Athletic Academy

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Parish Extend Athletic Academy is a partnership between Parish Athletics and Parish Extend with a common goal to offer a comprehensive catalog of sports specific program opportunities dedicated to developing Parish's young athletes.

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Our Approach

Participants of these programs are trained following the coaching methods of Parish’s varsity and junior varsity athletic programs. Participation in the athletic academy will prepare interested athletes for junior varsity and varsity athletics. Opportunities vary by sport and age group but may include weekly classes, private team coaching, skills and coaching clinics, tournaments and more.

Consistency and exposure to quality coaching and competition are important to the development of all athletes. The Athletic Academy has provided a space for soccer players to nurture their talents and increase their game IQ under the guidance of experienced coaches. We have seen a huge increase in the performance of our middle school teams whose rosters are composed of players who have participated in the academy. It has been a joy to see this development firsthand.

Kevin Rock Director of PARISHkicks

Kids who are having fun and success in a sport will continue to play. This can be achieved when young athletes have the opportunity to work with experienced coaches teaching proper fundamentals. The Athletic Academy provides this opportunity and we are proud to partner in this program.

Brett McCabe Parish Episcopal School Athletic Director

Meet the Coaches

Ahmad Ajami

Ahmad Ajami, Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach and Parish Assistant Athletic Director, is thrilled to lead the Basketball Skills sessions for the Parish Extend Athletic Academy. Coach Ajami’s coaching experience began in 1997, when he started working as the Athletic Director as well as Head Basketball and Assistant Football Coach at All Saints Episcopal School in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2006, Coach Ajami made the jump to the National Basketball Association (NBA) as an assistant video scout with the Los Angeles Clippers. After one year, he moved on to the Orlando Magic as an assistant coach under Stan Van Gundy for five seasons. While in Orlando, Coach Ajami’s highlights included: making the playoffs five straight years; two Eastern Conference Finals; a trip to the NBA Finals in 2009 where they were defeated in five games by a Kobe Bryant-led Los Angeles Lakers team; and coaching NBA greats Lebron James, Dwayne Wade and Kevin Garnett in the 2010 NBA All-Star Game.

In 2012, Coach Ajami joined the Texas Legends (Dallas Mavericks Developmental Team) as the lead assistant coach for former Dallas Mavericks’ player Eddie Najera. He holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Texas Christian University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Joseph Gerick

Joseph Gerick is a former semiprofessional football player, two-time VAHS MVP in basketball, two-time All district and Texoma Land in football and basketball. He is currently pursuing an art degree while working in the operations department at the Hillcrest Campus. He is everybody’s buddy at the lower campus and is coaching to keep students’ love for sports alive!

Drew Clementz

Drew Clementz is the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at Parish Episcopal School. He also coaches with Canes Baseball at the High School level. His teams have featured several Division 1 college commitments and tournament championships. Drew has provided private instruction since 2009.

Coaching Experience
Parish Episcopal School 2014 – 2016,

• Head Varsity Baseball Coach (2020-Present)
• Head Middle School Baseball Coach
• Manage practices and games
• Evaluate players on a daily basis
• Encourage classroom-first attitude, leadership skills, and time-management awareness

Canes Southwest 2019 – Present
• Head Coach 14U – 17U teams, Associate Head Coach for Canes Scout Team
• Develop high school players to play baseball at the collegiate level
• Facilitate communication for college scouting opportunities
• 10 college commitments for 2021 class
• Niche in Pitching development
• Affiliate for Player Recruiting D-BAT Mustangs Select Teams 2010 – 2019
• Head Coach 12U, 13U, and 14U, 15U, 16U
• Assistant Coach 15U and 16U teams
• Manage pitching staff (conditioning and throwing programs)
• Evaluate players on a weekly basis
• Manage practices and games
• Work with pitchers and catchers in bullpens and games
• Prepare players physically and mentally for fall and spring baseball with their school teams
• Coordinate team travel, tournaments and pre-game routines

Panthers Baseball Club Select Team 2011 – 2014
• Head Coach 9U, 10U, 11U
• Developed team from recreational league to tournament level competition
• Coordinated community service projects
• Skill instruction (pitching, hitting, fielding)
• Repetition training (ground balls, fly balls, batting practice, pitching, base running)

Junior Marin

Junior Marin played baseball at Carrollton Newman Smith HS and won All District SS/Team MVP his Senior year. He signed to play at Brookhaven CC and then transferred to SWCU after high school. He graduated with an Associate’s Degree from Brookhaven College. Junior has 5 years of coaching experience and also works with players at D-BAT Addison.

Kevin Rock

Kevin Rock is a native of Trinidad and Tobago and played on multiple youth national teams and select travel teams. Before Parish he served as the Middle School Soccer Coach for Alapattah Middle School in Miami and the Middle and Elementary Soccer Coach at Fellowship Christian Academy in Dallas. He is currently the Middle School coach at Parish and teaches 7th grade science. Since coming to Parish Coach Rock’s Middle School teams have won multiple Championships since their first Championship win in 2016.

Scout Starrett

Scout Starrett has played soccer for 15 years including varsity soccer for four years at Parish. In 2014 he signed to play with Marymount California University where his team finished 3rd in the nation during his first season. Career highlights include two years playing on the USSF U16 and U18 Academy Teams, training in London with the Tottenham Hotspur youth team, and filming commercials for the largest soccer retailer in the United States, and Kwikgoal. Scout started coaching in 2015 and is serving as the Parish Varsity and JV goalkeeper coach for boys and girls in addition to coaching several PARISHkicks teams.

JT D'Emidio

JT D’Emidio started his soccer career playing for Andromeda U13 and U14 Pre-Academy Teams where he served as Team Captain from 2013-2015. In 2015, he traveled with FC Dallas to Oakham, England for the Academy Festival. After his time with FC Dallas, he played with the Dallas Texans from 2015-2018. In 2018, he started playing for the Air Force Men’s Soccer team, where he was named Air Force Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Year (2018) and was selected for the WAC All-Freshman Team (2018).

Edgar Sanchez

Edgar Sanchez is a native of Mexico and grew up playing on multiple select club teams. Before Parish he served as the coach to Irving United U17 girls’ team and Hurst United Select team U11 and U15 boys’ teams. During his time at Parish, Coach Sanchez has worked with both the boys and girls Middle School soccer teams. He has also been heavily involved with the PARISHkicks program in coaching skills classes and clinics for 3rd through 8th grade students.

Rob Kelton

Rob Kelton grew up playing division 1 soccer in the North Texas Classic League with the Longhorns Soccer Club. In high school, he won a state championship with Plano Senior High School.  He played soccer at Midwestern State University before transferring to Stephen F. Austin where he coached in the Nacogdoches recreational league from 1992-1995. A highlight was coaching against National Team Player, Clint Dempsey, when he was 8 years old. From 2010-2018, he coached with Coerver Coaching Texas as the Head Coaching Director for the Frisco Location. Coerver Coaching is the world’s number one soccer skills teaching method. He holds a U.S. Soccer “D” Coaching License.  Rob has enjoyed many years helping to develop kids their soccer abilities and is now excited to work with the PARISHkicks program.

Jarrett Moffitt

Jarrett Moffitt grew up in western NY state where lacrosse is a very popular sport. Coach Moffitt was named a High School All-American after finishing his career as Corning West High School’s all-time leading scorer. He spent two seasons playing Division 1 lacrosse at Hobart College before an ankle injury derailed his junior season. After transferring to Division 3 Alfred University for his senior season, he was named second team All-Empire 8 after scoring 26 goals and adding seven assists. He has eight years of NCAA coaching experience. Over the last six years in Texas, Coach Moffitt has spent time with programs in Flower Mound, Prosper, The Greenhill School and most recently as the Varsity Head Coach for McKinney Lacrosse Club. In that time he has won a THSLL state championship and has won two DFWL city championships.

Kimberley Self

Kimberley Self has been an LPGA Teaching and Club Professional for 27 years. She is a two-time Rolex All-American, won two National AJGA Titles and is a UIL State Champion. She played college golf on scholarship for SMU and Texas Tech University, and played on the SBC Futures Golf Tour, the mini- tour for the LPGA. This is her 17th year at Parish, teaching Physical Education, coaching the Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ Golf Team and Middle School Field Hockey.

Clarence Jennelle

Clarence Jennelle has coached young athletes for more than 22 years. He co-founded X-Calibur, one of the most successful youth field hockey clubs in the United States. Coach Jennelle was also a Varsity Coach at Owen J Roberts High School and in his time with the Wild Cats, he led the team to three back-to-back league championships, two district championships and a state semifinal. He has also been involved in the Futures program which is the US national developmental pipeline, as a Level 1 and Level 2 coach, a site director, a selector for regional and national tournaments, and has coached 12 national futures championship teams. The high lights of his playing career were being an alternate for the 1996 Olympics and on the masters’ over 50 world cup team that took fifth place in 2012.

In 2015 he made the journey from Pennsylvania to Texas to help grow and develop the sport of field hockey in the Lone Star State. Coach Jennelle joined Parish as the head coach in August 2019. His motto is, “It is better to have tried and failed than to have never tried at all.” A good athlete takes every failure, works out the kinks, and turns it into a success with hard work, dedication, and determination. Coach Jennelle looks forward to helping build a community of respect, determination, drive, and hard work. The ultimate goal—having fun, developing a winning attitude, and translating that into goals for games.

Kimberley Self

Kimberley Self has been an LPGA Teaching and Club Professional for 27 years. She is a two-time Rolex All-American, won two National AJGA Titles and is a UIL State Champion. She played college golf on scholarship for SMU and Texas Tech University, and played on the SBC Futures Golf Tour, the mini- tour for the LPGA. This is her 17th year at Parish, teaching Physical Education, coaching the Varsity Boy’s and Girl’s Golf Team and Middle School Field Hockey.

David Huynh

David Huynh was born and raised in San Diego and relocated to Dallas in his early teens. He attended the University of Texas at Dallas and graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with minor in History. With more than 20 years in the sport of volleyball, coach Huynh played intramural leagues with collegiate players and in USAV tournaments. He is also a coach at Skyline Volleyball Club in Plano. He has been coaching club ball for over 12 years and has taken his team to Nationals numerous years. In 2019, his 11s team made third overall at Nationals and his first year at Parish he helped lead Parish varsity volleyball team to their first undefeated TAPPS 6A district championship in school history.

He is married to Snow and has two beautiful daughters, Trinidy ’22 and Dakota ’27. Outside of the sport of volleyball, coach Huynh enjoys fishing, traveling and shoe shopping.

Coach Huynh’s Coaching Philosophy:

“I believe every player needs to approach with the right mindset to help them better themselves. My goal as a coach is to improve the fundamental principles of each individual player and encourage them to challenge themselves. Year by year, every player should leave the court with more confidence in her game. Training, teamwork and determination will result in positive reinforcement which will benefit players not only in their athletic careers, but also their academic and professional careers. But most importantly, love what you do and always have fun while you’re doing it!”

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