Prestige Prep Academy was established in 2011. The Academy was started to teach and develop athletic skills and increase the sports I.Q. We train athletes through different methods (conventional and unconventional) all while developing their athletic skills. We provide a wide range of services to prepare the student athlete for the next level. Through our post graduate programs, training, showcases, combines and tournaments the Academy enables the athlete to obtain exposure from college coaches of all divisions. Prestige Prep Academy is focused on both the individual sports performance as well as athletic team training.
Prestige Prep Academy is not just about athletics through our post-graduate program we provide resources in education based on individual needs such as SAT and ACT preparatory classes.
Our Curriculum Consists of:
- Credit enrichment classes (to increase gpa)
- SAT/ACT preparatory classes (to increase test scores)
- College credit courses (up to 9 credits)
- Community service
- Work study program.
- Strength and Conditioning
- Skill Development
- Film Session
- Pre Season Workouts/Games
Coach Jeffrey “CAS” Wade
Started coaching at the tender age of 14. He got this start at the famous P.A.L of Linden and 32 years later he is still at it. Through his travels he has been coaching and mentoring life skills to young men and women.
Coach Wade played Varsity basketball and football at both Linden and Westfield High School in New Jersey. After graduating Westfield High School he accepted a scholarship to Keystone Junior College in Pennsylvania and later attended William Paterson in New Jersey. In 1989 Coach Wade had to make the difficult decision to withdraw from college and enter the workforce due to the birth of his son Desmond.
Fast forward 19 years later while working full-time Coach Wade attended Union County College part-time and graduated in 2008 with a degree in education. Despite severe health issues Coach Wade relentlessly continued his education at New Jersey City University and in 2013 graduated with a B.A in Sociology; something he is most proud of being that he and his son Desmond graduated from college the same year.
After coaching at the P.A.L’s, the Linden Recreation Centers, CYO’s, travel clubs, AAU’s, volunteering at Linden High School’s summer leagues and tournaments Coach Wade started his first Head Coaching High School job at the prestigious Wardlaw Hartridge Day School where he lead the team to two Conference Championships and later as the associate Head Coach at the State Powerhouse Bloomfield Tech and is now starting up his own Post-Graduate program for the 5th year senior…Thus Prestige Prep Academy was formed.
Some notable accomplishments of Coach Wade are:
- Volunteer Coach at Linden High School Summer Program 2002-Present
- Coached AAU since 1998 with teams such as the New Jersey Flames, Team Kenny Anderson, NJ Roadrunners, Shore Shots, and Sports University
- Founder and President of Team NJ Select Stars
- Coached at HoopGroup Summer Camps and Clinics
- Various State and national titles with the most recent ranking 7th in the nation at Nationals in Arkansas.
Top 5 National ranking on rivals.com 2013 for ages 16U
- President of Linden Pop-Warner/coach at midget, pee-wee, and jr. pee-wee levels with the most wins in a season going 13-1