Danny Kadah was born in Syracuse, NY, and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area as a New
York sports fan. He became involved in sports at an early age and was a three-sport varsity letter-winner
at Independence High School in San Jose. Danny earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Statistics/Economics
from UC Berkeley in 1989, during which time he served as an award-winning sports editor for the Daily
Californian, the student-run campus newspaper.
In 1995, Danny earned a Master's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the
University of Michigan, somehow managing to time it perfectly to miss both the "Fab Five" Years (1992-93)
and the football team's National Championship season (1997). Since graduating from the U of M, Danny
has covered the San Jose Earthquakes for mlsnet.com (now mlsssoccer.com) and served as a soccer columnist
for cybersoccernews.com, in addition to writing a novel.
Danny has over 15 years of high school coaching experience in girls basketball and boys soccer. He has
been the head boys soccer coach at Branham High School (San Jose) since 2004, leading the Bruins to their
first-ever league championship in the Blossom Valley Athletic League-Santa Teresa Division in 2007. Danny
currently resides in Los Gatos, CA with his wife Negar.
Jeff Panos grew up in Long Beach, CA playing competitive youth soccer since he was five years old. His love for high school athletics and all
the positive, rich traditions it encompasses was cultivated while he attended athletic powerhouse Long Beach Poly High School.
Jeff earned a B.S. in Chemistry from UCLA and soon thereafter moved up to the Bay Area to begin his coaching career. He has coached at the
premier youth, high school, and junior college level for a combined 16+ years holding both a USSF National "B" coaching license and an NSCAA
Advanced National Diploma.
In 2006, Jeff earned his Master’s degree in teaching from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and then began full-time work as a
teacher at Junipero Serra High School (San Mateo, CA) where he strives daily to educate the complete student and marvels in the fact that
every day is different. Jeff also heads up the 65+ player soccer program at Serra and has led them to a West Catholic Athletic League title
in 2010 and a Central Coast Section title in 2014. Jeff and his family reside in Redwood City, CA.
Jennifer Ginn Thompson
Marketing Director, Prep2Prep
Jennifer is an Ohio native and former three-sport high school athlete. Excelling at volleyball, Jennifer became the starting middle hitter
for the Ohio Northern University Polar Bears in 2002, graduating from the university with a degree in Sports Management in 2005. While a
member of the Polar Bears volleyball team, Jennifer helped lead ONU to four top-15 finishes in NCAA Division III.
After graduating, Jennifer spent two years with the Cleveland Cavaliers as their Database Marketing Manager. In 2007, she became Labette
Community College’s head volleyball coach, then left the Cardinals in 2011 to pursue a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration at Fort
Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.
Now in her third year with Prep2Prep, she enjoys running the Prep2Prep twitter account, photographing events throughout P2P’s coverage
area and working with athletes and teams to create video content. Jennifer is an avid runner, and resides with her husband, Chas, and her
English bulldogs, Lucy and Milton, in Hays, Kansas.
VP, Business Development/Corporate Partnerships, Prep2Prep
Ruben grew up in Santa Clara and starred at point guard for the Wilcox High basketball team, named to the all-Central Coast Section team
as a senior.
Ruben brings a high-energy approach to business development for Prep2Prep. You will often find him at high school sporting events spreading
the word about Prep2Prep and connecting with those who feel as passionate about high school sports as he does.
Senior Contributor, Prep2Prep
One of the most passionate prep sports writers in the state, Harold joins Prep2Prep while continuing as a correspondent and writer for Cal-Hi Sports and previously Student Sports
for more than 15 years. He has been a contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle for over 20 years and was previously the vice-president and sports editor of the Marinscope Newspapers.
Harold is also is the vice president of the California Prep Sportswriters Association and is a board member and managing partner of the West Coast Jamboree girls basketball tournament with
vast experience in executing and attaining sponsors for high school events.
Other than a four-year period when he lived in San Diego, Harold is a life-long resident of the San Francisco Bay Area and has frequently contributed rankings, articles and
features about high school teams and players from that area for over 30 years. He also has evolved into one of the most respected girls basketball and softball analysts in the state.
Senior Contributor, Prep2Prep
Nate is in his 18th year coaching high school or collegiate athletics, having served as a head coach for five different sports. He also teaches physical education and
health science, currently at Heritage High School in Brentwood, and covers all sports throughout the East Bay and the North Coast Section.
Nate earned his bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from San Francisco State, where he was a member of the Gators' conference championship track program. He went
on to earn his master's degree from Bluffton University (Ohio) in 2004, and his administrative credential from Azusa Pacific University.
In 2004, Nate was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Women's Track and Field Coach of the Year, leading his Bluffton University team to the only conference title
in school history. He has also been a head track coach at Hiram College (Ohio) and Freedom High School in Oakley, Ca.
Nate was the head football coach at Liberty High School for six seasons, where he was a three-sport varsity athlete himself back in the mid-90's. He has also been the head
women's tennis coach at Bluffton, and during his teaching tenure at Liberty also guided programs for both softball and water polo. Nate's latest coaching venture has been youth
softball, enabling him to coach his daughter, Reilly, who is now in the second grade. His two-year-old son Carson figures to also benefit from Nate's coaching
experience down the road.