LONESTAR PARA-ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY

Board of directors

Jose G. Laguna | President

  • BS Recreation Administration
  • Certified Recreation Therapist 
  • Jose has worked as a Recreation Therapist at VA’s Spinal Cord Injury Center for 26 years. Developed many of the San Antonio VA adaptive sports programs. Expert in program adaptations for highly impaired individuals like quadriplegics, paraplegics, TBI, amputee, and Polytrauma. Experienced in coaching disabled athletes from beginning to elite level performance. 

Armando Ayala | Vice President

  • 30 year competitor in shooting.
  • 20 years assigned to the United States Army Marksmanship Unit. 
  • 11 years on the US National Team
  • US National Coach for the US Paralympic Shooting Team 2017-2019 

John Sanchez | Secretary

  • US Air Force and Army Veteran
  • Member of LPDA Shooting Team
  • Veterans Advocate
  • Born in Ft. Knox, Ky.  Raised in Austin, Texas from the age of 5.  Graduated from A.S. Johnston High School in 1986.  I was paralyzed in a 50 foot fall off a cliff in Germany on 5 September 2005.
  • Attends the DAV Winter Sports Clinic yearly, NVWG and Cycling Programs.

Dee Muth| Treasurer

Dee was born on 16 September 1961 in Austin, TX.  Graduated from A.N. McCallum High School in 1980.  Attended Texas State for one year before marrying Barry Muth on 25 September 1982.  Dee earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education form the University of Louisville in 1988.  She has 3 children and 2 grand children.  She traveled the U.S. as a military spouse from 1982-1999.  Her family moved to San Antonio in 2000 after her husband Barry was paralyzed in an automobile accident in Saudi Arabia in April of 1999.  Dee is familiar with the PVA, NVWG and many adaptive sports.  She supported her husband Barry in all of these activities until his death in 2017.  She has also been a supporter of Special Olympics as the parent of an athlete and also as a coach.  Dee feels very passionate about giving all people the opportunity to compete in sporting activities no matter their physical or intellectual abilities.


Pete Carrion | Community Outreach Coordinator

  • Advanced Certified Rifle Coach (Level 3) and member of the National Coach Development Staff (rifle).
  • Pete Carrion was an instructor and the air rifle coach for 27 years. 
  • Has over 30 years of experience in junior air rifle training, competing, conducting shooting clinics, and conducting matches. His junior’s teams have been national and or state champion numerous times for the Army JROTC, JROTC All Service, American Legion, and NRA Sectional matches. 
  • For the past 11 years, has been coaching veterans, Wounded Warriors and Paralympians for nationals and international competitions. 

Marco De La Rosa | Board Member

  • US Marine veteran 
  • USA Shooting Air Pistol Paralympic Athlete
  • NRA Air Pistol Coach
  • 2016 US Paralympic Team Member
  • 2015 World Cup Air Pistol Champion 

Larry Hughes | Board Member

  • 1996 Atlanta Paralympic, Gold Medalist

  • 4X International Gold Medalist

  • Wounded Warrior Coach 

  • US Army & USMC Veteran

  • Track & Field Coach

  • Maryland Wheelchair Athletic Promotions, Association Founder & CEO

  • 20th National Veteran Wheelchair Games Award Winner & Consultant

Dr. Mark Fredrickson | Board Member

Dr. Mark Fredrickson is a practicing physician and currently Medical Director at Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital. He has served on the clinical faculty at the Long School of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the McGovern School of Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston. He is board certified in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine. Dr. Fredrickson has a keen interest in adaptive sport, both personally and professionally. A tetraplegic after a spinal cord injury at age 17 he has been an enthusiastic advocate for adaptive sport since. He developed the medical plan for two people with spinal cord injuries who participated in the "Trek to Everest ' 03" - an expedition of athletes of various abilities intent on trekking to Mount Everest in 2003. He has spent two terms on the Board of Directors for the Dive Pirates Foundation -  a group that teaches adaptive SCUBA diving and facilitates diving opportunities to athletes with disabilities. He has participated in early research into theromoregulation in athletes with spinal cord injuries.


Tinyada Robinson | Executive Director

  • BS, Sports and Health Science with Exercise Science
  • Certified Recreation Therapeutic Specialist
  • USA Archery Level II Coach
  • USA Boccia Level II Coach
  • NRA USA Air Rifle Coach
  • Arthritis Foundation Certified Pain Specialist
  • Visually Impaired Adaptive Sports Coach
  • TBI Specialist

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