DAYTONA, FLA. – DME Academy, a premier institution committed to excellence in sports and education, is thrilled to announce significant leadership changes within its athletic programs, effective immediately.
These transitions reflect DME’s dedication to fostering talent, achieving success, and maintaining a culture of excellence.
Todd Eason: Director of Athletics
Todd Eason, previously serving as the Director of Soccer, will now take on the role of Director of Athletics. With his communication skills, in-depth knowledge of DME operations, and unwavering commitment to success, Todd is poised to bring a new level of leadership to our athletic programs.
Thales Peterson: Director of Boys Soccer
Thales Peterson, transitioning from Boys Soccer Head Coach, has made a significant impact since joining DME in the summer of 2023. His leadership has not only elevated the boys’ and girls’ programs on the pitch but has also instilled a culture of excellence and mental resilience. Peterson’s dedication to holistic player development aligns seamlessly with DME Academy’s values.
Kioki Hutchings: Director of Girls Soccer
Kioki Hutchings, previously the Assistant Soccer Coach, will now take on the role of Director of Girls Soccer. Hutchings’ unwavering dedication to the success and development of DME soccer players has set him apart. His positive attitude, coaching style, ability to connect with athletes, and connections to clubs and organizations within the sport make him a valuable asset to DME.
Dan Panaggio, Co-founder of DME Academy, expressed his confidence in the leadership transitions, stating, “We are excited about the future of our sports programs under the guidance of these exceptional leaders. Todd, Thales, and Kioki have already proven their commitment to excellence, and we look forward to witnessing the continued success and development of our athletes under their leadership.”
DME Academy invites the community, stakeholders, and supporters to join in congratulating Todd Eason, Thales Peterson, and Kioki Hutchings on their new roles.