Our Team



Kristen Coleman

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. Kristen is also the Director of Potomac Power Lacrosse.

Our Coaches


Rob Begin – Director, Baseball Camp

Coach Begin is currently a faculty member, administrator and coach at Georgetown Preparatory School. Besides his duties teaching English and working in the Admissions Office, he has been the Varsity Pitching Coach at Prep since 2009. Coach Begin has been running the GP Sports Baseball Camp since 2012 and also oversees Prep’s summer baseball program for incoming, JV and Varsity players. Coach Begin got his start coaching at a camp he was recruited out of: the Princeton University Baseball Camp. While an outfielder at Georgetown University, he returned to Princeton (his hometown to boot) as a coach. After also coaching at Georgetown Camps throughout college- a practice he continues to this day with his old head coach- he accepted a position coaching at Georgetown Prep while also teaching in DC Public Schools as a DC Teaching Fellow. Coach Begin is now in his sixth year on the English Faculty and in the Admissions Office at Prep. He has seen many of his pitchers go on to college success as the Prep baseball program has won or shared 4 IAC Championships in his time. He has also coached at many local camps, showcases and clinics in his capacity on Prep’s coaching staff.
Football Camp

Marc Richards – Director, 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 and had the opportunity to play in several NCAA playoff series games and the Epson Ivy Bowl in Japan.  Coach Richards is currently the Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach at Prep.
Golf Camp

Dan Paro – Director, Golf Camp

Coach Paro currently serves Prep in a number of capacities.  He is the Athletic Director, Head Football Coach and the Director of the Georgetown Prep Golf Operations and GP Golf Camp. Coach Paro brings a wealth of teaching, coaching, administrative and leadership experience to GP Sports Camps.  Coach is an alumnus of Prep, received his BA in Liberal Arts at Denison University and his Masters of Athletic Administration from Ohio University. As a graduate assistant at Ohio University he also served as an Assistant Football Coach.

Since 1997, Coach Paro has served as Director of Georgetown Prep Golf Operations and GP Golf Camp. He has created an atmosphere that provides skill development, golf etiquette, educational understanding as well as the implementation of the rules, along with the competitive spirit of the game. Having grown up playing competitive golf, Coach Paro understands all levels of the educational experience that needs to be provided to aspiring young golfers. Prep’s Golf Camp staff consists of former high school and college players, along with young adults who know the game of golf and value the development of young campers.

Dan Paro’s football career includes many honors while coaching as well as playing a variety of positions.  His accomplishments lead to All-American recognition and his participation in the NFL draft. He participated in NFL training camps in the early 1980s with the Detroit Lions and the Washington Redskins. The Redskins were the defending Super Bowl Champions at that time.

 As Prep’s athletic Director, Coach Paro is actively involved in a variety of coaching, administrative and student athlete-related organizations.  They include the American Football Coaches Association, Maryland High School Football Coaches Association, The National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, Inc., Maryland State Athletic Directors Association and National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association (NIAAA)

Wrestling Coach

Carl Buchholz – Director, Wrestling Camp

Coach Carl Buchholz joined Georgetown Prep in 2016 as its Varsity Wrestling Coach and just completed his inaugural season.  Coach Buchholz brings a wealth of experience to Prep. Wrestling. He has competed and trained at an extremely high level and has trained under some of the top coaches in the United States and the world. 

As a student-athlete at Great Valley High School in PA, Carl won 152 matches during his four years and received Pennsylvania All-State recognition twice. That led him down a path to wrestle at the Division 1 College level. University of Maryland Head Wrestling Coach and two time Olympian, Kerry McCoy had recruited Buchholz out of high school. Buchholz initially committed to Rutgers University. After two seasons, though, Buchholz sought a change and transferred to nationally acclaimed, University of Maryland.  His career at Maryland would finish with the same intensity and success that had carried him to that point.

“It’s the mental toughness that wrestlers have that a lot of other people don’t have,” Buchholz said. Buchholz helped U. MD clinch matches against top NCAA opponents, Purdue and Nebraska. In one season, he cut 50 pounds to wrestle at a lower weight class for U.S. nationals. “He showed his dedication,” Coach McCoy remarked. Buchholz achieved Asics University Wrestling Freestyle All-American honors as well. Coach Buchholz, looks to bring this his experience and what he has learned from top coaches to his campers at Prep’s Wrestling Camp, while doing so in a fun and positive environment.


Boys Lacrosse Coach

Scott Urick – Director, Boys Lacrosse Camp

Scott Urick is the head coach of Prep’s varsity lacrosse team.  Coach Urick was named the program’s head coach on July 8, 2016.  Before coming to Prep, Coach Urick oversaw the lacrosse program at the University of the District of Columbia.  He was hired in 2012 as the school’s first ever head lacrosse coach and guided the program for four seasons.

Before UDC, Coach Urick served at Georgetown University for ten years as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator.  In his ten seasons at Georgetown, he helped 24 players earn All-American accolades including coaching three Conference “Offensive Players of the Year.”  He coached at Cornell University for one season before Georgetown.

As a player, Coach Urick is one of the most decorated players in Georgetown University lacrosse history.  He captained the 1999 and 2000 teams and was named All-American as a junior and senior.  He is the all-time leading goal scorer in Georgetown history.

Coach Urick played professionally in Major League Lacrosse (MLL) for nine seasons.  Playing for the New Jersey Pride and the Chesapeake Bayhawks, he retired in 2009 as the third all-time leading goal scorer in MLL history.  In 2006, Coach Urick led team USA to a silver medal in the World Lacrosse Championships and was the team’s leading scorer.

Coach Urick graduated from Georgetown in 2000 with a B.A. in Government with a minor in Theology.  He is a member of the Potomac Chapter of the US Lacrosse and James W. Robinson High School hall of fames.  He was selected to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Board of Directors.   He and his wife, Peggie, reside in Bethesda, Md., with their sons, Parker (4) and Ryan (2).

Athletic Trainers

Joe Spelta and Adam Brown

Boys Basketball Camp & Girls Basketball Camp

Ryan Eskow – Director, Basketball Camp

Coach Ryan Eskow is a 2nd year Head Basketball Coach at Georgetown Prep School and has continued strong leadership of a Little Hoyas team that continues to be one of the top All-Met Sports and IAC teams. A graduate of The American University with a degree in literature and a minor in creative writing, Coach Eskow is currently and English Teacher at Prep as well.

His coaching philosophy at Prep involves being personable, and enabling his players to relate easily to him, knowing he too was in their shoes navigating both athletics and academics. He pushes his players to be “confident but not cocky, proud but not complacent”. He maintains “championship expectations” of them in practices and games but helps them transform the pressure into constructive energy in the quest for a league title.

Before coming to Prep, Coach Eskow worked as an assistant basketball coach for 3 seasons at Catholic University of America. Eskow’s firm knowledge of the game and understanding of player development made him an asset to the Cardinal coaching staff. His duties included work with CUA’s big men, scouting, video breakdown and game planning. His player development work with center Chris Kearney – who went on to play professionally in Spain – helped him blossom into a first-team All-American.

While a student at American University, he also was the AU Men’s Basketball team manager, then head manager for 4 seasons and working closely with AU players and coaches, including video analysis work and team logistics. Prior to graduating from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, Md., he was a two-year student varsity assistant basketball coach. For many recent summers he had been an assistant coordinator for the Hoop Group DC Metro Showcase and Big Shots tournaments.

Girls Lacrosse Camp

Kristen Coleman – Director, Girls Lacrosse Camp

In her second year as head coach, Coach Kristen Coleman led the AHC Tartans (The Academy of the Holy Cross) to their best season in program history. AHC ended the season with a 16-4 record and a 2nd place finish in the WCAC tournament. They ended the season ranked as the #4 team in the country. Under her leadership, AHC achieved its first national ranking and highest Washington Post ranking since 2007. Additionally, Coleman was named Coach of Year in the Montgomery County Gazette.

Coach Coleman played Division I Lacrosse at Fairfield University, where she was team captain, and at Georgetown University where she finished her career as a fifth year graduate player.

At Fairfield, she set the single-season record for points (90) and goals (68) as a freshman and assists (27) as a sophomore. By her junior year she set the career record for goals (186), points (257) and assists (71). In 2008, she was MAAC Rookie of the Year and Fairfield Freshman Athlete of the Year. She was a three time IWLCA All-Northeast Region Second Team performer, a two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Year winner, and a three time First Team All-MAAC honoree. She was also a three time member of the MAAC All-Academic Team. Kristen graduated from Fairfield as a US Lacrosse All-American.

Following a serious knee injury suffered before her senior season, Ms. Coleman transferred to Georgetown University where she finished her lacrosse career and obtained her Master Degree in Sports Management. Kristen was a leading scorer for the Hoyas and was nominated to play in the North vs. South Senior All Star Game representing Georgetown. She was also selected for the IWCLA Academic Honor Roll.

Ms. Coleman graduated from the Academy of the Holy Cross in 2007 where she is currently the head coach for the Varsity lacrosse team. During her high school career she was a four year Varsity Lacrosse player, serving as team captain during her junior and senior years.  She was a 2007 U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American, and a three-time All-WCAC player, two time team MVP, and 2nd team All-Met. AHC finished her senior year ranked #6 in the Washington Post. As a senior, she tallied 89 goals and 44 assists and their team record was 18-2.

Coleman currently works in the Athletic Department at Georgetown Preparatory School.

Boys Soccer Camp & Girls Soccer Camp

Eric McAndrew – Director, Soccer Camp

Coach McAndrew graduated from Georgetown Prep in 1994.

He was captain of the soccer team his junior and senior year, was named All-IAC his junior and senior year and led the league in scoring his senior year.

Additionally he was a goal keeper on his club team, a team that won multiple state and regional championships. As a goal keeper he was a member and captain of Maryland’s Olympic Development team throughout high school.

He went on to play soccer at Georgetown University as a goal keeper.

In 2002 he returned to Prep to help coach soccer.

Field Hockey Camp

Erika Benke-Murray – Director, Field Hockey Camp

Erika Benke-Murray is a current Washington Wolves Hockey Club Coach. 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 NCAA Division I Field Hockey at Central Michigan University. Benke-Murray was the Head Field Hockey Coach of Walter Johnson High School from 2006 – 2013, where her teams claimed both the 4A division and regional titles. She also led her team to the 4A Maryland State Playoffs.

Her coaching philosophy was a key element to her 2012 team being awarded the Maryland 4A State Sportsmanship Award. Benke-Murray was recognized as the All-Gazette coach-of-the-year (Montgomery County) in 2008 and 2012.