MACS Instructors

Pickleball

Gabriel (Gabe) George

          Jacksonville, FL

                US Navy Retired

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I am a retired Navy corpsman and currently an adapative athlete who competes in Pickleball, Paralympic Archery, sailing, and a few other adapative sports & recreational activities.  The Military Adaptive Court Sports program is a way I can share my experiences and give back to those who have served.

Clinics held at these locations:

  • Fort Family Park, Jacksonville, FL

  • VA Hospital Lake City, Lake City, FL

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Jerry Northwood

          Tallahassee, FL

                US Army Retired

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I am an honorable discharged 1st LT and am an instructor for both racquetball and pickleball for the Prescott VA for the past 7 years. A recent move to Florida has me looking to continue working with Vets in the Leon County area.  Military Adaptive Court Sports program has allowed me to share my vast coaching experiences to a much deserved population.

Clinics held at these locations:

  • VA at Prescott, AZ

  • VA at Tallahassee, FL

     

Earl B. Stitt, III

          Las Vegas, NV

                US Air Force Lt. Col. Retired

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I desire a volunteer position that will benefit my broad professional background and capitalize on my strong work ethic. I enjoy working with the public in a team-oriented atmosphere, but also excel in an independent environment. Working for, and with, our military and veterans is my number one desire.

2015 Grand Junction Veterans Administration – Support with Project Healing Waters, River Runners, and Pickleball,  *2019 – 2020 Southern Nevada Pickleball Club – Trustee, responsible for the Veteran’s Program

Racquetball

Aaron Embry

          San Diego, CA

                Civilian

My desire to give back comes from my personal experience with family and friends that have served our country. Like most everyone in the San Diego area, I feel deeply connected to the military. My father enlisted in the Navy post World War II and served during the Koran War, landing at Inchon aboard the USS Sutherland. I have many friends that are either retired or currently serving. I’m excited about the opportunity to help promote the benefits of Racquetball and Paddleball through the Military Adaptive Court Sports programs. 

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Clinics held at these locations:

  • Naval Medical Center San Diego (Balboa), San Diego, CA, 

  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD), San Diego, CA, 

  • Naval Base San Diego (32nd Street Naval Station), San Diego, CA

  • Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA

  • Naval Base Coronado, Coronado, CA

Raymond Bierner

          Glendale, AZ

                Civilian

AMPRO certified racquetball instructor volunteering with the Military Racquetball Federation to promote Arizona Veterans racquetball clinics for many years.  My motivation is to grow the sport under the theme of conditioning, camaraderie and competition.  I donate my efforts in memory of an uncle and cousin who lost their lives in the Bataan Death March and the Korean Conflict.  I appreciate the talent and inspiration that our troops and our veterans bring to my continued involvement in sharing racquetball.  Military Adaptive Court Sports will allow our outreach to grow.

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Clinics held at these locations:

  • Family Life Center, Phoenix, AZ