Coaching for Coaches!

Coaching for Excellence

Head Coaches are front-line representatives of the school and its mission. But the demands of building and sustaining a top-flight sports program are difficult for even a veteran coach. Supporting motivated coaches, new or experienced, can help schools develop or retain leaders with essential knowledge, enthusiasm, professionalism, and commitment.

The Training Plan

Our mentoring program takes a methodical approach to growth, with regular meetings scheduled over four months. This structure offers the chance to plan strategies, see results, and readjust, while the warm coaching relationship provides accountability and support through the process of change.


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Contact Tim Green

Dr. Tim Green serves as Director of ST Athletics, running our AD Mentoring Program, Training Camp and Retreat, and Athletics Assessments. During his 32-year career in independent schools, Tim served as a teacher, coach, P.E. Department Chair, and Director of Athletics. His successful record of athletics leadership includes oversight of teams, coaches, budget development, athletics facilities, mentoring programs, coaching staff evaluations, professional development, and athletics capital improvements. Tim has also has served on countless collegiate and independent-school committees and is certified by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association as a Master Athletic Administrator and a Life Coach.

Head Coach Mentors

Baseball

Chuck Sennett has dedicated over three decades to coaching baseball at Miami Country Day School, shaping the lives of young athletes and fostering a deep love for the game. Chuck began his coaching career in 1991 following his collegiate playing days at Barry University, where he served as the starting second baseman for four years. During his tenure, Chuck has coached at both the middle school and high school levels, guiding over 40 players into successful collegiate baseball careers. His impact extends beyond the field, having served as a middle school math teacher, upper school dean of students, and currently as the school’s athletic director for the past 22 years.

Under Chuck's leadership, Miami Country Day School's baseball program has produced talented players who have continued their careers at esteemed institutions such as the University of Miami, University of Maine, Columbia University, Barry University, Wingate University, and numerous others across all college levels.

Chuck's coaching philosophy emphasizes player development within a positive and supportive environment. His staff is committed to instilling important life skills such as perseverance, teamwork, and leadership alongside teaching the fundamentals of the game. Each season, the program's primary goal is to foster player growth and achieve team success while nurturing well-rounded athletes who excel in academics and character.


Basketball (Boys)

Barry Chamberlin has forged a reputation for himself as an exceptional leader renowned for his authentic character, organizational aptitude, and coaching and community building expertise. With an illustrious career spanning two decades in coaching and teaching, fortified by a commanding 16 year reign in athletic administration, his track record speaks volumes of his unparalleled dedication and mastery in his field.

During his athletic tenure, Barry emerged as a distinguished leader, serving as a four-year captain and starter for Cedarville University's basketball team in Ohio. His athletic achievements included scoring over 1,400 points and securing nearly 1,000 rebounds. Transitioning from player to coach, Barry has helmed varsity basketball programs for 12 years, accruing nearly 250 victories. Notably, he orchestrated a remarkable turnaround at Saint Mary’s Hall in San Antonio, TX, elevating a previously underperforming program with only mere single digit wins in their first season to perennial state contention within three years. In recognition of his coaching acumen, Barry was honored in 2021 with the Don Coleman Outstanding Coach for Large Private Schools award by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

Under Barry's leadership as Athletic Director at Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, FL, the school and its athletic department have thrived, achieving state championships in both Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer, capturing 9 district titles, and guiding 30 athletes to collegiate commitments within a mere two-year span.


Field Hockey

Amy Marchell Elliott was born in Poughkeepsie, New York, and started playing field hockey in the 7th grade at John Jay High School. She went on to play Division 1 Field Hockey at Wake Forest University from 1995-2000.  Amy was a two-time team captain, third-team All-American, and played for the U21 Women's National Team.  She earned honors such as the ACC 50th Anniversary Top 50 Athletes at Wake Forest, South Region All-American Second Team, All-ACC Conference Team, All-ACC Tournament Team, GTE Academic All-American Second Team, National Academic Squad, as well as being on the Dean’s List and ACC Academic Honor Roll for all four years at Wake.

After graduating from Wake Forest in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and then completing her Master’s in education in 2000, Amy moved to Louisville, Kentucky.  She began teaching high school math and psychology and coached field hockey at Ballard High School. In 2005, Amy was hired at Kentucky Country Day School as an Upper School mathematics teacher, associate athletic director, and varsity field hockey coach. She coached for 16 seasons at KCD, earning 9 Regional Championships and 274 Career Wins, and her teams reached the state championship three times.

Currently, Amy is the Director of Athletics at Kentucky Country Day School.  Her son, Sekayi Charasika, is on the USA Men’s Field Hockey National Team.


Football

Tommy Atha serves as the Head Coach Mentor for football. Throughout his 32-year career, Tommy has enjoyed coaching basketball and football at the varsity level. During his 20 years as Head Football Coach, he was the winningest coach in his school's history. His outstanding leadership in independent school athletics has included oversight of teams and coaching staffs, program budgets, and facilities.


Lacrosse (Boys)

Don Zimmerman has been involved in lacrosse for six decades. He has coached at the Division I level for over 40 years, notably leading Johns Hopkins to three NCAA championship titles. Don has also assisted high school teams and players for many years, honing his expertise in helping players and teams reach their full potential. His influence extends beyond borders, as he played a key role in developing lacrosse in Japan. In recognition of his contributions, Don was honored with induction into the USA Lacrosse National Hall of Fame.


Lacrosse (Girls)

Pat McAnulty, a dedicated and collaborative sports coach, boasts over two decades of vibrant leadership in high school and club sports. His journey commenced, and steadfastly continues, at Kentucky Country Day School (KCD). In 2003, he began as the Freshman and JV Assistant Coach for Field Hockey, quickly advancing to Varsity Assistant Coach the subsequent year.

Since 2005, McAnulty has served as Head Coach for Girls' Varsity Lacrosse at KCD. During his tenure, he has steered the team to an impressive tally of ten state championships and amassed 370 career wins, establishing both as unparalleled feats in KCD and Kentucky history. Moreover, his leadership has propelled the team to an astonishing 13 consecutive finals appearances. Under Pat's guidance, KCD has fostered the development of 13 US Lacrosse All-Americans, 47 KY All-State players, and yielded 4 KY Miss Lacrosse recipients. His exceptional contributions were further recognized in 2021 when he was bestowed the title of U.S. Lacrosse Coach of the Year for the state of Kentucky.

Beyond his endeavors at KCD, Pat demonstrated his commitment to advancing the sport by founding Bluegrass Premier Lacrosse in 2012. This competitive, off-season club team aims to furnish local players with diverse instructional and competitive avenues. Notably, it stands as the largest girls' lacrosse club organization in Kentucky, a testament to McAnulty's enduring dedication to the sport's growth and development.


Soccer

Neil Curran has 30 years of experience coaching high school aged athletes. His journey began at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, IL, coaching soccer alongside leading the U-17 boys' team for the Chicago Edge Soccer Club and the Oak Park Strikers. He later transitioned to the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago, where he has been the Boys Head Coach for 21 years and also took on the role of Girls Head Coach.

Under Neil's guidance, his teams have clinched 4 state trophies each for both genders, along with 4 super sectional, 15 sectional, and 25 regional titles. Neil's coaching has propelled 40 players to collegiate levels and earned numerous individual high school awards. Recognized for his excellence, Neil has received Coach of the Year awards at the conference (6 times), sectional (3 times), and state (2 times) levels, as well as regional and national accolades, including the NSCAA Small High School Coach of the Year award in 2013.

Beyond coaching, Neil is a dedicated sport psychologist, offering his expertise to teams at all levels, from professional to high school athletics.


Swimming

Warren Perry has nearly 20 years of experience directing and coaching aquatics programs at both high school and college levels. As a varsity swimmer at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he knows what it takes to be successful as an athlete. Having coached the swim teams at Sacred Heart (NYC) to three consecutive state championships and nine straight conference titles and undefeated seasons, he has a proven blueprint to develop and lead teams to excellence.

Warren has two Master's degrees in Sport Management and Teaching, giving him a perfectly balanced view of supporting scholastic sports. He has developed leadership forums for student-athlete captains and coaches, created international projects in aquatics to develop leadership through swimming, and currently serves on numerous boards for swimming and water safety. Beyond swimming, he helped create the business structure for Sacred Heart’s new 55,000 athletics facility, rewrote their PE curriculum for use in the new facility, and created community programs and partnerships around the New York City area.


Track & Cross Country

Larry Salley spent 25 years as a successful cross-country and track coach in South Carolina. His track and cross-country teams won 18 state titles (including a run of 8 straight titles in his final eight seasons), and produced over a hundred individual event state championships. Many of his athletes went on to compete successfully at the college level and one currently runs professionally. Additionally, members of Larry’s teams hold 18 current individual and team state records. Larry has also spent 9 years as an Athletic Director, overseeing 60 teams and winning 66 state championships and six consecutive state President’s Cups.


Volleyball

Ashley Heidtke has been successful in the sport of volleyball as a player and coach. She received both her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of South Carolina, where she also spent four years playing volleyball. While at USC, she made the All-SEC team every year, was nominated as USC’s Female Athlete of the Year in 1998, and was inducted into USC’s Hall of Fame and the “SEC Legends” in 2010.

She coached at the collegiate level at College of Charleston for one year and at the high school level at Porter-Gaud School for eight years. While at Porter-Gaud, she won four state championships and was nominated as SCISA Volleyball Coach of the Year six times. Ashley currently serves as the Varsity Head Volleyball Coach at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, VA.

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