Sheldon Howell 

Program Director / Performance Coach 

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 the Associate Director of Operations and 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.”

Matt Hartman ​

Associate Director of Sales / Performance Coach 

Kevin Klein

Performance Coach 

Matt Hartman is a local Bishop Carroll ’08 and Wichita State University ’16 graduate. 
He started pursing Exercise Science in 2013. He then realized that he wanted to work with athletes. He started with a local trainer, training Maize South Basketball team. After this, he started his internship in 2016 at KC Speed and Sport in Kansas City. At this internship he found his passion for training athletes properly. After graduation, he started his role with Parisi Speed School. 

Matt is the Associate Director of Sales and a Certified Parisi Performance Coach 

"Good enough isn't good enough if it can be better. Better isn't good enough if it can be best." Here at Parisi we strive everyday to be the best coaches for our athletes and staff. There are a lot of good coaches in Wichita, but we are the best.

Natalie grew up in St. Ansgar Iowa, where she competed in volleyball, basketball, softball, and track. Throughout her high school career, she earned All-State softball honors and was a 12-time medalist at the state track meet. In track, she broke the state record in the 100m dash and clocked the 4th fastest 400m time in the history of the state. 

As a Junior at Wichita State University, she continues her academic and athletic career. She is currently earning a degree in Exercise Science and specializes in the 400m dash and is on a record setting 4x400m relay team. She is also on the A.D. Honor Roll and leads the Fellowship for Christian Athlete’s program on campus. 

Natalie is a Certified Parisi Performance Coach 

"I’m extremely excited to contribute to the Parisi Speed School staff, as I’m passionate about inspiring athletes of all ages to set goals and help them reach their athletic potential. Throughout my own athletic career, I’ve learned that success is created by working on fundamental movements, weaknesses, developing a positive mindset, and having a supportive coach. At Parisi, our staff wants to not only help athletes become better on the playing field, we want to make an impact on their lives. We are committed to helping our athletes develop  self-confidence and a strong character that they can take with them in every stage of life. I was blessed to have a coach devote time to my success, which is why I want to give back the same opportunity to upcoming athletes at Parisi."

Natalie Halfman 

Performance Coach 

Josh Becker​
Associate Director of Operations / Performance Coach 

Sheldon Howell is a Wichita native. Attended Bishop Carroll Catholic High School and graduated from Wichita North in 2008. Sheldon received 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 received 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 Collegiate League Baseball.

Sheldon is the Program Director of Wichita Parisi and a Certified Parisi Performance Coach. 
“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.”

JC Baxley 

Performance Coach 

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JC is a Wichita Native who graduated from Campus High School in 2013. He played baseball at Campus High School and received First Team All-State honors in 2012 and 2013 as well as Conference player of the year his senior season.
He went on to play baseball at the University of Arkansas Fort-Smith, then transferred to Hutchinson Community College. After playing at HCC he attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he became a Conference Champion in 2016, and was apart of the first team in school history to play in a NCAA Regional. He will be graduating from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in May 2018 with a degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Sports management.

JC's coaching experience includes coaching baseball for Wichita Sluggers Academy since 2014. 

JC is a Certified Parisi Performance Coach 
"Growing up, I was never given an opportunity to learn the type of things that we teach kids here at Parisi. I am excited to present this opportunity to young athletes day in and day out in order to increase their self-confidence, speed, strength and overall health."

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.

Kevin is  a certified Parisi Performance Coach. 

“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.”