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DME Academy is an elite, multi-sport training and educational institution designed for student-athletes who are looking to reach their ultimate potential, harness their strengths, and achieve their goals. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, our academy offers a wide variety of programming, from our 6th-12th grade co-ed boarding school and post-grad programs, to year-round camps, tournaments, team events, and collegiate and professional training. 

DME Academy is an elite, multi-sport training and educational institution designed for student-athletes who are looking to reach their ultimate potential, harness their strengths, and achieve their goals. Located in Daytona Beach, Florida, our academy offers a wide variety of programming, from our 6th-12th grade co-ed boarding school and post-grad programs, to year-round camps, tournaments, team events, and collegiate and professional training. 

 Dan Panaggio
Co-Founder
Dan Panaggio
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Dan Panaggio is the Co-Founder of DME Academy and head of all basketball operations. He has coached three NBA teams as well as a trio of the most prestigious NCAA Division I programs including Oklahoma, Indiana, and Marquette. A student of the game, Dan was a standout player for a State University of New York at Brockport team to an NCAA Final Four berth as a sophomore. He is a member of their Hall of Fame and is still the leading scorer in school history. Panaggio went on to a successful coaching career as well at all levels. He served as head coach of the Quad City Thunder for nine seasons, and owns a career record of 313-191, winning Continental Basketball Association championships in 1994 and 1998. Dan was an assistant coach to Maurice Cheeks with the Portland Trailblazers from 2001 to 2005. Considered one of the top experts in the NBA game when it comes to the triangle offense made popular by Phil Jackson. He was brought on as an assistant in the Laker organization for four years and has two NBA Championship rings to show for his efforts there. Dan was named the Chinese NBA coach of the year in 2012 as head coach of Yao Ming’s Shanghai Sharks. After four years, he went on as a special assistant with the Phoenix Sun’s organization. Dan understands the game and has assembled a coaching staff that believes in at DME Academy. A leader of boys & girls, Dan sets the tone for a DME Academy program that is already considered elite, but still growing!

Dan Panaggio is the Co-Founder of DME Academy and head of all basketball operations. He has coached three NBA teams as well as a trio of the most prestigious NCAA Division I programs including Oklahoma, Indiana, and Marquette. A student of the game, Dan was a standout player for a State University of New York at Brockport team to an NCAA Final Four berth as a sophomore. He is a member of their Hall of Fame and is still the leading scorer in school history. Panaggio went on to a successful coaching career as well at all levels. He served as head coach of the Quad City Thunder for nine seasons, and owns a career record of 313-191, winning Continental Basketball Association championships in 1994 and 1998. Dan was an assistant coach to Maurice Cheeks with the Portland Trailblazers from 2001 to 2005. Considered one of the top experts in the NBA game when it comes to the triangle offense made popular by Phil Jackson. He was brought on as an assistant in the Laker organization for four years and has two NBA Championship rings to show for his efforts there. Dan was named the Chinese NBA coach of the year in 2012 as head coach of Yao Ming’s Shanghai Sharks. After four years, he went on as a special assistant with the Phoenix Sun’s organization. Dan understands the game and has assembled a coaching staff that believes in at DME Academy. A leader of boys & girls, Dan sets the tone for a DME Academy program that is already considered elite, but still growing!

Mike Panaggio
Co-Founder
Mike Panaggio

Mike Panaggio is Chief Executive Officer of DME, a national trendsetter in direct marketing. Panaggio’s exceptional vision and creativity has propelled DME in a constant direction of growth and profitability in the one-to-one marketing field. DME has been helping its customers achieve sustainable profitable revenue growth since 1984.

Mike prepped at prestigious Deerfield Academy then played 4 years of basketball for his father at SUNY Brockport where he graduated with a degree in Economics and the all time record for points scored in a career. He continued to score points in business as he quickly rose through the ranks as a commodity and securities broker with Merrill Lynch and Prudential Bache in Rochester, New York.

Realizing that making money in finance was easy, but did not satisfy his urge to innovate, Mike went on to found DME in 1984. In 2016 Mike and his brother Dan created DME Academy and the rest is history. Today the school is winning in the classroom and in building character. The athletic programs are beginning to show up on the national stage as well.

Mike Panaggio is Chief Executive Officer of DME, a national trendsetter in direct marketing. Panaggio’s exceptional vision and creativity has propelled DME in a constant direction of growth and profitability in the one-to-one marketing field. DME has been helping its customers achieve sustainable profitable revenue growth since 1984. Mike prepped at prestigious Deerfield Academy then played 4 years of basketball for his father at SUNY Brockport where he graduated with a degree in Economics and the all time record for points scored in a career. He continued to score points in business as he quickly rose through the ranks as a commodity and securities broker with Merrill Lynch and Prudential Bache in Rochester, New York. Realizing that making money in finance was easy, but did not satisfy his urge to innovate, Mike went on to found DME in 1984. In 2016 Mike and his brother Dan created DME Academy and the rest is history. Today the school is winning in the classroom and in building character. The athletic programs are beginning to show up on the national stage as well.
 Anna Gonzalez
Head of School
Anna Gonzalez

Dr. Anna Gonzalez brings more than 17 years of experience as an educator to Xceed DME Academy. Anna has a PhD in Economics and Business from her native country, Italy. She has experience at the middle school, high school, and college levels, as well as an exceptional understanding of how to blend the online and traditional school settings into our dynamic hybrid model.

Dr. Anna Gonzalez brings more than 17 years of experience as an educator to Xceed DME Academy. Anna has a PhD in Economics and Business from her native country, Italy. She has experience at the middle school, high school, and college levels, as well as an exceptional understanding of how to blend the online and traditional school settings into our dynamic hybrid model.

Laura Stegall
Head Coach
Laura Stegall

Laura Stegall came onboard as DME Academy’s Athletic Director in 2021 transitioning from a career in coaching collegiate volleyball. Stegall will draw on her coaching and teaching experiences to provide leadership, direction, and mentoring to the DME Academy staff and students. Prior to joining DME Academy, Stegall was responsible for launching a nationally ranked volleyball program. Under her tenure at Daytona State College, Stegall’s Falcons enjoyed seven consecutive winning seasons.

Under her leadership during her seven years with the Falcons, Stegall’s teams were ranked nationally six seasons, with a program’s record high ranking of 6th in the nation in 2014. The success of the program led to Stegall being named the 2019 AVCA Southeast Region 2 Year College Coach of the Year. Academics have always been an essential focus of every program Stegall has led. Her Indiana Tech and Daytona State programs averaged a 3.5+ GPA annually and boasted a near perfect graduation rate. Stegall looks to implement this same academic approach in her role as Athletic Director at DME Academy.

Stegall was a two-sport collegiate athlete at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (PFW), where she competed in both basketball and volleyball. Stegall was a standout in volleyball, leading the Mastodons in kills and digs for three consecutive seasons. She recorded 36 kills against Lewis in 2000, which still stands as the IPFW single-match record. During her career at IPFW, she also broke records for career digs (1,625), single-season digs (505), and career kills (1,895). She finished her career as a three-time All-Conference and All-Region selection, and was named the 2000 Great Lakes Valley Player of the Year and IPFW Female Athlete of the Year.

Additionally, Stegall had the privilege of being a participant in the USA National Team Tryouts in 1997. Stegall's accolades as a Mastodon were culminated in 2006 with her induction into the PFW Hall of Fame. Stegall moved to Daytona Beach in 2007 when husband, Randy Stegall, accepted the position as Head Baseball Coach at Embry-Riddle. The Stegall family resides in Port Orange, Fl, with their three children Sarah, Ashtyn, and Brady.

Laura Stegall came onboard as DME Academy’s Athletic Director in 2021 transitioning from a career in coaching collegiate volleyball. Stegall will draw on her coaching and teaching experiences to provide leadership, direction, and mentoring to the DME Academy staff and students. Prior to joining DME Academy, Stegall was responsible for launching a nationally ranked volleyball program. Under her tenure at Daytona State College, Stegall’s Falcons enjoyed seven consecutive winning seasons. Under her leadership during her seven years with the Falcons, Stegall’s teams were ranked nationally six seasons, with a program’s record high ranking of 6th in the nation in 2014. The success of the program led to Stegall being named the 2019 AVCA Southeast Region 2 Year College Coach of the Year. Academics have always been an essential focus of every program Stegall has led. Her Indiana Tech and Daytona State programs averaged a 3.5+ GPA annually and boasted a near perfect graduation rate. Stegall looks to implement this same academic approach in her role as Athletic Director at DME Academy. Stegall was a two-sport collegiate athlete at Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne (PFW), where she competed in both basketball and volleyball. Stegall was a standout in volleyball, leading the Mastodons in kills and digs for three consecutive seasons. She recorded 36 kills against Lewis in 2000, which still stands as the IPFW single-match record. During her career at IPFW, she also broke records for career digs (1,625), single-season digs (505), and career kills (1,895). She finished her career as a three-time All-Conference and All-Region selection, and was named the 2000 Great Lakes Valley Player of the Year and IPFW Female Athlete of the Year. Additionally, Stegall had the privilege of being a participant in the USA National Team Tryouts in 1997. Stegall's accolades as a Mastodon were culminated in 2006 with her induction into the PFW Hall of Fame. Stegall moved to Daytona Beach in 2007 when husband, Randy Stegall, accepted the position as Head Baseball Coach at Embry-Riddle. The Stegall family resides in Port Orange, Fl, with their three children Sarah, Ashtyn, and Brady.
Dawn Moses
Head Coach
Dawn Moses
Dawn has coached varsity volleyball for 22 years. She was the founder of the Olmsted Falls Volleyball Association in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. She has served as a youth coach for basketball, softball and volleyball, and we are proud to have her as our current Volleyball Director.
Dawn has coached varsity volleyball for 22 years. She was the founder of the Olmsted Falls Volleyball Association in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. She has served as a youth coach for basketball, softball and volleyball, and we are proud to have her as our current Volleyball Director.
Eric Perrin
Assistant Athletic Director
Eric Perrin
Eric is a retired professional ice hockey player with a lengthy and storied career that has taken him around the world. He's played in the most prestigious leagues in hockey including the NHL, AHL, KHL, NLA (Swiss Elite League) and Liiga (Finnish Elite League). He was a member of a Stanley Cup Champion (Tampa Bay Lightning), Liiga Champion and European Cup Champion team. He has served as a team ambassador participating in community events including public appearances, fundraising and volunteering. As a player, Eric approaches the game of hockey with a quest for learning and desire to continually improve. As a leader both on the ice and in the locker room, he is known for his positive attitude and professionalism. Moving forward from his playing days, Eric's passion and love for the game fuels his desire to stay in the hockey world, and we are proud to have him as our Director of Hockey here at DME.
Eric is a retired professional ice hockey player with a lengthy and storied career that has taken him around the world. He's played in the most prestigious leagues in hockey including the NHL, AHL, KHL, NLA (Swiss Elite League) and Liiga (Finnish Elite League). He was a member of a Stanley Cup Champion (Tampa Bay Lightning), Liiga Champion and European Cup Champion team. He has served as a team ambassador participating in community events including public appearances, fundraising and volunteering. As a player, Eric approaches the game of hockey with a quest for learning and desire to continually improve. As a leader both on the ice and in the locker room, he is known for his positive attitude and professionalism. Moving forward from his playing days, Eric's passion and love for the game fuels his desire to stay in the hockey world, and we are proud to have him as our Director of Hockey here at DME.
Alex Richard
Strength Coach
Alex Richard

Alex Richard, MS, CSCS Director of Sports Performance.

Alex is in his first year as the Director of Sports Performance at DME Academy. Alex joins DME after a five year stint at Southern Miss where he was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for men’s basketball and women’s soccer. Richard also worked with women’s basketball, men’s tennis, women’s volleyball, and football while at Southern Miss.

Alex graduated with his Master’s degree in exercise science from Southern Miss in 2018. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion & Wellness from Wisconsin Steven’s Point in 2016. While at UWSP, Alex was a four-year member of the men’s basketball team. Richard was a captain and leading scorer of the 2015 NCAA Division III National Championship team.

Alex is a certified strength & conditioning specialist from the NSCA.

Alex Richard, MS, CSCS Director of Sports Performance. Alex is in his first year as the Director of Sports Performance at DME Academy. Alex joins DME after a five year stint at Southern Miss where he was the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for men’s basketball and women’s soccer. Richard also worked with women’s basketball, men’s tennis, women’s volleyball, and football while at Southern Miss. Alex graduated with his Master’s degree in exercise science from Southern Miss in 2018. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion & Wellness from Wisconsin Steven’s Point in 2016. While at UWSP, Alex was a four-year member of the men’s basketball team. Richard was a captain and leading scorer of the 2015 NCAA Division III National Championship team. Alex is a certified strength & conditioning specialist from the NSCA.
Jordan Jenkins
Athletic Trainer
Jordan Jenkins
Michael William Panaggio
Assistant Coach and Head Coach
Michael William Panaggio
Matt Panaggio
Assistant Coach
Matt Panaggio

Matt was born and raised locally and started his basketball career at Father Lopez High School. After High School Matt decided to do a post graduate year at Worcester Academy to develop his game in order to play college basketball. He began his collegiate career at Mercer University where he was a member of the 2014 ASUN Championship team and later went on to beat Duke University in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

After two seasons with the Bears he transferred to Henderson State University where he finished his basketball career and graduated with a Business Degree. Matt was a two-year captain and leader for the Reddies. Matt is an integral part of our coaching staff. He coaches in our AAU program, Summer Prep and is the head coach of the DME regional team.

Matt is the grandson of legendary head coach Mauro Panaggio and nephew of former NBA and collegiate coach Dan Panaggio.

Matt was born and raised locally and started his basketball career at Father Lopez High School. After High School Matt decided to do a post graduate year at Worcester Academy to develop his game in order to play college basketball. He began his collegiate career at Mercer University where he was a member of the 2014 ASUN Championship team and later went on to beat Duke University in the second round of the NCAA tournament. After two seasons with the Bears he transferred to Henderson State University where he finished his basketball career and graduated with a Business Degree. Matt was a two-year captain and leader for the Reddies. Matt is an integral part of our coaching staff. He coaches in our AAU program, Summer Prep and is the head coach of the DME regional team. Matt is the grandson of legendary head coach Mauro Panaggio and nephew of former NBA and collegiate coach Dan Panaggio.
Jarvis Gunter
Assistant Coach
Jarvis Gunter

Jarvis Gunter comes to DME Academy by way of Columbus Mississippi.  Gunter has an extensive basketball playing background that began in high school at Columbus High School. Success was prominent for Gunter.  He was voted top student for his academic achievements at Columbus High School, not to mention the success he garnered on the basketball court.  Gunter's success in academics led him to achieve a BS in Accounting from University of Arkansas Pine Bluff in 2008, as well as his MBA in Sports Management from Lynn University in 2019.

Gunter received numerous collegiate offers both academically and athletically, but ultimately chose to attend the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff on a basketball scholarship. There, Garner helped lead the program to its first SWAC Conference Championship in many years. In 2008, during his time with the Golden Lions, Gunter was drafted by the NBA G-League's, Erie Bayhawks. 

A long career of professional basketball followed and included several stops along the way for Gunter.

  • NBA G-League teams Erie Bayhawks and Springfield Armor
  • NBA Cavaliers summer league and NBA training camp
  • Portuguese Basketball League's Cab Madiera 

Gunter transitioned from player to coach soon after the conclusion of his playing career.  His first coaching job as an assistant coach was with his alma mater, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff.  Gunter spent six years as an assistant coach assisting with skill development, recruiting, scouting, video coordinating, managing equipment, and mentoring student-athletes.   Upon his departure from Arkansas Pine Bluff, he was given an opportunity to coach with the United States Basketball Academy in Guiyang, China.  Gunter remained in China for five months, until the COVID-19 pandemic changed his course. Upon leaving China, he returned home to volunteer with the Columbus High School team as a coach, mentor, and trainer.   Gunter's experience then led him to an invitation with the coaching staff of a talented Mississippi AAU organization 5th Quarter in Columbus, Mississippi. At TNT, Gunter helped coach girls' and boys' teams throughout the summer before his current stop at DME Academy.  Gunter currently serves as the Boy's High School Blue Head Coach, as well as the Housing Director at DME Academy.

Jarvis Gunter comes to DME Academy by way of Columbus Mississippi.  Gunter has an extensive basketball playing background that began in high school at Columbus High School. Success was prominent for Gunter.  He was voted top student for his academic achievements at Columbus High School, not to mention the success he garnered on the basketball court.  Gunter's success in academics led him to achieve a BS in Accounting from University of Arkansas Pine Bluff in 2008, as well as his MBA in Sports Management from Lynn University in 2019. Gunter received numerous collegiate offers both academically and athletically, but ultimately chose to attend the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff on a basketball scholarship. There, Garner helped lead the program to its first SWAC Conference Championship in many years. In 2008, during his time with the Golden Lions, Gunter was drafted by the NBA G-League's, Erie Bayhawks.  A long career of professional basketball followed and included several stops along the way for Gunter. NBA G-League teams Erie Bayhawks and Springfield Armor NBA Cavaliers summer league and NBA training camp Portuguese Basketball League's Cab Madiera  Gunter transitioned from player to coach soon after the conclusion of his playing career.  His first coaching job as an assistant coach was with his alma mater, University of Arkansas Pine Bluff.  Gunter spent six years as an assistant coach assisting with skill development, recruiting, scouting, video coordinating, managing equipment, and mentoring student-athletes.   Upon his departure from Arkansas Pine Bluff, he was given an opportunity to coach with the United States Basketball Academy in Guiyang, China.  Gunter remained in China for five months, until the COVID-19 pandemic changed his course. Upon leaving China, he returned home to volunteer with the Columbus High School team as a coach, mentor, and trainer.   Gunter's experience then led him to an invitation with the coaching staff of a talented Mississippi AAU organization 5th Quarter in Columbus, Mississippi. At TNT, Gunter helped coach girls' and boys' teams throughout the summer before his current stop at DME Academy.  Gunter currently serves as the Boy's High School Blue Head Coach, as well as the Housing Director at DME Academy.
Wesam Al-Sous
Head Coach
Wesam Al-Sous
James
Head Coach and Assistant Coach
James "J.R." Reynolds

James Reynolds is a native of Roanoke, Virginia where he carved out quite a name for himself in basketball.  JR was an athletic standout as a high scoring shooting guard.  Later, JR adapted to a point guard as he evolved into his role at the collegiate level and professionally.  From 1999 to 2002, Reynolds attended Roanoke Catholic High School, where he and his team dominated high school basketball in the state of Virginia.  He won three state titles in his four years at Roanoke Catholic High School.

After attending school in Virginia, JR transferred taking his game to Oak Hill Academy to advance his game and expand his collegiate basketball opportunities.  During his time at Oak Hill (2003), Oak HIll was ranked 4th in the nation.

From Oak Hill, JR was able to garner an athletic scholarship at University of Virginia where he played for the Cavaliers from 2002-2004.  He was a marquee player in the Cavalier program and was amongst the top 10 scorers in the University of Virginia’s basketball program history.

After graduating from University of Virginia, JR extended his playing career playing professional basketball extensively overseas.

After closing the chapter to an impressive and extensive playing career, JR has joined the DME Academy coaching staff where he is one of the Head Coaches in the Post Grad DME Academy programming.  His experience is an asset to the student-athletes and coaches at DME Academy.

James Reynolds is a native of Roanoke, Virginia where he carved out quite a name for himself in basketball.  JR was an athletic standout as a high scoring shooting guard.  Later, JR adapted to a point guard as he evolved into his role at the collegiate level and professionally.  From 1999 to 2002, Reynolds attended Roanoke Catholic High School, where he and his team dominated high school basketball in the state of Virginia.  He won three state titles in his four years at Roanoke Catholic High School. After attending school in Virginia, JR transferred taking his game to Oak Hill Academy to advance his game and expand his collegiate basketball opportunities.  During his time at Oak Hill (2003), Oak HIll was ranked 4th in the nation. From Oak Hill, JR was able to garner an athletic scholarship at University of Virginia where he played for the Cavaliers from 2002-2004.  He was a marquee player in the Cavalier program and was amongst the top 10 scorers in the University of Virginia’s basketball program history. After graduating from University of Virginia, JR extended his playing career playing professional basketball extensively overseas. After closing the chapter to an impressive and extensive playing career, JR has joined the DME Academy coaching staff where he is one of the Head Coaches in the Post Grad DME Academy programming.  His experience is an asset to the student-athletes and coaches at DME Academy.
Pete Munch
Head Coach and Assistant Coach
Pete Munch

Pete Munch is Florida native, calling Melbourne Beach his hometown.  Munch joined the DME Academy coaching staff in 2020 following stints at IMG Academy and Florida Prep Academy previously.

Munch played high school basketball at Melbourne Central Catholic High School.  At the close of his high school career, Munch graduated as the high school’s all-time scoring leader.  From Melbourne Central, Munch took his talents to Lagrange College and then ultimately concluding his college career at Berry College where he attained a BS in Exercise Science. 

Munch is very familiar with success at the prep level.  In 2017, Munch coached Florida Prep to a Florida State Final.  At IMG Academy, Munch and his team boasted the coveted #1 ranking in the country, coaching IMG to a final four finish that season. 

During his coaching career he has coached 24 NCAA DI athletes, 1 McDonald’s All-American (Moussa Diabate), a 2nd Round NBA Draft Selection (Kenyon Martin Jr., and has aided more than 60 student-athletes advance to the next level.

Pete Munch is Florida native, calling Melbourne Beach his hometown.  Munch joined the DME Academy coaching staff in 2020 following stints at IMG Academy and Florida Prep Academy previously. Munch played high school basketball at Melbourne Central Catholic High School.  At the close of his high school career, Munch graduated as the high school’s all-time scoring leader.  From Melbourne Central, Munch took his talents to Lagrange College and then ultimately concluding his college career at Berry College where he attained a BS in Exercise Science.  Munch is very familiar with success at the prep level.  In 2017, Munch coached Florida Prep to a Florida State Final.  At IMG Academy, Munch and his team boasted the coveted #1 ranking in the country, coaching IMG to a final four finish that season.  During his coaching career he has coached 24 NCAA DI athletes, 1 McDonald’s All-American (Moussa Diabate), a 2nd Round NBA Draft Selection (Kenyon Martin Jr., and has aided more than 60 student-athletes advance to the next level.
Cole Morris
Assistant Coach
Cole Morris

Cole joined the DME Academy staff in 2021.  Morris is originally from Rimersburg, PA, where he was a three-sport standout athlete at Union High School.  At Union High School, Morris inked his way into the record books as a 1,000-point scorer. 

Upon graduation, Morris attended Penn State Dubois where he competed on the hardcourt for the Nittany Lions.  Morris graduated from Penn State Dubois in Business Administration. 

Prior to joining the staff at DME Academy Morris launched his coaching career with his alma mater, Union High School.  Additionally, he coached AAU basketball for the Dubios Dream.

Cole joined the DME Academy staff in 2021.  Morris is originally from Rimersburg, PA, where he was a three-sport standout athlete at Union High School.  At Union High School, Morris inked his way into the record books as a 1,000-point scorer.  Upon graduation, Morris attended Penn State Dubois where he competed on the hardcourt for the Nittany Lions.  Morris graduated from Penn State Dubois in Business Administration.  Prior to joining the staff at DME Academy Morris launched his coaching career with his alma mater, Union High School.  Additionally, he coached AAU basketball for the Dubios Dream.
Jason Janda
Head Coach and Assistant Coach
Jason Janda

Jason Janda recently joined DME Academy after graduating from University of Akron in 2019.  Janda played for Albion College and was a 3-year letterman at Chardon High School in Ohio.

Janda is a young aspiring coach with previous experience with IHI Basketball and a year overseas at 5 Star Sports Academy in China.  DME Academy will afford Janda the opportunity to expand on his coaching skills and development as he advances in his career.

Beyond playing DIII basketball at Albion College, Janda transferred to University of Akron where he was an outstanding student. His love of the game caught on fire at Akron. He decided at that time to pursue college coaching as a career.

Jason Janda recently joined DME Academy after graduating from University of Akron in 2019.  Janda played for Albion College and was a 3-year letterman at Chardon High School in Ohio. Janda is a young aspiring coach with previous experience with IHI Basketball and a year overseas at 5 Star Sports Academy in China.  DME Academy will afford Janda the opportunity to expand on his coaching skills and development as he advances in his career. Beyond playing DIII basketball at Albion College, Janda transferred to University of Akron where he was an outstanding student. His love of the game caught on fire at Akron. He decided at that time to pursue college coaching as a career.
Mark Davis
Head Coach
Mark Davis
Pat Destaffino
Head Coach
Pat Destaffino
Dajah Logan
Assistant Coach
Dajah Logan

Dajah Logan is a Baltimore, Maryland native, is in her first season as a coach at DME Academy. She graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a BS in Sports Studies with a concentration in Human Movement Sciences and a minor in Sociology.

Prior to working at DME, she served as a Graduate Assistant Coach on the Kent State University Women’s Basketball staff. Her responsibilities included player development, skills training, social media management, photography, and graphic design. Logan has coached and trained both girls and boys at the middle school, high school, and college level. She was selected to be a member of the WBCA "So You Want to Be a Coach" Class of 2020.

Prior to Kent State, Logan played five years of Division I basketball between The College of Charleston and St. Bonaventure University. During her career, she served as a four-year starter and a two-time captain. She was a member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and was one of two student-athletes selected to represent St. Bonaventure at the second annual Atlantic 10 Leadership Summit in 2018.

Logan was a four-year letter winner at McDonogh H.S. in Owings Mills, Maryland. She led the Eagles to three IAAM Conference Championships during her career. She was a four-time selection to the IAAM All-Conference Team and three-time selection to the DMV All-Metro team. She was also selected for the IAAM All-Conference team in volleyball twice.

Dajah Logan is a Baltimore, Maryland native, is in her first season as a coach at DME Academy. She graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a BS in Sports Studies with a concentration in Human Movement Sciences and a minor in Sociology. Prior to working at DME, she served as a Graduate Assistant Coach on the Kent State University Women’s Basketball staff. Her responsibilities included player development, skills training, social media management, photography, and graphic design. Logan has coached and trained both girls and boys at the middle school, high school, and college level. She was selected to be a member of the WBCA "So You Want to Be a Coach" Class of 2020. Prior to Kent State, Logan played five years of Division I basketball between The College of Charleston and St. Bonaventure University. During her career, she served as a four-year starter and a two-time captain. She was a member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll and was one of two student-athletes selected to represent St. Bonaventure at the second annual Atlantic 10 Leadership Summit in 2018. Logan was a four-year letter winner at McDonogh H.S. in Owings Mills, Maryland. She led the Eagles to three IAAM Conference Championships during her career. She was a four-time selection to the IAAM All-Conference Team and three-time selection to the DMV All-Metro team. She was also selected for the IAAM All-Conference team in volleyball twice.
Greg Bearer
Head Coach and Assistant Coach
Greg Bearer

Greg Bearer comes to DME Academy by way of Hollidaysburg Pennsylvania. Bearer attained his high school education at The Kiski School.  It was here that Bearer developed a passion for both education and basketball.  Bearer always knew that he wanted to be an educator.  Upon graduating from The Kiski School, he advanced to Indiana University of Pennsylvania.   Here, Bearer pursued his Bachelor’s in Education with an emphasis in Middle School Education.  In pursuit of his degree, Bearer also competed for the IUP’s basketball program.

After graduation, Bearer landed at DME Academy, and his coaching career commenced. Bearer has been on staff with DME Academy since fall of 2020.

Bearer’s personal experience as a boarding school student has served as a guide to assist the students at DME Academy as they navigate the student-athlete process.  Bearer holds a strong interest in player development which has prompted him to connect with DME Academy players of all ages, positively impacting student-athletes from middle school through post grad levels.

Greg Bearer comes to DME Academy by way of Hollidaysburg Pennsylvania. Bearer attained his high school education at The Kiski School.  It was here that Bearer developed a passion for both education and basketball.  Bearer always knew that he wanted to be an educator.  Upon graduating from The Kiski School, he advanced to Indiana University of Pennsylvania.   Here, Bearer pursued his Bachelor’s in Education with an emphasis in Middle School Education.  In pursuit of his degree, Bearer also competed for the IUP’s basketball program. After graduation, Bearer landed at DME Academy, and his coaching career commenced. Bearer has been on staff with DME Academy since fall of 2020. Bearer’s personal experience as a boarding school student has served as a guide to assist the students at DME Academy as they navigate the student-athlete process.  Bearer holds a strong interest in player development which has prompted him to connect with DME Academy players of all ages, positively impacting student-athletes from middle school through post grad levels.
Chris Pagentine
Assistant Coach
Chris Pagentine

Chris Pagentine brings a wealth of basketball experience to DME Academy, including time spent on the court, the front office, and everything in between. He played five seasons at the NCAA Division III level, splitting his time between Averett University and the University of Southern Maine, where he attained a BS in Business Administration.

Pagentine got his first taste of professional basketball while working with the Maine Red Claws, where he held dual positions in basketball operations and as an assistant coach. Over the last six years, Pagentine has committed time to developing the game of basketball all around the

Throughout his career, Pagentine has recruited, coached, and developed NBA-bound international talent, which has proven to be invaluable experience as he advances his coaching career.  Pagentine joined DME Academy in the summer of 2021, and currently oversees the DME Academy Post Grad program.

Chris Pagentine brings a wealth of basketball experience to DME Academy, including time spent on the court, the front office, and everything in between. He played five seasons at the NCAA Division III level, splitting his time between Averett University and the University of Southern Maine, where he attained a BS in Business Administration. Pagentine got his first taste of professional basketball while working with the Maine Red Claws, where he held dual positions in basketball operations and as an assistant coach. Over the last six years, Pagentine has committed time to developing the game of basketball all around the Throughout his career, Pagentine has recruited, coached, and developed NBA-bound international talent, which has proven to be invaluable experience as he advances his coaching career.  Pagentine joined DME Academy in the summer of 2021, and currently oversees the DME Academy Post Grad program.
Keeley Shaye Smith
Athletic Trainer
Keeley Shaye Smith

Kelley (MS, LAT, ATC) graduated from Florida Southern College with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training & minor in Exercise Science. Smith earned 1200+ clinical hours working with high school football, NCAA DII Women’s Basketball, and NCAA DII Women’s Lacrosse programs while at FSC. She then spent time working with the Colorado State University Football program.

Keeley also received her Master of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Health and Wellness from EKU. While there, she worked at The Lexington Clinic Orthopedics- Sports Medicine as a graduate assistant.

Smith currently holds Athletic Trainer Licensure in Florida and Kentucky and is certified through the Board of Certification in Athletic Training.

Kelley (MS, LAT, ATC) graduated from Florida Southern College with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training & minor in Exercise Science. Smith earned 1200+ clinical hours working with high school football, NCAA DII Women’s Basketball, and NCAA DII Women’s Lacrosse programs while at FSC. She then spent time working with the Colorado State University Football program. Keeley also received her Master of Science in Exercise Science with a concentration in Health and Wellness from EKU. While there, she worked at The Lexington Clinic Orthopedics- Sports Medicine as a graduate assistant. Smith currently holds Athletic Trainer Licensure in Florida and Kentucky and is certified through the Board of Certification in Athletic Training.
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Wesley Arocho
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Wesley Arocho

Wesley Arocho joined DME Academy in the 2021 to take the reigns of their highly touted Girls’ Basketball program that features some of the best talent in the nation including junior, Chloe Kitts and seniors, Amiya Evans and Sydney Shaw. 

Arocho’s coaching career has been paved with a tremendous amount of experience and success.  Experience that includes coaching for the Major League of Basketball in El Salvador and BSN De Puerto Rico.  Prior to joining DME Academy, Arocho also served as a head coach at Central Pointe Christian Academy. 

As a player, Arocho excelled at all levels from high school ball at Colegio Carmen Sol in Toa Baja to college ball at University of Puerto Rico Utuado.  Additionally, Arocho attained professional playing experience with Puerto Rico Basketball Federation U21 league.  He achieved many accolades throughout his playing career including All Star honors with the PR Basketball Federation.

Arocho’s strong leadership skills and knowledge of the game have made him an exceptional asset to DME Academy and have helped lead DME Academy’s Girls’ Basketball program to a Top 10 National Ranking in high school basketball.

Wesley Arocho joined DME Academy in the 2021 to take the reigns of their highly touted Girls’ Basketball program that features some of the best talent in the nation including junior, Chloe Kitts and seniors, Amiya Evans and Sydney Shaw.  Arocho’s coaching career has been paved with a tremendous amount of experience and success.  Experience that includes coaching for the Major League of Basketball in El Salvador and BSN De Puerto Rico.  Prior to joining DME Academy, Arocho also served as a head coach at Central Pointe Christian Academy.  As a player, Arocho excelled at all levels from high school ball at Colegio Carmen Sol in Toa Baja to college ball at University of Puerto Rico Utuado.  Additionally, Arocho attained professional playing experience with Puerto Rico Basketball Federation U21 league.  He achieved many accolades throughout his playing career including All Star honors with the PR Basketball Federation. Arocho’s strong leadership skills and knowledge of the game have made him an exceptional asset to DME Academy and have helped lead DME Academy’s Girls’ Basketball program to a Top 10 National Ranking in high school basketball.

School Location

2441 Bellevue Avenue,

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Phone: (386) 527-4895

Coordinates

-81.0667° N, 29.1741° W