Our Team

Blake Kaplan

Executive Director

Blake Kaplan is the Executive Director of GP Sports Camps and oversees all year-round camp operations, curriculum development, and staff recruitment. Blake has over 10 years experience with summer camps in the DC area. He currently serves as the Director of Operations for Prep and Freshmen lacrosse coach; in past years he has served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Blake has been involved with every aspect of Sports medicine including rehabilitation in-patient and out-patient, as well as trains athletes from the professional to adolescent level, certified by NSCA and continues to represent SPARQ, Nike’s elite trainer program. Blake has a strong commitment to the physical and mental development of adolescents, he continues to strive to create the most productive and innovative environment to develop athletes of the future.


Kristen Coleman

Assistant Director

Kristen Coleman is the Assistant Director at GP Sports Camps. She is involved in year round operations and is responsible for camper enrollment, staff recruitment/development, and team training. Kristen graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross in 2007 and coaches Varsity Lacrosse for the Tartans. Kristen received her undergraduate degree from Fairfield University where she played four years of Division I Lacrosse. Immediately following college, Kristen was accepted into Georgetown University’s graduate program and received her Master’s in Sports Management..


Our Camp Coaches

Rob Begin

Baseball

Originally from Princeton, NJ, Coach Begin graduated from Georgetown University in 2009, where he was an outfielder for the Hoyas baseball team. Coach Begin has been coaching the pitchers at Georgetown Prep since 2009 and is returning for his fourth year as camp director. A number of his pitchers have gone on to collegiate success and Georgetown Prep has won outright IAC championships in two of the four years he has been the pitching coach. He has held a number of other baseball camp positions, notably at Princeton and Georgetown Universities. He also teaches and works in the administration at Georgetown Prep.


Herb Krusen

Boys Basketball Camp

Girls Basketball Camp

Coach Herb Krusen enters his sixth season as Georgetown Prep’s Head Varsity Basketball Coach.This past season, Georgetown Prep finished with a 17-11 over all record. Krusen has been very involved in coaching youth basketball in the Washington DC area. Prior to coaching at Georgetown Prep, Krusen  served as the head coach of the Maryland Flames Elite girl’s AAU basketball team that experienced success on the national level. In all, 10 of the players that participated on the team ended up receiving college scholarships. Krusen also coached men’s basketball at seven different NCAA schools, including Wake Forest, George Mason, Old Dominion, Loyola,East Carolina, Western Carolina,  and James Madison. Krusen played at East Carolina , where he stands as the 16th all time leading scorer with 1115 points, as well as being the all-time free throw percentage leader. Coach Krusen brings over 35 years of basketball camp experience to Georgetown Prep.


MARC RICHARDS

Football Camp

Coach Richards started all 3 years as varsity QB during Prep’s 32-game unbeaten streak between 1986-1988, and all 3 years on the varsity basketball team as the point guard. He earned honorable mention All-Met as a sophomore, 2nd team All-Met as a Junior and Senior in football and All-IAC for two seasons as a football player and basketball player. He started at William & Mary as a defensive back.  Recipient of the Alumni Memorial Award in 1989.  Coach Richards is currently the Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach for Prep’s varsity football team.


Lisa Tehan

Girls Lacrosse Camp

Lisa is currently the Physical Education Teacher at St Jane de Chantal in Bethesda, Maryland. Lisa comes from and wealth of experience in the field of girls lacrosse and field hockey. A native of Moorestown, New Jersey, Lisa played her college lacrosse as a four-year varsity lacrosse captain at Glassboro State College. During her career at Glassboro, Lisa earned All-American accolades while capturing the school’s single season and career scoring records with 63 and 163 goals respectively. After graduating from Glassboro, Lisa immediately turned her focus and passion for lacrosse to coaching the sport: first as a Graduate Assistant and then as the Assistant Lacrosse Coach at Glassboro. Since moving to Bethesda, Lisa has coached several elite girls lacrosse teams and attended many US Lacrosse National Youth Festivals. Lisa is entering her third summer of coaching Girl’s Lacrosse Camp at Prep and will lead the great staff of the first-year of Field Hockey Camp as well.


Dan Paro

Golf Camp

Dan Currently serves as the Athletic Director and Head Varsity Football Coach for Georgetown Prep.


Frans Aarts

Boys Soccer Camp

Girls Soccer Camp

With over 40 years of soccer coaching experience, Frans brings a wealth of knowledge not only in soccer, but in youth sports in general to GP Sports Camps. Born in the Netherlands, Frans has held the position of Director of Coaching for FC Etzella, worked on numerous summer camps, and overseen adult programs as well. After moving permanently the United States in 2005, Frans has taken the position of Director of Youth Programs for Toca Juniors – a club out of Potomac Maryland. Frans also serves as the Head Coach of the U18 Bethesda Arsenal – a top ranked team in the United States and is only one of few professional soccer coaches from the Netherlands currently coaching in the states.


Billy Falatko

Boys Lacrosse Camp

Billy Falatko: Graduated from Georgetown Prep in ’09 and went on to play lacrosse at Providence College, where I was a 2 year captain. I have been coaching lacrosse for the past 8 years and am currently a coach for Georgetown Prep Varsity Lacrosse Team and Club Blue. In addition to coaching lacrosse, I am a member of the football coaching staff and work in the Dean of Students office, as well as the Resident Department at Georgetown Prep.


Erika Murray

Field Hockey Camp

Erika Benke-Murray is the Field Hockey Camp Director.  She graduated from Whitman High School where she earned recognition as All- Met, and All State, while being named All-County Player of the Year her Senior year.  She then accepted a scholarship to play Division I Field Hockey at Central Michigan University.  She currently is the head coach at Walter Johnson High School where she has been for the past 8 seasons.  During Erika’s tenure at Walter Johnson, her teams have earned a Division Title, Regional Title, and appeared in the State Tournament.  Her coaching philosophy was a key element to her 2012 team being awarded the Maryland State Sportsmanship Award.  She has a track record of developing players that have participated in the National Futures Program, a Junior Olympian, and has sent numerous players on to compete at both the Division I and Division III level.  Erika has also been named Montgomery County Coach of the Year (Gazette) twice over the past 8 seasons, most recently in 2012.  Her passion for the game comes from her objective of teaching young women the sport of field hockey through improving the skill set required for continuous success, while keeping both the passion and enjoyment of what makes the sport to fun to her.  Erika is a school counselor and mother of two that is entering her 5th season at Georgetown Prep Sports Camp.


Joe Spelta

Athletic Trainer


Adam Brown

Athletic Trainer