Co-Founder, ARE

The Lott name is a native of Kannapolis, North Carolina. James Lott was born in Kannapolis, NC. He enters his fifth season on the Golden Bulls’ coaching staff and fourth as the defensive coordinator. In his initial season, Lott served as the defensive back coach and special teams’ coordinator. His current responsibilities include all defensive packages and installations, special teams, recruiting, scouting report implementations, as well as strength and conditioning.

Lott brings an extensive knowledge of football from a coaching and playing perspective. He spent seven seasons coaching defensive backs at A.L. Brown High in his hometown of Kannapolis, N.C. Lott coached in 18 playoff games and the 2008 NCHSAA Championship Game while at A.L. Brown. He also developed nine all-conference players, one first team all-state defensive back, and a special teams’ player of the year.

Prior to his professional career, Lott was an elite collegiate student-athlete. He started four years as a defensive back and return specialist at Clemson University (1986-90). Lott holds the Clemson record for most starts by a defensive player with 49. He was a 1989 All-ACC selection at defensive back and started in the 1986 Gator Bowl and the Florida Citrus Bowl in 1987 and 1988. Lott is also eighth in career punt returns at Clemson.

Lott completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Catawba College. In his spare time, Lott engages in his musical craft and motivational speaking. He resides in Kannapolis with his wife Jena; they have five children Jamill, JaYana, James IV, and twin daughters J'Dia and J'Dari.

Jamill Lott began his life in Easley, North Carolina. He was the 1st of 5. He quickly grew up chasing his father's footsteps in the athletic arena, he began his career in little-league football age 5. As he progressed in skill & age he began to focus attention on the quarterback & defensive back skill positions, similar to his father. Throughout his high school career at A.L BrownLott had a couple of good seasons but suffered a terrible collarbone fracture that left him sidelined for the majority of his Jr season. However through the adversity was able to come back his following Sr season to lead the A.L Brown Wonders to the 3AA NCHSAA State Championship Game in 2008.

A.L Brown hadn't been to the championship game since 1997 & even though they fell short to Greensboro Dudley 34-18, Lott was recognized for his valiant efforts versus #1 Greensboro Dudley who went 32-0 in 2 seasons & won titles back to back! Lott was recognized as MVP and threw for 3 touchdowns that game. He ended his career for A.L Brown as 2-time All-Conference, Player of the Decade, was invited to the SC vs NC Shrine Bowl & was recognized in 2008 as the first QB in all of A.L brown history to throw for over 2,000 yards & rush for over 1000 yards in a single season. 

Lott earned a full-scholarship to Appalachian State in 2009. Appalachian was known as "The Powerhouse" of the entire FCS Divison for several years. While at App State Lott was able to collect 3 Conference Championship rings, had 4 playoff appearances & reigned as a Mountaineer wide receiver & defensive back for 4 consecutive seasons (2009 - 2013).

The Lott Family considers the opportunity to serve the community as a great privilege. We plan to expand the vision for young student-athletes to become more & encourage them to strive for more opportunity in life. Our core values created an environment
in which coaches, parents, and student-athletes are able to thrive and WIN. We are connecting people from different cities, schools, and states in order to fellowship and exhibit their talents.

President & Owner, ARE
The Leadership Team
  1. Jayana Lott
  2. James Lott
  3. Troy Sanders
ARE Advisory Board
ARE Advisory Board
ARE Advisory Board
My name is JaYana Lott, and I am the female of the pack! Jamill and James are my brothers and we are all purpose driven with a vision and a goal.

I currently work at Francesca’s as a Boutique Team Leader. I enjoy helping others, growing myself, and seeking out mentorship to build my leadership skills.

My values include; Family, God, and Making A Difference. I am excited to be in partnership with people of great character and standards with a vision for our youth to thrive and succeed. 
Hello, my name is James Lott IV, and I’m proud to be a partner with the team. Currently for work I do some customer service work with Direct Tv.

As a high school and college
athlete I’m very vested in this program. In my high school career, I always had potential to be a great college athlete, but just wasn’t as recognized. Luckily I was able still go to college on scholarship for football, but an athletic recruiting expo would have helped tremendously.

Three major values I have are Family, Leadership, and networking. Those values create our atmosphere! Look forward to meeting you all!
During his prep career Troy was a 3 year starter for Chester High School in South Carolina. He lead his team to back to back state championship games in 2007 & 2008. Troy received numerous accolades during his senior year including team captain, All-State, All-Region, as well as Male Athlete of the year for Chester High. In addition, Troy was a 3 star Rivals recruit and chose to attend App State and there rich tradition over numerous FCS programs and Buffalo University. He graduated high school with honors boasting a 3.9 gpa.

At Appalachian State he continued to excel on the field and in the classroom. Troy forwent his redshirt year and played as a true freshman totaling 11 tackles and a game winning pass break up vs Wofford College. 2010: Started all 13 games as a sophomore — 12 at right cornerback and one at free safety ... tied for fourth on the team with 60 tackles despite spending the vast majority of the campaign at cornerback ... led all ASU defensive backs in stops ... model of consistency had at least one tackle in every game and four or more in 9-of-13 contests ... displayed a nose for the ball with seven pass break-ups, a forced fumble, two blocked kicks and two returns of blocked PATs for defensive two-point conversions. 2011: Earned second team all-Southern Conference honors from the league’s coaches and media … started all 12 games at strong safety in his first season at the position … ranked third on the team and 16th in the SoCon with 79 tackles … tied for third on the team with two interceptions and tied for fourth with three pass break-ups … led the team in tackles three times, including the season opener at Virginia Tech. 2012: Another breakout year for Troy he increased his tackle and interception total for a 3rd straight year. Received All-American recognition and earned first team all-Southern Conference honors from the media.

Pro Career: Signed a undrafted free agent deal with the Atlanta Falcons following the 2013 draft. Spent mini-camp, training camp, and part of the 2013 regular season with Atlanta.

Took his talent to the arena game in 2015 playing with the Tri-Cities Fever of the IFL. He was voted IFL defensive player of the week following a 10 tackle, 1.5 tackle for loss, one interception, one sack performance against the Bemidji Axemen. Earned IFL second team all-star recognition after a season which he amassed 104 tackles, 4 ints, 10 tackles for loss, and 8 pass break ups.
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