Our Game Coaches

The Next Level Gaming coaches are the best around

When you book with Next Level Gaming, you get game coaches who are knowledgeable, attentive, approachable, and fun!  

Willie Blount, Owner

I am the owner and founder of Next Level Gaming.  After graduating high school in the 90s, I served the United States Marine Corps for six years, was honorably discharged in 2000, and went to work for the United States Congress as an IT manager.  I have been an entrepreneur in some shape or form since childhood and even made it onto Shark Tank.  I continually look for ways to improve the lives of those around me.  

In October 2020, I decided I wanted to build the very best gaming theater and mobile esports platform around, and Next Level Gaming was born.  I launched our company in May 2021, and retired from my work with the federal government in July 2021.  This is my company, my passion, and my full time activity.  My every intent is to make my customers, whether private, corporate, government, or military very happy they went with us!

Senior Coach Tayo

I was born and raised in Howard County and graduated from Hammond High School in 2019. Currently, I am a Junior at the University of Maryland studying Information Science and plan on graduating in the Winter of 2022. I love football, boxing, working with technology, and playing video games.

I am genuinely passionate about entertaining others, making people laugh, and having fun! Working with you, our outstanding customers, is a great honor and privilege and I will continue to put my absolute best effort into exceeding your expectations at every event!


Coach Jack

My name is Jackson Mansolillo and I’m a game coach at Next Level Gaming. I’m 14 years old and I’m going to be a freshman at Hammond High School. I have been swimming for 8 years and I swim for the Columbia Clippers. I also enjoy playing golf and am planning on playing for my high school team. I’m a member of Boy Scout Troop 75 and my rank is Star scout. I plan to continue with Scouting until I achieve my eagle scout rank. In July 2021, I went on a backpacking trip in Goshen, VA and hiked over 50 miles in 5 days with 5 other boys from my Boy Scout Troop. I had the best time ever even though it was challenging. 

I’ve enjoyed playing video games since I was 7 years old. My favorite video game is MineCraft.

Coach Mike

My name is Mike, and I’m currently a Marketing major at James Madison University. I’ve practiced taekwondo for 12 years and got my black belt in 2018. I graduated from Hammond High school in 2019, and Howard Community College in 2020. In my free time, you can find me playing video games or editing videos for my YouTube channel. I’ve always had a passion for fighting games and I hope to start a business in the gaming industry one day.

Coach Nick

Hey everyone! My name is Nick. I’m from Howard County, Maryland, and graduated from Hammond High School in 2017. I’m currently a 5th year Physics major at UMBC, and I love playing video games!

The second I heard about Next Level Gaming, I knew I had to be a part of it. My fondest memories as a kid are from playing video games with my friends, and I will do my best as a game coach to bring that same experience that brought me so much joy to other people.

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