Coaching Staff

Niki Mcminn

Basketball Coach

Niki will be coaching Girls basketball this year. Growing up, Niki attended Providence School where she played basketball on a highly competitive level. There, she served as her Varsity team's captain. Upon graduating, Niki has continued to play as well as coach at several sports camps, events and summer league teams. She has coached the Beaches Chapel Middle School Girls basketball team to back-to-back JCAL conference championships and is looking to build on her success. 

Sal Prestia

Basketball Coach

Coach Sal grew up in Atlantic Beach, FL and has been involved with Beaches Chapel for over 20 years.  He has been involved in coaching High School, Middle School, AAU, and Youth Basketball for over 13 years.  He graduated from Fletcher High School in 1993 and graduated in 2003 with his A.S. in Business Management from Florida State College of Jacksonville.   In addition to coaching, he run's our Men's Basketball Fellowship at Beaches Chapel and believes the Love and Culture in Christ is awesome in building these young men to follow Christ.  Coach Sal is currently our Middle School Boys Basketball Head Coach.

Tyler Dillon

Varsity Boys Basketball

Tyler Dillon is a Jacksonville Beach native that attended both Fletcher High School and University of North Florida. While at Fletcher, he played both basketball and baseball and lettered in both. He has the philosophy that the purpose of physical education is to teach the whole student, not just their body and movement and that physical education provides the opportunity to teach students about movement, strategies, teamwork, problem solving, and life-long health related fitness skills. He has been working with children and athletics for the past ten years. He has a wealth of experience including substitute teaching in physical education, and all grades between K-8 within the Catholic Diocese. Also, he has coached both basketball and softball at St. Paul’s Catholic School since 2015. In addition to his experience within schools, he has worked alongside Tommy Hulihan with both is summer/winter sports camps and his summer/winter basketball league since 2012. Tyler has the love for the beach community, the patience of Job, and the knowledge of what makes a physical education teacher reach which is why he will be the perfect addition to Beaches Chapel.

Corey Durden

Varsity Girls Basketball

Corey is a teacher at St. Paul’s at the Beach. He teaches kindergarten through eighth grade computers/technology. He played three years of varsity basketball at Providence High School. Since 2005 he has coached boys and girls basketball at the middle school, junior varsity, and varsity level. Along with basketball, Corey has coached a variety of sports at various levels and has been involved in the education system for 15 years.

Rebecca Barlow

Middle School Volleyball

Coach Rebecca is a proud alumnus of Beaches Chapel. She graduated in 2017 and began to study accounting in college. She started playing volleyball when she was about seven years old and has always loved the sport. At Beaches chapel, she played Right Side and Outside. She was captain all four years and received both the MVP and coaches award three years in a row. Rebecca has coached club volleyball for three years now and this will be her second year coaching the middle school volleyball team at BCS. She is very excited to be able to coach these girls so that they can go as far as they want in their volleyball careers.

Olivia Alexander

Varsity Volleyball

Coach Olivia will be coaching varsity volleyball this year. She has played competitively for all four years of high school as a starting Middle Blocker and Outside Hitter for Boca Raton Community High School and UPPS club. She played all the way around the court which is rare to do as a middle blocker. During all her years of playing she was captain of her team. She has been coaching for 9 years starting at her local city rec center team. After the city league she went to Boca Raton Community Middle School and coached there for two years for both the boys and girls team. The past 3 years Olivia has coached club volleyball for Panhandle Elite Volleyball (2 years) and Powers Volleyball Club, currently still at Powers. She had opportunities to play at a collegiate level but opted out to stay in state for her Marine Science degree. Olivia has coached children from 8 to 18 years old. 

Sarah Powers-Barnhard

Volleyball Coach

Coach Sarah started her career with the nationally ranked club program, Sports Performance in Chicago, Illinois. She went on to earn a scholarship to D1, Western Michigan where she competed in the NCAA tournament Elite 8 losing to UCLA . Coach Sarah was named an NCAA All American in 1985 and that summer was picked to travel to China and Japan representing the US. From 1987-1989 Coach Sarah played professionally for the Major League Volleyball Associationʼs Chicago Breeze.  Additionally, she has over 25+ years of competitive Beach Volleyball experience.  She was the first volleyball player to be inducted into the Mid American Converence Hall of Fame.  

Roger Wood

Middle School Soccer

Roger Wood has been a soccer coach for the Beaches Chapel Middle School soccer team for seven years. Before that, he was the girls JV soccer coach at Fletcher High School. He also coached at the recreational level for many years when his sons Michael and Isaiah played. Roger started playing soccer at the University of West Florida in 1976. He loves the game and continues to play in the local OFSC (Over Forty Soccer Club). Coach Wood taught science classes at Fletcher High school for thirty three years. Since then, he has been teaching high school science here at Beaches Chapel.

Cynthia Smith

Middle School Soccer

Coach Smith has been playing sports all her life.  While attending Providence school she played for the high school varsity soccer team when she was a 7th and 8th grader.  As a student of Beaches Chapel her Sophomore, Junior and Senior years, she played on the volleyball, basketball, softball, and cheer teams.  Her Junior year she captained the Volleyball and Basketball Teams and won the State Championship with both that year.  Since graduating in 2012 she went on to play soccer at College of the Redwoods where she received the honor of being named apart of the first team All Golden Valley Conference in California.  From College of the Redwoods she transferred after her sophomore year, to play for Division II Dominican University of California in the San Francisco bay area.  Upon graduating she went on to be an assistant coach on travel club teams ages 14-18 in Northern California.  She returned to Beaches Chapel this year to be the 5th grade teacher and is excited to be a part of the Soccer coaching staff.  She hopes to build a strong foundation in each players technical soccer abilities and overall fitness, which will not only help them excel on the pitch but in life.  

Cole Palmer

Golf

Coach Palmer graduated from the University of North Florida in 2018 with a degree in Business Administration. He is very excited to enter his second year coaching the golf team at Beaches Chapel. He has been playing golf for 15 years and played all four years as a part of my high school varsity team. He first started playing as a way to make friends outside of school, but once he got swinging he never looked back. Mr. Palmer has been teaching high school math for two years at Beaches Chapel, and he loves getting out on the course after a long day at school. Coach Palmer says, “Getting to be a part of these students and athletes lives is an amazing honor, and ultimately we are here to have fun and learn! Hope to see you out there!”