Jason Janda is back for year two at DME Academy. During his first year as an intern, Jason provided back up to several of our DME Academy teams. Due to his passion for excellence, our Executive staff took notice of his abilities and offered him a head coaching position. Jason attended and graduated from Division 1 Akron University in Ohio. Jason had a great High School career at Chardon High School in Ohio where he was a 3-year letterman.
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 presents Janda with the opportunity to expand on his coaching skills and development as he advances his career.
Jason's love for the game caught fire at Akron. He decided at that time to pursue college coaching as a career. DME Academy student-athletes and staff are very glad that he made that choice.
The son of Robert and Mistye Stack, Ryder is a native of Concord, North Carolina, and attended Charlotte United Christian Academy there, where he was selected for the All-Conference team during his junior season. He was named Most Improved Player in his senior season, and scored 19 points and grabbed 20 rebounds in the final game of his senior year.
After graduation, Ryder chose to attend Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, Ohio. In his junior year, he transferred to Division 3 Keuka College in Upstate New York. In just two seasons Ryder averaged 13.7 points and grabbed 10.2 rebounds. Ryder ranks 7th All-Time in Keuka College History in FG% at 55% from the floor. In his senior year he was voted to 3rd Team All Conference as well as being voted to the D3Hoops.com Team of the week after a career high performance of 30 points and 16 Rebounds against Hilbert College.
Upon graduating college and having a brief stint of playing professional basketball overseas, Ryder returned to Keuka College to be the assistant coach for the Men's basketball team under Jake Scott for the last two seasons. Ryder now applies his experience helping coach multiple boy's teams here at DME Academy. His youth and energy is reassuring to our younger players who appreciate his leadership.
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 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 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!
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, 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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