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Jeremy Edwards grew up in Washington, D.C. and attended St. Albans School serving as a senior prefect and two-sport captain. He went on to graduate from Haverford College where he played baseball, captained the basketball team and eventually coached. Jeremy later led a professional European basketball club to Welsh and English League Championships. While in the UK, Jeremy coached the men's team at Cardiff University, the women's team at the University of Wales and the Welsh Junior National Team. Jeremy went on to earn a Master’s degree in Leadership Studies from Stanford University's School of Education. He taught, coached, served as the Dean of Students and directed the Leadership Program at the Edmund Burke School (DC) where he worked for 15 years.
In 1996, Jeremy co-founded the SportsChallenge Leadership Academy. He has facilitated over 250 leadership workshops for students, parents, coaches and faculty throughout the country for SportsChallenge and the Stanford University based Positive Coaching Alliance. He has presented at over a dozen conferences, sat on numerous panels and served as a keynote speaker. He has coached middle, high school and college athletes in over 1,000 contests, and has been the Executive Director of SportsChallenge since 2007. Jeremy lives in DC with his wife, Amy Nakamoto, and their toddlers, Marcus, Austin and Owen.
You can reach Jeremy via email at email@example.com
Jim Ehrenhaft has taught and coached at St. Albans School in Washington, DC since the fall of 1987. Head cross country coach at both St. Albans and its sister school National Cathedral since 1998 (and head track & field coach at St. Albans from 2005-2008 and at National Cathedral since 2001), Ehrenhaft has led St. Albans to 11 Interstate Athletic Conference cross country titles and 4 Maryland/DC Private School cross country state championships, and National Cathedral to 7 Independent School League cross country titles and 2 Maryland/DC Private School state championships during that time. Ehrenhaft was named the The Washington Post DC girls track coach of the year in 2007, DC boys cross country coach of the year in 2006, 2007, and 2009, and DC girls cross country coach of the year in 2006 and 2007. Ehrenhaft was also named The Washington Post All-Met boys cross country coach of the year in 2009. Ehrenhaft is a 1983 graduate of St. Albans and a 1987 graduate of Haverford College, where he captained the cross country and track teams. He earned his Masters degree in Religion from George Washington University. He has taught religion, history, and English classes at St. Albans.
Coach Herath went to Radford University where she was a scholarship, record-setting volleyball player. She earned her Masters Degree from James Madison University where she served as the graduate assistant to the Athletic Director. In 1989, Pam began her career at the Edmund Burke School (DC) where she taught health and coached volleyball, basketball and track/field. In 1991, she became the Athletic Director at Burke and in 2007 the Dean of Students—while continuing to coach along the way. Pam has facilitated over 100 leadership and coaching workshops. She is also a certified yoga instructor in both Kripalu and Vinyasa Flow. In 2012, Pam joined the year-round SportsChallenge staff as Lead Workshop Facilitator and Associate Director of the National Coaches Leadership Institute. Pam lives in Silver Spring, MD and still plays a mean 2 v. 2 volleyball!
Coach Rue has coached basketball for twenty years at the high school and college levels. At St. Andrew's School in Delaware, where he also coached girls' varsity soccer, he led his boys' basketball teams to seven consecutive state tournament appearances. He coached the state's first McDonalds All-American, Eric Boateng, who went on to play at Arizona State and who led the PAC 10 in field goal percentage in 2009-10. Rue also worked at the Nike All-America camp where he coached several future NBA players. At the Calhoun School in New York City, he led the 2009-10 girls' varsity basketball team to a 15-6 record and a spot in the GISAL championship game. Coach Rue teaches film, writing, and literature at Calhoun. He has a BA from Haverford College and an MA from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English.
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