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Mark Brandel - Director



HEA Firebirds Director

MARK T. BRANDEL was born of Missionary parents in Detroit, Michigan. Although spending his early years in Africa, by high school, he started playing and coaching Baseball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball. He has been involved with sports since 1973, and made his high school coaching debut with Plymouth Christian Academy and their Volleyball team in 1982.

In 1989, Coach Brandel took over the responsibilities of Sports Academy at Plymouth Christian and is still the Director. Sports Academy is where young athletes from age 6 to high school are developed. Each year, several hundred kids and a dozen coaches return to the basics as they learn the sports of Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer and Volleyball.

Scott Huggins - Web master


HEA Firebirds Webmaster


SCOTT A. HUGGINS was born in Bay City, Michigan and currently resides in Novi, Michigan.  Scott grew up as the youngest  of six children, and credits his competitive spirit with the challenge of keeping up with two older brothers.  He played high school tennis, softball and cross country.

Coach Huggins has had 3 boys in the Firebirds program since 2010. "We joined the program because we wanted our boys to get plenty of exercise during the winter and because of the Godly principles promoted by the coaches," he says.

In 2013, Scott began his basketball coaching career as the B14 coach.  Since there were not enough boys for a full team, Coach Huggins assisted with the boys B12 and B16 teams.  This year Coach Huggins is ready to take on the B16 role and is looking forward to a great season.

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