Sports Coaches

Luke Saia

Luke has lived in Northern Virginia his whole life and played football from age 6, through high school, and has always been around the game. In high school he achieved all region honors on his football team, started 4 years on varsity, and played basketball and baseball as well. He has worked out at college workouts all over the DMV area, trained with high level athletes, and has a real passion for sports and their benefit on the youth and his community. He is currently working on his degree in Sports Marketing at NOVA and plays flag football locally. He helps coach kids of all ages in the off season with speed training and positional work for football and loves helping kids learn and excel at something new. Luke looks forward to coaching with Kids and Motion and helping kids have fun!

Kim Konklewski

Kim is originally from Long Island, New York and moved 4 years ago to Fairfax County. She has taught 8th grade Health and Physical Education for 2 years at Glasgow Middle School and 9th grade Health and Physical Education at Justice High School. She also coaches JV Softball for Justice HS. Her passion for sports dates back since she was a little girl. She was a triple sport athlete in High School playing Volleyball, Basketball, and Softball. She continued on with her education to become a Physical Education Teacher and played Volleyball and Softball at the two colleges she attended: Suffolk County Community College and Brooklyn College in New York. After college, she was recruited to play Softball for the United States of America’s International Team in Europe. Her biggest passion in life is beaching a teacher and passing along her joy for fitness and athletics to all age levels.

Jonathan Gesin

Jonathan Gesin is the Manager of Kids in Motion. He has a passion to bring better health and wellness to the kids all over the NOVA region. He is a Youth Pastor at Braddock Baptist Church, who recently married and moved here from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Since 2011, he has been coaching kids all around the east coast while using his passions to teach character, integrity, value, and teamwork. He has grown up playing football, basketball, and track & field in elementary, middle, and high-school. Jonathan was a D1 collegiate cheerleader for Liberty University and competed among the top teams in the U.S. He obtained his B.A. and M.S degrees in Exercise Science and continues to pursue certifications. For Kids in Motion, he teaches dance fitness, run club, and sports classes. He also assists in training new instructors and coaches on our team.

Brian Williams

Brian has played football from the time he was 6 years old, through college, and even after college, playing semi pro. In high school he was a 4 year starter and was All State 2 of those 4 years. He went on to play in college, then overseas in the Netherlands. Brian still plays football to this day in a flag football league. He also ran track from middle school to high school where he was 2nd in the state in 2 different events and went on to run track at Syracuse. He also played basketball from 8th grade until he graduated high school, and during that time he was a part of a VA high school national championship. He still plays recreationally on a regular basis. He coaches youth ages 5-15 in basketball and flag football and looks for forward to coaching for Kids in Motion!

Denzel Pinckney

Denzel Pinckney was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He attended George Mason University where he graduated in 2018, and he currently resides in the Northern Virginia. Denzel began playing basketball at a young age and developed his understanding of the game throughout the years. While attending grade school he played in basketball leagues and tournaments in New York City. He expounded on that experience by joining a youth development program where he was able to impact youth through coaching, both on and off the court. Denzel is a strong believer in being a bridge between the youth and sports and can’t wait to get started!

Justin Nguyen

Justin Nguyen is youth basketball instructor from Springfield, VA. Since 2006, he has taken his passion for basketball and love for kids to educate his students the fundamentals of the sport through classes, camps, and skills clinics. Justin’s emphasis on fundamentally sound skills coupled with a high energy teaching style ensures his kids have fun while learning! Basketball is just one of the sports he loves. He has also played and taught flag football, soccer, tennis, and t-ball. Sports have taught Justin the importance of teamwork and sportsmanship and he hopes to pass those values to his students.

Justin Nguyen is also a hip hop dancer/instructor. He attended George Mason University where he choreographed various organizations and graduated with a degree in business. He has developed a special interest in creating works by combining other genres of dance, including a collaboration for salsa/hip hop fusion piece showcased at Dance Factory’s “Night of 1000 Stars.” Along with working for one of the area’s leading entertainment companies, Justin is currently on tour with United Way.

Prince Kwashie

Prince is a health, fitness, sport, and dance enthusiast. He enjoys all things related to movement. He expresses his passion for physical activities and working with kids through being a physical education teacher. He has taught movement concepts and skills in fitness, sports, and dance within both regular school and after-school settings. A native Ghanaian who recently moved from NYC to the Northern Virginia area, he engaged in various sports growing up especially soccer. He graduated from SUNY Binghamton University and CUNY Brooklyn College with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science and physical education respectively. During his spare time, he enjoys working out, watching movies, listening to music, being outdoors, playing sports, and video games. He is excited to bring his years of teaching and coaching experience to help Kids in Motion engage in physical activities and to inspire them to have fun staying active and become lifelong movers.

Ridge Pearson

Ridge has spent all his life living in Northern Virginia. He began playing sports at a very young age. Throughout high school, Ridge played for his school’s soccer, basketball, and football teams. During his junior year he was invited to play semi-professional soccer in Spain but got a serious injury. Ridge is now attending George Mason University as a Computer Science Major. He has been coaching SYA House basketball for about 5 years now and has a deep passion for any sport that he is involved in. Ridge believes that sports should be fun and exciting for all ages!

Sam Acosta

Sam was born and raised in Chantilly, Virginia and has lived in the Northern Virginia area his entire life. His love for sports began when he was a kid when he would go to Baltimore Oriole games with his dad and watch all of the Washington teams on TV. He grew up playing youth basketball and baseball, and began coaching youth basketball himself when he was still in high school. He has previously also coached a co-ed softball team, bringing his team from the bottom of the standings to a championship in 3 short years. Sam continues to enjoy watching sports, hiking, and walking his dog Howie (named after Washington Nationals playoff hero Howie Kendrick). He is very excited to begin working with students and sharing his love of sports.

Brittany Nicolich

I am from Long Island, New York. I have a BS in Health and Physical Education from the University of Delaware and a M.ed in Educational Leadership from George Mason University. I have been teaching Health and Physical Education for 9 years in Maryland and Virginia. The last 4 years I have coached Annandale’s girls varsity soccer team but have coached a variety of types of teams in soccer, basketball, volleyball, and lacrosse. I enjoy all types of sports, snowboarding, going to the beach, live music, being with friends and family, and traveling.

Jamarr Henderson

Jamarr’s love for sports dates back to his childhood, where he developed a love for basketball, baseball, and football. He continued to play these sports in high school and develop more of an interest to want to coach and help others participate. He started an NFL flag football league where kids ages 5-13 were able to come to play football on Sundays in a very supportive environment. He also coached Pop Warner football and his twin nephews were able to make it to the Pop Warner championships not once, but twice which takes place at Disneyworld’s ESPN Sports Complex. Basketball has been his favorite sport and volleyball later as he coached a travel league for ages 11-14, which played in Chicago and surrounding areas on Sundays. Jamarr also works full time in Human Services. He really enjoys inspiring others, being active, and giving back to his community in every way, serving those that are in need, and developing young people to build character and discipline in the field of athletics.