Mr. Collette joins West Michigan Aviation for his first year in the 2021-22 school year as the Department Chair for the Physical Education and Health Education programs. He will also coach the WMAA Cross Country programs.
Mr. Collette graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education and Health Education. While at ONU, Mr. Collette was an All-American athlete in both cross country and track and field and set multiple school records in the process.
After graduation, Mr. Collette worked with Teach for America at inner-city schools in Kansas City, MO and then moved to Nairobi, Kenya where he began working as both a teacher and Athletic Director. This role continued for schools in Colorado and Hawaii, before moving back to Michigan this summer. In addition to his education and administrative background, Mr. Collette brings six years of Army Aviation experience to the team.
Mr. Collette is passionate about students and sport, believing that sport is a medium to connect and develop relationships with students beyond the classroom.