Zak Kareem

Head Coach Zak Kareem – Flag

Coach Kareem joined the Birmingham Patriots coaching staff in 2016. Coach Kareem is also the Varsity Wide Receiver coach, Speed and Agility Coach and Sprinter Coach for the Varsity Track team at Groves High School. He is certified by the International Sports Sciences Association in Strength and Conditioning coach with an emphasis on speed development. Coach Kareem also volunteers his time coaching Wide Receivers skill development at collegiate and youth camps around the state of Michigan.

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Head Coach Aaron Christian – Freshman

This will be Coach Christian’s second year coaching with the Birmingham Patriots Organization. Now, Head Coach of the Freshman team, he brings more than 18 years of experience coaching youth sports (Football, Baseball, Basketball) having found great success using team sports as a training ground to prepare our young athletes for life’s adversities.




Head Coach Dave Silcox – Junior Varsity

Coach Silcox is entering his 8th season with the Birmingham Patriots organization and his 4th year as a head coach. For the past two years, he led the Freshmen team and now moves up to take over the JV squad. By day, Coach Silcox works as a creative director with the Jack Morton agency in Detroit – and also volunteers his time coaching basketball at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Beverly Hills. He has three children – Grace, Sam (former Patriot, current Groves player) and Jake (current Patriot).


Head Coach Joel Weina – Varsity

Coach Weina will enter his second year volunteering for the Birmingham Patriots as a football coach.  Coach Weina was as the 2017 JV line coach.  Coach Weina has couched numerous youth team at various levels including High School, Grade School and Flag.  Coach Weina will serve as our Varsity Head Football Coach.  Coach Weina has two children and his son Tyler will be playing for the Varsity Patriots.


Co- General Managers of Cheerleading 

Bethany Finnerty and Renee Pompi

Renee Pompi and Bethany Finnerty are excited to enter into a second year as co-managers of Birmingham Patriots Cheer Program. The program offers sideline cheer, dance & gymnastics development. For more information email us at and click here.