Coaching Staff

Fall Sports –

Cheerleading – Nicole Berry (Varsity) and Maggie Rollings (JV).

Cross Country – Dan Reeks (Head Coach) and TBD (Assistant Coach)

Field Hockey – Walter Velasquez (Varsity) and Gabrielle Yore (JV)

Football – Tom Crowell (Varsity Head Coach) and Chris Grier (JV Head Coach)

Golf – Tommy Nakamura

Poms – Jeanne Laeng and Jim Douglas

Soccer (Boys) – Matt Parsons (Varsity) and Bill Sartori (JV)

Soccer (Girls) – Hope Gouterman (Varsity) and Todd Levine (JV)

Team Handball – Katie Nichols

Volleyball (Girls) – Sydney West  (Varsity) and Andrew Kulesh (JV)

Winter Sports –

Basketball (Boys) – Tom Sheahin (Varsity) and Bill Sartori (JV)

Basketball (Girls) – Tim Hobbs (Varsity) and Ashley Barber-Strunk (JV)

Bocce – Katie Nichols

Cheerleading – Nicole Schneider (Varsity)

Indoor Track & Field – Rebekah Byerly (Head Coach)

Poms – Jeanne Laeng

Swim & Dive – Ryan Burnsky (Head Coach)

Wrestling – Pete Siarkas (Varsity) and Jai Watkins (JV)

Spring Sports –

Baseball – Sean Davis (Varsity) and Kevin Andre (JV)

Gymnastics – Gary Peters

Lacrosse (Boys) – Matt Schneider (Varsity) and the Ryan Burnsky (JV)

Lacrosse (Girls) – Kelly Hughes (Varsity) and Tommy Nakamura  (JV)

Softball – Ashley Barber-Strunk (Varsity), and Kelly Schlutz (JV)

Coed Softball – Katie Nichols

Outdoor Track & Field –  Head Coach – Dan Reeks

Assistant Coaches – Evelyn Putnam – Rebekah Byerly – Alyssa Moran

Tennis (Boys) – Tom Maley

Tennis (Girls) – Mike King

Volleyball (Boys) – Andrew Kulesh

Volleyball (Coed) – Kyle Wisor

Interested in becoming a coach at Sherwood?


All MCPS paid stipend coaches must:

  • Complete the MCPS New Coaches’ Seminar prior to the start of their first season.
  • Complete PE-22 “Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Coaching Fundamentals and CPR/AED”, the application can be found online and a listing of this year’s class dates.
  • Achieve and retain current certification in CPR/AED.
  • Complete the Accredited Interscholastic Coach requirements within one year of the start of the season for which they were first hired, or the equivalent MSDE approved in-service coaching education program (Fundamentals of Coaching).
  • Complete the NFHS Coaches’ Education Course entitled “Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment” once.
  • Complete the NFHS Coaches’ Education Course entitled “Concussion in Sports” every two years.
  • Complete the NFHS Coaches’ Education Course entitled “Heat Illness Prevention” every two years.
  • It is recommended that coaches also complete the NFHS Coaches’ Education Course entitled “Sudden Cardiac Arrest“.

Forms for Prospective Coaches

  • PE-22 Application – application to take the “Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Coaching Fundamentals and CPR/AED” course, required for all MCPS stipend coaches. Dates are listed on the last page of the application.
  • Guidelines regarding volunteer coaches are located in Volunteer Coach Application and Contract from the MCPS Athletic Handbook. Schools must complete this contract annually for each volunteer.

Additional Information and Guidelines

Additional information for coaches including information about the different types of stipended coaches, certification requirements, selection priority, volunteer coaches, consultants, coaching restrictions and Supporting Services Personnel as coaches is available in the Coaching Eligibility information from the MCPS Athletics handbook.