A.D. and Coaches' Bios
Jeff Stoller, CAA- Athletic Director
Jeff Stoller is a nationally certified Athletic Administrator who is in his 12th year as Athletic Director at Bishop McGuinness. During his time at Bishop, he has helped lead the school to7 Northwest Conference Wells Fargo Cups and 5 State Wells Fargo Cups for top overall athletic program. He was also named 2010 Triad Sports Weekly Athletic Director of the Year. Coach Stoller grew up in Plattsburgh, New York where he attended Catholic High School at Mount Assumption Institute. After high school, he went on to play baseball for the Altona Bombers of the Champlain Valley League. After finishing his baseball playing days, he became the Athletic Director, Head Varsity Baseball Coach, and an English Teacher at Oak Ridge Military Academy in Oak Ridge, NC. Coach Stoller was named Triad Athletic Conference Varsity Baseball Coach of the Year in 2000, 2001, and 2002. During his tenure at Oak Ridge, he also served three years as president of the Triad Athletic Conference. Following that, he served three years as President of the Piedmont Athletic Conference as well. He also served on the NCISAA State Baseball Seeding Committee and is currently on the Triad Basketball Officials Association Board of Directors in addition to the NCHSAA Non-Traditional Schools Committee. Coach Stoller also served on the Clinton County, NY Chamber of Commerce Community Image Task Force and the Clinton County, NY Educational Advisory Committee.
Coach Stoller is a member of the National Interscholastic Administrators Association, the National Federation of High Schools Coaches Association, the NC Athletic Directors Association, and the NC Coaches Association. He has a B.A. in English and an M.S. in Secondary Education from the State University of New York. He has a wife named Amy and one 9 year old son named Evan. Coach Stoller and his family reside in Greensboro.
Charlie Jones - Asst. Athletic Director, Head Football Coach
Charlie Jones enters his 11th year as head football coach and assistant A.D. at Bishop McGuinness. In 2005, he led Bishop McGuinness to its first ever state playoff appearance in the most successful season in the program's history. In 2009 he lead the school to its best season ever finishing 9-2 in the regular season and making the state playoffs. Coach Jones has served as both an assistant athletic director at Anneewakee School and as an Athletic Director at Monroe Academy in Alabama. Coach Jones was a 4 year starter at Anneewakee School from 1978-1981 where he was the schools All-Time leading receiver with 39 catches and is also a school record holder in touchdown receptions and punt returns.
Coach Jones has been a Head Varsity Football Coach for the past 15 years.In 1993 he took over as head coach at Montgomery Catholic High School in Montgomery, Alabama.The team had gone 3-26 prior to Coach Jones arrival and in only his second year, they made the district playoffs making it there in both 1994 and 1995.He was named Capital City Conference Coach of the Year in 1994.After serving as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Monroe Academy in Alabama, Coach Jones took over as Head Varsity Football Coach at Louisa County High School in Louisa, Virginia where he took over a team that had previously gone 0-26.They went 5-5 in only his second year and made it to the district championship in 2001, his third year. In 2008, Coach Jones led the Villains to a 7-4 regular season finish and again to the state playoffs and lead the team to 9-2 regular season records in 2009 and 2010 where they made the state playoffs both year and again in 2011 and 2012. Coach Jones has a B.A. from West Virginia Wesleyan University.
Pat Bowen - Athletic Asst., Head Varsity Baseball Coach, JV Football Coach
Coach Bowen serves as Athletic Assistant along with Head Varsity Baseball Coach and JV Football Coach. Coach Bowen had a standout college baseball career at St. Leo’s in Florida before being drafted and signing with the Anaheim Angels where he played for two years.He served as Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach and head JV Baseball coach and PE Teacher at Greensboro Day and summer camp coach at The NC Baseball Academy prior to becoming head softball coach at Bishop McGuinness from 2004-2006. In 2007 he became assistant baseball coach and pitching coach for the Varsity Baseball Team where he helped lead them to two conference tournament championships and a State Final Four Finish. Coach Bowen has a B.A. in Sports Management from St. Leo’s University and graduate work at the University of Tampa.He also has his P.E./Health Teacher Certification from Greensboro College.
Kimberly Venable- Athletic Asst.
Kimberly Venable is a native of Winston-Salem and a graduate of Robert B. Glenn High School in Kernersville, NC. A Glenn High Lady Cats basketball player who loves the entire arena of sports, Kimberly pursued her lifetime dream – a career in Athletics.
Attending Winston-Salem State University, Kimberly worked diligently and effortlessly in the Athletic Department of the university starting out as a freshman. She was an intern in all aspects of the daily sports business of the Athletic Department and applied all her well learned skills to her work ethic.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, Kimberly accepted a job with a company that catered to the HBCU level of athletics, Urban Sports and Entertainment Group (USEG). While there, she not only set up halftime interviews with the Chancellors of the attending universities, she was also the sponsorship liaison between USEG, fellow HBCU’s and corporate sponsors for each sporting contest. One of the most life changing events for Kimberly was to be the Event Coordinator for the Eddie Robinson Student Athlete Banquet in Atlanta, GA. Once she got the feel of the “sports magic” from the Athlete’s banquet, Kimberly knew exactly what her calling was.
Kimberly has since marketed and executed several promotions for a number of sporting events. One of the promotions that Kimberly worked on was a successful introduction event of an upcoming semi-professional American Basketball Association (ABA) franchise in Winston-Salem, NC.
Kimberly is also an advocate for children and young adolescents. She is a site supervisor for the child care services program of the YMCA in Winston-Salem, NC and an Athletic Assistant at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Kernersville, NC. Kimberly finds time to balance her love for education and physical fitness with her passion of sports.
Dustin Segers, LAT, ATC, PTA- Athletic Trainer
Dustin has been a Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer since 1997 and a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant since 2000. Dustin has provided Athletic Training services primarily for secondary school athletics including Grimsley High School, Southwest Guilford High School, and Veritas Sports Academy. He has an Associates of Science degree - Physical Therapy Assistant from Guilford Technical Community College, a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine from High Point University, and a Master of Arts in Bible Exposition degree from Pensacola Theological Seminary. Dustin enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, practicing martial arts, strength training, hiking, biking, hiking, and is an avid outdoorsman. Other activities he enjoys include serving his church, studying and teaching the Bible, Christian theology, philosophy, apologetics, and stroking his beard.
Dave Bohrer- Assistant Football Coach
Coach Bohrer begins his second year as assistant football coach and defensive coordinator for the Villains. Coach Bohrer has 30 years experience as a football coach at the high school, college and pro level in West Virginia and North Carolina. In addition to having served as football coach at Paden High School and Magnolia High School in West Virginia where his teams played in 3 state championships, he also served as Defensive Coordinator at Concord College where his defenses were never ranked lower than 7th in the country and ranked as high as 2nd in the country. After relocating to NC, he served as Defensive Coordinator at SW Randolph and Central Davidson and is a recently retired teacher from the Forsyth County Schools where he has served as Defensive Coordinator for Carver High School and most recently as Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator for Parkland High School. Coach Bohrer has a Bachelor of Science in Business Education and Social Studies from West Liberty State and a Master's Degree in Vocational and Technical Education from Marshall University.
David Rathburn- Assistant Football Coach
Coach Rathburn returned to coaching Bishop Football two year ago after a one year hiatus. Coach Rathburn played football and ran track for Asheville High School and went on to play football at Western Carolina University where he was a four year starter and co-captain. He graduated in 1976 with a B.S. Degree in Health and Physical Education. His coaching experience began at Hart Co. High School in Georgia and then Lexington High School (NC), Boiling Springs HS (SC) before returning to Western Carolina University as a graduate assistant coach where he received a Master's Degree in Physical Education. After that he became Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Trinity High School in North Carolina. He is in his 7th year as an assistant coach at BMHS.
Neil Hodges- Head Varsity Boys' Soccer Coach
Coach Hodges, a standout soccer player at Bishop McGuinness from 1991-1995, has coached at Bishop the last 5 years as the JV head coach. This will be his first year leading the Varsity team. He has coached locally with the Twin City Youth Soccer Club for 8 years, which has ranged from U-6 to U-14. He currently plays in the WSASL and PASL Adult Leagues in Winston-Salem. Coach Hodges has his USSF National "D" license and USSF National Youth license.
Missy Brandewie- Head Varsity Volleyball Coach
Missy enters her third year as Head Volleyball Coach at Bishop after previously serving as Athletic Director and Head Varsity Volleyball Coach at The Elon School. She also previously served as head coach at Lehman Catholic High School in Ohio. Coach Brandewie has worked with numerous volleyball programs including Ohio State University, The Alamance Force, Greensboro Sportsplex, and Team Northern VA, Team, Atlantis, and Team Western Ohio. She lead the 2012 Bishop Volleyball Team to the Elite 8 of the State Playoffs. She has a BA in Education and an MA in English Literature.
Matt Riggs- Assistant Volleyball Coach
Coach Riggs enters his first year of coaching at Bishop McGuinness. Originally from Yorktown, Indiana, he was a four-sport athlete, lettering in baseball, basketball, football, and swimming and was named MVP of the Indiana High School All-Star game. Coach Riggs attended Wake Forest University on a baseball scholarship and was recognized as a National Player of the Week. After graduating in 1993 with a degree in Speech and Communications, he has been a financial advisor for 18 years and is the branch manager for 4MU Financial Group in Winston-Salem.Locally, he has coached youth baseball, basketball, and volleyball. Recently Coach Riggs served as an assistant volleyball coach at North Davie Middle School. He is also the club director and a coach for the Davie Dazzle Volleyball Club, which has doubled in size under his guidance. Coach Riggs is passionate about working with area youth and introducing them to volleyball. Over the past three years he has conducted weekly free volleyball clinics for beginners and experienced club players in the off-season. He also provides weekly volleyball updates to over 200 families. Coach Riggs also is USA Cap 1 Volleyball Certified effective Jne 2013.Matt is married to his college sweetheart, Stephanie. They have two daughters Madison and Murphy.
Robert Youtz - Head Cross-Country Coach, Head Track and Field Coach
This is Robert’s ninth season with Bishop. He led the girls' cross-country to the NW Conference Championship and the boys to the NW Conference Championship and was named NW Conference Coach of the Year in 2006, 2007, 2008,& 2009 prior to leading the girls' cross-country team to the 2008 State Title in just four short years. The girls have won four out of five conference titles and four out of five regional championships under his leadership. The boys have been conference runner up the past three out of four years and have finished in the top ten at the state championships all five years under Robert. After missing the State Championships his first season of coaching, the girls have finished State Runner Up in 2006, State Runner Up in 2007, State Champions in 2008, and finished 4th in 2009. In 2012, both his boys' and girls' teams won the NC State Championship.
He has also started an indoor track program in 2008-09 which was very successful in its first year. The boys finished in the fifth in 1A and the girls were second in 1A at the indoor State Championships in 2008-09. The Outdoor track team has finished in the top 10 the past few years and was 3rd at the State Championships in 2008. The girls finished as State Runners Up in 2009 and 4th in 2010. The girls also were the NW Conference Champions in 2010. Robert was named the NW Conference Coach of the Year in 2010 for the girls. Robert has also started the school's first track invitational in 2008 and continues to grow that invitational each year. After a standout high school career at East Canton High School in Canton, Ohio, Coach Youtz went on to run track and cross-country for Mount Union College in Ohio. He served as assistant track and long distance coach at Tuslaw High School in Massilon, Ohio. He has taken a cross country program that had very little interest in to the point where it is one of the fastest growing sports in terms of numbers as the cross country team currently has around fifty runners. The same can be said about track as the track team had its largest turnout in 2010 with over fifty. The first season of indoor track saw around thirty five participants. He increased participation at BMHS in his first two years from 10 to 32 runners. He has a B.A. in Sociology from Mount Union College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Walden University.
Tim Doran - Asst. Cross-Country Coach
Coach Doran spent 5 years building a very successful track program at St. Leo the Great Catholic School in Winston-Salem. His teams consistently finish at the top of the PECSAA conference and in the last two years achieved back to back championships for the first time in school history. He is a student of the sport and spends hundreds of hours every year volunteering his time to help your aspiring athletes achieve their potential.
Coach Doran comes to us with a significant amount of running experience, having competed effectively at both the high school and college levels. While running Cross Country for Lynchburg College in Virginia, he set the school's home course record and competed in the NCAA National Championship three times. Coach Doran still runs competitively at distances from 5K to the marathon and enjoys success in many local road races. He assists Coach Youtz in designing workouts, assisting in practices, coordinating summer workouts and supporting the team during its meets.
Russ Tremblay- Asst. Cross-Country
This will be Coach Tremblay's fifth year coaching cross country. He will be a valuable resource for the team in many ways. Coach Tremblay will be assisting Coach Youtz in workouts, practices, and the meets. One of Coach Tremblay's focuses will be the JV runners. He will use his years of experience and knowledge of running to the team. He will also assist in voluntary practices throughout the summer and continue this throughout the season. He will help guide the team in their nutrition and assist in meet management.
Coach Tremblay is a native of Alberta, Canada. Coach Tremblay has experience in running cross country and track throughout high school. He continues to run currently and competes in local 5k road races
Catherine Lassiter- Head Varsity Girls' Tennis
Catherine enters her 3rd year as tennis coach at Bishop McGuinness. Catherine, a Bishop alum and longtime board member, played four years of college tennis singles and doubles at Catholic University and graduated in 1984. She also has an M.A. in Education from Wake Forest University. She is a 4.0 USTA player and plays doubles and mixed doubles. She previously served as Head JV and Assistant Varsity Tennis Coach at RJ Reynolds High School.
Lisa Forrester - Cheerleading
Lisa is also in her 11th year as a cheerleading coach at Bishop. She has done a great job with the squads and also helps choreograph many of the cheers. Lisa also has served as the head Varsity Cheerleading Coach at St. Pius X in Greensboro. She has helped the team to successful season in the NCHSAA State Cheerleading Championships.
Brian Sickelbaugh - Head Wrestling Coach, Head Softball Coach
Coach Sickelbaugh will lead Bishop in its 11th year of Varsity Wrestling. They finished first in the conference out of the 1A Schools in 2010 and 2011 and have advanced to the Elite 8 of the state duals the past three seasons. The team had a successful 09-10 campaign, posting the team’s first twenty win season which they surpassed in 2010-2011. They also captured two tournament championships, also a first for the program, took runner up honors in 3 other tournaments and finished 4th at the individual state tournament and surpassed that again in 2010-2011 with their most successful season ever. Coach Sickelbaugh is in his fourteenth year as a head wrestling coach and his fifteenth year overall. He previously served as an assistant wrestling coach at Beechcroft High School in Columbus, Ohio and then Head Wrestling Coach at Trinity High School here in North Carolina. After several years away from the sport, he became Assistant and then Head Wrestling Coach at High Point Central High School. Brian has coached seven state champions, two state runner ups and several other state place winners. In addition, he has had 45 state qualifiers, 33 of which have been from Bishop over the past seven seasons. Brian graduated from the University of Toledo.
Kevin Lapina- Asst. Wrestling Coach
Kevin is in his 11th year as an assistant at Bishop. He was a standout high school wrestler in Ohio before going on to wrestle at Ohio University. Prior to Bishop, Kevin was head coach at Copley High School in Ohio from 1996-1999 where he had a state champion, two third place finishers, and one fifth place finisher. Kevin has a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Pre-Physical Therapy and a Master's Degree in Athletic Training from The University of Akron.
Josh Thompson - Head Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach
Coach Thompson begins his 16th season as a high school coach and ninth season as Head Varsity Coach of the Bishop McGuinness Villains in 2013-14. His coaching career includes stints at UNC-Greensboro, Bartlett Yancey High School, and Oak Ridge Military Academy. Coach Thompson was named Head Coach of the Varsity Villains in 2004.
The Villains have amassed over 150 victories during Coach Thompson's nine years as head coach, capturing Sectional titles in 2009 and 2010, as well as a Regional title and the State Championship in 2009. The 2009 campaign was the program’s best record in school history (31-2) and an unprecedented undefeated conference season (16-0).
The Villains have earned 2 national rankings during Coach Thompson’s 8 years at the helm, climbing to #42 nationally in 2004-05 and to #69 in 2009-10 (Hoops USA). Thompson has been named Coach of the Year by the Greensboro News and Record, the Northwest Conference, and Triad Sports Report throughout his career at Bishop, as well as receiving votes for North Carolina AP Coach of the Year in 2009. Thompson has served as assistant coach at his alma mater Bartlett Yancey High School (1998-2000), as well as Oak Ridge Military Academy (2001-02) and served as a student-assistant at UNC-Greensboro (2000-01) where the team played in the NCAA Tournament.
During his tenure at Bishop, Coach Thompson has coached seventeen players that have gone on to play in the collegiate ranks. In his time as an AAU coach, over twenty players have gone on to play at the next level, with one player reaching the NBA ranks (Cedric Simmons, Cleveland Cavaliers). Coach Thompson works several basketball camps throughout the area including Mike Krzyzewski's Duke Basketball Camp along with UNC-Greensboro and runs his own basketball camps at Bishop and St. Pius X (Greensboro). In 2008, Coach Thompson started the Triple Threat Skills Academy which are 'mini-camps' set to equip the Catholic Elementary school players with basic fundamental skills of the game. Coach Thompson also works the prestigious Hoop Mountain Academic All American Camp at Brandeis University. In 2010, Coach was published for the first time in Dan Inham's A System of Success: State Champions Basketball Playbook. Thompson is a member of the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and is currently employed as a teacher in the Winston Salem/Forsyth County School system. Coach Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science and a Master's degree in Education, both from UNC-Greensboro.
Brian Robinson - Head Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach
Brian Robinson begins his 20th season as a high school coach and his twelfth season as the Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Bishop McGuinness in 2013-14. The Villains have a record of 280-61 in Robinson's eleven seasons at Bishop (327-105 overall as a head coach) making the state playoffs each year, and are the eight-time defending state champions in Class 1A in North Carolina breaking the state record for most consecutive state titles in a row for any classifcation or gender. The Villains have been ranked as high as #11 in USA Today, achieving that ranking at the end of a 32-1 Season in 2006-07. Robinson was the North Carolina Associated Press Sports Writers State Coach-of-the-Year in 2010, was runner-up for the award in 2006, 2007 and 2012 and second runner-up in 2013. Robinson was previously the head varsity boys basketball coach at Starmount High School in Boonville where he helped the Rams to two state playoff appearances. Robinson was an assistant boys basketball coach for four seasons (1994-98) at his Alma mater, R.J. Reynolds, in Winston-Salem where the Demons won a sectional title in 1997.
In 2007, Robinson was named the head coach for the U.S.A. Basketball Youth Development Festival in Colorado Springs, Colorado where his team came away with the silver medal. Robinson was on the USA Basketball Women's Development National Team Selection Committee from 2009-2012; the 2009 U16 Team he helped select won the Gold Medal at the FIBA World Championships in Mexico, City and the 2010 U17 team won the Gold Medal in France; the 2011 U16 Team won Gold in Mexico; the U17 Team won the Gold in Amsterdam. Robinson was selected as an assistant coach for the U16 USA Basketball National Team in 2013. Robinson was the District 3 Coordinator for the WBCA (Women's Basketball Coaches Association) High School All-American Game from 2008-2011 and is a member of the WBCA; in 2011, Robinson was named the Chair of the WBCA High School All-American Game Selection Committee. Robinson is the program sponsor for Bishop McGuinness' Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and a member of the National Federation of High School Coaches. In 2008, Robinson authored and published "My Foundation of Coaching" in 2012 he published "A Decade of Dominance" . Robinson has also been a basketball clinic speaker at Georgia Tech, Florida, and Duke Universities.
Josh Bowden- Head JV Boys' Basketball Coach
Coach Bowden begins his third year with the Bishop McGuinness Basketball program in 2013-2014. Prior to becoming the JV coach at Bishop Coach Bowden was an assistant for the JV boys basketball program at Greensboro Day School. He was also a Varsity Assistant for Northwest Guilford High School. While at Northwest he helped turned a 2 win team into a 12 win team that qualified for the state playoffs. During his last year at Northwest he led the freshmen team to a 7-2 record and helped lead the Varsity team to a 3rd place finish in the conference, a conference tournament championship, and to the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs. During high school Coach Bowden played at West Stokes for Dan Spainhour, David Spainhour, and Forrrest Munden. During the first year of the program he helped lead the Wildcats to the state playoffs. He also ran cross country for the Wildcats. Coach Bowden graduated from West Stokes in 2000 and from UNC-Greensboro with a B.S.S in exercise and sports science in 2005. In addition to coaching, Coach Bowden teaches physical education for Guilford County Schools. He also has volunteered time to work with the NC Gaters AAU programs. He has worked the East Coast Basketball Camp for 10 years and also continues to work the nationally renowned 5 star basketball camp.
Dewey Searcy- Assistant Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach
Coach Searcy enters his sixth season as a coach at Bishop McGuinness. Coach Searcy played four years at RS Central High School in Rutherford County. At RS Central, he was a member of the cross-country team, Beta Club, and the National Honor Society. He was also a member of the Forest City Heat AAU Basketball Team that won the State Championship in 1998 and finished 5th in the National Tournament in Lakeland, Floriday. Coach Searcy graduated from Isothermal Community College with his Associates Degree and has a BS Degree in Excercise and Sports Science at UNC Greensboro. In addition to being a full-time student and coach, Coach Searcy is currently employed as the Athletic Director and PE Teacher at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School in Greensboro.
Ron Fliestra- Asst. JV Boys' Basketball Coach
Coach 'Fleet' enters his sixth season as JV assistant coach at Bishop McGuinness. Coach Fleet played high school basketball at Grand Rapids (MI) East Christian, winning state championships in 1966 and 1967. For both years he earned all-state first team selections. He played four years varsity basketball at Calvin College (MI) helping them win conferences titles 1968-1971. While at Calvin he was also all-conference and track captain, graduated on the Dean's List with a BA in education. He went on to graduate school at Michigan with a MBA in accounting and finance.
Coach Fleet coached and organized basketball leagues for several years while in Michigan. He played competitive basketball for 47 years but finally retired and moved to North Carolina in 2008 to be with his children in High Point.
Jamel Taylor- Asst. Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach
Coach Taylor is entering his fifth year with the Bishop Basketball program. Coach played high school basketball at Brevard Christian School in Melbourne, Florida from 1999- 2001. At Brevard Christian he was first team all state during his senior year, and he was also a member of the Melbourne Bulls AAU team that finished 9th in the nation at the national tournament in Detroit, Michigan in 1999. Coach Taylor then went on to play college basketball at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC from 2002 to 2006. While at Guilford he was team captain his senior year and at the time helped Guilford to the semifinals of the conference tournament. Coach Taylor graduated from Guilford College in 2006 with degrees in Computer Information Systems and Computer Information & Technology. After graduating he coached the freshman basketball team at Page High School in 2006. He has also traveled with USA Athletics International for basketball, which played teams in Barbados and Europe. Coach Taylor currently works for Truliant Federal Credit Union where he is a Technical Support Analyst in the IT department.
Harper Compton- Asst. JV and Varsity Basketball Coach
Coach Compton enters his fourth year with the Villains Basketball Program in 2012-2013. Coach Compton graduated from Salem Baptist Christian School in Winston-Salem in 2009. In 2011, Coach Compton served as the head coach for the NC Spartans 12U AAU Basketball Program. While at Salem Baptist, he was on the JV and Varsity basketball teams and Varsity golf team. Currently Coach Compton is attending Forsyth Tech pursuing an Associates Degree in Arts. After that, he plans on majoring in Physical Education at UNCG, and then plans to teach P.E. and coach basketball.
Trish Grant - Assistant Varsity Girls’ Coach
Trish Grant will start her 13th season at Bishop McGuinness High School, and her sixth season as the #1 Assistant Varsity Coach. She spent her first four seasons as the head junior varsity coach. Coach Grant leaves the jvs with a record of 67-8 over the past four seasons, going 16-5, 16-3, 18-0, and 17-0. Coach Grant's previous coaching experience includes both Head JV and Head Varsity Basketball Coach at her alma mater Saint Maria Goretti High School in Philadelphia and Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School in High Point.
Coach Grant helped organize intramural basketball leagues for basketball as other sports at King of Peace grade school where she played CYO basketball and won a city championship as a grade school player. Coach Grant was an All-Catholic Basketball and Volleyball player at Saint Maria Goretti High School. She attended LaSalle University on a basketball scholarship and graduated with a BS in Business Administration.
Shannon McCourt- Asst. Girls' Basketball Coach
Shannon McCourt begins her fifth season as assistant girls’ coach at Bishop McGuinness. Coach McCourt was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Fairfax County, Virginia and is a graduate of Virginia Tech. Coach McCourt has coached in local YMCA leagues in Clemmons and then served as assistant varsity girls basketball coach at Davie County High School for one season. Coach McCourt is a veterinarian in the Triad Area.
T.J. Eggers- Head JV Girls' Basketball Coach
T.J. Eggers begins his 3rd season as Head Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Bishop McGuinness in 2012-13. Coach Eggers is a 2005 Graduate of Bishop McGuinness and a 2009 Graduate of Auburn University. Coach Eggers has a degree in landscape horticulture and is in pursuit of a Masters Degree in Education. Coach Eggers recently coached at St. Leos, one of our Catholic Feeder Schools, as the head coach of the girls junior varsity team.
Merritt Rizoti- Asst. JV Girls' Basketball Coach
Merritt Rizoti begins her third season as an Assistant Junior Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Bishop McGuinness in 2012-13.
Coach Rizoti is a 2011 Graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Exercise and Sport Science (concentration in Sport Administration and a Minor in Coaching Education and Environmental Science and Studies).
Coach Rizoti played club basketball at U.N.C. and high school basketball at Wilkes Central. At U.N.C., Coach Rizoti managed all club basketball operations. Coach Rizoti has been a coach at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA in Chapel Hill.
Coach Rizoti was a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at U.N.C. Coach Rizoti also was on the Dean's List in the: Spring of 2011, Fall of 2010, Spring 2010, Fall 2009, Fall 2008, and Spring of 2008. Coach Rizoti was a Garland Johnson Scholar, is ASEP (American Sport Education Program) Certified, CPR / First Aid Certified, and of the Gamma Kappa Alpha National Italian Honor Society. She currently coaches AAU Basketball with the Winston-Salem Stealers.
Bill McKenzie- Co-Head Swim Coach
Bill enters his third year as co-head swim coach with many years experience in coaching including summer league swim teams. A former basketball player at Davidson College, Bill is a nationally ranked Triathlete and strong swimmer. He most recently served as assistant Varsity Swim Coach at High Point Central. In 2012 and 2013 he helped lead the BMHS Swim Team to both the boys' and girls' conference championships and both years was named NW Conference Swim Coach of the Year along with co-coach Kenny Christensen.
Kenny Christensen- Co-Head Swim Coach
Kenny enters his third year as co-head swim coach at BMHS. Kenny is a former standout swimmer at Grandview Swim Club and Mt. Tabor High School where he was team captain. He was also a swimmer, president, and club team coach/manager for Appalachian State whose swim team competes at Division I club status. There he was also responsible for running the club meets between the various universities competing created and maintained the team website, organized and maintained team results and records, coordinated team activities, meets, practices and travel arrangements and was awarded the ASU Club Sport's "Turn Around Team." As a swimmer, he still holds four team records at Appalachian State. He has been a head swim coach at Grandview. In 2012 and 2013 he helped lead the BMHS Swim Team to both the boys' and girls' conference championships and was named NW Conference Swim Coach of the Yera along with co-coach Bill McKenzie.
George Kennedy- Head Varsity Girls' Soccer Coach
Coach Kennedy joined the BMHS Coaching Staff after a long, distinguished career as a soccer coach in Florida and locally and is in his 2nd year at BMHS. Kennedy started the soccer program as head coach at Wake Forest University where he was named ACC Coach of the Year in 1981. He was the coach at Wake Forest from 1980-1985 where he complied a record of 57-34-1. He has won several state championships both at Bishop Kennedy High School in Florida and Western Guilford High School in Greensboro, NC. He has an overall soccer coaching record of 575 wins, 144 losses and 54 ties. In his first two years in 2012 and 2013 he lead the team to the #1 seed from the NW Conference to the state playoffs and to a district championship.
Ray Alley- Asst. Varsity Girls' Soccer Coach
Coach Alley enters his second season of coaching at Bishop McGuiness with over 40 years of coaching experience at the collegiate, high school and club youth levels. He had a successful collegiate career coaching men’s soccer (9 years) and men’s tennis (22 years) at High Point University and Guilford College, receiving numerous Coach of the Year honors in both sports at the conference and regional levels. He was named Tennis National Coach of the Year in 1971 by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). He coached boys and girls club soccer in Greensboro for many years, with his girls teams capturing six NCYSA State Cup championships and advanced to represent North Carolina at six US Youth Soccer Region III championships in Texas (2), Oklahoma, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, twice tying for third place in those competitions. He has coached more than 50 players who have gone on to play at the women’s collegiate level, including rostered players at UNC, Duke, Wake Forest and N.C. State.
Coach Alley has been inducted into the North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame, as a member of the Class of 2002 that included UNC Women’s Head Coach Anson Dorrance and longtime high school coach Bob Hathaway. He is also a member of the Guilford College Athletics Hall of Fame. He is currently Editor/Publisher of Southern Soccer Scene, a monthly publication he started 35 years ago while coaching at Guilford College. It is now the oldest monthly soccer magazine in the United States. At the high school level, for a number of years he assisted Coach George Kennedywith both the boys and girls soccer teams at Western Guilford High School, helping the girls’ team to back-to-back NCHSAA 3-A Girls State Championships. Coach Alley is a 35-year member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Bob Weckworth - Head Varsity Boys' Tennis Coach
Bob enters his ninth year as head boys' tennis coach. Bob has much experience as both a tennis and basketball coach. He is an outstanding tennis player and individual instructor. He is former owner of the Asheboro Swim and Tennis Club. Bob also coached basketball at Arch Bishop Molloy in New York and was an assistant coach on the staff at Greensboro Day that won the state championship. In 2011, he led the BMHS Tennis Team to an undefeated conference regular season and captured the 2011 State Championship. He followed that with another undefeated conference season championship and a trip to the Final Four in 2012. In 2013, his team again went undefeated in conference play and won the conference championship.
Brett Hewitt- Head Varsity Boys' Lacrosse Coach
Coach Hewitt enters his second year as head boys’ lacrosse coach at Bishop McGuinness. Coach Hewitt, who played collegiately in Massachusetts, previously served as Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Cathedral High School in Springfield, Massachusetts in addition to having served as head coach for the Patriot Lacrosse Club Program. From there he became the assistant lacrosse coach at Bentley University near Boston for four years before taking over as head coach at Nichols College in Waltham, Massachusetts for two years. Coach Hewett has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy and an MBA with a concentration in Wealth Management.