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To contact the St. Anne's-Belfield School Athletic Department, please call (434) 295-5550.

Mr. Dewayne Robinson, Director of Athletics

Dewayne Robinson
Director of Athletics
drobinson@stab.org

Mr. Dewayne Robinson is the director of athletics at St. Anne’s-Belfield School. With over 10 years in coaching and athletic administration, he brings a passion for ensuring that competitive athletic programs remain a part of the overall educational experience. He has been an avid athlete his whole life, playing his collegiate basketball at Judson University where he earned several school, conference, and All-American honors during his time as a player. He has worked with athletes of all levels, and is dedicated to providing the valuable tools to today’s youth that he gained from athletic participation.

A native of Memphis, Mr. Robinson earned a B.S. in exercise sciences and sports management from Judson University, and a M.S. in business management from Kaplan University.

Mrs. Mary Blake, Associate Director of Athletics and Girls' Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach

Mary Blake
Associate Athletic Director
mblake@stab.org

Mrs. Mary King Blake is the associate director of athletics at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, as well as a teacher of Grades 5 – 8 physical education classes and head coach for the Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse team. Ms. Blake has coached field hockey and lacrosse at the School for 30 years and in that time has coached more than 30 High School Lacrosse All Americans, won 13 League of Independent Schools lacrosse championships, and won 3 lacrosse state championships. For many years she served as a selector for the National School Girls Lacrosse Tournament and the All American Selection Committee. Ms. Blake was inducted into the Virginia Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2003. She currently sits on the Virginia State Field Hockey Committee Board for private schools.

Mrs. Blake earned a B.S. from Longwood College in business administration, and a B.S. in health and physical education from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Ms. Kaye Henyon, Coordinator of Athletic Operations

Kaye Henyon
Coordinator of Athletic Operations
khenyon@stab.org

Ms. Kaye Rhoads Henyon ‘93 is the coordinator of athletic operations at St. Anne’s-Belfield School and has managed the daily operations of the athletic department since July 2005. Ms. Henyon has coached many School teams over the past 10 years including Varsity Field Hockey, Middle School Girls’ Lacrosse, and Middle School Girls’ Basketball. For the past two years she served as the Vice President of the League of Independent Schools, which included overseeing the selection process for all of the All-LIS league teams each season.

Ms. Henyon graduated from St. Anne’s-Belfield School in 1993 where she participated as a three-sport athlete in field hockey, basketball and lacrosse. She earned a B.S. in communications with a minor in design from James Madison University.

Mr. Mark O'Donnell, Director of Athletic Development and Girls' Varsity Soccer Head Coach

Mark O'Donnell
Director of Athletic Development
modonnell@stab.org

Mr. Mark O’Donnell, the St. Anne's-Belfield School director of athletic development, is also the Girls’ Varsity Soccer head coach and an Upper School mathematics teacher. During his 25 years at the School he has also taught third and fifth grades, students in grades nine through twelve, served as the Upper School Dean of Students, and coached Boys’ Varsity Soccer.

Mr. O'Donnell holds certificates in Strength and Conditioning (CSCS through the National Strength and Conditioning Association), Level 1 Sports Performance Coach (through USA Weightlifting), Functional Movement Screen Assessment (Level 2), United States Soccer Federation "A" License, United states Soccer Federation National Goalkeeping License.

Mr. O'Donnell attended and played varsity soccer at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. He earned a Masters of Education from U.Va. and is currently enrolled there in a Masters of Kinesiology program.

Mr. Brian Yeagle, Assistant to the Athletic Director and Head Varsity Baseball Coach

Mr. Brian Yeagle ’11
Assistant to the Athletic Director
Head Varsity Baseball Coach

Mr. Brian Yeagle, the School's assistant to the athletic director and Varsity Baseball head coach, previously served as the School’s assistant baseball coach in 2013, and as an assistant baseball coach for the T.E.A.M.S. Training Center, Charlottesville, VA, where he coached a 14U team and provided hitting instruction in 2014.

As a student at St. Anne’s-Belfield School from 2007 - 2011, Mr. Yeagle was involved in several aspects of the School community, including the boarding program, basketball team, and baseball team. He was the recipient of the 2011 Boarding Award, and was a member of the baseball team that had 95 wins in five seasons, including two Virginia Prep League titles and the VISAA Division I State Championship in 2011.

Mr. Yeagle graduated from High Point University in 2015 with a B.S.B.A. in business administration and a sports management minor.

Coaches Bios

Mr. Beau Banglesdorf, Grades 7 & 8 Baseball Head Coach

bbanglesdorf@stab.org

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Mr. Brian Bartholomew, Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach

bbartholomew@stab.org

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Mr. Andrew Beardsley, Varsity Cross Country Head Coach, Assistant Track and Field Coach

Mr. Andrew Beardsley (abeardsley@stab.org) is an Upper School English and history teacher as well as a Varsity Cross Country head coach. He previously coached cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field in Maine.

In high school Mr. Beardsley participated in cross country and track and field, and continued while at Bates College. He has entered many races over the years, including the Boston Marathon and Chicago Marathon. In 1986 he earned a B.A. in English from Bates College, and in 1988 earned a M.A. in English from University of Maine, Orono.

Mr. John Blake, Varsity Football Head Coach

jblake@stab.org

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Ms. Brooke Canova, Grades 7 & 8 Volleyball Head Coach, Girls' Grades 7 & 8 Soccer Head Coach

Ms. Brooke Canova (bcanova@stab.org) is a physical education teacher for grades K - 3, a Learning Village Grades 5 - 8 life skills teacher, and the Grades 7 & 8 Volleyball head coach. She previously coached Varsity Swimming and Softball and Grades 7 & 8 Volleyball at the School, and volleyball at Monticello High School.

In high school Ms. Canova participated in volleyball, swimming, softball, winter track, and golf. She played four years of softball at the University of Virginia. She plays recreational volleyball in the City of Charlottesville. In 2007 she earned a B.S. in kinesiology from U.Va., and in 2008 earned a M.S. in education.

Ms. Kayla Carter, Junior Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach

Ms. Kayla Carter (kcarter@stab.org) is a Learning Village Grades K - 4 science teacher and the Varsity Field Hockey assistant coach.

While in high school Ms. Carter played four years of Varsity Field Hockey, and one year for the Virginia Express club team. She played one year of club field hockey at James Madison University. She earned a B.S. in interdisciplinary liberal studies with a minor in education (K - 6) with a concentration in science, math, and technology before earning a M.A.T. from JMU.

Mr. Adam Colombo, Varsity Cross Country Assistant Coach, Varsity Track Head Coach

Mr. Adam Colombo (acolombo@stab.org) is an Upper School mathematics/economics teacher and Varsity Cross Country assistant coach. He previously coached cross country at both Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson, Ariz. and Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colo.

In high school Mr. Colombo was a member of the Varsity Cross Country, Varsity Basketball, and Varsity Track and Field teams. He earned a B.A. in secondary education from Arizona State University in 2008, and an M.B.A. in finance from University of Colorado in 2012.

MR. BRAD CONNORS, VARSITY SWIMMING HEAD COACH, BOYS' GRADES 7 & 8 SOCCER COACH

Mr. Brad Connors is a PE teacher for grades k-4 and the head coach for varsity swimming and grades 7 & 8 boys soccer. Previously, Mr. Connors coached girls junior varsity soccer at Hong Kong International School. Mr. Connors earned a B.A. at James Madison University and a M.Ed. at the University of Virginia.

In high school he played soccer and golf, and swam. Mr. Connors also played club soccer at JMU.

Mr. JJ Cromer, Girls' Junior Varsity Soccer Head Coach

jcromer@stab.org

More information coming soon!

Mr. Mark Gearhart, Grades 7 & 8 Football Assistant Coach, Girls' Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach

Mr. Gearhart (mgearhart@stab.org) is a Learning Village Grades 5 - 8 mathematics and life skills teacher, and a Grades 7 & 8 Football assistant coach.

In high school Mr. Gearhart played basketball and baseball. He earned a B.S. in teaching from the University of Virginia, and a M.A. in education in 2005.

Ms. Megan Grant, Junior Varsity Swimming Head Coach

mgrant@stab.org

More information coming soon!

Mr. Brian Gulotta, Boys' Grades 7 & 8 Basketball Head Coach

Mr. Brian Gulotta (bgulotta@stab.org) is a history teacher and advisor in grade seven, the grades seven and eight wilderness coordinator, and the Boys' Grades 7 & 8 Basketball head coach. He previously coached basketball, baseball, soccer, and cross country at Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Conn.

In high school Mr. Gulotta participated in cross country, basketball, and baseball. He ran cross country at The College of Wooster, and earned a B.A. in 2001.

Kelly Hedgspeth, Girls' Grades 7 & 8 Lacrosse Head Coach

khedgspeth@stab.org

More information coming soon!

Ms. Marian Howard, Varsity Volleyball Head Coach

marianhoward39@gmail.com

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Mr. Antxon Iturbe, Boys' Junior Varsity Basketball Head Coach

Mr. Antxon Iturbe (aiturbe@stab.org) is the English Language Learner (ELL) department chair, an Upper School ELL and Spanish teacher, the assistant director of residential life, the director of the Summer ELL Camp, and the Boys’ Junior Varsity Basketball head coach. He previously coached at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass.

Mr. Iturbe played basketball for four years at The George Washington University, and played professionally in Spain for nine years on four teams (Gijon, Melilla, Los Barrios, and Leon). He earned a B.S. in economics from The George Washington University in 2001, and a M.Ed. in bilingual, multicultural, and ELL education from the University of Massachusetts in 2013.

Ms. Marnie Johnson, Girls' and Boys' Junior Varsity Tennis Head Coach

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Mr. Brian Kent, Boys' Varsity Basketball Head Coach, Grades 7 & 8 Football Head Coach

Mr. Brian Kent (bkent@stab.org) is a physical education teacher and the Boys’ Varsity Basketball head coach.

In high school Mr. Kent played three years of Varsity Basketball, and two years in college. He earned a B.S. from Longwood College (now Longwood University), and a M.Ed. from the University of Virginia.

Mr. Rob Lane, Boys' Varsity Soccer Head Coach

Mr. Rob Lane (rlane@stab.org) is the performing arts department chair as well as the Boys’ Varsity Soccer head coach.

In high school Mr. Lane was a member of the Varsity Baseball and Varsity Soccer teams, and served as captain of both in his senior year. He attended Amherst College, where he played Varsity Soccer and club rugby for two years each. He graduated magna cum laude in 2005 with a B.A. in music and philosophy, and earned a M.S. in music education from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in 2008.

Mr. Terry Lippmann, Varsity Softball Head Coach

tlippmann@stab.org

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Ms. Sara Moses, Boys' Junior Varsity Soccer Head Coach

Ms. Sara Moses (smoses@stab.org) is a Spanish teacher and Boys’ Junior Varsity Soccer assistant coach.

In high school Ms. Moses played soccer and basketball, and she participated in club soccer at Longwood University. She studied at Universidad de Belgrano in 2009, and earned a B.A. in Spanish from Longwood University in 2011.

Mr. Bo Perriello '89, Boys' Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach

Mr. Bo Perriello '89 (bperriello@stab.org) is the director of admission as well as the Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse coach. He previously coached at Delbarton School in Morristown, N.J. and St. John’s Prep School in Danvers, Mass.

As a student at St. Anne’s-Belfield School, Mr. Perriello was a member of the 1986 and 1989 state championship lacrosse teams, and served as team captain in 1989. He was a four year letter winner at the University of Notre Dame, where he also served as team captain and made three NCAA tournament appearances. He graduated from Notre Dame in 1993 with a B.A., and earned a M.Ed. from Columbia University in 2002.

Mr. Chad Powlovich, Strength & Conditioning Head Coach

cpowlovich@stab.org

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Mr. Jay Reeves, Girls' and Boys' Varsity Tennis Head Coach, Girls' Varsity Squash Head Coach

reeves2271@gmail.com

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Ms. Melissa Scott, Junior Varsity Volleyball Head Coach

Ms. Melissa Scott (mscott@stab.org) is a second grade teacher and the Junior Varsity Volleyball head coach. Previously she coached at Charlottesville Area Volleyball Club, and trained at Gold Medal Squared Coaches Clinic with Olympic Coach Carl McGown.

In high school Ms. Scott played volleyball, and continued in the intramural program at the University of Virginia. She currently plays in the recreational league run by the City of Charlottesville. Ms. Scott earned a B.A. in psychology from the University of Virginia, and later earned a M.A.T.

Ms. Sophie Speidel, Junior Varsity Girls' Lacrosse Head Coach

Ms. Sophie Speidel (sspeidel@stab.org) is the School counselor, a grades nine and ten life skills teacher, and the Junior Varsity Girls’ Lacrosse head coach. She previously coached lacrosse at Western Albemarle High School, Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Md., and as a graduate assistant coach for the University of Virginia women’s lacrosse team. She also coached cross county at The Madeira School in McLean, Va.

In high school, Ms. Speidel earned four varsity letters in lacrosse. She was a four-year starter, co-captain, MVP, and All-American at the University of Virginia, and played three years for the United States Women’s Lacrosse team (1982 - 1985). She was inducted into the Virginia Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2005, and the Potomac Chapter of the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2011. Ms. Speidel earned a B.A. in health and physical education from the University of Virginia in 1985, and a M.Ed. in counseling from U.Va. in 1989.

Mr. Russ Sterling, Boys' Varsity Squash Head Coach

rwsii@hotmail.com

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Ms. Taylor Stevens, Varsity Diving Head Coach and Varsity Softball Assistant Coach

Ms. Taylor Stevens (tstevens@stab.org) is a Learning Village Grades 5 - 8 Spanish teacher, advisor, Destination Imagination coach, the Varsity Diving head coach, and Varsity Softball assistant coach. Prior to joining the School she coached diving at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Mass., and a summer league diving team in Atlanta, Ga.

In high school Ms. Stevens was on the diving, softball, and golf teams. While attending Williams College she continued diving, and was the captain of the swimming and diving team her senior year. She graduated with a B.A. in Spanish and psychology in 2011, and earned a M.A.T. in secondary Spanish from Smith College in 2012.

Mr. Phil Stinnie, Varsity Girls' Basketball Head Coach

Mr. Phil Stinnie (pstinnie@stab.org) is the director of diversity and community outreach, dean of student life grades K - 12, and Varsity Girls’ Basketball head coach.

Mr. Stinnie played basketball at Virginia Commonwealth University from 1984 - 1988, where he studied business administration, and was drafted by the New York Knicks prior to playing professional basketball in Europe for 12 years. In his years coaching at St. Anne’s-Belfield School his teams have won 11 League of Independent School (LIS) championships, and participated in 14 state tournaments with nine Final Four appearances, including three runner-up and two state championships.

Mr. Doug Tarring, Boys' Grades 7 & 8 Lacrosse Head Coach

dtarring@stab.org

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Mr. Blake Ware, Varsity Golf Head Coach

Mr. Blake Ware (bware@stab.org) is the tenth grade dean, an Upper School mathematics teacher, and the Varsity Golf head coach.

Mr. Ware graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. and B.A. in 2007, and earned a M.A. from the University of Mississippi in 2012.

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