Our Coaches & Staff

Bullis 4 Star Staff

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Bob Pass

Founder & Co-Owner

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Steve Miguel

Co-Owner & Tennis Program Director

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Lee White

Assistant Tennis Director

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Kwame Owusu

Tennis Professional

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Mike Gee

Tennis Professional

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Raul Irarte

Tennis Professional

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Deb Dager

Web Master, Adult Program Coordinator

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    Bob Pass

    Founder & Co-Owner

    Bob Pass has been a tennis coach and a mentor to more than 600 USTA/MAS ranked junior boys and girls, including 45 players ranked #1 and over 200 ranked in the top ten in their age division in the MAS section. Two of his students have won USTA scholarship awards for the Most Improved player in the Nation. Five of his players have achieved top 10 National rankings from the USTA and many more have achieved top 20 rankings.

    The Bob Pass 4 Star Tennis Academy started with just 12 girls in 1973. Today it is the largest and most successful junior tennis program in the Mid-Atlantic region.

    Bob has served on, and, or chaired the MAS Junior Competition Committee for 12 years, and also served on the USTA Junior Competition and Training Committee for 2 years as well as serving on the Board of the Washington Tennis Foundation for 4 years. Since 2001 Bob has coached the Bullis High School girls tennis team.

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      Steve Miguel

      Co-Owner & Tennis Program Director

      A former 4 Star student, Steve graduated from The Ohio State University in 1991. He played in the top 3 positions on the men’s tennis team for all 4 of his years. In 1988, Steve was chosen for the Big Ten All Conference Team, he was also honored as a member of the “All Century Men’s Tennis Team” at The Ohio State University.

      Steve is a certified teaching Professional from both the USPTA and USPTR. For over the past 20 years, Steve has worked with many nationally ranked junior and collegiate players.

      Steve is the Tennis Director for 4 Star at Bullis and 4 Star’s Supernational Program. He is also the coach of the Bullis School boys high school tennis team.

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        Lee White

        Assistant Tennis Director

        Lee got his start playing tennis at Bullis at age 12. While attending Sandy Spring Friends School, he played the first doubles position and all singles positions on his varsity tennis team. He graduated from the University of Colorado a bachelor’s degree in Economics. At Colorado, he was a member of the club tennis team three out of his four years there.

        Lee’s coaching career also started at Bullis, where in the summer of 2003 he started working as a summer camp counselor. After graduating from college, he returned to the area to start coaching full time. Lee is a member of the USPTA(P1) and the USTA.

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          Kwame Owusu

          Tennis Professional

          Kwame hails from Accra, Ghana where he started playing tennis as a child. Kwame has been teaching in the Potomac area for many many years and has worked with several hundreds of students who he has all helped become their best.

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            Mike Gee

            Tennis Professional

            Michael hails from New York City. He began playing tennis at the age of 5. At the junior level, Michael enjoyed a distinguished career as one of the best players on the east coast and in the Nation. He was ranked top 10 nationally in the U12, and U14 singles age groups. He was also ranked top 15 nationally in singles in the U16 age group, and acquired a junior world ranking while playing on the International Junior Circuit.

            At the collegiate level Michael received an athletic scholarship to Clemson University where he started both singles and doubles, helping the team reach a top 15 NCAA ranking. After transferring to Howard University, Michael garnered All-MEAC Conference 1stTeam honors, and was also named two time MEAC Player of the Week, while playing #1 singles and doubles. Since then, Michael has coached and taught players on every level including professional tour players, as well as college players and nationally ranked juniors. As a tennis coach, Michael has chosen a career path that allows him to teach others to learn and play a sport to experience the same joy that the game has brought to him.

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              Raul Irarte

              Tennis Professional

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              Deb Dager

              Web Master, Adult Program Coordinator

              Deb is responsible for website development & maintenance, adult clinic development & administration, adult event planning & administration, marketing & communications, and office & facility automation.

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