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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.