Coaching Staff

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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. 

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Sal Prestia

Head Coach- MS Boys Basketball

Sal Prestia grew up in Atlantic Beach, FL and has been involved with Beaches Chapel for over 26 years.  He has been involved in coaching High School, Middle School, and Youth Travel Basketball for over 16 years.  In his 5 years as the Boys MS Coach he has led the team to 1 JCAL Championship and 2 JCAL Finals.  He graduated from Fletcher High School in 1993.   He also graduated with his Bachelor's in Information Technology Management and A.S. in Business Management from Florida State College of Jacksonville.  He's married to his wife Carmella of over 26 years and his son Noah is a Beaches Chapel Alumni from 2019.  He believes that mentoring young adults and youth in Jesus Christ will propel them towards the success that God has for them.

 

Proverbs 3: 5-6  

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Tyler Dillon

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.

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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.