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James Island sets coaching roster for 2018-19

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

James Island – With the exception of one sport, the James Island varsity coaching staff will return intact for the 2018-19 school year, according to athletic director Jeremy Holland.

The lone vacancy this summer was in tennis after long-time coach John Eppelsheimer announced his retirement after 25 seasons. He retired on a positive note, earning region 7-AAAAA coach of the year honors this past spring.

Eppelsheimer had the honor to coach two region players of the year in the same year. During the fall, eighth-grader Gigi Hinson was voted the 7-AAAAA player of the year. This spring, Brendan Healey earned the same honor for boys tennis.

Lyndsey Howard has been selected to take over the girls tennis program this fall. As of the time of this writing, the boys position had yet to be officially filled, according to Holland.

The football staff has added a coach this fall as head coach Ike Allred hired Mike Castellano as his new defensive coordinator. Castellano spent nine seasons as an assistant at Coastal Carolina and was most recently the head coach at Middle Creek High in North Carolina.

Danielle Davidson will return as the competition cheerleading coach this fall. Jenny Costello will return as the head volleyball coach and Stephen Fernandez is back to head up the boys and girls swimming program.

Veteran David Lee returns to coach the cross country teams this fall. Lee also heads up the boys and girls track and field program during the spring.

Dru Williams will coach the girls golf team during the fall season, Dan Krysty heads up the boys golf program during the spring.

In the winter sports, veteran Stan Wilkins is back as the varsity boys basketball coach, with Emily Beyoglides set to return for her third season as the varsity girls coach.

Albert Spalviero will return as the school’s head wrestling coach.

Matt Spivey is set for his second season as head coach of the varsity baseball team. Courtney Hill will be a second-year head coach of the varsity softball program.

Todd Robinson heads up the successful varsity boys soccer team, while Kim Cohn will return to coach the girls varsity team.

Matt Loda will coach boys lacrosse and Kat Francis will coach the girls program.

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