Athletic Staff Directory

Working together to unleash the possibilities, on and off the field

Bruce Secrest
Director of Athletics and Baseball Coach
(804) 565-2305

Christen Heidler
Assistant Director of Athletics
(804) 740-3394 x3406

Kara Bacile
Athletics Assistant/Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach/Girls Basketball Program Contact
(804) 740-3394 x3410

Garrett Compton
Athletic Operations Manager
(804) 740-3394 x3596

Katherine Kesler
Athletic Trainer
(804) 740-3394 x3405

Andrew Lee
Strength and Conditioning Coach

Laura Akesson
Cross Country Coach

Susan Twining
Field Hockey Coach

Edward "EJ" Watkins
Boys Soccer Coach

Kurt Hammerschmidt
Tennis Coach

Greg Young
Volleyball Coach

Curt Kassab
Boys Basketball Coach

Lucy Lloyd
Head Cheerleading Coach/Cheerleading Program Contact

Eric Hopp
Swimming Coach

Catesby Jones
Golf Coach

Jim Tyler
Boys Lacrosse Coach

Bonnie Corrigan
Girls Lacrosse Coach

Patrick Tucker
Girls Soccer Coach

Diane Maise
Varsity Diving Coach









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