Program Director, Performance Coach
Sheldon Howell is a Wichita native. Attended Bishop Carroll Catholic High School and graduated from Wichita North in 2008. Sheldon recieved all city honors for baseball in 2008.
Attended Newman University 2008-2009, then transferred to Butler Community College 2009-2010. At Butler he was a conference champion, and was voted Team Captain, and recieved Conference All Star honors. After Community College, he attended Fort Hays State University 2010-2012, where he ended his career. At Hays he achieved Team Captain/Athletic Academic Honors. Sheldon graduated with degrees in Liberal Science, Business Communication, and Business Administration.
Sheldons coaching experience includes the Kansas Cannons 2014, Andale High School 2015, and has coached youth baseball since graduating college. Sheldon is also the Commissioner for the Kansas Collegeiate League Baseball.
Sheldon is a Certified Parisi Performance Coach, and also the Program Director of Parisi Wichita.
“The driving force behind this program is the passion that the staff has to develop the athletes that are in it. We strive every single day to instill confidence and character into each one of our athletes, which allows them to succeed on and off the field. Ultimately building a successful program and allowing each athlete to achieve great things while they are here, and while they compete.”
and spent the summer collegiate seasons playing for teams in Wichita, Arizona, and California.
Performance Coach/ Networking Specialist
Josh Becker was born and raised in Garden Plain, Kansas where he also went on to graduate high school in 2012. As a very active athlete, he was nominated All-League in basketball and football his senior year and was also nominated as an All-State wide receiver for football as well.
He went on to play football at Friends University for four years where he was a three year starter as wide receiver. In his senior season he was selected to be a team captain. In his junior and senior season Josh made the school’s AD Honor Roll. He graduated in May 2016 with a major in Health Management and a minor in Business and Science.
Josh is a certified Parisi Performance Coach.
“Growing up in a small town I didn’t know what the next step in my life would hold. I wanted to go to college to play football, but I wasn’t quite sure what I needed to do to achieve this goal of mine. As a Parisi coach I hope to help kids find their athletic purpose and fulfill any goal that they have made for themselves. As a former collegiate athlete, I feel like I can provide that insight for what college coaches look for, and teach kids how a good work ethic can get them farther than just talent alone. I’ve always believed hard work beats talent and through Parisi I believe that while we can help kids get more talented, we also show them what all they can truly accomplish when they give 100% of their effort in everything that they do.”
Performance Coach/Sport Support
Kevin Klein is a local Bishop Carroll ’08 and Newman University ’12 graduate. After playing many sports growing up, he competed in basketball and tennis in high school. He played varsity basketball for 3 years, helping Carroll to a program’s best State Runner-up finish his senior year, receiving Honorable Mention honors. In tennis for the Golden Eagles, he placed at State all 4 years before continuing his tennis career at NCAA D2 Newman University. During his years competing, he helped the Jets finish 2nd in the Heartland Conference and received All-Conference Honors his senior year.
After graduating, Kevin became part of the Newman coaching staff as graduate assistant while earning his MBA. After completing his Master’s, he coached for 2 years as an assistant tennis coach and as the Men’s Head Coach and Assistant Director of Tennis. While coaching at Newman he helped the program to another finish as Conference Runner-up and the program’s first National Ranking.
“I’m happy to be a part of a great staff of coaches devoted to helping young athletes in developing skills that will help them be more successful and confident, both in sports and their lives. I’m also excited to help amp our team training programs with the opportunity to help other coaches make their individual athletes and programs better.”