Athletics Philosophy

BSH is in the business of making champions both on and off the field. Our athletics program is geared towards personal improvement and character-building. Traits like hard work, discipline, respect, cooperation, and commitment will benefit students on the field, in the classroom, and in life.

We believe each student deserves the opportunity to be on a team, and we encourage them to participate as players or managers. The BSH athletic experience promotes teamwork, internal and external motivation, physical development, and love for the school.

Over 80% of our high school students play two or more sports each year. Interscholastic competition is available for students beginning in 5th grade. Our graduates are competing at the NCAA Division II and Division III levels.


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Sports & Teams

FootballBoys BasketballBaseball
VolleyballGirls BasketballSoftball
Co-ed Soccer

Alumni Athletes

College Commitments & Professional Careers


College or
Attendance or
Graduation Year
Sport(s) Played
After Highschool
Michael BreedenHampden Sydney CollegeBaseball
Donnie GreggHampden Sydney CollegeBaseball/Football
Chris DodsonBridgewater College/VCUBaseball
Mark HadfieldBYUFootball
Richard McMinnVMIFootball
James PooreHampden Sydney CollegeBaseball
Tyson SchockSouthern IllinoisFootball
Andy StanleyEmory and HenryBaseball/Football
Ken HatcherRandolph MaconFootball
Scott TannerRandolph MaconFootball
Marlowe GuyDelawareFootball
Francois FabiatoBridgewaterFootball
Scott GreggHampden SydneyBaseball
Chris JohnsonLenoir CC/Southeastern UniversityBaseball/Basketball
Corey AndrewsSoutheastern University Baseball
Chris BlakeHampden Sydney CollegeFootball
Art GoodwynBridgewaterFootball
Kent ScheusterHampden Sydney CollegeFootball
Bobby CrouchHampden Sydney CollegeFootball
Renay ShockJacksonville UniversityWomen’s Soccer
Nick SmithHampden Sydney CollegeBaseball
Brad MillerRandolph Macon CollegeFootball
Jimmy RoeGarrett CollegeBaseball
Mike JohnsonRandolph Macon CollegeFootball
Chuck ThomasVCUBaseball
Mike BishopHampden SydneyFootball
Kestutius MachelionsDelawareBasketball / Bronze Medal Olympics
Chris WintersGardner-Webb UniversityFootball
College or
Attendance or
Graduation Year
Sport(s) Played
After Highschool
John MooreHampden SydneyFootball
Kendall TrainhamShenandoahFootball
Robbie BaxterRandolph MaconFootball
Drew WalkerHampden SydneyFootball / Baseball
Gabe WardEmory and HenryFootball
Ethan JohnsonHampden SydneyFootball
Justin CaryHampden SydneyFootball
Tyler DobruckyHampden SydneyFootball
Ben PleasantsUniversity of RichmondFootball
TJ DobruckyUniversity of RichmondFootball
Deion WattsVMIFootball
Augie ConteVA TechFootball
Kyle JollyUNC/ Pittsburgh Steelers/ Atlanta Falcons Football
JT ColvinAverrettFootball
CJ FilipowkowskiAverrettFootball
Michael AllenJMU / Cleveland BrownsFootball
Dion ButlerBluefieldFootball
Peyton MulliganFerrumFootball
Chris GuptonBlue FieldFootball
Justin WingfieldVUUBasketball
Ryan MarableLongwood UniversityBasketball
Kristian HargadonHampden SydneyBasketball
Trevor GilliamEmory and HenryBasketball
Daivon EdmondsCoker CollegeBasketball
Marvin WillobyGerman National TeamBasketball
TC CrownLynchburg CollegeBasketball
Chris BrownCoppin StateBaseball
Jeremiah SextonVMIBaseball
Taylor MyersUVABaseball
Connor PaulHampden Sydney CollegeBaseball
Ryan BendeleRockingham Community CollegeBaseball
Carter DavisGuilford College, Pro Baseball Independent League Eastside Diamond HoppersBaseball
Brent MikionisVCUBaseball
Kevin SiasBowling GreenBaseball
Kyle BogeseTrinty CollegeBaseball
Corrine AndersonRandolph CollegeGirls Basketball
Brieanna ZimmermanRandolph CollegeGirls Basketball
Casey PearsonMarry WashingtonSoftball
Ben PleasantsHampden SydneySoccer
Seth ManisRandolph MaconSoccer
Owen BadienIonaSwimming
Wesley ClementsEmory and HenryRugby
Jeron Jones '02PG Year-Fork Union Military Academy, Virginia Union UniversityVUU 2008Football
Kendrick SheffieldAverett UniversityBaseball
College or
Attendance or
Graduation Year
Sport(s) Played
After Highschool
Kyle JollyPittsburgh Steelers / Atlanta FalconsFootball
Michael AllenCleveland BrownsFootball
Kyle BogessePhiladelphia Phillies / Arizona Diamond BacksBaseball
Kęstutis MarčiulionisLithuania National Team (Bronze Metal-Olympics)1994–1995Basketball
Marvin WilloughbyGerman National Team1995Basketball
Jeron Jones '02Multiple International American football teams and leagues, including Romania & Brazil2014-2020Football

Coaching Staff


Coach James Poore ~ Varsity Baseball Head Coach

In 24 years at the helm Coach Poore’s teams have qualified for the VISSA State Tournament 16 times while winning 2 state championships in 2010 and 2012. His 2011 team finished runner-up. Along with coaching at BSH Coach Poore has also been the Head Coach for Powhatan’s Post 201 and Coached the Richmond Braves 17U Travel Team. Coach Poore also served as a pitching instructor at RISE. During Coach Poore’s career, he has coached numerous Division I, II, III, and professional players.

Hampden Sydney College—B.A History Appointed 2000

VCC All-Conference 1994, 1995, 1996
VISSA All State 1994, 1995, 1996
Richmond Times Dispatch All-Metro Honorable Mention 1995 Utility
Played Division III College Baseball (HSC) P. 1B. OF 1996-1999
All ODAC Academic Team 1996-1997
VCC Coach of the Year 2003, 2008, 2009
VISSA DIII State Coach of the Year 2004, 2010, 2012

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Coach Clark Menger ~ Girls' Volleyball Head Coach

Richmond Volleyball Club (RVC) – Richmond, VA 2016 – Present & 1997-2001

Top-level, National, team girls coach of various age brackets during tenure.

Currently 17 National Team coach and several years of 14s & 15’s and 16’s. Leading practices, developing players’ skills, and coaching tournaments.

Uturn Sports Performance Volleyball Academy (USPVA) – Richmond, VA 2008-2015

Top-level coach of the 16’s & 17’s age brackets. Helped start a new program, recruited new players, and advanced to a competitive program.

Diamond Juniors Volleyball Club – Powhatan, VA 2001-2008

Co-founder of a new nonprofit to promote the advancement of volleyball and provide another opportunity to play competitively. Grew it from 2 teams to as many as 7 in a season with boys and girls teams from 14-18 years old.

Blesses Sacrament Huguenot School Varsity Coach/Head J.V. Coach 2022-present

James River High School Head Coach 2020 & 2021

Clover Hill High School Varsity Coach – 2012-2017

Powhatan High School Varsity Coach/Head J.V. Coach – 2002-2012

James River High School Assistant Coach/Head J.V. Coach – 1997 – 2002 / 1994-1996

Monacan High School Assistant Coach/Head J.V. Coach – 1996-1997

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Coach Larry Starr ~ Head Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach

390 High School Wins

4 VHSL State Titles
11 VHSL/VISAA State Appearances
16 VHSL Regional Appearances
8 District/Conference Championships
3 Time VHSL State Coach of the Year
5 Time VHSL Regional Coach of the Year
2 Times Richmond Times Dispatch “All Metro” Coach of the Year


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Coach Grayson Lovern ~ Varsity Head Soccer Coach

B.A. – History, University of Georgia ’11
M.A.T. – Social Studies Education, University of Georgia ’13
High School Social Studies | Athletics Coordinator |Technology Coordinator |Soccer Coach

Originally from Georgia, my family and I have called BSH home since 2014. I enjoy the opportunities provided by BSH to help students develop the important critical thinking and communicative skills to navigate our ever-changing world. In addition to teaching high school social studies, I also work with the athletic department and coordinate the school’s on-campus technological needs. In the spring, you can find me after school on the soccer field assisting with the school’s soccer program.

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Coach Gary Brock

Coach Brock has been coaching Football for over forty years. He has spent time at the High School and College ranks. Coach Brock has served in various capacities at many area schools.  Coach Brock has been named Coach of the Year numerous times which is a testimony of his ability to adapt to his players. In 2021 his Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Football Team captured a State Title. Coach Brock also won a State Title while coaching at King William HS.

Head Varsity Football Coach

Gary M. Brock

BA History Hampden Sydney College

Played at Chowan College  1970

All Coast Conference Guard 1971

Played at Hamden Sydney College

All Mason Dixon  Conference Offensive Guard  1973

All Star Divison III Offensive Guard

Graduate Assistant  Hampden Sydney College 1974-1975

Coaching Experience

Huguenot Academy 1977-1995

Tabb High HS- Offensive Coordinator  1996-1998

Cumberland HS- Head Coach 1999

King William H.S.  Offensive Coordinator, Associate Head Coach  2000-2007

Henrico H.S. Offensive Coordinator  2008-2010

JR Tucker HS Offensive Coordinator 2011-2017

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Offensive Coordinator  2018-2021

Blessed Sacrament Huguenot Head Coach 2018-2024

Coaching Awards

Touch Down Club Coach of the Year  1983

Richmond Times Dispatch Metro  Coach of the Year  1983

VAAC Coach of the Year  1998

VAAC  Coach of the Year 1989

VCC Coach of the Year 1991

VCC Coach of the Year 1993

VCC Coach of the Year 1994

VISL Coach of the Year 2021

Coach Chris Hamner ~ Head Boys' Varsity Basketball Coach

Chris Hamner is the head Boys’ basketball coach at Blessed Sacrament Huguenot School. Prior to Blessed Sacrament Huguenot he coached basketball at James River High School from 2008-2014. While at James River, Coach Hamner led the JV team to an undefeated regular season and also helped lead the Varsity to a school record in wins two consecutive years. Coach Hamner is in his 6th season at BSH. He has led the Knights to 3 straight winning seasons coming into the 2021-2022 season.

Chris has lived in the Richmond area his whole life and attended Catholic Schools his entire childhood. Chris works for Alpha Wealth Advisors, a wealth management firm in Innsbrook, that specializes in administering 401(k) plans. Prior to Alpha Wealth, Chris worked for St. Edward-Epiphany Catholic School, Chesterfield County Public Schools, and Minor League Baseball.

Chris and his wife Katie are parents to a seven year old daughter (Reese), a four year old daughter (Brooks), and a one year old son (Crew). They live in the Midlothian area.

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