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.
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.
Meet the Coaches
Parish Episcopal School 2014 – 2016,
• 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)
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.
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!”
A native of Pennsylvania, Liz grew up playing field hockey. She earned her B.A. in English Literature from The University of Pennsylvania where she was a dual-sport athlete in field hockey and lacrosse and was coached by Hall of Fame coaches and the Captain of Team USA.
She coached both sports at the middle school and high school levels at The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, Pennsylvania for seven years, as well as coaching for suburban Philadelphia youth leagues. Her teams enjoyed many undefeated seasons, in a very competitive conference
After moving to Dallas, she coached eighth grade field hockey at The Hockaday School for eight years, preparing girls for the school’s strong Varsity program. Liz started the Bishop Lynch High School Lacrosse program six years ago, teaching girls the sport and has generated tremendous growth in participation with 82 athletes involved last season. The team has been the TGHSLL runners-up in D3 the last two seasons.
Additionally, for 16 years Liz has been the Head Coach of the SMU Women’s Lacrosse Team, which was always ranked in the top five WCLA D2 teams nationally before moving to D1. The team was the perennial TWLL D2 Champion. She is responsible for all aspects of the program, training, motivating and developing the athletes, many of whom have received recognition as All Americans and Academic All-Americans. She serves as the President of the USA Lacrosse-WCLA Sub-Committee, and Chairman of the Texas Women’s Lacrosse League.