oach Mark Ivy grew up in Jacksonville and was captain of Andrew Jackson High School Varsity Team. He has an MBA from FAMU and has continued to coach kids and youth. He coached at North Bay Basketball Academy running their Basketball Skills Camp and also volunteered at the Boys and Girls Club in San Diego teaching kids basketball basics. He is currently the Executive Director of First Coast Basketball Academy and we are thrilled to have his level of expertise as as Basketball Coach at BCS.
She played four years of Division I college soccer at High Point University and was voted captain her senior year. Becca helped her team win a conference championship in 2017, and made a starting appearance in the first round game of the NCAA Division I tournament that same year. Becca was the assistant coach for the varsity girls soccer team at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point, NC. She helped lead the team to a 2019 conference title and a winning record of 17-5. Palmer was a four-year varsity player at Bartram Trail High School in Saint Johns County, and played at the elite club level all throughout the Jacksonville area. In her high school years, she was on the Florida ODP team and played for an ECNL team in Birmingham, Alabama. We are so thrilled to have her join our athletic team as our soccer coach this year!
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 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.
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 Basetball Head Coach.
Cheyenne is so excited to be coaching the sport that she loves! She ran cross country and track throughout Middle and High School. In 8th grade, she began training competitively for the 400 meter dash and the 100 meter dash. That year, she ranked in the top four for districts and regionals which allowed her to compete in Floridaʼs Track and Field State Championship. She competed in the Florida State Championship a total of four times. Cheyenne is a Beaches Chapel School alumni who graduated third in her class. She was on the cross country team here and is excited to return to Beaches Chapel to keep the sport alive!
Megan started dancing at the age of three and has trained in all styles of dance. In high school, she auditioned and was accepted into the Rocketteʼs Summer Intensive Program at Radio City Music Hall and after attending the program, was invited back as an Assistant Teacher. She graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2013 where she was a member of the universityʼs Dance Company. She has taught dance for the past eight years and loves sharing her passion for dance with others. Megan is excited to return to coach the Lionettes dance team this year!
Bonnie Wohlgemuth attended Beaches Chapel School from Pre-K to Senior Year. She cheered all four years of high school with the Lion Elite Cheerleaders and is currently a college cheerleader at Jacksonville University. Bonnie hopes to bring her enthusiasm and passion for cheer to the squad this year. She is so excited to be returning to her alma mater!
Sara was a competitive swimmer throughout her middle and high schools years. She was a 4 year varsity letterman on the Fletcher High School team, was a captain her senior year, and has more recently begun participating in open water swim groups and races. In addition to swimming, Sara is an intern at Celebration Church, and attends classes through Southeastern University. Sara serves the community at Daniel Academy, a juvenile inpatient psychiatric center, and serves weekly in both the kids and student ministries at Beach Church. Sara has a heart for missions, and has traveled to Jamaica, Costa Rica, Haiti, and Uganda to partner with local organizations and share the gospel with people since graduating high school in 2018. She served as the Assistant Coach to our swim team in 2019 and is excited to move into the Head Coach position.