Before joining Koa in 2010, coach Al was a high school football & baseball standout at Springfield Gardens H.S. in Queens, New York. After HS, he earned a degree in physical education while playing baseball at Norfolk State University. After college he successfully served in United States Navy in Operation Desert Storm / Desert Shield as Petty Officer. After 16 years of dedicated service at Rosedale Sports Association as a football coach & Vice President, he was recently promoted to the chairman of the “Executive Board” for the 45-year-old scholastic and youth sports program in NYC. Coach Al is a certified sports official with the NYC Public School Athletic League (PSAL) as a Football Official and Baseball Umpire as well as a member of National Association of Sports Officials (NASO). Before relocating to the DC Metro area, Coach Al coached football on the high school level at Flushing High School in (NYC) and has remained a consultant to the program since relocating four years ago. Coach Al still feels most at home on the baseball diamond or on the football field between the white lines!