Our Team

King Daddy Sports provides the Houston area a diverse group of teaching professionals that have the ability to motivate, inspire, and push players to achieve greatness both on and off the court!

We are always striving to be better every day as coaches just as we desire players to strive for the same.

Todd Folsom - Tennis Coach and Founder of King Daddy Sports

Todd Folsom

Founder & Director

  • Founded King Daddy Sports in 1997
  • Over 30 years teaching experience developing hundreds of Nationally ranked juniors, many of which have went on to compete both collegiately and professionally
  • Has the ability and intensity to push players to reach their maximum potential both on and off the court
  • Father of TJ and Skyla
John Boytim - Adult Men's Tennis Director

John Boytim

Falcon Point Co-Director

  • Co-Founder of King Daddy Sports
  • 25+ years teaching experience developing players of all ages
  • ATP Tour Level Playing Professional 1988-1992, with a High World singles ranking of #262
  • #1 Ranked junior in USA in EVERY AGE DIVISION- 12's, 14's 16's, and 18's
  • 11 Time National Junior Champion, 10 time finalist, 19 Gold & Silver Balls
  • Father of Sean and Brian
Selim Samman - Tennis Camp Director

Selim Samman

Chancellors Summer Camp, Challenger, JTT Director

  • 15+ years teaching experience developing thousands of young players
  • Directs Summer and holiday camps; Junior Team Tennis (JTT) programming, 10U, and Challenger Programs for King Daddy Sports
  • Provides an amazing, fun,  learning and developmental environment for all students to learn and grow
  • Father of Alex, Foster, & Emily

Adam Drysdale

Director of High Performance Tennis

  • Years of experience specializing in player development
  • Coached the 2017 national championship runner-up West Florida University Women's Tennis Team
  • Coached 2-time singles national champion Berta Bonardi (2018-2019)

Brian Waddell

Head Pro for King Daddy at Missouri City

  • 25 years as USPTA Professional
  • Head tennis coach at North Central Texas College
  • Teams have finished top 15 nationally every year and top 10 in 9 seasons
  • Former HS head tennis coach at Klein Oak, Klein Collins, C.E. King, and Flower Mound
  • Wilson/ITA Coach of the year 2017
  • Have worked with players all over the world including England, Denmark, Belgium, The Netherlands, Spain, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, and Italy
Brian Mandell

Brian Mandell

Academy Coach, Social Media Coordinator

  • Head of middle school tennis at The Kinkaid School
  • Graduate of The University of Houston Sports Administration program
  • Over 15 years of coaching experience
  • Super-championship level player in multiple age divisions
  • Played in the King Daddy Program from age 11-18
Anna Djananova

Anna Djananova

Falcon Point Co-Director

  • Former #1 Texas Junior ranking
  • Former D1 college scholarship athlete
  • Former collegiate most improved, MVP, and team captain
  • Over 20 years of tennis coaching experience

Jane Strnadel

Academy Coach

James Cowan IV

Academy Coach

  • Memphis, Tennessee native
  • Undergraduate degree in Business Marketing, Masters in Sports Administration
  • Four-year letter winner in tennis at University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
  • Former Head of men's and women's tennis at University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
  • Former Assistant Tennis Coach at Epiphany Court Tennis Academy in Memphis
  • Former Director of Tennis at The Boys and Girls Club
  • Former tennis pro at the Pine Bluff Country Club and Bloom Tennis Center

Aaron Reekie

High Performance Coach

Brett Bernstein

High Performance Coach

  • Former top 10 Singles Texas Super Champ #1 in Doubles 12's-18's
  • Texas Grand Slam Doubles Champion 2006
  • Nationally Ranked NCAA Division 1 Doubles player
  • Colligate NCAA Division 1 Coaching at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley & Brigham Young University
  • #1 Ranked Men's Open USTA Texas 2017
  • UIL Regional Coach of the year 2018
  •  Produced juniors that have landed at programs at UC Riverside, LSU, TCU, St Marys

Veronica Mijares

Academy Coach

  • Born in Venezuela
  • Played competitive junior tennis
  • Former college athlete at Division II East Central University in Oklahoma
  • 2015 GAC champion
  • Graduated from ECU in 2017
  • Been coaching since 2017

Sunday Jegede

High Performance Coach

  • Over 15 years of experience as a tennis professional and coaching tennis
  • Former member of Nigerian Davis Cup Team
  • Reached ITF Jr world singles ranking of 102 in singles and 83 in doubles
  • ATP ranking of 1200 in 2001
Robert Voss - Tennis Coach

John Kim

Academy Coach

  • Super-championship level from 12-18s
  • 6 high school 5A state championship tournament appearances ( 3 team tennis and 3 doubles)
  • 12+ years of coaching experience
  • Trafton middle school head tennis coach

Dionicia "Dodo" Akina

High Performance Coach

  • Ranked #10 in state of Texas in super-championship level 12-14s
  • Ranked top 20 in state of Texas for 16's
  • Former College tennis athlete (Lee College)
  • Studied Kiniesiology

Join Our Team

Want to join our team? Contact us today to let us know how you can help!