Lavelle Durant was born May 2, 1985 in Seattle WA. He was raised by his father Lorenzo Durant Jr. and mother Jeanne’ Durant. Lavelle is one of three children. He has an older brother Lorenzo Durant III and one sister Sharika Monroe. Lavelle also has an 8 year old son Malachi Durant.
Growing up in the inner city of Seattle Lavelle fell in love with Football at a very young age. Living with a die hard football fan such as his father and an older brother who owned the football fields, basketball courts and baseball diamonds, he felt obligated to fill the shoes of those surrounding him. Lavelle played 5 years of little league football “where he visited the championship in all” before he advanced to play high school ball at Franklin High School in Seattle WA.
From 1999-2003 Lavelle was in the starting lineup at Franklin High School not only as a quarterback but also as a tailback, a cornerback and any other available position they could use him for. This was all before realizing that “behind the center” was where Lavelle needed to be. Throwing for over 1000 yards and rushing for nearly 1000 yards his senior year Lavelle was named Kingco 1st team quarterback and was placed on the all district team.
After High school Lavelle attended a number of junior colleges (Butte C.C., Compton C.C., Shasta C.C.) before moving to Arizona to attend a prep school “Arizona Western” in Yuma AZ. While at Arizona Western Lavelle was then recruited to a school in Minot North Dakota (Minot State University) where he ended his college career after making the decision to move back home to become a full time father.
From 2008-2011 Lavelle was the Quarterback coach at Rainier Beach High School where they qualified to the state playoffs each year. During his off seasons he was the head quarterback coach for a football academy based out of Washington and Oregon. After becoming the head coach for the Football Academy Lavelle continued that until the winter of 2013 where he finally branched off and started his own training program Lavelle Durant Elite Training.
There is absolutely nothing Lavelle would rather do than help others strive to achieve their goals and grow not only as a athletes but as people.