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Hilton Head Prep sets coaching roster for 2018-19

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Hilton Head – Part of the overall athletic success at Hilton Head Prep has been the ability to maintain a consistent coaching staff across the board.

Athletic director Rich Basirico heads up the department and has shown the ability to lead and create a winning environment at the SCISA Class AA school.

But change is inevitable from year to year, though Hilton Head Prep goes through very little in the way of coaching changes. For the coming 2018-19 school year, Basirico says there are a few changes within the coaching ranks.

The Dolphins’ baseball program will have a new head man in the spring as former Hilton Head High coach Chris Wells moves into the position at Prep for the 2019 season.

Wells replaces Rick Sofield, who coached the team last spring in place of former coach Dobbie Green.

Well brings a winning pedigree to the program, having guided Hilton Head to seven region titles during his run. Overall, Wells has more than 17 years of experience in the Palmetto State. He has coached in the North-South all-star game and the Palmetto Games while also coaching in the American Legion program.

Basirico indicated there will be a new boys soccer coach in the spring but that position has yet to be filled.

Also new to the coaching fold is Genia Edelman, who will be the junior varsity volleyball coach this fall.

Amber Swisher will return as the varsity volleyball coach. The team will open its season on August 20th with a tri-match at Hilton Head Christian. The first home game will be on August 21st against Veritas Academy.

Liz Nash returns to lead the cross country program this fall. Practice begins on July 26th with the opening meet on August 18th.

Back as the girls tennis coach is Barb Asmuth. They begin the 2018 season at home against Bluffton on August 28th.

Tami Speer returns as the cheerleading coach this fall while Dave Adams returns as the head football coach. The Dolphins open the 2018 season on August 17th against Northside Christian, followed by a road game at Colleton Prep on August 24th.

The basketball program will return both varsity head coaches as Jerry Faulkner returns to coach the boys varsity team while Dan Sheehan is back as the girls varsity coach.

 Into the spring, Risa McMillan will again direct the successful girls soccer program. Clint VanAswegen heads up the championship contending boys tennis program, while Steven Moe will direct the boys golf program.

 

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