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The Pitt Lightning Youth Football Organization was created in 2013. Our Mission is to provide youth football to young and aspiring athletes who possess a desire to be a part of an organization that would foster their athletic abilities while also teaching invaluable life lessons. Our goal is to provide a safe and positive learning environment for each and every player and parent who participates in the Pitt Lightning Program. We have built the Pitt Lightning Organization on the core values of Integrity First, People Before Self, and Excellence in All We Do.


The Pitt Lightning Staff has over 20 years of coaching experience. The program originated from a vision of one of our very own Head Coaches, James L. Bowens (Coach Jay). Coach Jay’s vision was to provide a high quality football program for area youth while also instilling values in participants that would prove to be invaluable to the participants, helping them achieve healthy and productive lives. The journey to achieving his goal began in 2001, where Coach Jay became the Head Coach for the Greenville Housing Authority U8 football team. Throughout the years Coach Jay would go on to coach other age divisions and along the way amassed over 75 wins and multiple undefeated championship seasons. Additionally, Coach Jay has seen many of his players have very successful High School Football careers and a host of those players receiving Full Athletic Scholarships to Universities. In 2013, Coach Jay teamed up with Coach Troy Loftin and Coach Lindsey Moore and started the Pitt Lightning U8 football team.  After realizing they all shared the same passion for the youth, the Pitt Lightning organization was born. Since its formation, the Pitt Lightning Organization has created a Board of Directors and several committees to ensure the program is run as efficient as possible and that we are able provide the High Quality Football program that the Pitt County area deserves. 


Lee Kia of Greenville (Gold Level)

Pitt Lightning Youth Football

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