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My name is Braden, I am the head coach of Java Dragons. I was on an FTC team for four years in high school, mentored for a year, and this is my second year coaching this team. I am currently a junior at Charleston Southern University, and I am majoring in both Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.


I’m Samantha, a coach for the Java Dragons. Previously, I was on an FTC team for three years in high school. My specialties on my team were the engineering notebook, outreach, and programming. I’m currently majoring in English at Charleston Southern University. I’m excited to be able to pass on my knowledge and help where I can!


I am Brady. I am a coach that has been involved in FIRST for 6 years. I coach/mentor several other teams ranging from 5 years old through high school.  In my other than robotics persona, I am a residential construction manager.

My name is Debbie Siegal and I am the second coach of Java Dragons. I have been coaching robotics for 6 years at elementary, middle and high school levels. I have been married to my husband Brady for 21 years and we have 5 kids. I am a homeschool mom, as well as actively involved in leadership at my church. Last year, we founded Charleston Dragon Robotics and I serve as the chairperson of their board. Recently, I joined the board of FIRST South Carolina as the Director of FLL Explore and Discover. I am passionate about sharing robotics and FIRST with students of all ages and abilities in the Low Country.