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.

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.

Michael McClain

Director of Hoops

For any questions about the Premier Hoops Program, please reach out to Mike at: 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.

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!

Coaches

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    Damario Clarke

    Director, Premier Coach

    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 .

  • Kenny Lau

    Premier Coach

    Kenny is pumped to join the PPA team as a coach and mentor to some of the best young players in the area. Kenny spent most of his school years overseas so he had the opportunity to play basketball on different courts across Asia and Europe. Currently, Kenny is an Account Manager supporting the DoD by day, and an active player on two men's leagues in DC by night. Kenny is excited to help his players grow in skill and confidence while developing an even greater passion for the sport.

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    Caroline Assaf

    Coach

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    Cory McLean

    Coach

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  • LaTavia McQueen

    Coach

    LaTavia began playing basketball at the age of 7. She played competitively throughout grade school and became a 3 year varsity player at her high school in North Carolina. Throughout undergrad LaTavia played in various leagues in Hampton and spent her summers coaching youth basketball at her hometown YMCA.

  • Marcus Waul

    Coach

    I've been playing basketball in grade school and through AAU circuits since 6 until my sophomore year of high school. I unfortunately suffered a knee injury that did not recover properly, limiting my ability to continue playing basketball at a competitive level. I since then started coaching at the age of 18. I am USA Basketball certified and have worked individually with youth basketball players for years.

  • Sabriena Shubert

    Coach

    Sabriena is a senior at Bowie State University, currently studying Child and Adolescents Studies in hopes of becoming a Social Worker. She played basketball at Bowie High School for four years and then went on to play and Prince George’s C.C. As a late bloomer to the game, she can assure you she knows what it takes to compete on a center level. She loves children and sports and hoping to have a great experience with PPA. 

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