Coach Paro currently serves Prep in a number of capacities. He is the Athletic Director, Head Football Coach and the Director of the Georgetown Prep Golf Operations and GP Golf Camp. Coach Paro brings a wealth of teaching, coaching, administrative and leadership experience to GP Sports Camps. Coach is an alumnus of Prep, received his BA in Liberal Arts at Denison University and his Masters of Athletic Administration from Ohio University. As a graduate assistant at Ohio University he also served as an Assistant Football Coach.
Since 1997, Coach Paro has served as Director of Georgetown Prep Golf Operations and GP Golf Camp. He has created an atmosphere that provides skill development, golf etiquette, educational understanding as well as the implementation of the rules, along with the competitive spirit of the game. Having grown up playing competitive golf, Coach Paro understands all levels of the educational experience that needs to be provided to aspiring young golfers. Prep’s Golf Camp staff consists of former high school and college players, along with young adults who know the game of golf and value the development of young campers.
Dan Paro’s football career includes many honors while coaching as well as playing a variety of positions. His accomplishments lead to All-American recognition and his participation in the NFL draft. He participated in NFL training camps in the early 1980s with the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. The Redskins were the defending Super Bowl Champions at that time.
As Prep’s athletic Director, Coach Paro is actively involved in a variety of coaching, administrative and student athlete-related organizations. They include the American Football Coaches Association, Maryland High School Football Coaches Association, The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc., Maryland State Athletic Directors Association and National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association (NIAAA)
Before UDC, Coach Urick served at Georgetown University for ten years as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator. In his ten seasons at Georgetown, he helped 24 players earn All-American accolades including coaching three Conference “Offensive Players of the Year.” He coached at Cornell University for one season before Georgetown.
As a player, Coach Urick is one of the most decorated players in Georgetown University lacrosse history. He captained the 1999 and 2000 teams and was named All-American as a junior and senior. He is the all-time leading goal scorer in Georgetown history.
Coach Urick played professionally in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for nine seasons. Playing for the New Jersey Pride and the Chesapeake Bayhawks, he retired in 2009 as the third all-time leading goal scorer in MLL history. In 2006, Coach Urick led team USA to a silver medal in the World Lacrosse Championships and was the team’s leading scorer.
Coach Urick graduated from Georgetown in 2000 with a B.A. in Government with a minor in Theology. He is a member of the Potomac Chapter of the US Lacrosse and James W. Robinson High School hall of fames. He was selected to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Board of Directors. He and his wife, Peggie, reside in Bethesda, Md., with their sons, Parker (4) and Ryan (2).
Coach Nate Koenig was raised in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He attended Bethesda Chevy Chase High School where he contributed to two Regional Championship teams, one that made it to the State Semi-Finals and the other to the State Finals.
Nate played college basketball at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. While at Catholic, Nate studied Psychology and was a captain of the first Landmark Conference Championship team in school history.
From 2014 – 2016, Nate owned and operated his own soccer and basketball camp, Bethesda Chevy Chase Sports Camp, but decided to join the team at Georgetown Prep last summer. Nate currently serves as a Reading Intervention Teacher, 7 th Grade Team Leader and Testing Coordinator at Francis Scott Key Middle School in Silver Spring, Maryland. He continues to stay involved in basketball throughout the school year by coaching the Boys Basketball Team at Key.
Nate is extremely excited to be back at Prep for his second consecutive summer! The success of the basketball program would not be possible without the support of our wonderful campers and dedicated parents!
He was captain of the soccer team his junior and senior year, was named All-IAC his junior and senior year and led the league in scoring his senior year.
Additionally he was a goal keeper on his club team, a team that won multiple state and regional championships. As a goal keeper he was a member and captain of Maryland’s Olympic Development team throughout high school.
He went on to play soccer at Georgetown University as a goal keeper.
In 2002 he returned to Prep to help coach soccer.