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.

 

Staff

 


 

Varsity Coaches

Damin Altizer, Boys' Varsity Basketball Head Coach

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 Head Coach

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, Varsity Cross Country Head Coach

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.

John Blake, Varsity Football Head Coach

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. John was raised in the Charlottesville area and attended PVCC and Concord University.

Adam Colombo, Varsity Track Head Coach

Adam Colombo is an Upper School mathematics teacher, Grade 10 dean, advisor, Varsity Cross Country assistant coach, and Varsity Track head 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, Adam was a member of three varsity teams, Cross Country, Basketball, and Track and Field. 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.

Patrick Foss, Girls' Varsity Soccer Head Coach

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, Varsity Swimming Head Coach

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.

Kim Kastuk, Varsity Field Hockey Head Coach

Kim Kastuk joined the School in 2013 and, in addition to teaching, has served as the head Varsity Field Hockey coach and the head Grades 7 & 8 Girls’ Basketball coach. She studied at the University of Virginia, receiving both a bachelor's in kinesiology and master's in health and physical education.

Terry Lippmann, Varsity Softball Head Coach

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 Head Coach

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' & Boys' Varsity Tennis Head Coach, Girls' Varsity Squash Head Coach

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Russ Sterling, Boys' Varsity Squash Head Coach

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Taylor Stevens, Varsity Diving Head Coach

Taylor Stevens is director of Admissions for Grades 5 - 8, Grades 5 - 8 Life Skills teacher, and Coed Varsity Diving head 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, she 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.

Phil Stinnie, Varsity Girls' Basketball Head Coach

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.

Blake Ware, Varsity Golf Head Coach

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.

Heather Zapf, Varsity Volleyball Head Coach

Heather Zapf is our Varsity Girl's Volleyball Coach. Zapf brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the sport as a still active player in the Charlottesville and Hampton volleyball community. Previously, Zapf was named first team All-Region and first team All-State as a junior and senior at her high school in Yorktown, VA. She continued her volleyball career as a four-year starter at Davis and Elkins College in Elkins, WV, where she received All-Conference honors, obtained the highest kill record in school history, and was named "Who's Who" among College Athletes.