Prep2Prep Staff

Danny Kadah
President/Founder, Prep2Prep

Danny 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 and first-ever BVAL-Mount Hamilton "A" Division title in 2017. Danny currently resides in Los Gatos, CA with his wife Negar and daughter Rooney.


Jennifer Thompson
General Manager, 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 sixth year with Prep2Prep, she loves working with the Prep2Prep team to provide them with unique opportunities for coverage. Jen resides with her husband, Chas, and sons, Cub and Oz, in Hays, Kansas.


Ruben Camacho
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.


Nate Smith
Content Manager, Prep2Prep

Nate is in his 20th 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-90s. 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.


Harold Abend
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.