Jeff Stoller, CAA- Athletic Director
Jeff Stoller is a nationally certified Athletic Administrator who is in his 17th year as Athletic Director at Bishop McGuinness. During his time at Bishop, he has helped lead the school to 8 Northwest Conference Wells Fargo Cups and 6 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 and the NCHSAA Education and Athletics Committe. 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 and is currently serving as commissioner of NCHSAA Lacrosse Conference 9. 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 13 year old son named Evan. Coach Stoller and his family reside in Greensboro.
Drew Hackett- Head Football Coach, Asst. Athletic Director
Drew Hackett is in his 2nd year with the football program at Bishop McGuinness. He also serves as the Assistant Athletic Director. Hackett has served as the Assistant Head Football Coach and Offensive Coordinator and acted as Asst. A.D. at 4A power W.A. Hough High School in Charlotte. In 2015, Hough finished 12-2 and captured the Meck A Conference Championship with the most wins in school history. In 2016, Hough again returned to the 4A playoffs after the offense averaged 316 yards per game and nearly 30 points per game. They also had a 1000-yard regular season rusher and a 1500-yard regular season passer. Hackett also served as the Head Varsity Lacrosse Coach at Hough the past two seasons where his team complied a record of 24-13 and broke the school win record each season in lacrosse. Hackett will not serve as the lacrosse coach at Bishop McGuinness. Prior to Hough, Hackett served as the offensive coordinator and was interim head coach prior to leaving for Hough. As interim head coach, he led them from a previous 0-11 season to their first playoff appearance in 5 years. He was named West Charlotte Coach of the Year. Before heading to West Charlotte Hackett coached the defensive line at Ledford HS. Hackett has a B.S in Health and Physical Education from High Point University and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Queens University and is a licensed principal.
Pat Bowen - Athletic Asst., Head Varsity Baseball Coach, JV Football Coach
Coach Bowen serves as Head Varsity Baseball Coach and a member of the PE Department. Coach Bowen had a standout college baseball career at St. Leo University in Florida before being drafted and playing in the Anaheim Angels minor league system. In 2003-2004, he served as Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach and head JV Baseball coach and PE Teacher at Greensboro Day and worked summer camps 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 a conference championship, a conference tournament championship, and a State Final Four Finish. In 2012 Coach Bowen became the head baseball coach. Coach Bowen has a B.A. in Sports Management from St. Leo University and graduate work at the University of Tampa. He also has his P.E./Health Teacher Certification from Greensboro College.
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 10 years at BMHS, 5 years with JV and this is his 5th year with Varsity. He has coached locally with the Twin City Youth Soccer Association for 11 years, ranging from U-6 to U-15, which has included, Rec, youth Academy Elite, Challenge, and Classic. Coach Hodges has his USSF “National” D license, USSF “National” Youth license, and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. He lead the 2016 Bishop Soccer Team to the conference and regional championships and the state championship game and in 2017, his team won the NCHSAA State Soccer Championship.
Adam Gal- Head JV Boys' Soccer Coach
Adam most recently served as the Head Varsity Boys' Soccer Coach at 4A RJ Reynolds HS and served as an assistant varsity girls' soccer coach at Bishop McGuinness this past spring of 2017. This is his 2nd year coaching the JV Boys at Bishop.
Keith Herzberger- Asst. JV Boys' Soccer Coach, Asst. JV Girls' Coach
Keith joined BMHS Athletic program in 2015 as the Assistant JV Boys Soccer coach. Keith graduated from The State University of NY at Stony Brook in 1996 with a degree in physical therapy. While at SUNY Stony Brook, he worked as an athletic trainer with their athletic program. He relocated his family to Kernersville in 2005. In addition to creating a successful career, he has coached for over 9 years with the Kernersville Soccer Association and has let the sport become his favorite past time. Skill deveiopment, attitude, team approach to success are fundmentals of his environment on the soccer field. Focus on taking on challenging situations on the field to create better people when they come off the field. This is his 4th year as the assistant JV boys soccer and 2nd year for JV girls soccer.
Shawn Jacobsen- Head Varsity Volleyball Coach
Coach Jacobsen is starting his 4th year as Varsity head coach. He was previously the JV head coach. Coach Jacobsen has been playing and coaching volleyball for many years. He was first introduced to volleyball as a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill where he played on their club team for 2 years. After college, he played on various BB and A level 6-man and 2-man teams for several years. His wife, Karen (Wiggins) Jacobsen '88, is a BMHS alumni, and they have 3 boys: Thane (Class of '14), Colin (Class of ’16) and Vance (Class of ’18).
Lexi Harrington- Asst Volleyball Coach
Alexis Harrington is a Triad native. She graduated from Randolph College in 2015 where she was a four year starting libero for the varsity volleyball team. After college Alexis moved back to Winston-Salem where she is in her second year as a head coach for Champion Volleyball Club. She has a passion for developing well rounded young women both on and off the court.
Chris Scola- Head Cross-Country and Track and Field
This is Coach Scola’s 5th year with the program and 1st year as head coach. Chis retired to the Winston-Salem area, previously living outside Philadelphia, PA (Collingswood, NJ), and working as an IT and Telecommunications Specialist and Systems Trainer, for a major Philadelphia law firm. Chris brings a wealth of distance running experience (over 35 years) and has competed in various road race distances over the years, ranging from 5K (14:45) to marathon (2:28). Chris will assist Coach Trembley and Jacobs with the distance runners. Chris earned a Bachelor of Science in Teacher Education from West Chester State University, is married to Karen, and they have 2 children, Kevin, a 2006 graduate of High Point University, and Jessica, a 2014 graduate of Lebanon Valley.
Catherine Lassiter- Head Varsity Girls' Tennis
Catherine enters her 8th 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. Under her leadership, the girl’s tennis team tied as Conference champions in 2013 and reached the Final Four. In 2014, the undefeated girls won the Conference championship and the first ever State Championship title and won both the conference and state title again in 2015 and a share of the conference title in 2017. Coach Lassiter has coached both singles and doubles individual state champions.
Kelli Houseknecht and Dana Forrester- Co-Cheerleading Coaches
Kelli and Dana take over the cheerleading program this year and are very excited. Both of them are Bishop Alums from the class of 2006 and were standout cheerleaders who come in with solid coaching experience.
Dana St. Claire- Head Swimming Coach
Dana enters his 6th year as coach at BMHS. He swam for Carol City High School in Miami, Florida where he was a Miami Herald All-City and All-County selection in his Junior and Senior seasons and made the 4A State High School Swimming Finals in both years finishing 5th in the 100 yard Backstroke his Senior year. Dana swam for both North Miami Beach Swim Club and Fort Lauderdale Swim Team (FLST). While at NMBSC, he qualified for National Junior Olympics in the 200 Meter Backstroke. At FLST, he swam for Jack Nelson who was the 1976 US Olympic Women’s coach. As a member of the elite National Training team, Dana trained with world record holders, collegiate All Americans and Olympic finalists. Dana’s career continued at Marshall University where he was awarded an athletic scholarship. He was a five time Southern Conference champion. He also was an eight time finalist in both the 100 and 200 yard backstroke events at the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Championships (EISD). He won the 200 Yard Backstroke in his sophomore year. Notable schools which he competed against were Maryland, Pittsburgh, Penn State, East Carolina, Syracuse, Notre Dame, West Virginia. He was selected Most Valuable Swimmer all four years at Marshall. While obtaining his Masters’ degree he was an Assistant Coach for the Thundering Herd. In 2001, he was inducted into the Marshall University Athletic Hall of Fame. After a 32 year career in sales with both BellSouth and AT&T Dana retired in 2013. He is married and he and his wife, Christy have one son, Drew who is a 2007 BMHS graduate. He has lead both the girls and boys swim teams at Bishop to multiple conference championships and has won the boys conference championship the past 3 years and has been named NWC Coach of the Year.
Coach Thompson begins his 21st season as a high school coach and 16th season as Head Varsity Coach of the Bishop McGuinness Villains in 2018-19. His coaching career includes stints at UNC-Greensboro, Bartlett Yancey High School, and Oak Ridge Military Academy.
In 2016, Coach Thompson won his 200th game as head varsity coach at Bishop McGuinness, and his tenure has thus far been highlighted by the NCHSAA 1A State Championship in 2008-09- the school’s only NCHSAA State Title in Boys Basketball. Coach Thompson’s teams captured Sectional titles in 2009 and 2010, as well as a Regional 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 years at the helm, climbing to #42 nationally in 2004-05 and to #69 in 2009-10. Coach 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. During his tenure at Bishop, Coach Thompson has coached over twenty players that have gone on to play in the collegiate ranks. Four players have earned McDonald's All-America nominee honors as guards for Coach Thompson at Bishop (Aaron Toomey, '10, Spencer Wilson, '15, Ryan Moon, '18 and CJ Cappuccio, '18).
Coach Thompson aslo runs his own youth basketball organization, the North Carolina Spartans. In his time as an club coach, over seventy of Coach's players have gone on to play at the next level, with one player reaching the NBA ranks (Cedric Simmons, Cleveland Cavaliers). Coach Thompson also works several basketball camps throughout the area including Mike Krzyzewski's Duke Basketball Camp, UNC-Greensboro, and runs his own basketball camps at Bishop and St. Pius X (Greensboro). Coach Thompson works the prestigious Hoop Mountain Academic All American Camp at Brandeis University, the Power To Win Sports Overseas Professional Combine, and the Basketball Elite Southeast Summer Showcase.
In 2010, Coach was published for the first time in Dan Inham's A System of Success: State Champions Basketball Playbook, and for a second time in 2014 in Xs, Os, & Ws: Inspirational Stories from Successful Basketball Coaches by Expected End Entertainment.
Coach Thompson is a member of the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (NCBCA) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Coach Thompson also holds a USA Basketball Youth Development Coaching License and has served as a court coach at USA Youth Basketball events.
Coach Thompson and the Bishop McGuinness Boys Basketball program were featured on ESPN and the CBS Evening News in 2014 for the "Dedication Game" played in January 2014.
Coach Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science and a Master's degree in Education, both from UNC-Greensboro. He lives in Kernersville with his wife Marsha, his son Aaron, and daughter Anna.
Brian Robinson begins his 25th season as a high school coach and his 16th season as the Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach at Bishop McGuinness in 2018-19. The Villains have a record of 359-115 in Robinson's first fourteen seasons at Bishop (416-159 overall as a head coach) making the state playoffs each year, and winning nine consecutive state champions in Class 1A in North Carolina from 2006-2014. The streak broke the state record for the most consecutive state titles in a row for any classification or gender. The nine straight titles are also tied for the second most in a row ever in the National Federation of High School's record book for girls basketball. 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 named the National Federation State Coach-of-the-Year in 2014. 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. Robinson split time in 2009-10, coaching with NAIA level Southeastern University's women's basketball team (Lakeland, FL) during McGuinness' run towards a fifth straight title.
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 where the team won the Gold Medal over Canada in Cancun, Mexico in June. Robinson was re-appointed as an assistant coach for the USA U17 National Team that competed in Pilzen, Czech Republic in the summer of 2014 and also won gold. Robinson was named to the three-person USA SafeSport Advisory committee in 2016 which hears appeals nationally for coaching licenses. 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 was the program founder and sponsor for Bishop McGuinness' Fellowship of Christian Athletes in 2008, and is 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 as well as at the Triad Basketball Officials Clinic in 2013, the Catholic Middle School Symposium in 2015 and the first-ever USA Basketball Youth Coaches Clinic in Las Vegas in 2015. Robinson also spoke at the USA Basketball Academy in Chicago in 2018. Also in 2013, Robinson accepted a head coaching position with the Triad Trackers, an adult wheelchair basketball team based in Winston-Salem; the team finished third in the CWBC tournament in 2016 and 2017 and qualified for the national tournament in Louisville, Kentucky in 2017 and 2018. Robinson is also an evaluator for North Carolina's Gatorade Player-of-the-Year.
Michael Herschel- Asst. Boys' Varsity Basketball Coach
This is Coach Herschel’s 4th season as an assistant coach with the Bishop Basketball program. Coach Hersch played on the last Bishop freshman team in 2005, played on a one-loss JV team his sophomore year and then was named captain of the Villains for his junior and senior seasons from 2007-2009. He played under Head Coach Josh Thompson for two years and was a member of the 2009 NCHSAA 1A State Championship team that finished ranked 69th in the country. The 2009 team is also tied for highest team cumulative GPA in the program’s history. Michael went on to attend UNC-Wilmington where he would earn his bachelor's in business administration. It was also at UNCW that he found opportunities to coach. In 2011, he coached the boys team at St. Mark Catholic Middle School where he put together a winning season and then took over the traditionally strong girls program the next year. His teams for the next two seasons went undefeated in regular season and conference tournament play. While in Wilmington, he coached with the Wilmington Hurricanes AAU organization and, upon moving back to the Triad, he coached with the NC Spartans. Most recently, he was a coach for one of Bishop’s feeder schools Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Josh Bowden- Head JV Boys' Basketball Coach
Coach Bowden begins his ninth year with the Bishop McGuinness Basketball program in 2018-2019. 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. Coach Bowden makes the players better on and off the court and helps keep the program a steady contender in the Northwest Conference.
Trish Grant - Assistant Varsity Girls’ Coach
Trish Grant will start her 18th 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.
Emily Rhew- JV Girls' Basketball Coach
Coach Rhew is in her 2nd year coaching basketball at Bishop. She played locally at Wheatmore HS in addition to AAU and coached at Walkertown Middle School and the Triad Math and Science School in Greensboro. She has a B.S.Degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Coaching from UNC Greensboro.
Merritt Rizoti- Asst. JV Girls' Basketball Coach
Merritt Rizoti begins her 8th 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.
Ray Alley- Head Varsity Girls' Soccer Coach
Coach Alley enters his 7th season of coaching at Bishop McGuiness (1st as head girls soccer coach) with over 44 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 advancing 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 70 players who have gone on to play at the women’s collegiate level, including rostered players at UNC, Duke, Wake Forest, East Carolina, Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, High Point 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 the late 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 (southernsoccerscene.com), a monthly publication he started 38 years ago while coaching at Guilford College. At the high school level, for a number of years, he assisted former Villian Coach George Kennedy with 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 39-year member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He lead the 2017 team to the NW Conference Championship in his 1st year and to a share of the title in 2018.
Chris Gunzenhauser – JV Baseball Coach
Chris Gunzenhauser is a graduate of 1984 Bishop McGuinness and has coached JV baseball for 6 years. While at Bishop he played baseball and performed in school musicals. Coach Gunzenhauser has played and managed adult baseball for the past 15 years and competes in national tournaments in Florida each November.
In addition to baseball Coach Gunzenhauser founded and runs Concinnity Marketing which is a marketing consulting company in Winston-Salem.
Coach is a member of St Leo’s Parish and is a guitar player and singer in the Life Teen Worship Band. He is also an avid cyclist and has ridden in the MS Tour to Tanglewood for 13 years.
Coach Gunzenhauser has an undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill and a Master in Business Administration from Wake Forest University.
Dwight Jacobs- Head Track and Field Coach, Athletic Assistant to the AD
In 2011, Coach Jacobs joined Bishop McGuiness as Assistant Track and Field Coach. Prior to that, he volunteered with Guilford College as Coach for Cross Country/Track & Field from 2009-2011. He also volunteered with Western Guilford High school as volunteer Cross Country/Track & Field from 2003-2008.
Coach Jacobs is a USA Track & Field Distance - Level I Certified Coach. He is currently serving as the Athletic Assistant in the BMHS Athletic Department where he helps with game management and other athletic duties. He is also a veteran who served in the United States Air Force from 1979-1987. Coach Jacobs is an avid runner who runs a minimum of 40 miles on a weekly basis. Some of his personal achievements have been the winner in road races from 5K to 10K and best runner in various age groups as well as the Eastern and Southeastern Region 1500 and 3000 meters champion on the track. He also won the Running Journal Grand Prix for the Masters division.
Kaila Tuccio- Head Golf Coach
Kaila enters her 2nd year as Head Varsity Golf Coach at Bishop. Kaila was an all-conference golfer at Bishop Moore in Orlando, Florida before going on to earn a Division 1 Golf Scholarship where she was a member of their Division 1 Golf Team. At HPU, she was named an NGCA All-American Scholar and a two time Millis Scholar Athlete. She was honored as a Big South Conference Presidential Honor Roll Selection and was scholar athlete of the year maintaining a 4.0 GPA. In addition to her experience as a golf camp instructor and private instructor, she has been the Head Golf Coach at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic in High Point where she is also a full-time teacher.