Lead Instructors, Facilitators & Coaches

Our team of LEAD instructors and coaches continues to grow as we expand our positive programs and influence. Each of the individuals below have achieved a designation of LEAD Instructor, and surround themselves with teams of RS certified program facilitators, while leading the way in the successful delivery and implementation of development, awareness, and empowerment related programs and services.

John Avery

GUEST INSTRUCTOR – FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT

University of Mississippi 
B.A. Psychology and Social Work. 
All American Running Back
First round draft pick, in the '98' NFL draft.

NFL Player- Miami Dolphins, Denver Broncos, Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings
CFL Player - Edmonton Eskimos, Toronto Argonauts.
Most yards for first year play - CFL (1473)
Grey Cup Champion 2004
CFL All Star 2004

Logan White

LEAD INSTRUCTOR – SOFTBALL DEVELOPMENT

Wayne State University 
Bachelor of Arts - Media Arts

Softball scholarship
2014 Female Student Athlete of the Year 
DII Softball World Series
Canada Summer Games in 2010 and 2014. 
4 time Softball National Champion
Canada’s Jr. National Team 
Canadian Sr. National Team’s athlete pool. 

Isaac Kuon

INSTRUCTOR – BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT

University of Windsor 
Bachelor of Arts - Sociology

Men’s Varsity Basketball Team
Second Team All-Canadian - 2010-11 
OUA's Player of the Year - 2010-11
Three-time OUA West All-Star 
Three-time OUA West Regular Season Champion
University of Waterloo coaching staff - 2014-15 season 
National Basketball League of Canada - League all star accolades - 2011-12

Freddy Appiah

INSTRUCTOR – SOCCER DEVELOPMENT

University of California – Bachelor of Liberal Arts (Honours) 

Lakehead University – Bachelor of Education (Primary/Junior)

Basketball Scholarship

Professional Basketball Player 

· Buffalo 716ers (PBL League)
· Moncton Miracles (NBL Canada League)
· Brampton A’s (NBL Canada League)
· Halifax Rainmen (NBL Canada League)

Katie Knight

INSTRUCTOR – BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT

McMaster University
Honours Bachelor of Science - Kinesiology

Women’s Varsity basketball team
Academic All-Canadian
Certified Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

Nathaniel Fray-Smith

INSTRUCTOR – FOOTBALL / BASKETBALL DEVELOPMENT

Champlain College 
Varsity Basketball and Football - in 2008 and 2009.
Team Canada Football - 2007 
Canadian Junior Football League - Burlington Braves
Multi-sport athlete, Coach, & Trainer 
Currently attending Humber College - Social Service Worker Program. 
Volunteer Trainer - Brampton A's and Athlete Institute Bears in Orangeville, ON

Christine Parris

GUEST INSTRUCTOR – REGIONAL PROGRAMS

University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)
Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education 

Softball Scholarship. 
Women’s Basketball scholarship - Senior Year. 
Player of the Year in the Big West Conference at (UNLV) 
All-American NCAA Softball Player. 
Canadian National Softball Team (10 Year Veteran Member)
1996 Olympic Games
Redding California Rebels ASA Women’s Fastpitch team - (3) consecutive National Championships, 
ASA All-American honours (3 time). 
member of the 1999, 2000 Women’s Professional Fastpitch League, World Championship Team the Tampa Bay Firestix. 
Member of the Shasta County Sports Hall of Fame Team, the Redding Rebels 1993, 1994 and 1995. 
Harry Jerome Award for Athletic Excellence and was inducted into the Nova Scotia Black Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 2008. 
Served as the head assistant coach at Bowling Green State University and The University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Merissa Daley

LEAD INSTRUCTOR – SOFTBALL / BASKETBALL

California University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science - Sport Performance & Management.

Softball Scholarship.
National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) level II.