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HEAD 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.

SEASON RECORDS


SEASON W L T
2022-23 6 15 0
TOTAL 6 15 0
Kendall Chambers
Assistant Coach
Kendall Chambers
Kendall is a native of Loganville, Georgia, and attended Loganville Christian Academy. After high school, Kendall continued his playing career at Mount Zion Post Grad, Combine Academy, and Shorter University. At Shorter University, Kendall was a member of the Sport Management Honors Society, the Dean's List, the Gulf South Conference Academic Honor Roll, and the Sports Society. 

Kendall is a native of Loganville, Georgia, and attended Loganville Christian Academy. After high school, Kendall continued his playing career at Mount Zion Post Grad, Combine Academy, and Shorter University. At Shorter University, Kendall was a member of the Sport Management Honors Society, the Dean's List, the Gulf South Conference Academic Honor Roll, and the Sports Society. 

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.

Dan Panaggio
Co-Founder
Dan Panaggio
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 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 DME Academy. A leader of boys & girls, Dan sets the tone for a DME Academy program that is already considered elite, but still growing!

Jordan Jenkins
Athletic Trainer
Jordan Jenkins
A graduate of Central Methodist University, Jordan served CMU as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer prior to joining DME in early 2022. She also worked as a Athletic Trainer for Crossmen Productions, a marching band and performance arts organization in San Antonio.

A graduate of Central Methodist University, Jordan served CMU as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer prior to joining DME in early 2022. She also worked as a Athletic Trainer for Crossmen Productions, a marching band and performance arts organization in San Antonio.

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.

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