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Coaches

Meet Our Coaches

Bobby Schwartz

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Athletic Director, Coach

Coach Bobby Schwartz is a graduate of the Master’s program at The University of Texas and holds a Double Major BA from USC. He is a Texas State certified teacher and has completed 30 hours of work towards his PHD. Coach Schwartz comes to Paragon from the college ranks after serving as an Assistant Coach to the Men’s Basketball team at St. Edwards University where in his first year they won the first Heartland conference championship in school history, first Heartland conference tournament title and earned a bid to the NCAA tournament. Before ST. Edward’s he was the assistant men’s Basketball Coach at Concordia University and served as Athletic Director and Head Basketball Coach at St. Mary’s where his varsity team went 65-0 over three seasons. Coach Schwartz is currently a member of the (NABC) National Association of Basketball Coaches and a former member of the American Coaches Federation. In 2007 Coach Schwartz was named the National Director of the American Jewish Coaches Association of College Basketball Coaches.

As a strong believer of continuing education in the field of coaching, Coach Schwartz has completed the NABC Coaches Professional Development series training for the last four years. Coach Schwartz is an ordained Rabbi and serves as Chaplain to the Critical Incident Response team of the Texas State Troopers under the Department of Public Safety for the past five years. Prior to that Coach Schwartz served as chaplain to the Austin Police Department.


David Katz

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Coach
David Katz earned a BA in history from St. Edwards University. He started out his college career at Texas State (SWT) where he was a member of the men’s basketball team. From 1995 until 2008 David and his wife, Cece, and their two daughters, Annika (9) and Maddie (7), lived in Los Angeles where David worked as an actor. He was on the TV show, The West Wing from 1999-2006. David has coached both the Houston and Austin Maccabi boys’ basketball teams and is currently an assistant coach under Bobby Schwartz on the AAU team Kryptonite.  David was also a member of the gold medal Mens Basketball Team USA in the 2011 Pan-Am Games.  He was awarded the bronze medal for the USA Men’s Basketball Team in the 2013 Macabbi Games in Israel.

“I am honored to be a part of Paragon. Having recently completed my teaching certification, I have observed many different schools throughout Austin and Paragon far and away surpasses all of them. It is great to be a part of team Paragon.”