Coach Dave Petrick has been teaching and coaching at Salam School for the past 17 years; ever since the inception of its sports program in 2002. He started with an 8th grade boys’ team and slowly built the program to what it is today.
Driven by his belief in the importance of sports in a student’s life, he was able to establish a strong and admirable athletics program for both girls and boys at the middle and high school levels, thus becoming Salam School’s Athletic Director.
During his tenure at Salam, Coach Petrick was able to get the Salam Stars’ name out among other competing schools, and in the 2017-2018 season, he lead the 8th grade team to its first round win at the prestigious Padre Serra Tournament. It was the first Padre Serra win in Salam School history.
This year, Petrick will again be coaching the 8th grade boys’ team. He strives to build a winning team with strong character and exceptional skills that will carry into their high school sports. Coach Petrick is excited to a work with a talented group of athletes and is looking forward to a fun and rewarding season.
Midhat Farrah is a first-year coach at Salam School. He is also a Salam alumnus and played as the starting point guard for Salam School's first basketball team ever from 2003 to 2005. Back in those days, the gym was brand new and didn't yet have a hardwood floor!
Midhat is passionate about basketball and he is excited for the opportunity to give back to his alma mater. He wants to work with the young men on the team to succeed. Ultimately, providing the young Stars with basketball lessons that the kids can translate into life lessons.
Munjed Ahmad has been a volunteer middle and elementary school basketball coach for the past 6 seasons. He has coached the 5th, 6th and 7th grade teams throughout those 6 seasons with each of the teams he’s coached ending the season with winning records. His primary coaching philosophy is to create team spirit between teammates with an emphasis on Islamic rules of behavior (akhlaq and adab) and sportsmanship. As someone who believes that the youth will serve as ambassadors of their faith and community to the outside world, Munjed strives to use basketball to further the Islamic character and knowledge of each of his players. His coaching method is to build each player’s understanding and progression of the fundamentals of basketball while making basketball fun for each player. He also serves as a member of the Salam School Advisory Committee and the ISM Shura.
A am alumni of Salam High. I am currently attending UW-Milwaukee and studying Industrial Engineering. I have always been a huge fan of all sports and have been on Salam's basketball and soccer teams. After seeing sports from a players' perspective, I was interested in seeing it from a coachs' perspective. This is my second year coaching and hope to keep coaching for Salam in the upcoming years.