Meet the Athletics Staff

To contact the St. Anne's-Belfield School Athletic Department, please call (434) 295-5550. Click the pictures and bars below to learn more about our Athletics team and coaches.





Varsity Head Coaches

Damin Altizer, Boys' Varsity Basketball

Damin Altizer is a six-year Charlottesville resident who spent three years as a lead assistant coach at the Miller School and three years in the same position at St. Anne's-Belfield. He is also the founder of DR1VEN Training, a player development company that has worked with thousands of  athletes in the United States and around the globe. As a player himself, he was a walk-on at the University of Virginia where he was a member of the 2006 – 2007 ACC Regular Season Championship Team.

Phllip Barr, Boys' Varsity Soccer

Phillip Barr has been playing and coaching for 31 years, with most of his experience taking place in the Hampton Roads area in Virginia. There, he played travel club soccer for various teams, Olympic Development Program(ODP), and was a four-year starter for Kecoughtan High School’s Boys' Varsity Soccer team in Hampton, VA from 1994 - 1998. Accomplishments include being team captain, 43 goals and 25 career assists, 1st Team All-District, 1st Team All-Tournament, and VHSL All State All-Star selection. After high school, Phillip attended Radford University and played club soccer there. In 2000, he began coaching the Bay Rivers Soccer Club and then moved to VA Rush Soccer Club in 2005. At VA Rush, Phillip coached the U12-U14 Boys Academy program and attained National USSF E and USSF D licenses to further his coaching education.

Andrew Beardsley, Coed Varsity Cross Country

Andrew Beardsley is an Upper School Humanities teacher, advisor, varsity Track assistant coach, and Varsity Cross Country head coach. He previously coached cross country, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field in Maine. In high school, Andy 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, Andy earned a B.A. in English from Bates College, and in 1988 earned a M.A. in English from University of Maine, Orono.

Jon Benick, Boys' Varsity Baseball

Jon Benick, who played his freshman season at Auburn University before transferring to the University of Virginia, was a three-year starter at first base, third base, and catcher for the Cavaliers, earning first-team All-ACC honors in 2000. Benick completed his career at Virginia with 35 homers and 160 RBI. Jon was then a ninth round selection in the 2001 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres, and played professionally until 2006.

Prior to joining the School community in 2018, Jon was an assistant coach at Longwood University, as well as hitting coach at Wilkes University and the New Jersey Jackals. He also served as the director of player development for MESM sports agency.

John Blake, Boys' Varsity Football

John Blake serves the School as director of alumni relations and Varsity Football head coach. He has previously served as a middle school physical education teacher, director of buildings and grounds, and coach to an array of athletics teams. The Varsity Football team has won six state championships under his leadership, and multiple players have gone on to play in the NFL. John was raised in the Charlottesville area and attended PVCC and Concord University.

Charlotte Devine, Girls' Varsity Volleyball

Patrick Foss, Girls' Varsity Soccer

Patrick Foss was a member of the University of Virginia 2014 Men’s Soccer National Championship team, where he scored the game winning penalty kick to secure the title. He went on to lead the team in points and assists the following year, while also earning All- American, ACC Honor Roll, and Lowe's Senior CLASS honors. In the past, Patrick has coached soccer with Athletes in Action and SOCA, mentored elementary school students through Athletes for Hope, and been involved with community projects via City of Promise. He currently works for the Virginia Athletics Foundation and remains an active member of the Charlottesville community.

Megan Grant, Coed Varsity Swimming

Megan Grant joined the School in 2013 and currently teaches Grade 4 students. In addition to coaching Coed Varsity Swimming and Girls on the Run at the School, Megan has served as the Charlottesville 5K Coordinator for Girls on the Run and coached with the Jefferson Swim League. She studies English and communications at Denison University before attending the University of Virginia to receive a M.Ed. in reading education.

Tara Harrington, Girls' Varsity Field Hockey

In addition to being the head coach of the Girls' Varsity Field Hockey team, Tara Harrington serves the School as the director of leadership and campaign giving. Tara joined the School in 2019 after serving as the associate director of annual giving at Providence College where she developed the reunion and class agent fundraising programs and worked as a front-line fundraiser. Prior to her career in development, Tara served as the head field hockey coach at Brown University.

Terry Lippmann, Girls' Varsity Softball

Terry Lippmann has taught math from Grads 6 - 12 for more than 20 years. In addition to serving as a mathematics department chair and grade level team leader, he coaches the Varsity Softball team. he studied at University of Maryland Baltimore County, Université de Paris X à Nanterre, and University of California Santa Barbara.

Bo Perriello '89, Boys' Varsity Lacrosse

Bo Perriello '89 is the director of admission for Grades 9 - 12, as well as the Boys’ Varsity Lacrosse head 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, he 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.

Jay Reeves, Girls' Varsity Tennis, Boys' Varsity Tennis

In addition to being a School parent and local real estate agent, Jay Reeves is the head coach of both Girls' and Boys' Varsity Tennis teams, as well as the Girls' JV Squash team.

Julia Robbins, Coed Varsity Diving

Julia Robbins joined the School in 2018 and currently teaches seventh grade math. She has been coaching diving in Virginia since 2012, and has coached four state champions. She was a cheerleader, gymnast, and club diver at Southeast Missouri State University before finishing her graduate degrees at Regent University and the University of Virginia.

Russ Sterling, Boys' Varsity Squash

Russ Sterling coaches the Boys' Varsity Squash team. More information coming soon!

Phil Stinnie, Girls' Varsity Basketball

Phil Stinnie is the director of student life, diversity and community outreach, community service coordinator, and Varsity Girls’ Basketball head coach. He 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 more than a dozen League of Independent School (LIS) championships, and participated in many state tournaments with Final Four appearances, including several runner-up and state championships wins. In 2018, Phil was honored for reaching 300 wins as the Girls' Varsity Basketball coach.

Blake Ware, Varsity Golf

Blake Ware is the Upper School dean of students, Dorm parent, an Upper School mathematics teacher, and the Varsity Golf head coach. He 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.

Trent Wiseman, Coed Vsrsity Track

In addition to being the Coed Varsity Track Head Coach, Trent Wiseman is an Upper School Humanities teacher. He has been around track and field since before he could walk as his father was a collegiate track and field athlete. He and his mother also started track programs around the Tampa, Fla. area. Afterparticipating in track and field during high school, Trent went on to compete in college for four years. Before coming to St. Anne's-Belfield, he was the head track and field coach for two years at a school in Tampa.