Hoops Coaching Staff

HOOPS DIRECTORS

Jamie Davin

Executive Director

j.davin@ppateam.com

Jamie is a founding member of the PPA. He leads the team of program directors and coaches with a focus on creating the highest-quality experience for every player, parent, and coach in the organization. 

Background: Captain of American University and DC United U23 team. First team all-patriot league and scholar athlete. Received a Bachelors Degree from American University.

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Michelle Matar

Girls Development Program Director

For any questions about the Girls Hoops Development Program, please reach out to Michelle at: michelle@ppateam.com

Michelle is thrilled to join the ranks of the fantastic team at PPA. Since her first time playing basketball at age 12, Michelle aspired to become a coach at the highest level she could reach. To no one's surprise, her coaching career began 4 years later at age 16 where she oversaw McLean Youth Basketball. Whether playing or coaching, basketball has always been her biggest passion. Michelle played all 4 years of High School and was named Team Captain at McLean. After graduation she became more heavily involved in coaching. She spent time as the JV Head Coach at her alma mater and also coached AAU basketball in the off season. Michelle is excited for the opportunity to share her love for the sport with the entire PPA family!

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Michael McClain

Director of Hoops

mikem@ppateam.com

Mike McClain’s love of sports and helping kids lead him to the Player Progression Academy in the fall of 2014. After running soccer programs at every age level for over a year, Mike is proud to help turn the PPA into a multi-sport organization with the introduction of PPA Hoops.
 
Mike was a multi-sport star athlete at Dematha High School, Blair High School, and McDaniel College where he excelled in varsity soccer and basketball while receiving his degree in Business Economics.

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Damario Clarke

Boys Development Program Director

For any questions about the Boys Hoops Development Program, please reach out to Eli at: damario@ppateam.com

Damario grew up playing multiple sports from an early age. Focusing on basketball in his later years, he has learned the game over that time span and is excited to give back and share his knowledge of the game with the next generation. Damario Has played 3 years of varsity basketball at Northwood High school, has coached at summer basketball camps for 4 years.

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Elijah Schwadron
Premier Program Director 

eli@ppateam.com

Elijah joined PPA in 2016 with a passion for hoops and helping kids. After playing basketball at Blair High School, Eli got his journalism degree from the University of Illinois and worked for SLAM Magazine, a hoops-heavy publication. Now, in addition to running the PPA Premier program, Eli also coaches the Varsity Girls Basketball team at Northwood High School.Eli couldn’t be more grateful to work alongside such a talented group of players and coaches. As director of the PPA Premier program, his personal goals are aligned with the program’s mission: to help provide the best basketball experience possible for every team, player and coach in the PPA Premier system. Some of Eli’s favorite childhood memories are of playing competitive sports with his friends, and he wants to help recreate those moments for the next generation.

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