Boys' Basketball Coaching Staff & Contact Information
Glenn Farello, Head Coach – firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn Farello just completed his 5th year as head coach at Paul VI High School and 14th overall. He has coached over 50 players that have played college basketball and 12 that have played professional basketball, including 2 NBA players, Delonte West and Eddie Basden. His teams have made it to 11 Final Fours and have won the 2002 MD State Championship, the 2009 and 2012 VA Independent School State (VISSA) Championships, the 2012 Abe Pollin City Title Game, and PVI’s first ever Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) Championship in 2012, being the first team in conference history to go 21-0 in conference play.
Coach Farello has been named Coach of the Year 8 times, most recently the WCAC Coach of the Year and VISSA Coach of the Year in 2012. In 2002, he was named Washington Post All Met Coach of the Year while at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt, MD. His teams have been ranked in the Top 20 in the DC Metro Area 9 times, including #1 in 2012. The 2012 PVI team finished ranked in the Top 10 in the nation. Coach Farello’s overall record is 267-128.
Current PVI graduates playing college basketball include Erick Green (Virginia Tech), Raven Barber (Mount St. Mary’s), Patrick Holloway (George Mason), Coleman Johnson (Fairfield University), Tilman Dunbar (Navy), Oray Nicolai (Catholic University), Chido Enweze (Lycoming), Asa Smith (Hood College).
Rocky Parrish, Dir. Of Basketball Ops, Head JV Coach – email@example.com
Coach Parrish is entering his 2nd season as the JV Head Coach for Paul VI High School. Prior to being named JV Head Coach, Coach Parrish was the freshmen coach for one season. Last season his JV team came out of the gates undefeated through the first 11 games before finishing the season with a 15-7 record. Coach Parrish is also a varsity assistant coach and Director of Basketball Operations for the entire boys’ basketball program. His duties consist of assisting in scheduling, equipment coordination, and camp/clinic organization, along with any other administrative duties asked of him.
Katie Grim, Academic Coach – firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Grim enters her 4th season as the Academic Coach with the Paul VI Boys’ Basketball staff. Coach Grim oversees players’ grades and NCAA Clearinghouse requirements. She monitors academics throughout the entire school year, not just during the season. Coach Grim works full time at Paul VI as the Director of Student Life. She is also the Varsity Softball Assistant Coach at PVI.
Osman Bangura, Varsity Assistant – email@example.com
Coach Osman Bangura returns to the Paul VI Boys' basketball coaching staff after spending 2 years as an assistant coach/video coordinator at Howard University. While at Howard University his primary responsibilities included film exchange, film breakdown, and player development. Prior to joining Howard University, he was an assistant coach for the Libyan National Team, where his duties include scouting, and player development. Coach Bangura is the head coach of the 16U Team Takeover Orange elite traveling squad. Coach Bangura was on staff with Paul VI in 2009 when the team won the school’s first VISSA state title. He will be in charge of player development and scouting with this year’s team.
Morrello Vest, Varsity Assistant and Dir. of Recruiting - firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Morrello Vest has been coaching for over 16 years at the High School and Grassroots levels. Coach Vest was the head coach at North Stafford High School from 2003-2004. He has also been an assistant coach at Archbishop Carroll and Bishop Ireton High Schools. Coach Vest started his coaching career at the grassroots level with the DC Blue Devils and currently with Team Takeover. This will be Coach Vest’s first season with Paul VI where he will serve as Director of Recruiting.
Tracy Williams, Varsity Assistant – email@example.com
Coach Williams is entering his 2nd season as a varsity assistant coach at Paul VI High School and 15th overall. Coach Williams is responsible for individual player development for PVI’s Forward and Center positions. He is also the founder of the Loudoun Elite Basketball Program and Head Coach of the 17U team, where the team was ranked in the top 5 in the state of Virginia in the first 3 years. Originally from Dallas, TX, Coach Williams earned a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oklahoma where he also played basketball.
Curtis Symonds, Varsity Assistant – firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Curtis Symonds is known to give his time and resources to engage and improve the lives of socially economic disadvantaged youths and providing a safe haven to learn and excel through sports activities. Coach Symonds was the President of the WNBA’s Washington Mystics from 2005-2007. While serving as President of the Mystics, Coach Symonds owned and operated the former Hoop Magic Sports Complex, where he directed and ran basketball tournaments, leagues and camps. This will be Coach Symonds second season with Paul VI where his responsibilities will include player development.
Over the past ten years, Brandon has become one of the top trainers in the DC Metro area. He has combined his background as a sprinter at East Carolina with his work at the Mike Kryzyzewski Human Performance Laboratory to develop one of the area’s top systems for training athletes. Local athletes under Brandon’s direction have already begun to rack up numerous awards, including 1 NBA Lottery Pick, 3 McDonald’s All-Americans, 2 Jordan Brand All-Americans, and 11 Capitol Classic Participants. In addition to basketball, Brandon has also worked with baseball, hockey, and soccer players from the youth to professional level. Website: Elevationperformance.com
Kevin Hargove, Varsity Assistant – email@example.com
Coach Hargrove joins the Paul VI High School coaching staff after serving as an assistant at Sidwell Friends School last year, and a 10-year stint at the college level. Coach Hargrove is well known in DMV area hoops, and brings with him an extensive background in coaching, teaching and skill development to PVI. Prior to coaching collegiately, he coached at Anacostia High School (DC), where the program won several championships and was recognized as one of the top programs on the East coast during the 1990’s. In 1997, Coach Hargrove was an assistant coach for the McDonald’s All-American game, which featured current NBA players, Shane Battier, Elton Brand, Baron Davis, Brendan Haywood, Lamar Odom and Metta World Peace. Coach Hargrove’s first coaching job came at the high school level, at age 19, after growing up with father, D.C. Hall of Fame Coach Thomas Hargrove, the winningest coach in D.C. Public School history.
Jason Hark, Varsity Assistant – firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Jason Hark is entering his 2nd year as an Assistant Varsity Coach with Paul VI Boys’ Basketball staff. Coach Harks responsibilities include assisting with the everyday operations of the program. Coach Hark has been coaching AAU basketball for the past 5 years with the Loudoun Elite Basketball Program based in Sterling, VA. Coach Hark is originally from Buffalo, NY where he attended Kenmore West High School and lettered in football and track.
Brian Levenson, Varsity Assistant – email@example.com
Coach Levenson (www.corementaltraining.com, www.capeperformance.com) has worked with athletes in a wide range of sports, including basketball, wrestling, tennis and golf. Currently, Coach Levenson works with a diverse population of teenage, high school, college and professional athletes. Coach Levenson is entering his 2nd season as Paul VI’s mental coach.
Coach Levenson obtained his master’s degree in Sports Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, completing his thesis on home court advantage in the NBA. That experience helped form a foundation for his work with clients on the challenges of transitioning to new environments. As a coach, he believes in working with athletes to continue to improve their strengths and turn their weaknesses into strengths.
Jerry Williams (Coach J) is currently serving his second season as Assistant JV Coach for the PVI Panthers. Coach J works full time as an estimator for a restoration company but his true passion is coaching. Before coming to PVI he founded the Loudoun County Bulls, an AAU team, for which he was the Head Coach for five years. Additionally, Coach J was the Head Boys Varsity Coach for three years at Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, VA. While earning his B.S. in Political Science at the University of Florida, he coached middle school, high school, and community league teams in the local area.
Lyle Wright, Assistant JV Coach – firstname.lastname@example.org
Coach Wright is entering his 1st year as an Assistant JV Coach with Paul VI Boys’ Basketball staff. Coach Wright has been coaching basketball for over 10 years, which the past 5 years have been spent coaching for the Fairfax Stars where he also serves as Boys Commissioner. Originally from Albuquerque, NM, Coach Wright joined the military soon after high school, serving 8 years in the US Army. The last 3 years in the Army, Coach Wright served overseas where he also had the opportunity to represent RAF Alconbury as a player coach.
Gene Fisher, Head Freshmen Coach – email@example.com
Coach Fisher is a graduate of Paul VI High School, where he played basketball and football for the Panthers. He attended West Virginia University before coming back to Fairfax and marrying his wife Jessica, also a PVI graduate. Coach Fisher coached at St. Timothy’s from 2002-2009. This is Coach Fisher’s 2nd season as Head Freshmen Coach, 4th with PVI and 15th year overall as a basketball coach. Every year Coach Fisher heads up the 3-on-3 Tournament around Thanksgiving time for all to participate.