Rodrick Pierce is the Executive Director and Head Coach of Southwest Ohio Preparatory Academy. Coach Pierce is married to the beautiful Anika Pierce. He is the father of 6 blossoming daughters and grandfather of 1 busy grandson.
Coach Pierce was a multi-sport athlete from 1993-1997 at his alma mater Princeton High School located in Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduation, Coach Pierce decided to play football for NCAA Division 1 Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. Once Coach Pierce was ruled ineligible by the NCAA, he attended Cincinnati State Technical and Community College and then transferred to the College of Mount Saint Joseph. While at the "Mount", Coach Pierce was a letter winner in both football and basketball. After ending his career due to injuries Coach Pierce immediately joined the coaching ranks.
Coach Pierce was hired to be a Varsity Assistant and Freshman coach at Jacobs High School. After two seasons, Coach Pierce was given the opportunity to coach at the College of Mount Saint Joseph as an Assistant under Larry Cox. From Mount Saint Joseph, Pierce became the Head Coach of DePaul Cristo Rey High School for three years. Pierce then moved on to Clark Montessori and Springfield High School before solely focusing on Southwest Ohio Preparatory Academy.
Coach Kam Chancellor graduated from Clark Montessori, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2006. He continued his education at Wright State University.
Coach Kam has been coaching basketball for 10 years now. AAU basketball with Club Ohio and High School at Clark Montessori as a Varsity Assistant and Head Freshman coach. Coach Kam led the only freshman team in school history to a championship.
Coach Kam brings a ton of excitement and energy to the program. His dedication to helping student athletes reach their goals and commitment to excellence will help our program succeed and grow!
Joe Hampton, or Coach Joe as he is known in basketball circles, is originally from Springfield, Ohio. He now resides in Cincinnati. Coach Joe was a two time varsity award winner at Springfield South High School.
After graduating, Coach Joe went on to a stellar career at Jordan College in Flint, MI. While at Jordan College Coach Joe led the team both years in assists and 3 point percentage. He then accepted a scholarship to NCAA Division 2 Glenville State University where he finished out his career on two of the schools most successful teams.
Coach Joe known for his unique training and player development programs. He has helped shape and develop many players who have gone on to have highly productive basketball careers. Coach Joe's love of the game and love for coaching student athletes will be a valued piece to the success of our program.
In a 10 plus year career Demarco Kinamore is excited about joining The Pack family at Southwest Ohio Preparatory Academy. Kinamore started his career shortly after the end of his athletic career at Central State University where he attended college. As a 20 year old he started his career out with a local AAU organization in Cincinnati.
Shortly after he went back to his community and his alma mater and became the freshmen girls basketball coach and the next year becoming associate head coach at Winton woods High school. After 4 season Kinamore went on to coach at Clark Montessori Boys Varsity and Jv for 3 seasons.
He coached his 3rd grade aau boys all the way up to 12th grade, finishing aau nationals multiple times, state championships and many other honors.
Finishing his most recent as being Associate Head Coach at regional campus Miami - Hamilton University achieving a conference championship,
Other than basketball Demarco spends his time working for a non profit through Hamilton County, called Super Seeds, where they teach Kids about choices and life goals while attending jail tours.
Pastor Jason L. Channels was born and raised in Springfield, OH. He married his lovely wife, Teresa L. Channels, on June 30, 2001. Together, they have two sons, Jason Channels II and Justus Channels. Pastor Channels was educated through the Springfield City Schools and then continued his quest for higher learning at Central State University, in Wilberforce, OH from which he graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Water Resources Management. He is currently employed as a Program Administrator for the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Division of Food Safety in Reynoldsburg, OH.
It was while attending Central State University that Pastor Channels first acknowledged his call to the preach God’s Word in the fall of 1995. Pastor Channels began his ministry at the Church of Jesus Family Worship Center, under the leadership of the late Bishop Cecil A. Pratt, Jr. in Springfield, OH. Pastor Channels was very active in ministry at the Church of Jesus from an early age, primarily serving as a musician for the choirs. As he matured over time he later served as the minister of music, youth minister, and a deacon on the Official Board.
Pastor Channels was also blessed with the leadership experience of holding several offices within the Ohio District Council of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc., from which he received his license to minister in 2005. During his time with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. he served as Assistant Treasurer of the Ohio District Council Young People’s Union, Vice President of the Ohio District Council Young People’s Union, and President of the Southwest Region Young People’s Union.
In obedience to the call of God on his life Pastor Channels founded Uniting Faith Church in Springfield, OH which held its inaugural service on September 5,2010. Pastor Channels was ordained by Apostle Mark and Nicki Pfeifer from SOMA Family of Ministries on May 29, 2011.
During the summer of 2015 God led Pastor Channels and his family to merge churches with Bruce and Amy Willmann, and serve as a pastor of what is now known as Champion City Church. The two churches came together with hopes of tearing down the walls of division within the body of Christ and bringing about racial reconciliation. They held their first service together on October 3, 2015. To God be the glory for the things He has done!