Meet Our Coaches

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Jackie Acosta
​Director of Elementary PE and Assistant Girls Athletic Director

Jacklyn Acosta was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She moved to Austin where she became a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Movement Science in 2015. The knowledge and experience that she gained from UT is reflected in her teaching and coaching to best benefit our students. She teaches Physical Education to Kinder through 6th graders here at Paragon. She brings valuable knowledge on how to make a Physical Education class beneficial to all students so they can learn to enjoy being active for a lifetime. Along with teaching Physical Education she coaches several of the team sports that are offered to the students including volleyball, basketball, and track & field.

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David Katz
Girl's Sports Athletic Director & PE Teacher

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.”
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Bobby Schwartz
Head Football Coach, Head Basketball 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 has achieved an astonishing coaching record in Basketball of 840 wins over his coaching career. Coach Schwartz legendary Blackshirt Basketball programs have won 24 Tournament Championships and 31 District titles.

As Head Football Coach, he has led the Blackshirt Knights Football program to 16 Championship titles including 2 Super Bowl Saturday Titles.

Coach Bobby’s “Blackshirt for Life” Moto has become a staple of the Paragon Athletic experience and commitment of all his players to be winners at life and work to be their very best in all they endeavor to achieve on and off the court and field as young men and women who will grow up to be parents and spouses and co-workers and bosses.

Coach Bobby Schwartz has two children who attended Paragon and is the Proud Father of his daughter Zaya and his Son Blake.

Coach Schwartz came 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 has been a member of the (NABC) National Association of Basketball Coaches and a former member of the American Coaches Federation. Coach Schwartz was named the National Director of the American Jewish Coaches Association of College Basketball Coaches and has served that group since 2007.

As a strong believer of continuing education in the field of coaching, Coach Schwartz completes the NABC Coaches Professional Development series training each year at the Final Four. Coach Schwartz is an ordained Rabbi and previously served as Chaplain to the Critical Incident Response team of the Texas State Troopers under the Department of Public Safety. Prior to that Coach Schwartz served as Police Chaplain to the Austin Police Department helping officers and families.

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Jacob White
Associate Athletic Director, Middle School PE Director, Head Soccer Coach

Jacob was born and raised in San Antonio and moved to Austin where he graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and Health Education, with a specialization as a Fitness Instructor. Jacob spent his college years learning about the human body and gained valuable experience training athletes and the general public through class work and internships. Along with coaching at Paragon, Jacob is a Lonestar Soccer Club Jr. Academy coach. He also has experience as a speed/agility and strength coach for youth athletes of all sports, ages, and skill levels.

He is excited to continue using his skills to help Paragon students grow on and off the field, in all aspects of life.