” in other words “To serve others.”
While visiting during Homecoming he had the chance to speak to the College of Business, on explaining your purpose and stressed to the students about creating a life mission and your personal mission statement, so you have something that can hold you accountable.
With his athletic background, he has leveraged sports for the majority of his life so instinctively he wanted to operate in the sports industry. Logan created SRG Force Sports, an organization whose mission is to provide quality, organized structured programs that will enhance the overall development of children and young adults through youth sports.
Along with entering back into the sports realm, he also inserted his personal agenda of creating a mentorship and health promotion division, along with creating an athletic body suit where SRG can help both physical attributes and sustainability in utilizing nutritional assessments. “We have a very unconventional model, in a sense that our products are made in America specifically in San Antonio, and assembled by blind employees,” says Logan.
While spear heading an athletic campaign for healthy living, his accomplishments this year include being named President of Wheatley Heights Sports Complex (a multi-sports complex for youth sports serving San Antonio, Bexar County and the surrounding regions of west Texas). He has also served as former chairperson for the youth mentoring committees for the Downtown Rotary Club of San Antonio, and today he continues to serve as a board member for the Alamo City Black Chamber of Commerce and Mayor’s Fitness Council.
Prior to arriving back to his alma mater, and weeks before the G-Men hit the field for the final home game of the season, negative attention had been brought to the university and football team regarding the poor facility conditions and delineating budget funds. Logan spoke about the overall environment, and learning how to persevere while believing in the rich tradition of being a G-man.
From a curriculum aspect, Logan wants to integrate among schools and athletes basic essentials that are not being taught on a daily basis.
“I could care less about success; I want to create a positive impact in others lives in addition to myself. ” Says Brandon.
As people climb the ladder of success, they often focus on their target and then helping others, but not Logan, he remains humble and selfless in allowing youth to stand on his shoulders to reach infinite possibilities.