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COACHES BIOS

Hubert Parris, Commissioner- Sprints & Field Events

Coach Parris is one of the founding members of our program. He has been coaching youth sports since 2003, and has been USA Track and Field Level 1 certified, since 2010.  He started coaching track and field as an assistance with the White Plains Future Stars in 2010. His sons are DAYO Lightning alumni and now runs for Brookfield High School.  His Daughter  who got him started in coaching track, completed her undergraduate degree at Boston University in 2017,where she was on the 4 x 400 M relay team that broke the school record.  Coach Parris brings passion to teaching young athletes proper technique and loves to help each athlete realize their unique ability and  potential. 

Coach Parris played football at New Rochelle High Schools, and Central Ct. State University.  
Hubert is happily married and has four wonderful children.  Hubert stays actively involved with his church, and is a Financial Planner with Barnum Financial Group.

Darren Joseph, Coach- Distance & Field Events

Coach Joseph has been with the program since its inception in 2011 and has over 25 years of experience working with youth organizations in CT and NY in a variety of roles.  He is the current Commissioner of DAYO Football, andhas been involved as a coach and parent volunteer with D.A.Y.O. for the past 13 years, coaching T-Ball, Flag Football, and Tackle Football, in addition to his work with Track & Field.  Most recently, Coach Joseph was selected as a Coach to represent the New England Region at the Hershey North America Final Track and Field event in Hershey, PA. He continues to enjoy volunteering and welcomes the opportunity to introduce children to the sport of Track and Field and build character though competition and hard work.

As a past competitive Track and Field runner, coach Joseph was part of a relay team that holds the 4 x 440 record at The Armory Track in NYC. Darren is a Network Infrastructure  Engineer. 

Sean Campanella, Coach- Throws 
Coach Camp has been a part of the program since 2017.



Kelly Cruz, Coach - Distance

Coach Cruz has been a part of the program since Indoor 2018


Kenson O' Donald, Coach - Sprints

Coach O' Donald Joined the team during the indoor 2018 season.

Catrina Watson, Team Mom - Administrator

Team Mom Watson has been with the program since its inception in 2011 and plays a key role in coordinating team activities and parent interaction during practices and meets.  Her son, Terrell, is a DAYO Lightning Alum and runs Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track at Danbury High School.

 


 

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